Note: Mud Run Guide and Adventure Fitness have joined the ESC and we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.
April 1, 2020
Endurance Industry Colleagues,
The last few weeks have brought unprecedented challenges to our industry. The rapid onset of COVID-19 in the US has forced the immediate and complete cancellation and postponement of every race, triathlon, cycling, and endurance event across the U.S. As we’re all proud to do our part to help flatten the curve, the economic realities of low to no registration revenue, sponsorship contraction, and no predictability as to when we’ll be able to resume threatens to put our entire industry at risk.
Running USA along with Spartan Race, IRONMAN, Tough Mudder, Rock & Roll Marathon Series, USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and imATHLETE / EnMotive has joined together to convene the first-ever Endurance Sports Coalition. Together we’re aiming to speak to Congress with one singular voice to ask for continued support above and beyond the initial stimulus legislation.
As bans on mass gatherings may continue for months and consumer comfort in big outdoor events may be slow to rebound, many of us will need additional support to ensure that we can continue to provide the public health benefit, deliver economic and charity impact, sustain jobs and support our athlete communities.
The ask is simple: We need you to join in and support the cause. The broader our coalition, the better chance we have of being heard. Visit https://join.endurancesportscoalition.org
to add your event / organization to the Coalition, and ensure you’re receiving the latest updates on our efforts and actions. We encourage you to share this message and invite industry partners, colleagues and more to join the effort. Simply forward this email to anyone involved in the endurance industry.