This year’s Great Scottish Run has been cancelled as a result of the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.
Organisers announced on Tuesday that the event will no longer be staged on Sunday, October 3 as planned.
Despite the possibility of restrictions being removed by that time, The Great Run Company said planning and marketing of the event would require “much more certainty”.
Anyone who has purchased a place at the event will be automatically rolled over to next year.
If they are unable to make the 2022 date then they can apply for a refund.
Chief executive Paul Foster said, “Unfortunately, we will not be able to stage the Great Scottish Run as planned in October.
“Currently, level zero guidance means events of the scale of the Great Scottish Run would be logistically unworkable.
“Although we do not anticipate level zero being in place in October, the timelines for planning and marketing the event demand much more certainty around timelines and future guidance than we currently have.
“As no cancellation insurance is currently available for large scale events, we have to make a judgement based on the information we have right now and the potential risk of having to make significant changes, or even cancelling in the future.
“We’re sorry that this means some runners will be disappointed but everyone who has already purchased a place in the event will be automatically rolled over to 2022, anyone who can’t make the 2022 date can apply for a refund.
“We’d like to express our thanks to Glasgow Life for their support with this difficult decision.”
A virtual option, Great Scottish Run Solo, is still open for entries.
The entry fee includes a unique finishers medal and an online tracking tool to support runners through the challenge.
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