Cancellation of live event on Sunday 11 October
We are extremely sorry to announce the cancellation of our revised event ‘The Edit’ scheduled for 11th October following discussions with Brighton & Hove City Council.
While we developed a comprehensive Event Management Plan to meet current national guidelines, the uncertainty created by the rise in infections at both a local and national level has led to the cancellation.
While we are disappointed to cancel the event, we feel it is the correct course of action to take in the current circumstances. When the Brighton Marathon Weekend was cancelled we wanted to try and stage another smaller scale event to help re-start the local event economy, assist the local economy, plus give a boost for runners and charities, but understandably it is just not possible at this time.
Nick Hibberd, Executive Director, Economy, Environment and Culture for Brighton & Hove City Council, said:
“The increase in Covid-19 cases seen both nationally and locally is very concerning. We are obviously disappointed that the Brighton Marathon Weekend and now the 10k event have not been possible this year but would like to thank the continued support of the organisers. We welcome that Grounded Events have decided in conjunction with the council to cancel the 10k event as a precautionary measure at this difficult time.
Brighton Marathon Weekend is a key event in the city’s annual calendar. We look forward to better times and we will be working with Grounded Events on the planning to resume this popular event in 2021.”
Participants registered for The Edit have been emailed their options regarding their place. We thank them for their support and commitment to our event during such challenging times.
Please note that the fully virtual events are still going ahead and we hope that many will choose to continue their journey in 2020 with us and achieve their fundraising goals.