Based on current advice from England Athletics the event is going ahead, but all competitors, officials, coaches, staff and spectators should make themselves aware of the precautions and advice from Public Health England (PHE) recommending that general cold and flu precautions are taken to help prevent people from catching and spreading COVID-19. Please read the statement from England Athletics using the link www.englandathletics.org/coronavirus to keep up to date with the current situation.
All Runners should read the Information Sheet for details of procedures on the day.
This very popular 20 mile road run covers the picturesque rural villages around the urban town of Cleckheaton on a two lap loop, starting and finishing at the Princess Mary Stadium. It can be a tough challenge for some, as it does incorporate a number of steep hills; some runners do use the race as a good test towards their next marathon, which could well be the London Marathon.
The race starts at 10:00am and the Marshalls will be out on the course until the last runner is home, which is expected to be by 1:30pm. Do consider your entry carefully if you feel you cannot complete the course within 3.5 hours.
The Spen 20 is our longest running event, having been held at the track for over 40 years. You can read about the insights of Terry Lonergan, who has been running the race since 1977!