Welcome Ultra Runners!
We’ve made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Indiana Trail 100.
As we’ve stated since May when we froze registration, the health and safety of everyone involved was our top priority and would guide our decision-making process. After many discussions with county and state health officials, all parties, including our medical committee, agreed that we couldn’t responsibly hold the event with so many unknowns.
We’ve done nothing but consider every variable of our mitigation plan over the past three months. Ultimately, we were unwilling to proceed with the risks this plan would have placed on the 1,000+ people attending the race - runners, volunteers, pacers, crew, first responders, ham radio operators, medical team, park officials, other park visitors, and the host community of Albion.
Further, and perhaps equally as important, our special event permit has been in jeopardy for some time. Based on our most recent conversation with state officials, we now believe with great confidence that our permit would have been revoked prior to race day by the same agencies that recommended cancellation. Coupled with our decision, there was no path forward and no need to wait any further to cancel.
All registered runners will receive a separate email soon via RunSignUp regarding your options.
We understand and share in your disappointment. We’ve anguished over this situation. But we know our runners will bounce back from this and be better for it. That’s how ultra runners respond. Like our runners, our committee and volunteers work hard every year to provide the best experience to everyone that attends or participates in our events. Next year, we’ll provide the experience that all of you deserve and have the big celebration at the finish line that we couldn’t have this year.
In the meantime, head out and get some trail therapy. It’s the best thing for your soul. Please know that we’ll work hard to keep the course clean for you and everyone else until we meet again in 2021.
Check out "Courage in the Heartland" a film by Charles Moman.
Thank you to all of our sponsors for the 2019 IT 100!