Today didn't start sunny in Lawrence, but pies were made, supplies were ready, timing and volunteers were prepared. Your RDs were ready for weather and making sanitizer.
Unfortunately, around 5:30 pm today, we were contacted by Douglas County that all gatherings over 250 were prohibited due to COVID19. While it is possible that over the course of the day we might never see that number out at the river trails, the possibility is there.
With that said, the community we live in and our dedication as Trail Hawks to kindness to life and land, we made the hard choice to cancel the physical side of the Pi Day River Rotation Races. As the proud RD of this race, I (Caroline) am absolutely heartbroken. I was going to do this come hell or high water, I just can't fix or work around a pandemic. I know Megan, in her second year, was looking forward to seeing you on all the trails. I look forward to this every year, as I hope you do too.
Upside? We are offering the race virtually. We will get the details on that to you soon, but for now, we wanted to let you know so you can feel safe and make plans for your own self-isolation.
We hope to see you all next year. Maybe we'll double the pies.
Best, Caroline & Megan