Aldi Ashby 20 2020
Sunday 15th March - 10am
Update on Hoodie Distribution and Refunds
(Updated Sunday 5th April 15:30)
First and foremost we’d like to offer our sincere thanks for you support and understanding during these challenging times. Despite the restrictions, we’ve managed to refund everyone who requested one, via SiEntries, and distributed all but 50 hoodies. Considering we are all volunteers we really do feel we achieved much in a short period whilst the world isn’t as we’ve known it before.
We do realise that several of you have asked questions regarding receiving a hoodie and your refund. We will try to answer general questions below. We do understand your concerns, however, please bear in mind the current situation, and the fact that we’re trying to answer these queries in our spare time, in-between dealing with general day to day things. It’s hard to describe anything as ‘general day to day things’ during these times.
£10 refunds have been completed to all those who made this selection using SiEntries
These refunds have gone back to the card used in the original transaction
Anyone part of a multiple entry will have to contact the person who made the original transaction to get their refund – they paid, so they get the refund
All requested hoodies have been distributed, except around 50. These being a mixture of large and extra large
We have placed an order for the missing hoodies. Our suppliers are unable to deal with these until the current situation has been resolved.
All runners who are on our ‘hoodie outstanding’ list will be notified later this week
All hoodies would have been posted to your SiEntries address. If you have moved meanwhile you will need to contact your old address to obtain your hoodie
All entrants will get preferential entry into next year’s event (with one or two unusual exceptions)
Preferential entrants will receive further information regarding this process later this year, early Autumn
I know that you’re all aware that these are challenging times. We’d like to conclude this email in a similar manner as we started. Your words of encouragement, praise and thanks have made a huge difference to our organising team. As you can imagine, taking such a decision after 12 months of planning wasn’t taken lightly.
Many of you have suggested that you’d like to support one of our nominated charities in recognition of the work we have done. There is absolutely no obligation to do this. Nevertheless should you want to, we’d like to suggest that you consider making a small donation to Heartwize Runners. They are a small Leicestershire charity who provide CPR training for runners and running clubs. Several of their volunteers work for our NHS. We know that any donation would make their day in these difficult times. Here’s a link if you wish to donate:
It only leaves us to let you know that next years date has been set. This being Sunday 21st March.
Many thanks for your continued support
Aldi Ashby 20 Organising Committee
(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.
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.
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
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.
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