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2020 RLT Relays and Convid-19 - Updated May 14th

I’ve been struggling for a couple of weeks on how to share this. I finally realized I just need to come out and say it.

Based on my concern for the health and safety of the relay participants, volunteers, and my relay weekend staff, I’ve made the decision to not delay any longer and to let you know the Wild West Relay and Flaming Foliage Relay will not happen in 2020. Based on the current conditions in Colorado, the incompetent response of the Federal Government, and, in my opinion, that the stay at home restrictions in Colorado are being lifted too early, I don’t see how it will be safe for people to be in close contact jammed in vans and around runner exchanges in two and a half months.

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From EndCoronaVirus.org

I am working on the logistics for having WWR and FFR virtual relays that I will share with you soon. Your team is automatically entered in the virtual relays. I have very nice 2020 WWR and FFR finisher medals for runners to earn.

2020 Medals

Just a reminder, this is the first year of the four year series of the Flaming Foliage Relay medals.

FFR medals

All 2020 teams are also confirmed for 2021. I’m still working on the amount of the registration fee I can credited to 2021. As a very small company, there is overhead and other fees that have been and will need to be paid. Fortunately, the only major expenses I’ve had for this year's relays are the finisher medals and permit application fees. I have not heard back from all the agencies yet, but most are willing to either refund or credit those application fees to 2021.

Information for others to join the virtual relays will be forthcoming soon.

I will appreciate your understanding as we battle through all this together.

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2020 Finisher Medal Designs

We're excited with the designs for our 2020 finisher medals for the Wild West Relay and Flaming Foliage Relay.

The Wild West Relay medal is again based on an Old West theme. Last year it was a sheriff's badge; this year it's a horseshoe. The color will not be what is in the design art below; the different shades of grey were used to show areas that would be raised or recessed. The medals will be about four inches tall. The "ribbon" will be a rawhide string to give it even more of an old west vibe.

2020 wwr medal art

We're really excited about the Flaming Foliage Relay medals. 2020 will be the first in a series of medals for the next four years. Each year will be of a different leaf of a tree common in the Rockies in it's autumn colors: Maple, Aspen, Oak, and Alder. After four years when the collection is complete, the Colorado state logo will be visible in the center. Plus, in 2023, if I understood the manufacturer correctly, a metal ring with screws will come with each medal so all four medals can be attached together. Each medal will be about four inches tall, so it will make for an impressive and unique display.

FFR Leaf Medal art

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Grab your friends and dress up for this adult sleepover (that also happens to be a 200-mile race)

The Wild West Relay and the Flaming Foliage Relay were featured in an article by Denver Post columnist John Meyer: Grab your friends and dress up for this adult sleepover (that also happens to be a 200-mile race)

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Must Do Road Races in Colorado in 2018

The Wild West Relay and the Flaming Foliage Relay were listed in the 17 must-do races in Colorado in 2018.

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