MARCH 18, 2020
2020 Silver Moon Race
postponed to October 31-November 1, 2020
Hello Silver Moon Race Participants, Volunteers, and Friends,
This is the announcement we were hoping that would never have to publish. Yet here we are going through a global COVID-19 pandemic together, like a bad dream, this is unknown territory that is playing with our health and the health of our loved ones.
In light of rapidly developing coronavirus situation and the announcement from Governor Nowsom, CDC, and Government mandate to stop all public gatherings and for everyone to stay home. We do not believe in canceling a race if there is a reasonable and safe alternative option. After careful review and consideration, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Silver Moon Race from the April 11-12 date to October 31-November 1, 2020.
Two factors in choosing a new date included the seasonal weather in Reedley and the timing of the full moon. The Summer months in Reedley, California can often be very hot with high humidity making it very challenging to run a long endurance race, however, by late October the weather is similar to April with the days in the low to mid-70s and the nights in the low-50s, perfect for running.
The other silver lining with this change is that we always want to time the race with a full moon, this year in April the full moon fell on Wednesday, so the race weekend would have had a waning gibbous moon, not quite the perfect full moon experience we want to create. Now, the full moon starts on October 31st and it rises at 6:20 PM, just after the race start, so we'll be getting a true full moon experience with bright moonlight all night long for the race. Top that with Halloween and you've got the perfect Silver Moon Race experience. We will be sure to have some fun Halloween festivities for everyone including the kids that come to support their parents running the race.
This was not an easy decision to make. Yet, we can't be foolish or stubborn when it comes to people's lives, with hundreds of people that are a part of our events, the welfare of participants including runners, volunteers, vendors, family, and crew is always a priority at our events. We feel this decision is the best option at this time while still allowing the 3rd annual Silver Moon Race to live on in 2020 and bring you that awesome race experience that everyone loves.
This pandemic situation is incredibly challenging for us as this is our livelihood and how we take care of our family, we work tirelessly to bring the community the best race events we can. These events would not be possible without you and everyone involved, we want everyone to be smart in this global health crisis, let's do our part to stop this virus in its tracks, then we can all get back together and enjoy awesome running experiences.
New Global Adventures would not have made it over the last 5-years without the tremendous amount of people in the community that has been supporting us and our events by being a participant or volunteering year after year. Your success at our races has been our success and we cannot overstate our appreciation for all the love and understanding we have received. We love our races as much as you love to be a part of them, we are in this for the long haul and plan to create awesome race experiences in the community for many years to come. We hope that everyone will follow the recommended safety guidelines, stay safe, stay home, and be healthy so you can come run with us soon.
Thank you for your support and understanding,
Terry, Jenny, Ryan, and the New Global Adventures Team