I’m sorry to have to announce this, but the 2020 Alaska Endurance Trail Run is cancelled. Although Alaska’s COVID-19 curve seems to be flattening, we’re still deep in the pandemic, and I just don’t see a way to safely hold the AETR this year. On top of that, UAF currently has mandates in place until May 16 that would prevent it from occurring in anything close to resembling its current form. And it is quite possible (likely?) that those will be extended into June and beyond.
You have a couple of options:
- Defer until 2021, scheduled for June 4-5. This would protect you against any price increases (not that we’re planning any at this point).
- Get a full refund, excluding Ultrasignup fees.
AETR will absorb the relatively small expenses we’ve already had (we held off on the larger expenses, thankfully). But if you’d like to contribute toward those, we’d really appreciate it. As guidance, if everyone chipped in about 10% of your fee, it would cover those expenses. But please don’t feel obligated; I know times are tough right now for all of us.
If you’re registered, please let us know your choice as soon as you can. Please include your name as you registered and the email you used, to make sure I record your decision correctly! For refunds, please let me know how to refund the money. I can mail checks, or send it via PayPal or Venmo, as long as there is no fee. Please give me a little time to process everything!
Anyone I’ve not heard from by May 15th, I’ll put you down to defer to next year.
Huge thanks to everyone who provided feedback about this decision. I really really appreciate it.
Stay healthy and keep moving! See you next year.