Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 7:00 AM

Desert RATS Classic

18 Road Trailhead

Fruita, CO 100K Mtn Bike, 50K Mtn Bike

This Event Took Place Sat. May 11, 2019

Cancelled Event

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Race Cancellation


Due to escalating conditions surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, we will with a heavy heart be cancelling all three of our 2020 Desert RATS races; Desert RATS Trail Running Festival, 18 Road races (Rabbit Valley Half and Classic mountain bike race) and the Desert RATS stage race (we will be contacting all stage racers separate from this).

I can’t express how disappointed we are to have to do this. I’m sorry to wait so long for the cancellation on the Trail Running Festival be we have spent hours assessing, reassessing and modifying as the rapidly changing events unfold. I can list all the reasons we need to cancel including permits, volunteer help and social responsibility and the bottom line is that we need to accept that it is not a possibility this year.

While we know that you would all love to run the race, we have worked hard to give you some options that we feel are reasonable and fair. Many of our costs have already been laid out and we not only want to be able to continue this event but keep the businesses that we work with alive. These are difficult times for everyone and we ask that you keep that in mind as you look at your options.

1. Move 100% of your entry to our Mountain RATS race in Eagle, CO in September. This will save you deferment and processing fees and enter you in our first race back. We will have a 50K, marathon, half marathon and 50K mtb with a fun packet pickup party, racer party Saturday night and Eagle is an incredible community with amazing trails.

-Email us for a code and include all emails of individuals wanting a Mountain RATS entry @ reid_delman@geminiadventures.com

2. We will forego our no refund policy wtihin a month of the event and keep available our generous early season refund policy where you can receive 85% deferment credit that you can use for any of our upcoming races.

-Go to your Ultrasignup account (or confirmation email), click on the “Edit Order” link and it will walk you through the steps.

3. Donate your entire 2020 entry fee. We hope you understand about sunk costs in races and how it affects small businesses. We work with almost 100% local vendors and we would like to make sure that everyone receives their fees and makes it to next season.

-No action required

We ask that you act upon your decision by the end of the month. Any unclaimed entries will be assumed to fall into the #3 category. Again, we are so sorry to have to cancel. The spring trail season is the highlight of the year for us and we know that it is for you too. Best of luck to everyone and we hope you're getting out there, safely and responsibly, wherever you are.

Original Refund Policy:
30 Days or more prior to the Event: 85% credit of registration fee (excluding UltraSignup fees).
Less than 30 days prior to the Event: No refunds or credit given.
Credits may be applied to any future Gemini Adventures race and will be valid for 12 months.
Registered runners may also switch between distances. No refunds or credit will be given for dropping down in distance. If stepping up in distance, the added current pricing of the longer distance will be charged (excluding Ultrasignup fees).
To request credits, log in to your UltraSignup account, and go to Registration History. Select Edit for the event, and scroll to the bottom of the page where Cancel Registration is linked. Follow the prompts.

Description

New Location and New Course!

The 2020 race will be a single 50K loop at 18 Road. Race on the beautiful flowy singletrack and dirt roads at 18 Road.
This single loop course combines the Edge Loop and Sarlacc Trails to bring you some difficult climbs, fast descents, dirt roads, flowy singletrack and maybe some hike-a-bike. This fun 50K course is an early season test of stamina and gives a reason to train through the winter. With the combination of many short ups and downs and a couple climbs up the mesa, this event will definitely test your fitness.

This event is challenging and should not be taken lightly. While it is not designed for the casual rider, you can finish with focused and adequate training. The 50K race will have three well stocked aid stations along the course. 50K racers will have five hours to complete the course.

Race Pricing:
50K:
$65 thru Jan 1
$75 Jan 2-Apr 1
$85 Apr 2-May 11
$95 Race Day
Entry fees include: on course support, place winner awards, shirts (or other race memento), aid station goodies, a finisher’s memento and post-race refreshments.

Refund Policy:
30 Days or more prior to the Event: 85% credit of registration fee (excluding UltraSignup fees).
Less than 30 days prior to the Event: No refunds or credit given.
Credits may be applied to any future Gemini Adventures race and will be valid for 12 months.
Registered runners may also switch between distances. No refunds or credit will be given for dropping down in distance. If stepping up in distance, the added current pricing of the longer distance will be charged (excluding Ultrasignup fees).
To request credits, log in to your UltraSignup account, and go to Registration History. Select Edit for the event, and scroll to the bottom of the page where Cancel Registration is linked. Follow the prompts.

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