Stirling Scottish Marathon Frustrated

We Want Our Money Back

Concerns Grow Over Stirling Scottish Marathon Refunds

Scottish runners are voicing their frustration at the lack of clarity as to when they will be refunded for their entry fee to the 2022 Stirling Scottish Marathon. As runABC Scotland reported last week, Stirling Scottish Marathon organised by Classic Run Events has been cancelled for 2022 and entrants were emailed on 25 March suggesting that the organisers were "committed to providing a full refund for all entrants."

Organisers stated that "the number of entries generated from the events has been severely reduced by the global pandemic, with the events being postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid restrictions. The reduced number of entries has had a detrimental effect on the viability of the events and the resources available to deliver a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants."

For many runners, however, the promised refund has not yet been forthcoming and posts from runners on the Stirling Scottish Marathon Facebook page requesting information about their refunds have been removed. The Facebook page still makes no reference to the cancellation of the event as at time of publication.

One frustrated entrant Russell Whittington wrote on Facebook today (1 April) "What is your justification for deleting posts asking legitimate questions about refunds that you have promised?"

This will be particularly frustrating for everyone who has entered Stirling Scottish Marathon as their training plans will have been thrown into disarray as they look to Scotland's more established mass participation marathons like Loch Ness Marathon in early October and Edinburgh Marathon Festival in late May.

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