Hello Nimble Bear family,
On behalf of the entire PACE team, we want to thank you for all the unwavering support and patience as we all move through this uncertain time. There is no higher priority for us than the health and safety of everyone involved and that community is at the very heart of the PACE Trail Series.
Based on the uncertainties around COVID-19, in conjunction with BC recommendations regarding public gatherings, we have made the heart-breaking decision to POSTPONE the April 25, 2020, Nimble Bear. Please understand that this decision did not come lightly. Having said that, we have done our best to keep informed and feel assured this is the right thing to do. We realize that there will be mixed emotions around this decision. We appreciate that you have invested months into your training, some or all of your annual race budget, and that some have invested into travel commitments such as flights and accommodations. We are trying to maintain a strong sense of community and not just looking at this as a postponement, but creating a community piece that we hope will support, encourage and help keep spirits (and training focus) high as we move through these tough and unprecedented times.
We have started the planning process for a replacement date but this is contingent on several factors including new permitting approvals. We are targeting the fall of 2020 and will keep you up-to-date as we learn more. For anyone wondering about the May 30, 2020, Wildhorse Traverse, we are working on a contingency plan in the event changes are required and will update accordingly.
In the following week, we will send an email to all the racers with more information regarding your registration, deferrals etc. There are a lot of moving parts and we are working hard to pull everything together, so please refrain from sending any emails until all the information is received.
Bringing people together on the trails, making new friends, giving hugs, high-fives, eating homemade apple pie, strawberry jam and celebrating all the hard work and camaraderie are just some of the things we hold dear to our hearts and why we created this race series. While the upcoming weeks and months are likely to be uncertain, we are committed to making this experience as positive as we can for everyone. It’s our goal to embrace this change and proceed with the same level of compassion, positivity and hard work that we put into all of our events.
Nothing would make us happier than to see you at the new race date and for the opportunity to gather and celebrate together.
Smiles and much love,
PACE Trail Series Race Director