We sincerely appreciate all the sponsors who have contributed to our event. As a Race Director and competitor, I know that athletes do support sponsors who help make athletic events possible. In addition, a very special thank you to our amazing VOLUNTEERS – without your assistance, events such as this could not take place.
Special Thanks To:
Sue Scott and Drew Bragg – Race Announcers
Eric Vanderkruk – A & W, Invermere
RCMP – Invermere
Kurt Reichel – Artist (Heart of the Rockies logo and maps)
KMZ Traffic Control
Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting
Alberta Triathlon Association
Mayor & Council, District of Invermere
Ministry of Transportation, Province of British Columbia
Platinum Racing’s top priority is the health and safety of staff, volunteers and athletes. Despite these troubling times, our team is still working hard to stage races for you in 2020.
Since November, 2019, we have solicited registration income totaling 35% of our typical budget. We have spent the entirety of those funds on overhead, salaries, advertising and deposits, all in anticipation of a successful 2020 season. At this time, our plan is as follows:
Events will be postponed to September and October if possible. We are working on re-booking our venues and will communicate dates as soon as possible. We expect to know more by mid-June.
We encourage you to participate in our series of SOLO CHALLENGES over your favorite race course to stay sharp until we race again. Our digital leader board will offer a benchmarks for community engagement.
If we are forced to limit gatherings to 250 people, we’ll cap the field or stage the event weekend in waves. We are working with the local authorities on social distancing protocols for endurance racing.
Event insurance isn’t available to organizers or our customers for pandemics or tornadoes or other Acts of God. That’s why we note this in your registration waiver. We don’t have a rainy day goodwill trust like the big marathons and this isn’t a hobby business, it’s our only business. We will communicate what, if anything, we can offer you in terms of deferrals when we have a better understanding what part of our season or our company can continue to next year. It would be a big victory for our team to offer races again in 2021.
Remember as endurance athletes we are well equipped to handle diversity. Stay positive, stay safe, stay active and get ready to celebrate your later this year!