COVID-19 UPDATE (UPDATED 3/28/2020)
Update from True North Endurance and Events
Like everyone else, we have been watching the COVID-19 situation closely. Until this hit this country so hard, we were working hard on preparations for the upcoming events on the schedule. Unfortunately, this entire situation is having an impact on what we had planned for the rest of the year. We wanted to provide an update to the changes we are making as of this moment right now. Before we dive into those changes, will all of the events we have planned go on at some point? We honestly don't know at this time. It's a waiting game for all of us for so many things in our lives. Once we get through this, we will reassess everything, make a plan and let everyone know. Will this be the last change we have to make this year? Likely not as everything remains fluid. One thing we will always do and have done in these situations is take care of the people that support us. If you registered for an event and a new date has been scheduled, we will work with you. If we have to cancel an event that you registered for, we will take care of you. Until we can get together again in person, we encourage each and every one of you to do whatever they can to slow the spread of this awful disease. Take care of each other and be safe out there.
Training Events - No training events will be scheduled until this pandemic is over and it is safe to do so. We encourage you to get out on your own and keep training!
Why I RISE Campaign - We want to hear from you on how you are enduring through these tough times. How are you being resilient. How are you RISEing up in difficult situations. Send us your story, record a video and share it with us, etc. Contact us through Facebook, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to Matt and Tiffany and we will share your store with others! #WHYIRISE
Parents for Parents Virtual 5K - This event continues as planned! Get out and support this virtual event and support Educate a Mother, a resource for single parents. We have ordered the medals for this but the production is significantly delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Current estimate is end of May and we will get these shipped out as soon as we get them.
RISE - May 9, 2020 - This event is being postponed to a later date TBD.
Unity - June 6, 2020 - This event is currently moving forward as scheduled. With so many things shut down right now, it has delayed us from finalizing the start/end point. We will continue to work through the hurdles on this and keep everyone posted.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life - June 12, 2020 - We do not host this event but will continue to support it if it goes on as scheduled.
7th Annual #EndNF with Travis Classic Charity Golf Tournament - June 27, 2020 - We do not host this event but will continue to support it if it goes on as scheduled.
Warriors 4 Warriors 5K - August 15, 2020 - In order to put on this event in person, we rely on sponsorships. With so many people and businesses experiencing severe economic hardships right now and for the foreseeable future, we cannot in good faith ask businesses for anything at this time. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to move this to a 100% virtual event this year. We wanted to continue to support Team RWB this year and did not want to cancel this altogether.
RISE - August 15, 2020 - This event is currently moving forward as scheduled with location TBD.
FEAR - October 2-3, 2020 - This event is currently moving forward as scheduled.
Flag 2 Flag and Ruckmas - Decision will be made at a later date as to whether we can host these again or not.
Pride Month and Walk 4 Hope Virtual 5Ks - We will not be hosting these events in 2020.
Over the next several days, we will be updating our website, eventbrite and social media channels with these changes and reaching out to those that have already registered for these events. We have been impacted heavily by the current situation with our regular day to day jobs. Thank you for being patient with us through these difficult times. We know how much these events mean to you and we want to keep hosting them so we can continue to make a difference in the community.
Thank you again and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you have.
Matt and Tiffany