It is with great sadness that I am sending you this email. I am forced to postpone the Nanaimo Ultramarathon by one year; the race will now be on Sunday, 07/June/2015. I am truly sorry this comes less then 3 weeks until the event. I tried to delay it as long as possible. I have had events postponed and canceled on me before and I know what a bummer it can be. If you need help finding other events please don’t be afraid to ask; I have hundreds of race sites bookmarked.
The reason I have to postpone the race is because I was crushed by the speed of bureaucracy. What does that mean? Well, in order to host an event on Newcastle Island I am required to get approval from several different agencies and organizations. Despite starting this process last winter there was not enough time to get the necessary permits approved. Needless to say I will be starting the application process for next year this fall!
Newcastle Island really is an awesome place to spend a day running; which is why the race will be back next year. As well, I will still be there on Saturday the 7th but I will be going for a run not hosting a race. So you are more then welcome to join me at 10:15am for 3ish hour run.
I am also still committed growing endurance events in the Nanaimo area. I have heard that there may be more ultras coming to Nanaimo soon; so hopefully by this time next year I am not putting on Nanaimo’s first ultra just one of a many.
So where does this leave you the racer? You have two options:
1) I can mail you a full refund cheque.
2) You can defer your entry fee to next year.
Please let me know which option you prefer.
Again I am sorry for having to do this.