We know that many of you were disappointed when we made the difficult decision to cancel Sunday’s Rudolph Ramble due to weather complications. While we can control most aspects of our events, Mother Nature has a mind of her own.
We are sorry we were unable to host you for the race that day but we have a special offer for you for the future and want to make sure you know that you can still take advantage of your favorite post-race goodies in the following ways:
· Children who were registered for the Donner Dash Kids’ races have a gift bag of post-race treats, finisher’s medal and candy cane waiting for pick-up at the Fleet Feet Sports – Old Town location from December 16, 2016 through New Year’s Eve. Please bring the Donner Dash bib to claim your gift bag.
· All 5K participants are still able to enjoy a FREE Do-Rite donut and cup of Dark Matter coffee by showing their bib number at any Do-Rite Donut & Coffee location in Chicago now through Saturday, December 17th.
· Please check your email for an additional special offer from RAM Racing.
The Rudolph Ramble was the first race we have ever had to cancel in 16 years due to weather. It was a decision that was not made lightly.
We truly appreciate your understanding that our main concern was the safety of not only you, the runners, at race time but also the volunteers and staff who were facing the kind of potentially dangerous conditions in the hours leading up to the race that had the Weather Service and Chicago’s Office Of Emergency Management and Communications advising people not to go outside unless absolutely necessary.
We are also unable to offer a refund to runners despite the cancellation - as is standard in the racing industry. There are non-refundable costs associated with planning and preparing each and every race, regardless of the time of year, and those do not go away even when a race has to be cancelled.
In addition to the disappointment of not being able to stage the race, RAM is cognizant of the fact the toy drive for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital was impacted by the fact that you were unable to bring donated gifts to the race. In the spirit of the season, we have committed to purchase gifts to be delivered to Lurie before the holiday to make up for the shortfall.
Thank you for understanding the situation and best wishes for a safe and happy holiday to you and yours!
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Proceeds from the Rudolph Ramble 5k go toward the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is a state-of-the-art hospital located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top ten children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report. The hospital relies on philanthropic support to care for more than 153,000 children each year. Learn more at https://www/luriechildrens.org.