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Discussion: Canceled for May 2-3, possible reschedule for Fall

in: CANCELLED/POSTPONED - North American Rogaining Championships (May 2–3 - Ashford, WA, US)

Mar 18, 2020 9:46 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Based on current CDC guidelines, which include: no gatherings of 50+ through May 10, we're going to have to cancel this event as originally scheduled for May 2-3, 2020.

We're considering rescheduling for Halloween weekend: Sat, Oct 31 & Sun, Nov 1, 2020. If you're wondering, that'll have 10 hours of sunlight, an additional 1 hour of twilight, and a 100% full moon.

We're also considering moving back to our original, preferred location of the channeled scablands near Sprague, WA. If you're wondering, average temperatures in Sprague for this date are 49F / 33F (compared to 47F / 31F in Ashford, WA). Average daily precip is 0.06" in Sprague (compared to 0.35" in Ashford).

Keep in mind that these decisions are currently very tentative, and we won't be able to confirm for several weeks. We need some time to communicate with permitting agencies, as well as monitor how the pandemic spreads and how event guidelines change. Mergeo originally scheduled 47 event days of trail runs and navigation events for 2020, so depending on what other events of ours get canceled, those may get precedence for open fall weekends.
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