Greetings Legend Athletes,
We are beginning to sound like a broken record over here. We received notice from Sleepy Hollow State Park that they will not be raising the event size limit over 100 people (including staff and volunteers) for our August event. We do not feel we could put on the Legend at this size, with the required safety measures, without seriously compromising the integrity, value, (and fun) of this event. We will unfortunately be canceling The Legend 5M, 10M and Half Marathon for 2020. If you were a Serious Series participant, the series will now be a 2 race series. You will still receive your series swag if you complete Flirt and Trail.
With each event lost our hearts break a little more. We love to put on events and we're missing you all terribly. All registrations, unless changed, will be automatically deferred to the 2021 Legend event on August 7, 2021. If you do not plan to participate next year, you have a couple more options:
- The first is to receive a credit with RF Events for 100% of the price you paid on your race entry. This would come to you as a coupon code, would be good to use on ANY RF Event, and would not expire for 2 years following the issue date. Codes will be issued on August 3, 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 you would like to participate in 2021, no action is required of you at this time. If you would like your 100% event credit, or to donate your entry you can fill out this form by end of day July 31, 2020 . After July 31, 2020, we will consider all registrants deferred to 2021.
Why can't you postpone?- To date, we have canceled or postponed 17 events. 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 full 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 are unable to provide a full refund because the money is simply not there.
What if I was registered for the series, will I still be a series finisher if I do the other 2 events? - Yup!
The sad, defeated and lonely hard working Crew at RF Events who so look forward to working hard for you again someday.