We have decided in the light of the present situation with Covid-19 that we are going to defer the entire event to Sunday May 9th 2021. We had previously deferred until September 6th 2020 but feel now that this date is increasingly uncertain.
This is because:
- Within the government roadmap, there is no indication as to when mass gatherings will take place.
- Even if restrictions lift in England it may well be the case that Wales may have tighter restrictions.
- So many of you have e-mailed me and asked to be deferred to 2021 that even if we were to go ahead the September event would not be viable
- The amount of time any of you have to train for the September event is getting increasingly shorter – and the one thing about Excalibur is that you have to train on hills.
Everybody therefore entered for this years event will have their entry put forward to the May 2021 date. We will have entries closed down and will re-open entries in October.
It is with regret that we have had to do this but let’s make 2021 the best Excalibur yet!
RUN IT, WALK IT (AT TIMES) BUT… CONQUER IT
Excalibur is the tough trail event that traverses the spectacular Clwydian Range in North Wales steeped in ancient Arthurian legend. With over 5,500 feet of ascent in the marathon route, 3200 in the half marathon and 1,750 in the 10k Excalibur is a tough trail event.
The event is organised by The Runners Hub and supported by Inov-8, who will offer prizes in the full and half marathon courses of £100 Inov-8 vouchers for first place (£75 second place and £50 third place). Canicross are welcome (and will have a separate start).
This year Excalibur will be supporting NEWSAR who have themselves supported the race each year. When you enter Excalibur this year you will be given the option to pay an additional amount direct to NEWSAR.
NEWSAR is a volunteer Search and Rescue (Mountain Rescue) Organisation operating in North East Wales and mainly covers the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Wrexham, Powys and parts of Wirral and Cheshire. NEWSAR aims “To provide the Police, Ambulance Service and local communities with a highly competent search and rescue capability that can be deployed swiftly, safely and effectively 24 hours a day, 365 days per year”.
For more information about NEWSAR and the great work that they do go to newsar.org.uk