DID YOU KNOW THAT IN CALIFORNIA....
Event closures have had devastating effects on the tourism and hospitality industry, local jobs, and the physical and mental health of the participants. In addition these events usually raise about $70 MILLION a YEAR for charity and the ripple effect of event shutdowns will be felt for a long time and in many ways. Sadly, some of the charities and races we love may never return.
Most races are organized by mom-and-pop shops or non-profits. The race directors who usually sweat over permits,
course design, volunteer recruitment, tshirt and medal orders, charity partnerships, and buying enough bananas are currently working hard to keep their events alive, while developing plans to safely return to the roads and trails. But they can't do that without the support of state and local leadership and YOU!
STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO HELP RACES MAKE A COMEBACK!