The Women’s Head exists as a not-for-profit event, where all proceeds are reinvested in developing the event for the future. Unfortunately, the race incurs many of its costs up front, regardless of whether the event proceeds on the day.

In light of the cancellation, the committee has taken the decision for the race this year to be cost neutral, and rather than retain and reinvest the surplus as normal, to return it to crews in the form of a partial refund on their entry fees, with the exception that we will absorb the cost of the 80th Anniversary buffs that we hope everyone will enjoy wearing. We feel that this is a fair outcome for both competitors and the race. 

The refund will amount to £57, being 48% of the entry fee. Refunds will be processed through BROE in due course. Apologies for the slight delay under what you can probably understand are challenging circumstances for everyone. We hope everyone stays safe and we see you in 2021.