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