Dear Beast Racers,
It is with great sadness we announce the postponement of the Loch Ore Beast Race that was scheduled for the 30 and 31 May 2020.
As you may already be aware the Scottish Government, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, announced that mass public gatherings of over 500 people are to be cancelled to reduce any additional pressure on emergency services. This definition includes the Loch Ore Beast Race and as a responsible Scottish owned event organiser we are obliged to do our part to reduce any pressure on emergency services. Whilst the end of May is still some time away we think it is highly improbable the situation will have improved by then.
Ticket holders will be given the opportunity to transfer their ticket to another Beast Race event later this year or have their entry deferred to the rescheduled Loch Ore Beast Race.
All ticket holders of the 2020 Loch Ore Beast Race have been emailed with their ticketing options – If you can’t see this email in your inbox please check your spam folder.
Our Loch Ness (29th Aug 2020) and Banchory (26th Sept 2020) events later in the year are still going ahead as planned.
We will announce a replacement date as soon as we possibly can and inform all ticket holders directly. We are now working hard with the venue and other event partners to find a suitable date.
If you have a Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland ‘pledge place’ we will honour your place and you will also have options mentioned above.
Here is a quick message from our official charity partner Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland:
"Dear Beast Racers, People in Scotland need your support now more than ever. Chest, heart and stroke conditions don’t stop because of coronavirus. Richard Cowan is living with COPD, and people like him are at high risk of developing serious symptoms. Richard has told us: “People like me still need help to breathe better and the outbreak makes this more important than ever.” Our Advice Line nurses are a lifeline for Richard. With an increasing volume of calls, the Advice Line is under serious pressure – and they will continue to become more and more in demand as the virus takes hold. Help us make sure we are there to take Richard’s next call. "
We understand this will be a huge disappointment for all of you that have signed up, been training hard, booked accommodation and travel. We have put our hearts and souls into putting this new event on over the last 18 months and along with so many other Scottish event organisers will suffer substantial losses this year. We feel absolutely gutted but the health of the nation and our NHS comes first. Please stick with us and help us ride out this storm, The Loch Ore Beast WILL bounce back in bigger, better and beastlier!
Thank you for your understanding and support, look after one another and keep those hands squeaky clean! #flattenthecurve
The Beast Race Team