MAY 15th

Postponed to Nov. 21

 2020 VALENCIA Trail Race postponed to November 21, 2020

Hello VALENCIA Trail Race Participants, Volunteers, Sponsors, and Friends,

We have received the final word from the USDA Forest Service and LA County Health Dept that we are not able to host the VALENCIA Trail Race on May 30th due to the extended COVID-19 mandate.

Originally when we postponed from March to May, we were hopeful that the COVID-19 curve would have completed its cycle through the peak and flattened out to be over by mid-May. Clearly, that is not the case, this pandemic is taking longer than anyone anticipated. Looks like it will only stop when everyone follows the guidance of staying at home and wearing masks when in public.

We don’t want to cancel any of our races unless we have no other choice. Our races matter for everyone and they are an important part of our lives. With that said, the 5th annual VALENCIA Trail Race will be postponed to November 21st, 1-week before Thanksgiving. Key factors for choosing the new date are avoiding the excessive heat of the Summer months and fitting into our race schedule in 2020. All entries will be carried into the new November 21st date.

We are hopeful that this date will stick, however, like everything in the world right now, this is entirely dependent on what happens in California and what the government mandates. We will not have a definitive decision until we get later into the year.

Thank you for your understanding in this challenging time. Stay healthy, keep running, and we’ll see you once things start to get back to normal.

Terry, Jenny, Ryan, and the New Global Adventures Team

MAY 5th

New Global Adventures COVID-19 Planning & Updates: read here

MARCH 19th

2020 RACE DATE CHANGE

 2020 VALENCIA Trail Race postponed to May 30, 2020

Hello VALENCIA Trail Race Participants, Volunteers, Sponsors, 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 California Public Health and Governor Newsom that all gatherings with 250 people or more should be rescheduled or canceled. 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 VALENCIA Trail Race from the March 28th date to now take place on May 30th, 2020.

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 to thousands of people that are a part of our events, the welfare of participants including runners, volunteers, sponsors, 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 5th annual VALENCIA Trail Race to live on and bring you that awesome race experience that everyone loves.

If you are not able to make the May 30th date, you do have the option to change your entry to a virtual runner. To request a change or for questions please contact us at run@valenciatrailrace.com.

This 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.

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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, 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