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Birchwood Half Marathon [CANCELLED]
Apr 19 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
In line with the President’s address last night to the nation regarding the Covid19 virus, we have met with all major stakeholders to discuss the best way to proceed with the 2020 Birchwood Half Marathon. The race is very close to our hearts and no decisions have been made lightly or without extensive discussion. In addition to the huge disappointment for both the participants and the organisers, there are massive financial implications to canceling an event of this magnitude so close to the actual event date.
As our primary responsibility is the health and safety of our participants and staff, we have had to make the very difficult decision of canceling the 2020 edition of the Birchwood Half Marathon. The Birchwood Hotel, who have shown us amazing support, unfortunately have other events scheduled that mean that we are currently unable to reschedule for this year.
Sadly, as we are only weeks away from the event date, most hard costs have already been incurred. Medals and t-shirts have been printed, and most suppliers have had to be paid for already. As per our race terms and conditions, no race entries are refundable. However, we would still like to issue shirts to all entrants who qualified to receive one. Click here for the full statement.
Get those laces tied and sweat gear ready for the 10 th Birchwood Half Marathon which, after a decade of growth and popularity, is set to pull out all the stops for the 2020 race. Sign up for the 5, 10 or 21,1km races taking place on Sunday, 19 April 2020 starting at the Birchwood Hotel OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg. For more information or to enter, visit www.birchwoodhalfmarathon.com.
What began in 2010 as a fun-run, has grown in to a permanent fixture on every athlete’s calendar. The Birchwood Half-Marathon has become one of the most anticipated running events in Gauteng and forms the perfect stepping stone for your Comrades Marathon training and preparation. With a 21.1km, and 10km available, the event has something for the experience runner, as well as those new to the sport. Join us afterwards for prize-giving and chat with our running clubs, on-site sponsors or grab a foot rub from Birchwood’s Mangwanani Boutique Spa.