As of 10AM on Tuesday 7th June 2016 The Great British Relay is no longer financially viable.

The company organising The Great British Relay has ceased trading and is in the process of being wound up.

The Relay always runs at a loss with other events subsidising the thousands of pounds expended. Despite frantic negotiations the line of credit being used to fund The Great British Relay has been withdrawn.

The reason given was that the expenses incurred from high drop-out rates with no transfer arrangements being made or teams to replace the original runners were too high.

There is no money left in the company and there are no funds left to pay the monitors or the back-up runners for unclaimed stages.

This was a decision made by an external party and is a situation outside the control of the organisers.