MultiRace Update to Covid-19 (corona virus)
First, on behalf of the entire MultiRace team, I would just like to say how much we all miss you and we hope that you and your loved ones have been able to stay safe, healthy and positive during these trying times. While this has not been an easy time for us at MultiRace, due to the effects of COVID-19, we are most saddened by the fact that we have not been able to put on races for you.
Like you, the MultiRace team has been closely monitoring the news surrounding COVID-19 as well as its impact on our daily lives and the communities in which we serve. We consider our athletes, sponsors, partners and staff as part of our extended family, and have always attempted to maintain the highest safeguards to ensure the well-being of all.
With that being said, I am writing to provide an update on the 2020 MultiRace Schedule, which came to an abrupt halt this past March along with many other sports-related events. We had been planning to produce nearly thirty events in 2020 throughout the State of Florida and were only able to produce two events prior to the shut down which forced the closing of registrations for our events.
MultiRace has been closely monitoring and adhering to recommendations and advisories from both the State of Florida, and County and Local Governments and we remain hopeful that the situation will improve in the near future. However, the reality is that MultiRace has still not been able to obtain permits for both our remaining 2020 events as well as those events that were previously postponed and were due for rescheduling at a later point in the year.
In regard to your registrations, we would not like, nor are we planning, to implement the “No-Refund Policy”, which we had adopted from previous ownership. We have always gone the extra mile when unforeseen events have taken place in the past (ex. inclement weather on race day, post-hurricane shutdowns, family emergencies, etc.). At the moment, our policy is that all prior registrations for 2020 MultiRace events have been deferred to 2021. We are still working on finalizing the deferral details, with an update to come outlining the process of selecting a deferral option within the next few weeks. Please note however that if we are unsuccessful in finalizing our 2021 Calendar by the end of the year, we intend to issue refunds to you and all other athletes who previously registered for events.
While we are all still doing our best to navigate through this unprecedented situation together, we appreciate your patience and support.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you to come up with our plan together.
Once again, on behalf of the MultiRace team, I would like to wish you and your families the best in health and safety.... and as always, Race Happy!
President & CEO