COVID-19 and Race Update

January 2021

ARE YOU GOING TO HOLD ANY IN-PERSON EVENTS IN 2021?

At the conclusion of conversations with both city and county officials and reviews of current state mandates and guidelines, Rancho Racing has determined that, at this time, it is neither safe nor feasible to plan for any races in 2021. 

Our organization had to modify or cancel all of our 2020 in-person events and, at this time, are suspending all of our events for 2021. This suspension will continue until permits for large events are available in San Bernardino County and race planning and registrations can begin again safely. This action will, hopefully, allow us to operationally weather this global health crisis until we can safely stage our races again.

Near term, this will mean that:

  • We will not organize the April 2021 Angalls and Demens 5K/10K Trail Run

  • We will not organize the September 2021 Run at the Park 5K/10K

  • We have suspended grants for organizations that support our race day efforts

 

We hope to see you on the trails and roads again as soon as possible. 

July 29, 2020

2020 RUN AT THE PARK UPDATE/EVENT CANCELLATION

To All Participants and Supporters of the Run at the Park 5K/10K:

When races began to cancel and postpone in the Spring, we believed that the 2020 Run at the Park 5K/10K would still be possible on September 26. And, over the past few months, we were optimistic that the Run at the Park could go on as planned, going so far as to submit an action plan outlining our modifications for CDC compliance in the age of COVID. But, with COVID cases trending in the wrong direction and the situation seeming to get worse by the day, we received notification today that the city of Rancho Cucamonga will be rescinding all event permits through at least the end of September. So, it is with a heavy heart, that we announce that the Run at the Park (like so many other events this year) is canceled.

We have not reached this decision easily, but we have always had the safety and well-being of everyone involved as our top priority. We are all in this together, and we share in your disappointment.

Registered athletes will be able to choose from four options:

We ask that you notify us of your decision by August 12, 2020, so that we can process decisions as quickly as possible for all participants.

And, Yes, we have already started planning for 2021 and expect the Run at the Park to be back and better than ever!

 

Sincerely,

 

Juan Garcia

Race Director

June 22, 2020

 

We would like to begin by thanking our runners, local communities, and sponsors for making Rancho Racing what it is today.  We appreciate the ongoing support and patience through this unprecedented time. As we continue to navigate around the ever-changing state and federal guidelines, we want to ensure you, we are committed to the safety of our runners, staff, and sponsors.

 

Rancho Racing was built with the goal of keeping people active and engaged in their local communities. We continue to work diligently with local and state governments to determine our next move, and the possibility of hosting our events this Fall. We understand that some of these decisions may have to be made last-minute which does not make things easy for anyone, so your continued patience is appreciated. To help ease some of these decisions and possible frustration we have put the following into action:

 

  1. Minimum 30-day notice on any cancellation, postponement, or approval of an event

  2. If you are already registered for an event and we are required to cancel or postpone, we will offer 3 options:

    1. Race transfer to a virtual option, so you can still earn race swag  

    2. Race deferment to 2021

    3. Race transfer to a future Rancho Racing event

 

REFUND POLICY: Unfortunately, we must plan for our races according to the number of athletes registered, so we will not be offering refunds to any event cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19. Although the races may not be allowed to happen in-person, registration monies are allocated for marketing, and event materials, like shirts, medals, bibs, etc.

 

If a runner prefers to be guaranteed a refund (rather than take one of the above listed options), he/she should consider purchasing race insurance. All our in-person events offer Registration Protection as part of the registration process. We appreciate your understanding in this matter, and hope that this provides some peace of mind to all our runners.

 

Please continue to check back in with us before each event. Once we get updates from each governing body where races are located, we will be updated our race webpages.

 

Thank you again everyone for your continued support and patience. Please stay safe and healthy. See you on the trails real soon!

 

Juan Garcia

Race Director/ Owner

Rancho Racing