After extensive consultation by officials with the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood with local and national health departments, governmental officials, community members, competitors and volunteers, as well as officials from the American Rally Association, the ARA National rally scheduled for March 20-21 in Missouri has been cancelled.
The decision to cancel the event was not taken lightly, but our concern for the health and safety of our competitors, volunteers, fans and the host communities must take precedence at this time. All options were exhausted in an effort to create a safe environment and an atmosphere that we hoped would bring a respite from the current climate that surrounds the outbreak of COVID-19.
There are no formal plans to reschedule the event, although several options are being considered. Information regarding event refunds or similar event logistics will be handled and communicated in the coming days.
The ARA is also in discussion with organizers of upcoming events including the Olympus Rally in April and Oregon Trail Rally in May, and will continue to monitor the situation over the coming days and weeks. Decisions will be made on an event-by-event basis and communicated in a timely manner.
We thank everyone involved in the rally community for their support and passion over the past few days as the situation regarding the Coronavirus continues to rapidly change. Together, we will weather this to rally again.