We’re emailing in response to the Government’s announcement on 22nd February detailing the ‘roadmap’ for the easing of Lockdown restrictions, and how that impacts the Easter 50 Challenge, scheduled for 10th April. Having digested the details, it’s clear that the remaining restrictions set to be in place on the 10th April, mean that the event will NOT be able to go ahead as planned as the Government’s restrictions on outdoor activity and the continued closure of all outdoor hospitality venues, along with the continued message to minimize travel prohibits us from operating the challenge.
We had hoped to be able to reschedule the Easter Challenge, however due the 17th May being a key date for the lifting of restrictions on all of the components which make up one of our Ultra Challenge events, and availability restrictions at the main venue – we have been unable to secure a suitable alternative date for 2021. We are aware that many of you, have transferred from the 2020 Easter Challenge, and this may be the 2nd time your planned event has been cancelled, and we very much share your frustration.
We are of course disappointed as we were really looking forward to seeing so many old friends again at the 2021 season’s opener – and like many companies in the hospitality & events sector, we were hopeful that certain types of activity may have been allowed earlier if they were largely outdoors based – and potentially boosted the fitness & wellbeing of the participants involved. However the timeline of the ‘road map’ for the easing of lockdown restrictions is reasonably clear (if not 100%), and we now have to adjust our calendar of events to match that as best possible, and to give all our participants the time to plan their own calendars.
After months of various ‘lockdowns’, along with a welcome return to visiting a favorite pub or restaurant, we hope that our challengers remain as keen as ever to get back on the walking trails and enjoy the atmosphere of a real event as much as we are! Therefore – we’ve put together a range of options which will hopefully keep you motivated, training, fundraising, and looking forward to a proper Action Challenge physical event – whilst recognising these may not suit everyone. The options are set out below – and the link to the ‘Confirmation Form’ is at the foot of the email.
- TRANSFER ACROSS TO ANOTHER 2021 ULTRA CHALLENGE
We have a full 2021 calendar of fantastic Ultra Challenge events from May to September, with 25 km, 50 km, or even 100 km options in stunning locations around England. You can use the value of your place from your Easter Challenge place against any future Ultra Challenge event in 2021. If you do want to transfer to another Ultra Challenge event – you must let us know via the ‘Confirmation Form’– and there’s also FREE entry into the ‘Virtual Easter Challenge’ that we are planning to run over the weekend of 10th – 11th April (see below). Take a look at the Ultra Challenge website for details of the events, and we now also have a new Summer Walk in London on 5th June (as a Winter Walk replacement!) and a Halloween Walk on 30th October. Please get in touch if you have any questions: https://ultrachallenge.com/
- TRANSFER TO THE 2022 EASTER 50 CHALLENGE
Back as our usual Easter Challenge in its normal slot – on Saturday 9th April 2022 – so save the date! You can quickly and easily transfer your place across to our planned 2022 event – but you must let us know via the ‘Confirmation Form’. There’s also FREE entry into the ‘Virtual Easter Challenge’ that we are planning to run over the weekend of 10th – 11th April (see below).
- CANCEL & REFUND OPTION
If none of the above transfer options work, you can cancel your place and request a full refund of the monies you’ve paid for your entry via the ‘Confirmation Form’ (minus the cost of the January Virtual Challenge if you received a free on that). Refunds will be made in line with our Terms & Conditions (ie a full refund within 8 weeks of the cancellation notice back to the card you paid with originally).
THE ‘VIRTUAL EASTER CHALLENGE – 10th – 11th April weekend!
Join us for our 1st ever ‘Virtual Easter Challenge’ WEEKEND. Whilst restrictions mean we won’t physically take on our challenge together – we are inviting anyone who transfers their place to a future date or challenge (options 1&2) to join us, and take on 25 km or 50 km in and around your local area – and to share your journey with us as you go! We’ll be kicking off the weekend with a live video warm up on the Saturday morning, safety briefing and updates across that weekend from our team as we too take on the challenge! There will be a special Virtual Easter Challenge map to see how all participants are getting on – and a special medal & neck buff. Please let us know if you want to join in via ‘Confirmation Form’.
THE CONFIRMATION FORM – LET US KNOW YOUR CHOICE!
Do take a bit of time to consider which option is right for you – but please use the form below to confirm your selection to us by the 5th April at the latest so that we can plan ahead (and within the form – there’s still the option to say that you are still thinking about which event to transfer to!).yet to make so that we can get you signed up. Once you complete the form, you can expect to receive a confirmation email, and timeframes of when you can expect to hear from us next.
CLICK HERE TO CONFIRM YOUR CHOICE >>