The health and safety of our guests, volunteers, staff and animals is of the utmost importance, so we've been closely monitoring reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the State of North Carolina, and the City of Greensboro.
Based upon the information we have at this time, we've made the difficult decision to postpone the Tuxedo Trot 5K and Kids' Fun Run that was originally planned for April 25.
We are working with all stakeholders of the race to provide options for those of you who have already registered. As the COVID-19 crisis is still rapidly evolving, some of these options are not finalized.
1. Our team is exploring the possibility of a new date for later in 2020. We know that the number of events already postponed will make rescheduling difficult, but we will nonetheless make every effort to reschedule if we can.
2. We are exploring a virtual option for those who have already registered. This would give you the chance to run on your own and pick up your race bib, medal and shirt from the Greensboro Science Center. We are holding off on ordering race swag items until we see what can be done about a possible new date and learn more about production possibilities from our vendors who are also impacted by this crisis.
3. We plan to provide an option for you to defer your registration until next year. At this time, that date has not been determined.
4. This race provides critical support each year for SANCCOB in their fight to save African penguins from extinction. At a time when human health and safety is threatened, raising money for these charismatic birds may seem less important. However, as a non-profit, SANCCOB relies on funding from sources such as the Tuxedo Trot.
In the event that one of the options above does not work for you, we hope that you will consider your registration fee to be a donation to SANCCOB.
If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to email us at email@example.com.
We will reach out to everyone soon to share finalized options and will work with you on a resolution that best suits your needs.
We appreciate your understanding and hope you stay safe and well during these uncertain times.
The Tuxedo Trot Team