Virtual Aldi Ashby Ashby 20 - 2021
Aldi Ashby 20 Update - Wed 30/09/2020
We are all well aware that this year has been surreal, to say the least. Back in March we took the very hard decision to cancel the 2020 Aldi Ashby 20. Looking back this proved to be a very wise decision. Several months on we were hoping to be able to tell you, our loyal supporters, that we are well placed to hold the 30th edition of the Aldi Ashby 20 in 2021. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. With cases rising rapidly recently, and local lockdowns becoming more regular and totally un-predictable we believe that it isn’t practicable to organise an event of this size in its normal format. We do realise that this will be more disappointment for many of you, however we are sure that it doesn’t come as a surprise and hope that you understand our decision.
Knowing that so many events have already been hit by this pandemic, and others are likely to be in the future, we wanted to give you the opportunity to take part in a different version of the Aldi Ashby 20, the virtual Aldi Ashby 20. We do realise that this will not be everyone’s cup of tea. For those who are interested it will take place over three days, starting from Friday March 19th, through to Sunday 21st. Our virtual event will give you the opportunity to train for the 20-mile distance and receive the ‘famous’ Aldi Ashby 20 Hoodie for your efforts. Recognising that many entries from 2020 have been promised priority entry for 2021, we have decided to honour this pledge for the virtual event, along with the return of the ‘real’ event in March 2022, all being well.
We are in the progress of confirming the final plans for the virtual event. Once these have been finalised, we will publish them via social media, on our web site, and by emailing our priority runners. We are aiming to finalise these details by the end of October 2020.
We’d like to thank you in advance for your continued support.
In the name of running
ALDI Ashby 20
Sunday 15th March 2020
The race begins at the
Ashby de la Zouch
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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.