After consulting with municipal leaders, sponsors and public health officials, we have made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 Peninsula Century Fall Challenge scheduled for Sept. 19.
“As much as we would love to host our riders and runners this September, it does not justify the risk to public health during the pandemic,” Pacers co-owner David Eliot said. “At a time when so many of us are making great sacrifices to keep our neighbors safe, we do not believe that it would be prudent for us to move forward with these events.”
Those who have already signed up for the events may defer their entry to 2021. Please log in to your Race Roster account and visit the store to select which ride you would like to participate in next year: the Peninsula Century Spring Classic or Peninsula Century Fall Challenge. Contact Jordan Burress at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
To put on the event we partner with many different municipalities to use their facilities, many of which have been closed through October because of the pandemic. Businesses and municipalities throughout Door County have exercised great caution to keep residents and visitors safe during the pandemic, and our Peninsula Pacers organization will do the same.
“We’re unable at this time to put on an event that even resembles what we are accustomed to doing, so it makes sense for us to hold off on this year’s ride,” Pacers co-owner Brian Fitzgerald said.
He also lamented the impact the cancellations will have on partner nonprofits.
“Many of our volunteers come from nonprofits that rely on these events as major fundraising opportunities,” he said. “We encourage our participants to donate or volunteer with these organizations.”