The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

October's Adventure Race Postponed until 2021

Thank you to everyone that responded to our email about our plans for next month's adventure race. We had hoped to be able to hold some form of socially distanced event next month in Wiltshire, which adhered to the governments Covid-19 secure guidelines. However, things have changed significantly this week and we now no longer believe that this is possible.

It is therefore with great sadness, and despite our best efforts, that we have unfortunately had to postpone the next month's adventure race in Wiltshire until 2021. Read on to find out more...

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Wiltshire Downs Adventure Race: Update 11-Sep-2020

As many of you know, the 2020 Wiltshire Downs Adventure Race was originally due to take place earlier this year on the 28 March but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Back in mid-March when the 2020 Wiltshire Downs Adventure Race was postponed to the 10 October, we had no idea that all the subsequent events in the 2020 Questars Adventure Race Series would be affected in the same way or that we’d be having to socially distance ourselves from each other. We therefore emailed all entrants at the beginning of September to outline our plans for a socially distanced event next month and to gather people's views on this - you can read this email here

Thank you to everyone that responded to this email about our plans for October’s Wiltshire Downs adventure race. As you know, we had hoped to be able to hold some form of socially distanced event next month, which adhered to the governments Covid-19 secure guidelines, for those of you that are still keen to take part. And we have been working tirelessly to try and make that happen. But things have changed significantly this week and it’s now looking like it’s not going to be possible for the event to go ahead next month.

It is therefore with great sadness, and despite our best efforts, that we have unfortunately had to postpone the Wiltshire Downs Adventure Race until 2021. Reasons for this include (in no particular order)…

  • The venue that we were going to base the event from told us yesterday that their management committee had extended their ban on lettings until at least the end of October (due to coronavirus) and so we would not be able to use the venue as previously arranged.
  • The large number of entrants (carried over from the original event due to take place on the 28 March this year) that said they no longer wished to take part in next months event and wanted to transfer their entries to 2021 instead.  
  • The rapid rise in coronavirus cases in the UK this week, and what this means for the likely trend over the next month.  
  • The tightening of restrictions announced by the government this week, which come into force on Monday and aren’t likely to be lifted anytime soon.  
  • Discussions this week with Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire County Council and the Canal & River Trust, and the concerns they raised.  

 

 

What will happen to my entry?

Your 2020 Wiltshire Downs Adventure Race entry will automatically be carried over to 2021. We will be in touch to confirm the date of the 2021 Wiltshire Downs Adventure Race which is likely to be the last Saturday in March (27th). We hope to be able to confirm and announce the date on the Questars website by the end of October this year (if not before).

 

What if I can’t make the rescheduled date?

You will have the opportunity to transfer your entry to another equivalent Questars adventure race for FREE. We'll let you know how to do this when we confirm the date of the 2021 Wiltshire Downs Adventure Race. Alternatively, you are welcome to find someone else to take your place. Please see our Withdrawal Policy for further details.

 

We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you at a Questars adventure race next year.    

 

The Quest Team

 

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