RACE UPDATE

May 4, 2020

Hi all,

 

As a small event company (just the two of us) with a big race, the Rock Tahoe Half Marathon is a huge part of our lives and our livelihood. We have been hoping for the best and desperately wanted Rock Tahoe 2020 to help lift spirits and get our community running again (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun :). 

 

After discussions with our local authorities and in compliance with state and federal guidelines, we are moving the 2020 Rock Tahoe Half Marathon to a virtual race. While we are deeply disappointed to not be all together on race day, we agree that the safety of our Rock Tahoe community (runners, volunteers, healthcare partners, community partners, and community at large) is always the number one priority. 

 

 

Introducing The 2020 Socially Distanced Rock Tahoe Half Marathon. 

You’ve all worked hard for the last year prepping for Rock Tahoe so we’re still going to get together virtually to run and celebrate! Here’s how it works:

  • Track your 13.1 mile race on the app of your choice between Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, June 21, 2020. 

  • Upload your results to our official results page

  • We will mail you your: Medal, Finisher’s Race Shirt, and Personalized Commemorative Bib. 

  • We will also have some awesome prizes racers can win! 

  • More information will be emailed to you later this week.

 

Hard Rock Room Discounts

  • Keep your reservation for the weekend of June 19-21, 2020 at a significant discount!

  • Rates as low as $90/night for that Friday & Saturday.

  • This is an exclusive offer for our runners with existing reservations. 

  • Please contact Hard Rock directly for more information or to adjust your reservation by completing the form here.

 

Rock Tahoe 2021 Race Credit

  • All registered participants are receiving up to 70% credit to register for Rock Tahoe 2021.

  • Later today, you will receive a separate email with a code to register for only $37 for the Rock Tahoe Half Marathon on Saturday, June 19, 2021. 

  • Due to many expenses that were already paid toward putting on the event this year, we are not able to offer a 100% deferral credit. 

  • The code will be unique to each participant and valid for one registration during our early bird registration period between now and July 1, 2020. 

  • We are also making this discounted registration fee refundable, no questions asked, up until December 31, 2020. Past that date, our standard refund policy will apply.

 

Why is the 2020 registration non-refundable?

We work on organizing the race for a full year and many of our expenses are all paid for well in advance of the race such as medals, shirts, marketing, etc. As a reminder, our Race Waiver outlines our refund policy and is agreed to at the time of registration. A PDF copy can be viewed here

 

However, if you purchased Mail My Bib for 2020, you will be receiving a refund of $25. Those refunds have started processing today, and you should see them appear on your card within 7-10 business days.

 

 

Athletes United Option

Athletes United is our nonprofit partner dedicated to supporting healthy youth activities in the South Lake Tahoe community. They organize our volunteers and make sizable contributions to all the amazing organizations who make the event as fun and successful as it is. 

  • You may gift your registration fee to Athletes United as a tax-deductible donation. Please visit our FAQs for information on how to make this selection.

  • We are committed to our partnership with Athletes United and will continue our support of the amazing organizations which host our aid stations each year. These kids need our support now more than ever. 

  • You can learn more about Athletes United here.

 

While this has been a tough decision, we are excited to celebrate a Virtual Rock Tahoe experience with everyone over the next several weeks. If you have additional questions, please visit our FAQs. If you need to email us, please allow extra time for us to respond. 

 

We are stronger together by running apart this year, and we will all be back together soon. 

 

 

Jess & Jason

 

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