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

— August 13th Update–

Status of upcoming events:

Illinois – August 13, 2020 – Completed
Pennsylvania – August 15, 2020 – Postponed to 8/14/21
Ohio – August 29, 2020 – Postponed to 6/5/21
Maryland – September 12, 2020 – On schedule
Georgia – September 26, 2020 – On schedule
Texas – October 10, 2020 – On schedule
Florida – November 14, 2020 – On schedule
Charlotte – December 5, 2020 – On schedule

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Watch this video to see how Savage Race safely produce its first event of 2020 in Spring Grove, Illinois.

— July 17th Update —

Ohio and Pennsylvania 2020 events have been postponed to 2021. Read the details here

Illinois 2020 is still planned to occur on July 25th, 2020 with safety modifications in place. Read the details here

We intend to host a participant Q&A live stream session on Wednesday, July 22nd to address questions related to the Illinois event. More details on this to follow early next week.

-July 14, 2020 Update-

We have been granted permission by the local officials in Spring Grove, IL to produce the Chicago 2020 Savage Race, and are proceeding with the preparations to host the event as scheduled. If there are any changes regarding the event schedule, the update(s) will be posted here on this update page, on our social media pages, and they will be sent via email to registered participants.

Out of an abundance of caution and in order to properly maintain physical distance and adhere to our stringent re-opening planthe event will not be open to spectators* and we will not be holding the SavageJR version of the event. (One adult spectator will be allowed into the event if they are accompanying a minor (13-17 y/o) who is participating in the full-length course. If you need to purchase a spectator pass, this can be done on race day for $20 at the information table.) Additional information regarding the SavageJR race and spectator passes has been sent to the emails used for these purchases. If you haven’t received the update, please be sure to check all of your email folders or contact us at savagerace.com/contact.

All adult waves, including the SavagePRO wave, the Savage Race waves, and the Savage Blitz waves, will be held with some modifications to wave size and frequency of wave releases. We will share an update on full-course (adult) race wave details soon.

 

— June 30th, 2020 Update —

Click here for the latest update, dated 6/30/2020

The following events are expected to occur in 2020:

Chicago 2020
Pennsylvania 2020
Ohio 2020
Maryland 2020
Georgia 2020
Texas 2020
Florida Fall 2020
Charlotte 2020


— May 29, 2020 Update —

Boston, MA 2020 Event Postponement Update

Due to coronavirus, Savage Race could not secure permit clearance from health department officials for our upcoming Barre, MA event. This event will become our seventh event of the year to be postponed.

We really wanted to make this event happen. We designed a comprehensive safety plan to increase social distancing, increase sanitization, and to mitigate potential safety issues related to covid, but Massachusetts authorities feel that it is still too early to allow an event like Savage Race to occur, despite the increased safety measures we were willing to implement. As a result, we are forced to postpone this event.

Anyone registered for Savage Race Boston 2020 is automatically transferred to the next Boston event date, at Carter & Stevens Farm, on July 10th, 2021. There will be no fees associated with your transfer. There is no action required by you to transfer to the new date. If your new event date does not work for you, please contact us ([email protected]) and we will transfer you to any other event this year or next year with no transfer fee. We will be very flexible with our transfers for these impacted events, but we cannot give refunds for postponed events. Why we can’t give refunds.

Thank you for your continual support and compassion towards our organization during these trying times.

Also, go check out our Savage Anywhere challenge to have fun and stay fit during the lock down!

You can always find the latest updates for how coronavirus has impacted our 2020 schedule by visiting our update center.

Sincerely,

Sam Abbitt

Current Status of all events postponed due to Covid-19:
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.
Charlotte 2020, your new date is December 5th, 2020.
Ohio 2020, your new date is August 29th, 2020.
Boston 2020, your new date is July 10th, 2021.

 

— April 17, 2020 Update —

Due to the impact of Covid-19, we made the decision to postpone our next two events, Charlotte and Ohio, until later in 2020. Anyone registered for these two events are automatically transferred to a new event date, at no cost to you. There is no action required by you to transfer to the new dates. The new date for Charlotte is December 5th, 2020. The new date for Ohio is August 29th, 2020. If your new event 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. We will be very flexible with our transfers for these impacted events, but we cannot give refunds. Why we can’t give refunds.

Thank you for your continual support and compassion towards our organization during these trying times.

Sincerely,

Sam Abbitt
Savage Race Co-Founder & Owner

Current Status of all events postponed due to Covid-19:
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.
Charlotte 2020, your new date is December 5th, 2020.
Ohio 2020, your new date is August 29th, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the situation. All official updates from Savage Race will be posted here first.

The complete list of official dates and locations can be found here.

If you still have any questions left unanswered, please contact us here.

 

 

— 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 —

Savages,

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: https://youtu.be/E3URhJx0NSw

 

— 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

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