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Hey Vines runners,
Thank you all for your patience and understanding in these uncertain times. We were hopeful that we would be raising a glass with you this summer at Running Between the Vines. However, to keep their staff and patrons safe Sandhill Crane Vineyards will not be hosting large events on their property for the 2020 summer season. We are so bummed to miss spending the day with you but we respect their decision.
All entries, unless changed to virtual, will be rolled over to the 2021 event, which will take place on August 14, 2021. To participate next summer, no action is required on your part; we will manually enter you when registration opens next year and you will receive a confirmation e-mail then. We will waive any change of distance transfer fees for deferred participants if you choose a different distance next summer.
If you still want your swag for this year, we will be offering a virtual option. For the virtual option we will be shipping race shirts and medals out in late August. If you are registered for the Cellar Slam and choose the virtual option you will receive a $10 coupon code towards Between the Vines 2021. If you are registered for the Half Marathon and choose the virtual option you will receive a $20 coupon code towards Between the Vines 2021. If you choose the virtual option and had food or wine add-ons, you can choose to donate these back to Sandhill or request that amount be added on to your coupon for next year.
You have a 4th option... To donate your entry and food/wine add-ons to RF Events and Sandhill Crane Vineyards to help us keep the lights on as we work to shuffle ahead and survive, so we can be here for the future and create quality events that let you meet your goals and put your hard training to use. Your entry fee would go back to RF Events, and any additional sandwich or wine purchases you made would go back to Sandhill Crane Vineyards.
If you do not want your entry to defer to 2021, you can make the appropriate changes to your registration HERE. Changes must be made by July 1st, 2020!
If you would still like to be eligible for the Thirsty 3 medal you will now have to complete Hightail to Ale and Vines virtually. Going forward we will do EVERYTHING in our power to see you on site at the Scrumpy Skedaddle!
We are trying to make the best of this situation and hope you understand. We will party again one day!
Stay safe out there,
The Thirsty 3 Crew
Why can't you postpone? - To date, we have canceled or postponed 10 events. With the cancelation of events for the summer of 2020 and mounting uncertainty of gathering size rules we would not feel comfortable trying to find a new date. We do hope to host some smaller pop-up events at Sandhill Crane Vineyards when the government will allow small gatherings so look out for those!
Why can't you offer a full refund? - We know what a delicate subject money is at this time, and we are attempting to be as transparent as possible in regards to why we are unable to offer a refund. A large majority of the planning and man hours go into the event well before race day; we spend a large portion of the projected income in setting up the event prior to registration opening, When our world was turned upside down from COVID-19, entry money came to a standstill. We are unable to provide a refund because the money is simply not there.
What if I was registered for the series, will I still be a series finisher if I participate virtually? - Yup!
If you would like to discuss this with us further we are here for you and available to talk at email@example.com.
Imagine a moment in life when all of your favorite things come together as one...friends, running, a beautiful course and a finish in the vineyards that includes, music, cheese and chocolate paired perfectly with … wine. Imagine no more!
A perfect race to enjoy with your wine and nature loving running friends!
We can’t wait to RUN and RAISE a glass with YOU!
Running Between the Vines is the second stop for the not so serious, Thirsty 3 Event Series. The Thirsty 3 is a running tour to 3 of Michigan's finest locally made beer, wine and hard cider properties. Make sure to come and visit us at Hightail to Ale 5K May in Detroit and Scrumpy Skedaddle 5K/10K/Cider Slam October in Flushing. Custom finisher award for those of you who join us for all 3! Click HERE for more info!