Covid-19 events update

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In the light of the extensive changes in the event space brought about by Covid-19, and the uncertainties around pandemic-related government interventions that may be in place over the coming months, we have made the following decisions related to our upcoming events.

North Range Trio

While we don’t yet know what the situation will be in three month’s time, we’re assuming even if there are no limits on group gatherings, social distancing and increased hygiene levels will still be required, implying additional buses, extra toilets, cleaning staff and more. This will be financially and practically infeasible. Also, we will likely not be able to have aid stations or provide a memorable finish line experience. For these reasons, we are cancelling the 2020 running of the Trio.

We plan to be back with a bang on Saturday 28 August 2021 for what will be the fifth running of this event – save the date!

Manawatu Moonlight Madness series

The Moonlight Madness night series, that was due to run over the July school holidays, has been cancelled for 2020. We will confirm dates for the 2021 event soon.

Santoft Forest and Beach

After careful deliberation the Santoft event organising committee has made the call to cancel the Forest and Beach for 2020.

Recent developments have shown that the Covid-19 risk is still very real, and it is a timely reminder that things can turn quickly, especially with most of winter still ahead.

We will confirm and share the details of the 2021 event as soon as possible.

Taihape Gumboot Gallop

We were, in hindsight, very lucky to have still been able to stage the Gumboot Gallop before the Covid-19 pandemic, and we hope most who were there would have fond memories of it as their last pre-lockdown event.

We aim to be back bigger and better in 2021 – mark the event date of Saturday, 27 March 2021 in your diaries.

The decision to cancel the 2020 North Range Trio and Manawatu Moonlight Madness series has not been taken lightly, but given the implicit health risks, as well as the likelihood of Covid-19 related event cancellations, we believe that this is the most responsible course of action to take at this time.

Be kind. Stay safe.