Redwood Run Moving to Blue Lake Casino After Permits Fall Short
Thank you for holding in there with us as we waited for the green light to share some of what we’ve been up against.
The short of it is that our venue coordinator got a call that the existing permits that we were operating within, did not cover our event. Our team immediately began meeting with both Humboldt and Mendocino County officials to do ANYTHING to make sure our event could continue.
Unfortunately, that was not the case. We then sought out any venue within our Southern Humboldt/Northern Mendocino area that could facilitate the Run as we know it. We have exhausted all possibilities.
The Blue Lake Casino has offered to host us at their brand new outdoor amphitheater venue. We had to iron out the contracts with both the venue and our headliners.
Although we are not on private property, the casino is committed to maintaining the Redwood Run environment as we know it. We have a local poker run hosted by Kiwanis of the Redwoods with a $1000 purse, bike games on both Saturday and Sunday, our local non-profit food vendors, camping, rock n roll and all the things you’ve come to love about the Redwood Run.
We understand this is a huge change this year. The Redwood Runners are the people that make this event great. Your continued support means the world to us as we work day and night to put this event on. If you have questions and/or concerns, please reach out. Your input matters to us. This event, and the people that attend it, are what keep us all going in the face of huge obstacles.
We look forward to having a great run in Blue Lake this year and hitting the ground running, planning the 2019 Redwood Run….Being its 41st annual year & having a stellar entertainment lineup in place *EVERLAST headlining Sept. 1st & *KATEY SAGAL & the Reluctant Apostles headlining Sept. 2nd – REDWOOD RUN has decided to create a new event called the BLUE LAKE RALLY & keep the September dates (early arrival still valid on Aug. 31st) to premiere the new Blue Lake AMPHITHEATER venue & camping grounds in association with BLUE LAKE CASINO HOTEL while efforts will continue to advance venue options for 2019. Our current ticket buyers have the option of a full refund or transfer of value to be honored at the new venue & event – we ask that said requests not be made until July 31st, 2018 to give us the opportunity to showcase the rest of the entertainment lineup & amazing experience awaiting everyone as we welcome in a new venue in Humboldt County & champion a REDWOOD RUN event still in 2018!*Blue Lake AMPHITHEATER venue & camping grounds *777 Casino Way, Blue Lake CA. 95525 firstname.lastname@example.org