Hey Gnaw Boners,
Thank you all for your patience and understanding in these uncertain times. A sad, sad day for the Dirt Crew... we will no longer be able to hold the 2020 Dances With Dirt Gnaw Bone. This was a really tough decision for us. We were digging in our heels and hoping we would be the first event on the calendar post-apocalypse, but responsibility got the better of us. The health and safety of our participants and volunteers will always come first, and a close second is providing you the kind of event your training and entry money deserve, and that is proving to be a challenge at this time!
You have some options regarding your 2020 entry:
All entries, unless changed, will be rolled over to the 2021 event, which will take place on May 22, 2021. If you plan to participate in 2021, 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 are unable to participate in 2021, you have 2 more options. The first is to receive a credit with RF Events for 100% of the price you paid on your race entry. This would come to you as a coupon code, would be good to use on ANY RF Event, and would not expire for 2 years following the issue date. Codes will be issued on May 15, 2020.
Your final option would be to receive a 50% refund on your entry fee. 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 FULL refund. A large majority of the planning for Dances With Dirt Gnaw Bone goes into the event well before race day; we spend 25% of the projected income in setting up the event prior to registration opening, from getting on calendars to nailing down all of our permitting. When our world was turned upside down from COVID-19, entry money came to a standstill. We are unable to provide a full refund because the money is simply not there. We're doing our best to come up with alternate solutions, and we hope you will consider deferring your entry to 2021, or accepting our 100% event credit!
If you would like to participate in 2021, no action is required of you at this time. If you would like your 100% event credit, or 50% refund, you can fill out this form by May 14, 2020. After May 14, 2020, we will consider all registrants deferred.
We're heartbroken that we won't get to spend a day in the dirt with you in May,
Stay safe out there,
The Dirt Crew
Get ready to run with us May 16, 2020!
For those of you unfamiliar with Brown County, Indiana, the terrain will bring you shock and awe! Vicious 600’ ridges, breathtaking natural beauty and wicked trails abound. Gnaw Bone is about one mile out of Nashville, IN, an artisan community with over 200 galleries. A picture postcard of a town and definitely worth a visit, just 3 miles from the race start.
Home of the the world’s most difficult 10K. Expect double your road time and triple the effort!
Note: The other race distances, 13.1, 26.2, 50K, 50 miles and 100K relay courses are … We might say, “challenging”, so as not to scare you off, but then, we’d be lying! Come join us at the bone and see what you’re made of.
The reward: post race beer and a jammin’ good time at the finish! Yee Haw!
The Dirt Crew, at your service and doin’ it in the Dirt, just for you!