The 2020 pandemic got us. I tried everything I could to have an in-person event for you all, but at the last minute, our trail hosts, Montreat College, decided to disallow all events that are not college-related, due the still present threat of COVID-19 contamination.
While we did not make this decision, we don’t fault Montreat for making this tough decision. At the top of everyone’s list is safety and avoiding unnecessary risk. You all are our top priority.
We really want to see you folks, and next Thursday, we have an opportunity to see some of your in-person. If you are registered for the THROWING BONES TRAIL RACES, you can attend the SHAKEDOWN DINNER JAM at the White Horse in Black Mountain on Thursday night from 5:30-8:30 for 50% OFF!!
There will be dinner, live music and a Throwing Bones mask at each seat. We have a Go to the registration page at this link and use the discount code that will be sent in a separate email.
As mentioned in earlier emails, because of the course cancellation, you ALL are now Virtual Race participants. You don’t have to do anything to change your status. If you were planning to run the 10k race, you will now run the 10k Virtual. Likewise for the 5k.
WHEN DO I RUN?
You run ON Saturday, October 10 on any route (5k or 10k) that suits your fancy. Make it interesting! Hills? Flat? Scenic? Send us pics!!
HOW DO I REPORT?
Before you run, you will receive an email from ultrasignup.com with a link to record your time. Take a picture of your watch or screenshot of your smartphone, or however you’re recording your distance, and upload that at the same link that you record your time.
WHAT ABOUT MY SHIRT???
Don’t you worry, you are getting your shirts! If you are local, you can pickup your shirts from the safety of your car.
We have changed Race Shirt Pickup times.
We will have two times for Packet Pickup. Both will be held in the parking lot next to the White Horse in Black Mountain, NC. 105 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.
Thursday, October 8 Noon to 2:00pm.
Friday, October 9, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Loop through the parking lot, give your name, verify your size, and our volunteers will wear masks and gloves as they hand you your shirts.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER THROWING BONES GEAR?
Many of you have asked if there would be other items to purchase at the race. Since we will not be able to meet with you in-person, this year, you can order gear from throwing-bones.org/store and pickup your items then?
I LIVE OUT OF TOWN OR I CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE PICKUP TIMES. WHAT DO I DO?
If neither of the pickup times work for you, we can mail your shirt to you. This can be done through our donation portal at throwing-bones.org. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We want to see your pictures. Take pictures and upload them to Throwing Bones’ Facebook page, tag us on Instagram @throwingbones4cancer, or email them to us at email@example.com
We miss you all, and we’re sad that we were forced to end the race this way. We hope to see you all on the trails next year. Until then…
Keep moving forward.