2020 may be the year of everything cancelled but we’ll see you in 2021. The Run & Be Well Retreat won’t be happening this year but this is a minor setback.
These are some interesting times here in 2020, that’s for sure. I don’t have to tell you that living through a global pandemic has been… really the only word I can use to describe it is “interesting.” I’ve personally vacillated between the highest of highs and some pretty low lows. And I know I’m not the only one.
2020 was going to be an amazing year. I was going to coach my jumpers to new heights, run another 50K (maybe still can?), and host my first women’s trail running event — the Run and Be Well Retreat. My dad celebrated his 75th birthday this year and I have a big birthday coming up, too. All in all, 2020 was (in theory) going to be epic!
And now here we are…
The Year of Everything Cancelled
The 2020 Run & Be Well Retreat is Cancelled
Sadly, I had to announce the cancellation of the Run & Be Well Retreat. No, running’s not cancelled. But most group events are. Chalk this up to the year of everything cancelled.
Truthfully, I was kind of relieved when I got the email that the venue wouldn’t be hosting overnight groups for the remainder of the year. For weeks — months, really — I was agonizing over how I could possibly hold the retreat safely and still meet the minimum amount of guests I had agreed to when I signed the contract and sent in the deposit. It seemed impossible.
And as time would tell, the venue apparently agreed.
To say I was relieved that they canned it without my having to make that decision was kind of a blessing.
Running may not be cancelled. But group events are.
Everyone involved has been very supportive and understanding. We’re all in the same boat, so I wouldn’t expect anything less. But it was really nice to receive words of encouragement and shared disappointment from so many. The retreat sponsors, all our attendees, and the wellness pros have all been amazing people to interact with on this journey.
So where does this leave the Run & Be Well Retreat? Well, I don’t give up that easily. There won’t be one in 2020, that’s for sure. But 2021 will happen. The location may change but everything else about it will be the same. Trails, campfires, yoga — the whole shebang. I’ve already been working on plans for 2021 and I promise you, it will be epic.
And a giveaway!
And I’m so thankful. Why? Because one of our amazing sponsors, NOW Foods, is helping keep the spirit of the Run & Be Well Retreat alive! They’re giving away a $250 virtual gift card to one lucky lady.
NOW Foods has a fabulous and really diverse line of products. Everything from skincare to vitamins to snacks! $250 gift card? For NOW Foods? Trust me, this is one heckuva great prize.
Here’s the nitty gritty: this giveaway is an Instagram giveaway. In order to get started, click here to be taken to the Run & Be Well instagram account. You’ll find the rules of the giveaway on Instagram in the caption of the photo below!
Have fun and good luck. This is an amazing giveaway, no doubt!
I’m very sad and heartbroken the Run & Be Well Retreat won’t be happening this year. I had big plans. And it truly was going to be an epic weekend in the woods. But this is a minor setback. Stick around here and Instagram to stay informed of future retreat plans. When we do finally get together, it will be an amazing experience and better than it ever could have been this year.
If you’re interested in attending the 2021 Run & Be Well Retreat, or your brand would like to be featured as a sponsor, please contact me!
Have you had any big events cancelled due to COVID-19?