It is with regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the 2013 Fred Hughes.
A group of 10 of us ran the course this morning and it was very quickly evident that it would not be suitable to stage a race with 800 hundred participants. Your safety and that of all our volunteers and partners is paramount.
As well as the course, there are various issues with the conditions of the car parks and the race HQ and many of our partners are predicting difficulties in being able to guarantee a full team and their equipment, which would allow us to put on a safe and enjoyable race.
We do not have any plans to restage the race and I am afraid that as per the entry conditions there will be no refunds, but as originally stated, proceeds will be given to our nominated charity Special Olympics.
We will however, give consideration to anything else we can do by way of compensation or discounted entry to next year's event, and I will update you in due course.
If you would still like to receive your technical T-Shirt, please send an email stating clearly in the subject line your name, runner number, sex and the T-shirt size and we will post one out to you in the next month.
Please rest assured that we are as disappointed to be cancelling the event as you are not to be able to run it, but we look forward to welcoming you to another St Albans Striders event soon.
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