I am hoping that I can get help from this forum since there are so many that have done Dirty Kanza before. I admit that my situation is unique and will likely require me reaching out to the organizers directly.
Last Friday my best friend and riding buddy passed away. We had originally planned to do the Dirty Kanza together. We joined the lottery, he made it in (this is his 4th year trying) and I didn’t. We decided that he would race it and I would be his support crew.
With his passing, his family and I would love to have his name still race. In particular, they have asked me to wear his number/name and complete the race. I know that the registration was clear that it is impossible to move registration to another participant, but I am hoping they could make an exception. Here are my choices and I wanted to see what you recommend:
Option 1 - Contact DK and ask them directly. Our biggest fear is that they will say no and just cancel his registration, leaving us without any option at all.
Option 2 - Show up on the day before the race with his driver license and his wife can try to get the package/number without him being present. I would then race for him and nobody would know any better. (I do not plan or will affect the race… ie. Im not fast).
Any help would be appreciated it…