I am sure all of you that have registered have recieved the email from Running Fit. This year’s event has been cancelled. Please read through the options they have provided you before making your decision. Mr.Tapp
|Martian Invasion of Races 2020 firstname.lastname@example.org via rfevents.ccsend.com||Jun 9, 2020, 4:49 PM (16 hours ago)|
|Having trouble viewing this email? Click here|
Hello faithful Martians,
We come to you today with a heavy heart, feelings of defeat and our apologies. We had anticipated an event date of July 25th would be a possibility but at this time the mounting roadblocks have reached their peak. The Martian Invasion of Races passes through multiple locations, and while we had re-adjusted to deal with some of those re-locations, we continue to receive “no-go” orders that make the event impossible to put on in person on July 25th with the current number of participants. This has been an incredibly trying spring as an event company and we are so sorry that this will be affecting you as well. We know you’ve trained hard and were probably as hopeful about July as we were.
Here are your choices for what to do with your registration:
All entries will be automatically rolled over to the 2021 date of April 17, 2021, unless you would like to make any additional changes. If you allow your registration to roll over to 2021 this would include every add-on. If you simply want to participate next year, no action is required of you. If you decide to change distances in 2021 there will be no transfer fees.If you still want to be a part of the Martian Invasion of Races on your own time, you do have the choice to still participate virtually. If you choose to participate virtually you will receive your shirt, medal and add-ons in the mail in early August. We would invite you to a facebook event and send out a link for your results!If you do not want to participate in 2021, or virtually, your option will be to receive a 100% event credit. This credit will come to you in the form of a coupon code for the amount of your entry fee + any add-on fees, and the code will not expire for 2 years. This code can be used on ANY RF Event in those two years. Codes will be issued by July 2, 2020.Your final option is To donate your entry money back to RF Events to help us keep the lights on as we work to shuffle ahead and survive, so we can be here for the future and create quality events that let you meet your goals and put your hard training to use.If no action is taken on your part your entire entry will roll over to 2021. If you would like to participate virtually, receive a 100% event credit, or to donate your entry money you can make those changes HERE by July 1, 2020.
We are devastated we won’t be invading Dearborn with you this year,
Until we run again, Randy, Anna, Mandy, Trevor, Gary, Jodi, Carrie, Amy, Dan, Ted, Chris, Kim and all of the amazing Volunteer Ground Control who work tirelessly to make this magic happen.
Why can’t you postpone again? – To date, we have canceled or postponed 13 events. This event in particular has a mounting list of roadblocks. We are digging ourselves into a hole that will take us an extended amount of time to dig out of. At this point we have hit the wall and our options are limited.
Why can’t you offer a refund? – We know what a delicate subject money is at this time, and we are attempting to be as transparent as possible in regards to why we are unable to offer a refund. A large majority of the planning and man hours go into the event well before race day; we spend a large portion of the projected income in setting up the event prior to registration opening, When our world was turned upside down from COVID-19, entry money came to a standstill. We then spent an additional amount of time re-setting up the event for July, re-permitting, making more non-refundable despots… for a second time. We are unable to provide a refund because the money is simply not there. We understand your anger and we are willing to talk through this with you.
If you would like to discuss this with us further we are here for you and available to talk at email@example.com.