IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT THE 2020 AINSLEY’S ANGELS RACE SERIES AND COVID-19
Dear Ainsley’s Angels Family:
Over the last two months, Ainsley’s Angels of America has been following COVID-19 developments closely as it is impacting every state across the county in which we Roll With The Wind. With ambassadorships across the nation, as a nonprofit we are making the safest and smartest decisions to better the lives of our riders, runners and volunteers.
The health and safety of our riders, runners, volunteers and spectators is the top priority for Ainsley’s Angels of America. Due to the impact and development of coronavirus (COVID-19) and under the directive of national, state and local health experts and officials, several updates have been made for the Ainsley’s Angels Race Series.
Ainsley’s Angels Race Series Updates
Sunset 5K – July 11, 2020 – Virtual Only (Lake Charles, LA)
Arkangel 5K – August 8, 2020 – Virtual Only (Fort Smith, AR)
Cannonball Roll 5K & 1 Mile – September 5, 2020 – Virtual Only (Raymond, MS)
Wings Over the Red River 5K – Rescheduled Saturday, September 26, 2020 (Shreveport, LA)
The following races below will be evaluated closer to their start date once updates are made by government and state officials:
Spread Your Wings 5K – September 19, 2020 (Biloxi, MS)
Rollin On Rocky Top 5K – September 27, 2020 (Knoxville, TN)
Twilight 5K – October 10, 2020 (Nassau Bay, TX)
Haunted Hopyard 5K – October 18, 2020 (King George, VA)
Rollin’ On The River 5K – November, 7, 2020 (West Monroe, LA)
Frosty 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run – December 13, 2020 (Wilmington, NC)
Individuals who have already registered in-person for the Sunset 5K, Arkangel 5K, and Cannonball Roll 5K & 1 Mile event(s) have the below options. If you signed up any of these races as an IN PERSON runner or rider, please email Laura at RaceOps@AinsleysAngels.org to discuss your options.
- Transfer your registration to the 2020 virtual race option and receive race medal in the mail
- Donate your registration to Ainsley’s Angels
- Defer your registration to 2021 in-person race
- Receive a full refund
We know that you are disappointed as much as we are. Tireless hours of planning, partnerships, logistics and dollars have gone into all events. We are saddened that multiple riders will be unable to Roll With The Wind and that some runners will no longer be able to earn their angel wings in what was set to be a monumental day. We also know that you have been training hard for our events. It was not a decision we took lightly.
Despite this disappointing news, Together, We Shall continue to move forward and celebrate virtually by logging miles and earning incredible medals in the safety of our home, all while supporting local ambassadorships across the nation.
We appreciate the support of our running community through this rapidly evolving situation and hope you will continue to spread the message of inclusion in the months to come.
Together, We Shall get through this difficult time, and we will continue to spread the message of inclusion.
Vice President of Race Operations
Ainsley's Angels of America
WELCOME TO THE "ROLL WITH THE WIND" RACE SERIES
Ainsley's Angels Race Series events are unique in that we always have athletes competing on our courses in jogger chairs. An Angel Team consists of one rider and at least one runner. The race series is a special event that is based on inclusion with the riders being the spotlight of the event. The Race Series travels around the country working with Ambassadors to ensure everyone can experience endurance events.