NorCal’s Urban Coyote Racing Hitting the Pause Button

Message from race director Phil Oreste. Urban Coyote Racing is an American Trail Running Association member and organizes trail races in the San Francisco Bay Area.

After discussions with the various park services and municipalities and due to the current conditions with the COVID-19 pandemic, Urban Coyote Racing are suspending registrations for all of our remaining events for 2020. None of the four remaining events has been cancelled at this point, but we think it is only realistic to stop collecting registration fees when the future of all events remains uncertain. We will definitely keep you all updated as things change.

At this time, we at Urban Coyote Racing do not plan to cancel or postpone any of our remaining 2020 scheduled events starting with the Angel Island event on August 1 and we will continue to take all necessary precautions to provide the safest event possible. We have been closely monitoring the information published by park services and local health department officials and we are frequently re-assessing the situation.

We will be distributing all food and drink directly to participants and staff and volunteers will be wearing protective masks and gloves at all times. We encourage people with compromised immune systems, current illness, parents with infants/toddlers, and the very elderly with health issues to consider staying home if they registered for one of our events, as those are the populations that appear to be susceptible to the dangers of the virus. Most importantly, entrants who are feeling sick, or even a tickle of the throat or a budding cough, should stay at home.

It has been over 5 months since we last held an event but it seems a lot longer and we miss our trail community greatly! We look forward to the day soon when we can again provide the trail running community with exciting events in beautiful locations. The bond we have with the Urban Coyote Racing family remains strong and we thank you for all of your support over the years.

Many thanks – Phil Oreste, Race Director, Urban Coyote Racing

Editor’s Note: Be safe as we continue to navigate the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to follow the recommendations and updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including proper hygiene practices. Also consider reading iRunFar’s COVID-19: A Trail Running and Ultrarunning Community Guide.