SavageRace Coronavirus/COVID-19 – How will this affect my event?

— March 16, 2020 Update —

The CDC issued new guidance for mass gathering organizers yesterday, as conditions surrounding COVID-19 rapidly worsen. The CDC’s new guidance dated 3/15/20 states that for the next 8 weeks, event organizers throughout the United States should cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more. In accordance with these guidelines we have postponed our Maryland Spring 2020 event, originally scheduled for May 2nd.

If you were signed up for Florida Spring 2020, Georgia Spring 2020, or Maryland Spring 2020, you will automatically be transferred to the fall 2020 event at the same location. If this new date does not work for you, please contact us and we will transfer you to any other event this year or next year with no transfer fee.

If you were signed up for Central Texas 2020, you will automatically be transferred to the Dallas 2020 event. If this new date does not work for you, contact us to move to any other event this year or next year with no transfer fee, including the Central Texas 2021 event.

In summary, if you signed up for…

Florida Spring 2020, your new date is November 14th or 15th, 2020.
Georgia Spring 2020, your new date is September 26th, 2020.
Central Texas 2020, your new date is October 10th, 2020 (Dallas, TX event).
Maryland Spring 2020, your new date is September 12th, 2020.

We understand that these new dates or locations might not be ideal for everyone, especially those signed up for our Central Texas event being transferred to Dallas, TX. We are doing everything we can to provide the most value for our customers at this time. Please contact us if you would like to transfer to any other event, including any event in 2021 that is presently unscheduled.

Please note that it will take us a little bit of time to formally make these transfers in our ticketing platform. We wanted to get this information to you today, but it will take a little bit longer for the transfers to go through.

This page is the official source of Savage Race news. We will be posting a COVID-19 specific section to our FAQ later this week. Join our Savage Syndicate facebook group for community updates and commentary.

-Sam @ Savage HQ


— March 12, 2020 Update —


It’s with a heavy heart that we made the difficult decision to postpone our next three events due to the novel coronavirus.

Here is a video statement from our CEO/Co-Founder Sam Abbitt.

The following events have been postponed

Florida Spring originally scheduled for 3/14 & 3/15/20
Georgia Spring originally scheduled for 3/28/20
Central Texas originally scheduled for 4/11/20

More details and updates will be posted to this page as we have them.

We define ourselves during the hardest of times. Thank you for supporting Savage Race through the thick and thin.

Joe Rogan’s interview with Michael Osterholm, internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology, weighed heavily on our decision. In addition to my video below, please watch this and share:


— March 6, 2020 Update —

In response to the novel coronavirus, Savage Race HQ staff has prepared the following response plan for its upcoming Savage Race Florida event, to be held in Dade City on March 14th and 15th. Savage Race has not canceled or postponed any events, but we are taking the following precautionary measures:

    • We have increased the flexibility for participants who wish to stay at home and transfer to a future event. All transfer fees for same-person transfers to any future event in 2020 or 2021 are waived until further notice.
    • We have increased quantities of hand sanitizer stations and hand wash sinks available at registration areas, food vending areas, start line, and finish line.
    • Participants are requested to bring their own personal supply of hand sanitizer with them to the event, if they can.
    • The festival and start line area footprints will be widened to decrease crowd density.
    • Wave starts are spread out throughout the day to decrease crowd density. The ranch is an approximately 1,700-acre outdoor ranch, so there is plenty of room to spread out. This measure increases the ability for individuals to maintain a distance from others.
    • All participants and spectators are advised to practice everyday preventive actions
      • Stay home when you are sick (transfer to future event at no cost to you)
      • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
      • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
      • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands