It has been and continues to be an extremely difficult time in the events industry across NZ as we try to work within the government’s alert level guidelines.
Due to the unpredictable Covid-19 situation, we unfortunately have to cancel the Santoft Forest and Beach Run for November this year. We considered several options of running the event under Level 2 restrictions. However, we felt this would create an event that we would not be entirely happy with or do justice for our sponsors. Much of the positive feedback we received from the last event was around the family friendly atmosphere and entertainment throughout and after the event. We would really love to replicate this and offer you a fantastic event experience, but feel under the current circumstances we will be falling short of our (and your) standards.
We were hoping to be able to postpone to early next year. However, with many other events also having to postpone, there are now many event clashes. We feel this, coupled with the ongoing uncertainty, will impact on the timing of the event. The reluctant decision has therefore been made to reschedule for a similar time next year.
We appreciate the disappointment and frustration this might cause, as this and many other events are having to cancel or postpone due to the ongoing Covid situation. We really do hope you will continue to support us in the future when we can offer you the event you signed up for.
Thank you to the generosity of those who have said they will donate their entry fees to the school (as this is one of our main fundraisers).
In terms of your entry, if next year’s event date does not suit, you will be able to cancel and receive a refund (minus a $10 admin fee as stated under the standard withdrawal conditions set out on the ‘Entry Details’ page of the event website).
For admin purposes it would be great to be able to carry over as many entries as possible. If you are unable to transfer your entry for some reason please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks very much for your understanding and ongoing support.
South Makirikiri Friends of the School
As the name suggests, the event is staged in the Santoft forest outside Bulls in the magnificent Rangitikei coastal countryside. Starting on the edge of the forest, your run/walk will include rolling forestry roads and (if you’re doing the Half Marathon) some pristine west coast beach terrain.
The Santoft Forest and Beach Adventure Run/Walk is brought to you as a fundraiser for the South Makirikiri School.
Our sincere thanks to forest managers Ernslaw One for granting us access to the Santoft forest for this event. A special thank you also to the Ohakea Rifle Range for granting one-off access to Half Marathon participants on race day.