The DK has impacted the Emporia community in a positive way for the last 15 years. Without the support of our athletes and our community, this town would feel very different. It’s a place that has adopted the gravel cycling way-of-life, establishing itself as “Gravel City”. With open arms, Emporia welcomes thousands of athletes and their families. This is what makes DK such a unique experience. And it is also what makes a decision regarding the September 12th date so difficult. We’ve spent time working to make the best, safest and most educated decision possible for the wellbeing of our community as well as yours. Ultimately it is not safe to host the 2020 edition of the DK for our athletes, volunteers, staff, and community members.
Our promise and commitment to athletes and Emporia alike – we will come back to 2021 with the same enthusiasm, excitement, and passion for a community event on gravel roads. Truly we can’t wait to share with you all that we have in store, from a new look and name, to an even better experience for athletes, volunteers, and community members alike. We would love nothing more than for you to join us.
Below are your options in lieu of this decision. Please complete your choice by August 7th, 2020.
Option 1. Complimentary deferral into the 2021 event (June 5th, 2021)
Option 2. Complimentary deferral into the 2022 event (June 4th, 2022)
Option 3. Donate your entry fee to the Life Time Foundation (to benefit the Emporia USD 253 school lunch program). As a thank you for your donation, you will receive a guaranteed, non-complimentary entry into your choice of the 2021 or 2022 event.
Option 4. Full refund on entry fee (excluding the service fees)
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