VALKYRIE RELAY 2020 EVENT FORMAT IS REDUCED, BUT A RACE IS STILL ON!!

July 26th, 2020 

DUE TO IMPACTS OF COVID-19, THE ENDURANCE SPORTS SUMMIT™ EXPO AND VALKYRIE RELAY™ 2020 EVENT FORMAT IS REDUCED, BUT A RACE IS STILL ON!!

Due to the uncertainty and changing health landscape that COVID-19 presents to event planners and operators, we have needed to take a very difficult decision to cancel the Endurance Sport Summit Expo. Given the difficulty of amassing resources to safely operate a large-scale race in compliance with State and County Health Regulations, Valkyrie Relay Organizers have reduced the course and race format to that of a less competitive, club-style activity that allows for better social distancing, and smaller numbers congregating. All those currently registered with have the choice to roll over their registration for next year or request a refund. Please see details below. We wish all interested to join us on course to train and compete for yourself, on 22 August 2020.

The Endurance Sports Summit Expo 2020 is CANCELLED and will return to SOLDIER HOLLOW NORDIC CENTER, 19 JUNE 2021

The Valkyrie Midway Marathon™ is CANCELLED and will return to Heber Valley, 19 June 2021

The Valkyrie Relay course has been re-formatted to a shorter, more compact “Club Course” for all who wish to race or train in a seven-sport relay, 22 August 2020 (no date change) 

  • Total course distance reduced from 97 miles to 71 miles
  • More compact course makes the friends and family support for athletes easier
  • Shorter distances open the race to more youth and family teams
  • The “Club Course” will be raced/trained on as a “club activity” with reduced services
  • To participate, join the Wasatch Summit Club™ 
  • The Valkyrie Midway Half-Marathon™ course will be raced/trained on, also as a Wasatch Summit Club activity
  • Limited course support services for club members will include:
    • Race/Training timing start
    • Mobile hydration/nutrition/first aid station
    • Finish times (no split times per segment)
    • Sport transition support
    • Transition Area toilets and aid stations
    • Finish area toilets, aid station, and Finisher recognition 
    • Promotional discount of room rates at The Homestead Resort the night before and after the activity. (details sent after joining)
  • The Valkyrie Relay, and Valkyrie Midway Marathon will return to full-service course and open event status, 19 June 2021

THE WASATCH SUMMIT CLUB is a 501c(7) non-profit organization serving its members through organized recreational activities and events supporting endurance sport. Members of the Wasatch Summit Club pay membership fees to support the activities.

  • The Wasatch Summit Club will be hosting a training event using the “Club Relay Couse”. 
  • On 22 August 2020, Wasatch Summit Club members can “race” or train in an advance-previewed multi-sport relay course before the deferred Valkyrie Relay event is held 19 June 2021. 
  • The Club activity is limited to comply with common social distancing standards. Join the Wasatch Summit Club now to ensure your team’s spot in the Club Relay Course activity. 
  • PARTICIPANTS OF THE CLUB RACE/TRAINING ACTIVITY MUST PROVIDE AT LEAST 2 VOLUNTEERS and ALL TEAMS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A SPOTTER FOR THEIR SWIMMER DURING THE SWIM LEG. SPOTTERS MUST BE IN THE WATER KEEPING PACE WITH THEIR SWIMMER USING A CANOE, KAYAK OR SUP.

WHAT IF I HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED?

Those who have registered can transfer their payments to 2021. Benefits include:

  • Free membership sign-up fee for the Wasatch Summit Club
  • Membership valid through 31 December 2021     
  • Free admission to the Endurance Sports Summit 2021   
  • Race/Train on the “Club Relay” course, 22 August 2020, with the Club 
  • 2020 registration price lock for 2021
  • Access to exclusive promotions for future registration
  • Wasatch Summit Club T-shirt (Gear Head) 
  • Finishers medal
  • Club members receive 10% off all other ticketed or registered events sponsored by Endurance Sports Summit

Racers can also receive a full refund, if requested. Club Membership can be purchased separately.

Standard Club Membership is $30 lasting through 31 December 2020 and includes:

  • Race/Train the “Club Relay” course, 22 August 2020, with the Club 
  • Wasatch Summit Club T-shirt (Gear Head) 
  • Finishers medal
  • Club members receive 10% off all other events sponsored by Endurance Sports Summit
  • Access to exclusive promotions for future registration