Photo above: Amy Byard and her daughter Avery and son Cooper participating in the 2020 Hagerstown Duathlon
By Laura Oates | Racine MultiSports | February 9, 2021
With COVID-19 still looming in 2021, many are wondering if LIVE “In-Person” racing will go forward this year. Athletes are nervous to sign up for a race, unsure if the event will end up getting canceled, causing them to lose their money or be forced to do another option decided on by race management. Racine MultiSports has a plan for 2021, including their “No Risk Registration”, that will put all those fears to rest.
Racine MultiSports’ “No Risk Registration” promises that if they have to cancel any of their 2021 events due to COVID-19, they will refund 100% of the race fee, or allow participants to defer to a later race, whichever is the participant’s preference. This was successfully offered in 2020 which built trust and confidence with race participants.
Racine MultiSports was one of the few race management companies that successfully pulled off LIVE “In-Person” racing in 2020, in the height of the COVD-19 pandemic. They are coming into 2021 with experience under their belt.
Courtney Smith, a triathlete and a member of Team Triumph, shared her experiences with racing with Racine MultiSports in 2020. “Racine did an incredible job pulling off in-person races, at a time that many races had been canceled or deferred. I think I speak for many athletes in saying, we all missed racing so much, as it is a huge part of our lives. Participating in both the Fort Ritchie SUPER Fest Sprint Triathlon and Hagerstown Duathlon were such bright spots during a tough year for me. Both events were well-organized, put health and safety first, and were well executed. From staggered athlete check-ins, to timed starts, I felt completely safe as an athlete. I give kudos to the entire Racine team, as they hosted races that obviously required enhanced logistics and presented a unique set of challenges. The best part? We got to race in a safe environment and had a blast.”