Well…it would have been the 5th anniversary event of the Beach to Brother Trail Running Festival in October; but, unfortunately, some darn pandemic threw society out of whack!
For a considerable time now we have been in consultation with NSW Health and other government agencies, along with our insurance provider, to identify if it would be safe to host the event this year whilst aligning with the continually changing government restrictions and social distancing measures.
We are sad to announce that, despite every effort, we are unable to safely manage social distancing measures and other risks associated with operating the event with the current and ongoing restrictions, and therefore have no option but to cancel the event this year.
We have made the decision to cancel the 2020 event for the safety and wellbeing of the Port Macquarie-Hastings community, and the running community at large (including their support crews) that continues to support this fantastic regional event.
This is a sad time for us at Beach to Brother HQ. We love the B2B event and the calibre of people the event attracts, and we are sad that we can not accommodate your attendance this year. But let’s not stay sad for long as we are already focussing heavily on the 2021 event which is planned for September 19. Lock it in your diaries already! We want to see you all again running this awesome course, finishing on a high, and making the most of the wonderful region the event is hosted.
We will celebrate those that have been with us on their journey to complete five events next year. We will welcome those from overseas (hopefully) and those from every state in Australia.
As promised, all entry fees will be fully refunded to all of those already registered. Register Now have already been contacted this afternoon (4 Sept) and have confirmed with us that the process will start on Monday of next week (7 Sept); they have advised that it can take up to 14 working days to complete the process.
We hope you understand the tough decision we have had to make, and we hope you will return on Sunday 19 September 2021 to support this wonderful regional event, celebrate in style, and once again #finishonahigh!
The Beach to Brother Team.
30 September 2020