Essentia Health Go Far Woman & COVID-19

May 11, 2020: The safety of our participants, volunteers, staff and spectators is extremely important - so we are taking additional measures to make the August 7th & 8th events the safest possible.  Here are a few things that we are doing:

  • Start - we will have corral starts for all races.  Each race will be divided up into smaller start groups (heats) that will start a few minutes after each heat goes.  These heat will be divided up by anticipated completion times. 

  • Aid stations - Water/Gatorade stations will have cups spread out onto tables so you can grab your own cup.  All volunteers at Aid stations will wear gloves and have hand sanitizer available.

  • Finish Line Food - All of our finish line food will be individually packaged items.  Volunteers will wear gloves and have hand sanitizer available.

  • Medals - where possible - medals will be kept in individual packages. 

  • Virtual options are available - if for any reason you would like to run the virtual option instead of participating during the actual event - you are able to transfer or register for that option easily!  Just visit our VIRTUAL PAGE for more details!

May 4, 2020: We have added VIRTUAL options for all races - in case you would like to complete them on your own time or feel unsafe to participate in person.  We will mail your swag to you when the event is done and you've completed your distance.  Visit the VIRTUAL PAGE for more details!

May 1, 2020: The Essentia Health Go Far Woman has reopened registrations as of May 1st, 2020 in response to the ND Governor Burgum's order to reopen some businesses on May 1st.  We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to update if there are any changes to the race date.  As of today, we are proceeding to plan the event weekend, taking into consideration any special precautions to ensure the safety of our participants, vendors, volunteers and staff.

Thank you for your patience and understanding! 


April 2020: The Essentia Health Go Far Woman team is committed to ensuring that we are considering the safety and health of all of the participants, vendors, volunteers and staff during the 2020 Essentia Health Go Far Woman event.  As of now we are still on track to host the event on August 7 & 8, 2020.  We are encouraging all of our registered participants to follow the guidelines set forth in your home state, as well at the United States government guidelines.   We are closely monitoring the ND Health Department and  Center for Disease Control websites  and are in communication with local authorities. 

In order to best serve our participants from any potential future complications, we are suspending registration until May 1st.  We will continue monitoring the situation and update you at that time.

We also encourage you to continue your training, keeping in mind social distancing and appropriate disinfecting techniques.  Support each other in this time of uncertainty - we will get through this!

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm POSSIBLE'!" ~ Audrey Hepburn

Essentia Health COVID-19

Fargo Cass Public Health

ND Health Department

Center for Disease Control

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