We’re not going to beat about the Bush. The fact is, if we don’t get more entrants registered by the 16th of March, this year’s event is not going to be able to run…
We get it. These days there are a lot of events out there, with new ones appearing almost weekly, and only so many entrants, with ever dwindling resources, to go round. It’s just the way it is. Gone are the days when The Fellsman was one of only a handful of similar length events on the calendar and we benefited from many returning entrants. We understand.
As a not-for-profit event, run by Keighley Scout Service Network, we absolutely cannot afford to run at a loss. Last year we did, and we cannot survive another one. We’ve already taken measures to lower our costs this year wherever possible, but with ever increasing prices on pretty much everything, we have to accept that if we do not reach our minimum needed to break even, we are going to have to cancel. The 16th is the latest we can leave such a decision before we start to commit finances we would not get back.
We really don’t want this to happen, not least because we fear that would be it. Next year will be our 60th, a milestone a lot of the organisers / volunteers have been looking forward to, and it would be a shame to get so close…
So. We’d really, REALLY, appreciate it if you’d share this plea far and wide. Time for the Big Push.
Done it before? You might like to know we now have GPS trackers, and have done away with grouping! Might this be enough to tempt you? We’ve also tinkered with the reroute from Fleetmoss to Cray to make it a little better!
Had your eye on entering this year? Please, now is the time!
Looking at entering next year? Help there Be a Next Year by sharing wherever you can to help us keep going just a little while longer…
You can enter here – https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=10617
Details of the event can be found here – https://www.fellsman.org.uk/?page_id=11
You can buy one of our maps here – https://www.fellsman.org.uk/?page_id=1844
For updates on this year’s event, including new checkpoint details, please see our other current post here – https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=574679768030938&id=100064667590582&sfnsn=scwspmo
To read about us in Runner’s World Magazine, please purchase the April issue, now available in larger newsagents. You can read some snippets in the pictures attached.
If you have any questions not answered by this or our other post, please email here – firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, please be assured that if we do have to cancel, refunds will be issued. Please don’t jump, we’re not sinking…
Thank you for your time, and in advance for your help. Fingers crossed we get to blow out candles on our 60th cake xx