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Submitted by nconnor on 3 October, 2019 - 12:09

The Katharine House 10k run and 5k run on Sunday 6th October has been cancelled due to flooding

We’re extremely disappointed to have to cancel our 10k run and 5k fun run which were due to take place on Sunday 6th October. We have been informed by the Shugborough Estate that the course is waterlogged due to the recent torrential rain, further rain is forecast over the next few days.
We are very sorry that this will be disappointing news but the safety of our supporters, staff and volunteers and our first priority and such we have made the difficult decision to cancel the event.  The run raises a substantial amount of funds which go directly to providing our free care so to cancel any event is devastating.

All those who have registered for the event are being notified by email
Why has the 10k run and 5k run been cancelled?
The safety of our supporters, staff and volunteers is our first priority. The course is waterlogged and more rain is expected, as such we have made the difficult decision to cancel the event.  

Will the run be rescheduled?
Due to the time of year and degree of organisation required we would sadly not be able to hold the event in 2019. Our 2020 event calendar is still being finalised.

How does this affect the Hospice?
Events like the 10k run and 5k fun raise a great deal of funds which support our free care for local people at the hospice and in the community. Having to cancel the event is a devastating blow to us as we will need to raise this from other sources.

Can I have my registration fee back?
Of course! Whilst we are extremely grateful to anyone who wishes to donate their registration fee to the hospice, we are more than happy to offer a full refund or transfer to another event to anyone who would like one.

What can I tell my sponsors?
We really appreciate your time and dedication in gaining sponsorship and for your kind friends and family who have family who have supported you. Please advise your sponsors that the event has been cancelled. If your sponsors would like to have their sponsorship money back the fundraising team are more than happy to help.

You can contact the Katharine House Fundraising Team on 01785 270808 between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday or email