Aspire Running Events 2022 Race Update
We hope you are well.
Sadly, it seems that with a great number of races being forced to postpone in 2021 and then rolled over to this year, which has caused a highly saturated race calendar in 2022 and this is directly causing a serious effect on our entry numbers across the board.
Aspire have therefore had no choice but to have some difficult and frank discussions in the past few days. We know there are some very difficult and challengingtimes ahead.
With an already crammed race diary, it is going to be extremely hard for us to fight for a share of the market and not continue to make an event loss every single time (Covid and the weather have not helped the situation)
Therefore, unfortunately Aspire have had to make the tough decision to cancel both this year’s Bath Epic Trail 10k and The Good Lordy 10k. All entrants for both events have been contacted and refunds will be issued shortly.
Racer numbers were so low, the entries received would not have covered the upfront race costs, let alone provide safe and enjoyable races for our lovely runners. The above is being implemented to primarily protectAspire’s long term future.
As a subsequent result, we have made the joint decisionto sadly only commit to hosting the Bristol Epic 3 Peaks in May, the Brean Down Circular Challenge 5/10k in July and the Bristol Epic 8 Hour in September this year. But if circumstances improve, we hope to add our Brean Down Santa Scramble 5/10k in December.
We will then quietly sit back and pray that in 2023 the Covid situation plus the impending cost of living crisis both settle down and everyone’s favourite Aspire events can be reintroduced again.
Tony and I hope you will appreciate and understand the situation that we face and our apologies for letting you guys down but be assured we will try again next year.
Thank you as always for your much appreciated support since 2014, you guys are the best.
Here’s hoping next year is a better year.
Our very best wishes and take care.
Donna & Tony King
Aspire Running Events Ltd
Welcome to Aspire Running Events!
We organise off road running races of various distances and skill levels throughout the Bath & Bristol areas of the South West of England.
Aspire was formed in 2014 by husband and wife team, Tony & Donna King with the sole aim to get everyone, young and old out into the great outdoors – Therefore getting healthier and fitter as a family in some of the South West’s most scenic places and venue’s.
Our races are open to all abilities and we will NEVER set time limits, that is simply against all we believe in here. However, we do occasionally throw into the race calendar races for the more experienced (We do like to cater for everyone at Aspire after all!)
Our events have varying distances on offer and every finisher receives a medal, yes even our very own free 5 and unders 50m dash! From September, 2017 we will be introducing new bespoke medals for every event. (We all like our bling after all!)
Aspires ethos is as follows: Everyone loves a challenge and we simply want all our lovely runners to enjoy themselves, enjoy the varied routes on offer and keep smiling (You never know where the race photographer will be after all!) But more importantly just believe in yourself and just remember at the finish line there will be our usual and now famous finishers table… Yes , that means cakes and treats!