FROM AN EMAIL SENT TO ALL PARTICIPANTS FROM THE RACE DIRECTORS:
First, in response to some of the outreach, we would like to offer the option of a virtual paddle race. It’s a far cry from the real deal but we’re excited to present a platform promoting some friendly competition across a diverse geographic platform, online camaraderie, and a healthy way to stay focused and motivated during this challenging season the world is going through together.
We realize a virtual race isn’t the same as walking down a gangway with hundreds of fellow paddlers, music blaring, vibes on point, feels for the reals, BUT we’re excited about this CJ virtual edition for a couple reasons: 1. It will be the first time we get to paddle our own race in a number of years! 2. We’re excited to see all the creative ways and places people harness Mother Nature to blast like a rocket ship through 16 or 31 miles. 3. Lastly, during this time of pandemic unrest we’re excited at the opportunity of creating a catalyst of celebrating you and your personal virtual 16 or 31 mile race/epic with the hopes of introducing you to the broader community.
- Open to ALL paddlers SUP, PRONE, KAYAK, OC1, SURFSKI, FOIL or anything you can paddle. NO awards just bragging rights.
- Continental US: $55 USD includes gear and shipping
- International: $85 USD (due to shipping costs)
- All entrants will be mailed a Chattajack backpack with an athletic race t-shirt, CJ water bottle, stickers, and finisher medal. Entry fee includes domestic/international shipping.
- More info here: https://www.chattajack.com/virtual-chattajack
**Due to the introduction of the Virtual Race there is a change in how REFUNDS will be handled. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
If you ARE NOT interested in the Virtual Race:
Please log into your Run Sign Up account and REQUEST A REFUND. This will be made available from Friday August 7 – Friday, August 28.
This link will walk you through the process:
The refund will be 100%. We apologize for the change in how this is being handled. Please let us know if you have any questions, we’re here and happy to help.
If you ARE interested in the Virtual Race:
Do nothing! You’re in! The difference in price between the real race and the virtual one will be refunded to you no later than September 15th. We apologize for the long timeline and hope to begin processing this stage sooner.
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Will 2020 count towards the 5 Year Belt Buckle?
No. This year will be skipped. You do not have to paddle the virtual race to earn your buckle, and if you do paddle it, it will not count towards your buckle. We hope you join us for a global Chattajack paddle either way!
If I do the virtual race do I still get priority registration for 2021 to reclaim my spot?
Yes! You absolutely do. We appreciate you registering for 2020. Everyone who is currently registered for the 2020 race will receive an early registration link for 2021 whether or not you participate in the virtual event.
Thank you for reading. Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing some time with everyone on the water again soon!