Response to Covid-19 - Event Cancelled & Replacement Date Announced

18th Mar 2020

Dear fellow runners, 

Like you, we had hoped that this action would not be necessary, but in line with government advice to “stop non-essential contact with others and non-essential travel, start working from home and avoid social venues”, we feel we have no choice but to cancel the SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day™ that was due to be held 8-10th May 2020. However, we are organising a replacement event to be held on the bank holiday weekend 29-31st August 2020.

If you have an active entry then you will receive an email today via SiEntries with more information.   

We wanted to communicate this news as early as possible to allow everyone to focus on what’s important right now and avoid any uncertainty. We are mindful of the impact this will have on our community of participants, suppliers, freelancers and event volunteers.

We are also making other cancellations and alterations to our 2020 calendar of events. This is a very challenging time for many people, and the events industry amongst many others is going to be massively impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak.

I would ask that, during this difficult period, our customers recognise that we have a team of eight permanent employees who work year-round to ensure that we are able to organise highly professional events. If we were to offer large refunds across the board it would wipe out the cash needed to run the business in the months ahead. 

We are looking to strike the balance between treating our participants fairly and planning long term in order to ensure that we will be able to continue organising our much loved events for years to come.  

The Coronavirus outbreak is a very fluid and rapidly changing situation, and we will continue to follow advice from the UK Government, especially Health Protection Scotland and Public Health England and will keep our valued community of customers updated as appropriate. 

As ever, thanks for placing your trust in us, and we really hope to see you at the replacement 2020 SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day™ on the August bank holiday weekend (29-31st August 2020).

Shane Ohly 

Race Director 

SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day™