The LATF team supports New Global Adventures and their race production decisions as they navigate through these trying and challenging times. We understand that the health & safety of the running community is their #1 priority! See you in 2021!
In an announcement made by VALENCIA TRAIL RACE TODAY:
Hello VALENCIA Trail Race Participants, Volunteers, Sponsors, and Friends,
We bring this announcement with a very heavy heart. Late on 10/28/2020, we received the final word from the USDA Forest Service and LA County Health Dept that we are not able to host the VALENCIA Trail Race on November 21st due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic progress in Los Angeles County.
We were very hopeful as the curve was trending down over the last few months and counties across the state were progressing to the next stage of opening businesses and allow gatherings. However, in the last few weeks, the curve has reversed and the county has put on more restrictions for any type of public and private gatherings.
This means we are not able to host the 5th annual VALENCIA Trail Race on November 21st and are now forced to postpone the race to it's original 2021 scheduled date of March 27, 2021.
We are deeply saddened as this is a very special trail race experience that we and you love, but we also want to support ending this pandemic as quickly as possible. We can't be foolish or stubborn when it comes to people's lives, with hundreds to thousands of people that are a part of our events, the welfare of participants including runners, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, family, and crew is always a priority at our events.
What happens with your race entry? All registered entries will be carried into the new March 27 date. If you are not able to make the new date, you do have the following options:
- Change to virtual and earn the race medal and swag in the mail
- Defer to 2022
- Cancel and receive 50% credit towards any future event of ours in California within the next 2-years
- Donate entry to help support us
If you wish to choose one of these options please submit a request or for questions please contact us.
This pandemic has forced our hands for 9-months into the Great Shutdown, we realize this is an inconvenience for everyone, we have poured so much effort and cost into preparing for the race only to have this pandemic force it to be postponed.
These are extremely challenging times for us and we sincerely appreciate your understanding, patience, and support as we ride through this pandemic to get back to hosting our awesome races. Let's all do our part to try and stop it, be smart, and stay safe.
We sincerely miss seeing all of you, our race family brings us so much joy at every race. Stay healthy, keep running, and we can't wait to see you on race day!
Terry, Jenny, Ryan, and the New Global Adventures Team