We are excited to announce updates for the 2020 Harvest Moon Hustle, our plans to hold as safe of an event as possible, and communicate athlete responsibilities as we return to in-person racing.
Race Date & Location
Race Day is Friday, September 11, 2020
We’ve created a slightly altered course for the 2020 Harvest Moon Hustle to accommodate social distancing that starts and ends in Elmwood, Nebraska. The new 10K course will not be certified for 2020 and will take in the county roads and rail trails of Cass County. We’re excited to see you on race day!
For 2020, we will be implementing a wave start. Each runner will be assigned a wave in their pre-race email and can also be found via bib-lookup. Runners may not move up a wave under any circumstance, however, a runner may move back a wave if they would like to run with another participant. Be sure to log-in to your registration account to provide us with your “average pace per mile” to aid in wave assignments by the August 14th deadline.
Manage Your Registration (Update Your Event + Distance)
We need all athletes that registered prior to July 1 to log-in to their Red Podium registration account to update their registration. We need this to be done to collect average pace per mile times to help us assign athletes to waves. At this time, you will also be able to lock-in your event (in-person or virtual). BRIN Blackout runners will also be able to edit their Cornfield Cornfield registration at the same time. Thanks in advance for helping us with this additional step by the August 14th deadline.
In addition to the in-person race, Harvest Moon Hustle also offers a virtual race option for those who are unable or choose not to run in-person.
Some athletes that originally registered for the in-person event may wish to transfer to the virtual event. This can be done right up until 11:59 PM on race day for the in-person event. Registered in-person event athletes can transfer to the virtual event by following the instructions on the Manage Your Registration page.
Run Safe Commitment and Athlete Responsibilities
We couldn’t be more excited to return to in-person racing and can’t wait to see you on race day. Much like restaurants, grocery stores, barber shops and other spaces where people gather, Pink Gorilla Events races are going to look a little different for the near future.
For this reason we’ve developed the Pink Gorilla Run Safe Commitment to explain what to expect on race day and what we are doing to keep the events as safe as possible.
In addition, we have developed a list of Athlete Responsibilities so you can be as prepared as possible for race day.
When and where will the race be held?
Race day for the 2020 Harvest Moon Hustle is now set for Friday September, 11th at the city park in Elmwood, Nebraska. For a complete schedule of events, click here.
When will wave assignments be made?
We anticipate sending out wave assignments in runner communication emails 3 weeks prior to race day.
Wave assignments will also be able to be found via bib-lookup. Runners may not move up a wave under any circumstance, however, a runner may move back a wave if they would like to run with another participant. Be sure to log-in to your registration account to provide us with your “average pace per mile” to aid in wave assignments by the August 14th deadline.
How do I submit my “average pace per mile time” to help with wave assignment?
Follow the instructions here to submit your “average pace per mile time”?
How do I transfer to the virtual event?
Follow the instructions here to transfer to the virtual event?
How do I pick up my packet?
What about going for the BRIN BLACKOUT medal?
For 2020, participating in the in-person or virtual 10K race will count towards earning your BRIN BLACKOUT medal. Note that earning your BRIN BLACKOUT medal requires that you cross the in-person or virtual 10K finish line at the Leprechaun Chase, Cornfield Cornfield, and Harvest Moon Hustle. Learn more by visiting the BRIN BLACKOUT website
Can I get a refund?
Thank you for understanding that we are not able to issue refunds. As stated in the registration policy and agreements with all Pink Gorilla Events, all entry fee payments are final and non-refundable. We are trying to make the decisions that are best for participants, volunteers, and sponsors, while keeping our organization in a position to provide races in the future. For a more detailed explanation of our response to the coronavirus pandemic, please watch this video