We are living in a time of uncertainty right now that we have never seen nor been a part of. As we all deal with our lives being changed in ways that are out of our control, it is important to look towards the future. As with other tragedies, epidemics and pandemics in our history, we will come out of this stronger, smarter and more ready than ever to get our lives back to normal. In the meantime, out of abundance of caution, we have joined the growing list of cancelled events and closed venues for the short term.
Race Day Events is following guidelines set by The State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Currently DHS is not allowing gatherings of more than 10 people. Because of these guidelines, Race Day Events is converting races to virtual events, postponing if possible, deferring registrations to other events and in some unfortunate cases, cancelling. These decisions are evolving over time and the best way to get the latest information is on our social media accounts and the event websites. Race Day Events has long been considered a leader in race management, and we feel that one of the best ways to lead is to think of others in our community. Therefore, we are doing what we can to protect our participants, volunteers and staff. We are also very conscious and appreciative of the efforts currently being put forth by our medical, fire and police services.
The staff at Race Day Events is currently reviewing events on a rolling 4-week schedule. This allows us to make the best decisions and adapt with the latest information.
Cancellations, Refunds, Transfers and Deferrals
As stated on each event’s website, Race Day Events has a strict no refund policy. Many of our events offer participants the opportunity to transfer their registration to another person or event, change their distance or defer to next year*.
We incur a large amount of expenses prior to the actual event. Medals, shirts, permits, deposits, equipment, awards, vehicles, and insurance, as well as staff and overhead expenses, all require an early financial commitment. Money for these items is often spent months in advance of the actual event date.
Race Day Events is asking participants to be patient and supportive as these events evolve. We are passionate about producing the best events we can with the safety and well-being of our stakeholders and communities in mind.
*Please review event websites for their refund/transfer/deferral policy.
Race Day Events recommends following credible and accurate sources of information. The information, statistics and rules evolve rapidly and can be overwhelming. Local and national news sources often provide links to local and national departments of health and the CDC, these are great starting points when looking for additional information. Everyone should be practicing social distancing as well as proper hygiene with hand washing and sanitizer being effective means to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Physical activity is a great stress reliever that can be helpful in this uncharted time. Setting goals and working towards these objectives can help individuals get through troubling and unfamiliar experiences. Some ideas: Go for a walk or run; use household items as weights; follow on-line workout programs; Skype or FaceTime with a friend while being active. Be creative and then share your tips and ideas with friends and families.
We miss seeing you toe the starting line, pour your heart out on the course, and crush your goals as you cross the finish line. We want to help you stay active and feel that sense of pride and accomplishment for achieving something. We’ll be announcing something new from Race Day very soon!
We may not be able to gather together right now but know that when the opportunity does come to return to the start line, Race Day Events will be here to build the fun, safe, and social events we all know and love.
– The Race Day Events Team