2021 Ski to Sea Postponed Until 2022

2021 Ski to Sea Postponed Until 2022

Submitted by Whatcom Occasions

As ski-to-sea racers and fanatics know, Whatcom Occasions has been reviewing doable routes for a race in 2021. These efforts included adopting a racing schedule in accordance with Washington State pointers for out of doors leisure occasions, speaking to our group companions, and submitting a quick survey to former staff captains. Sadly, this course of has led us to conclude that we have now to postpone the race for one more 12 months.

This determination was not made calmly. It’s based mostly on quite a lot of issues, together with the lack to host a race, which permits all of us to expertise the non-public camaraderie that’s on the core of the occasion. The significance of this issue was underscored by the outcomes of our survey, wherein greater than half of the 263 respondents stated they had been unlikely or most unlikely to type a staff below the present circumstances.

One other essential issue is in fact profitability, as Whatcom Occasions is a non-profit operation. Our objective is to resume the race in situations that may enable it to proceed for years to return, which might be significantly jeopardized if we expertise one other stoppage or low turnout. Final 12 months’s cancellation resulted in a lack of $ 65,000 to Whatcom Occasions.

We respect the continued help and help of everybody together with the Metropolis of Bellingham, Whatcom County, and the Whatcom County Well being Division. As a nonprofit, we hope that you’ll assist maintain the race going by graciously contributing to our Go Fund Me marketing campaign that features “Swag” based mostly on donated quantities. Discover out extra about our marketing campaign right here.

We might love your assist spreading the phrase of our first and solely fundraiser, in hopes of reaching our objective by March thirty first.

We look ahead to seeing everybody on the Ski to Sea Race 2022 and being with them.

Anna Rankin
Managing Director of Whatcom Occasions

Whatcom Occasions Board of Administrators
Larry Bussinger
Tracy Gorham
Don Kurtis
Terri Lee
Mark Lee
Mike Trowbridge