Editors note, this letter has good information on where things are at with Covid and how Without Limits is handling not only capacity for venues, but also the demand levels to race with a new wait list program that offers utmost flexibility in this uncertain environment.
Dear Colorado Triathlon Community,
As the days start to grow longer, that cabin fever has many of you wondering; what will triathlon season look like? Things are starting to move in the right direction for Colorado and the current COVID-Dial 2.0. Just this past week, Jefferson and Broomfield Counties recently moved to Level Blue, and the state enters Vaccine Phase 1B.3 for ages 60+ this Friday. Boulder County (Colorado Tri on June 5th) and Larimer County (XTERRA Lory on June 12th) “should” still safely enter Level Green (500 event limit) by the end of May.
We use “should” in quotes, as our goal continues to stay on the side of caution, giving each event the best possible chance to move forward. That being said, we’re placing a 250-athlete cap (Level Blue) on ALL June events. Our new registration provider (TriReg) has a waitlist feature. How does it work? Once we hit the 250 level you’ll be able to register for the waitlist, and it will store your payment info temporarily without charging you. Assuming we hit Level Green, then you’ll be automatically rolled into the event without any additional sign-up needed, receiving an immediate update e-mail.
Our goal is to notify all wait list athletes a minimum of 3 weeks prior to race day. Please note, that current 250 capacity level is combined for all distances. Unlike some running events that have been able to stage multiple waves throughout the day, we face unique obstacles such as limited water access, that prevent this option.
Special Incentive for Volunteers: This season ALL volunteers will receive their discount code immediately upon signing up, even if they want to use their code for a race prior to their volunteer assignment. Why the change? We want to ensure all volunteers have first dibs to register before a race reaches a COVID-19 capacity restriction. Please don’t abuse the system, if you race then bail on your future volunteer assignment we’ll hunt you down faster than Liam Neesen in Taken. To sign-up for the discounted entry program please email Olympia@withoutlimits.com
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With love, hope, and support, Lance, and the entire Without Limits A-Team