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Post:   Ivanhoe Runners

            Hood Park Leisure Centre
            North Street
            LE65 1HU


Ivanhoe Runners

Proudly created by the Aldi Ashby 20 Organising Committee

Aldi Ashby 20 2020

30th Anniversary

Sunday 15th March - 10am


Hoodie Distribution

(updated Friday 27th March 15:30)

With help from our local Post Office in Moira (DE12 6DJ) we've managed to distribute 99% of the hoodies. The last batch are due to leave today, Friday 27th. We have ordered some extra ones, mainly Large and X Large to cover the high demand. Due to the current circumstances our order will take longer than normal to complete.

Thank you all for your very kind offers to pay for postage. We feel it unfair at this moment in time to take any money from you. However for those who want to contribute to a charity please consider Heartwize Runners. They provide CPR training, with many of their volunteers work for the NHS. For several years now they've offered this training to all of our race day volunteers. I'm sure that any donation, along with a little word of encouragement will raise their spirits at these challenging times.

Heartwize Runners


Message from our Race Director

(updated Saturday 21st March 11:30)

In these unprecedented times I would like to offer a huge thanks to our runners,  volunteers,  supporters,  sponsors, the committee, and last, but not least, the local community for your support.  The vast majority of our runners have shown understanding and compassion. Despite this, like so many other events out there we will be taking a financial hit. Your understanding has helped us to preserve this iconic race for years to come. At risk of repeating myself,  on behalf of the committee I'd like to reiterate our sincere thanks and gratitude. To hear so many encouraging comments helps to cheer us up in these uncertain times.


We are in the progress of activating refunds and sorting the delivery of hoodies.  On the latter point I know that you'll understand the challenges we face. Please bear with us, after-all we are all volunteers. Further details regarding the distribution of hoodies can be seen below.


We will be responding to our runners who have expressed their concerns about the options available as soon as we've completed our current process. However I think that everyone would agree, especially with the fluid situation, our decision to cancel the race was undoubtedly the correct one. We did, after-all, put the welfare of all our stakeholders before any financial considerations.


Many thanks


Richard Bebbington

Race Director


Aldi Ashby 20 202 Hoodie Distribution and Entry Refunds


Thank you all for responding so promptly by last Thursday (19/03/20) night and selecting your options, following our race cancellation. We now know how much we will incur in refunds and how many hoodies we need to get out to you great folks. 


Behaving responsibly and in line with the Government guidelines means that it may take a little while to get the hoodies out to those that requested one. With this in mind we have taken the decision to POST ALL THE HOODIES. This massively reduces the social contact that might have occurred had we tried to deliver some hoodies on a club-by-club basis as we did in 2018. It will cost us more in postage, but we think it is absolutely the right thing to do. 


And, as mentioned in the previous communication, anyone who opted to receive the £10 refund, should receive it during the coming week (23rd Marc) via the SI Entries system and back to the original card used for payment.


Thank you again for your support and patience, we are all in unprecedented times. 


Above all, please stay safe - we want to see you next year. 

Once again many thanks for your support.

Aldi Ashby 20 Race Committee


Once again, the event is being supported by many local and national organisations. As always we would like to offer a massive thanks to everyone that makes the event possible, including - Ivanhoe Runners, our headline sponsors Aldi, the Ashby Endurance Explorer Scouts, the Rotary Club of Ashby Castle, Conkers parkrun, The Derby Runner, Leicestershire Search and Rescue, Radar Roadshow, Pladis, the masseur team from Loughborough College, plus  many more..


A 20 mile road race, 'organised by runners for runners'


Aldi Ashby 20 2019 Video


ALDI Ashby 20

'30th Anniversary'

Sunday 15th March 2020



The race begins at the

Bath Grounds

Station Road

Ashby de la Zouch


LE65 2GP

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Aldi are working with Teenage Cancer Trust to ensure no young person faces cancer alone. In addition, the Aldi Ashby 20 is supporting 3 local charities, these being Heartwize for Runners, Hospice Hope and Wishes 4 Kids. 



We're having a fun run for children, sponsored by Champneys Springs, once the main event is under way.  Click here for details.