I wanted to take a minute to update you on a few operational items related to our events. As everyone continues to navigate through the challenges of COVID-19, the All Sports Productions staff, volunteers and I want to provide you as much clarity as possible during the coming weeks regarding our plans for postponed events and upcoming events. Everyone here certainly hopes the transition to warmer weather has you thinking about events!
We are waiting on the announcement from the Governor’s office on the status of Phase 3. As Arkansas and surrounding states implement a controlled phasing-in of business and outdoor activities, I’m confident that will provide a pathway for outdoor events to take place without mandatory social distancing and PPE protocols. We’re in weekly contact with state and local agencies, as well as the national governing body of cycling, running and triathlon, to ensure we have the most up-to-date data and information on the status of COVID-19 and the impact it could have, but rest assured, we have contingencies ready for all scenarios.
So many of you have contacted us to say you’re ready to participate, and that’s very encouraging! In fact, 86% of athletes involved in a number of sports who were polled across the state, region and nationally, said they are ready to participate in mass outdoor gatherings. We do, however, understand that some people will choose to not participate in mass outdoor gatherings for a variety of reasons, and we respect their decisions as well.
I sincerely appreciate your past and current support and together, we will overcome the challenges of this unprecedented time. Until then, “all we can do is just keep moving forward.”
Bruce Dunn - Owner / Event Director
Bruce Dunn - Owner/Race Director : firstname.lastname@example.org : 479-521-7766 (office)