COVID-19 Update - November 20, 2020
Hello runners, we just want to give you a heads up about where the Duluth Winter Trailrunning Series is at with our Winter 2020-21 race planning. We have just postponed our Chester Rim 5K from December 19 to January 23, 2021. With the current order to suspend activities due to the pandemic, all races are also suspended until December 18. Whether that order will be extended left too much uncertainty for our December 19 race. We are still working out the format for our race series this winter and are working with the City of Duluth on the permitting process. We are considering a "pop up" format for the Winter Series races this winter which would provide a marked course for an extended period of time (from a full day to perhaps a full weekend) for runners to "pop in" run the race and then record their times. This process is still being worked out with the City and no approval has yet been granted for this format or our series. We will only go forward if we believe we can host these events safely and responsibly. At present, the COVID situation is dire and we need to do all we can to help slow the spread. Thus we'll be postponing our first race and re-evaluating the way forward. While we believe our proposed format would be extremely safe, we need to be sure and we need approval from the City. Also, our proposed format would not allow us to run the Wild Winter Wipeout at Spirit Mountain, so that race has been canceled for this winter. Please stay tuned and we will try to keep you updated at we receive more information.