West Sussex County Times
Popular run gets go-ahead
Run Barns Green will go ahead as planned this September.
It will be the 39th anniversary of the event and the two races, the Half Marathon and 10K races will take place on Sunday, September 26 subject to the Government guidelines with regard to the pandemic.
Last year’s race was cancelled and the organisers were very keen to do everything possible to get this year’s races to take place.
At present mass participation outdoor events can take place, but most organisers are waiting until after the significant dare of June 21 when most Covid restrictions will be eased.
This is a full three months before the Run Barns Green date and the organisers are very hopeful that by September the overall situation will be significantly better and safer for everyone involved.
Of course the situation will be monitored very closely and the race committee will ensure that the safety and wellbeing of officials, helpers, competitors and spectators is the top priority.
Run Barns Green chairman, Nigel Currie, said: “We are delighted that we are able to make this positive announcement about our event.
“There is a lot of work to do by the committee members who are all volunteers, and so a decision has to be made now to give us time to order all the necessary equipment and supplies.
“We also need to attract lots of runners and we look forward to welcoming back all our regular competitors to Barns Green.
“We have a new sponsor this year, Architectural Plants, which is a specialist horticultural nursery in Pulborough, who specialise in Garden Design and Planting and we are looking forward to their involvement in this great local event.”
Run Barns Green is organised entirely by volunteers and all profits
from the event go to charity and local clubs and societies.
Last year, despite the race cancellation which meant there was
no income for the race, Run Barns Green still donated over £1,500 to 20 different organisations, groups and sports clubs that help the organisers
stage the event each year.
Registrations for the race are open on the Run Barns Green website;