Hixon 50 Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment
At the Hixon 50 we recognize that marginalized and disenfranchised groups in our community are severely underrepresented in endurance sports, and specifically within trail running. We do not and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind including, but not limited to: race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or creed. We believe in open and equal access to outdoor recreation and will work proactively to create safe spaces for all to enjoy the sport of running.
At the Hixon 50 we acknowledge that this land was originally called Móogašuc and is home to the Ho-Chunk peoples, the original stewards of this territory. We are committed to uplifting the name of these lands and community members from these Nations who reside alongside us.
Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated at our event. In order to combat discrimination and promote diversity and inclusion within our sport and community, we will call out injustices and work to be a resource and trusted ally in eliminating discrimination of any kind. Should you experience or witness discrimination at our event, we ask that you let us know directly by email Tyler Heinz, race director, at email@example.com.
It is our stated intention to continue to improve access and opportunity to experience outdoor recreation in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment for all. We recognize various gender categories, affirm transgender athletes, and will work tirelessly to ensure the same experience for all at our events.
We believe in amplifying minority voices from the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities, because it is through true and honest inclusion that our community will continue to grow and improve. We have committed to partnering with, supporting and promoting the following organizations and will continue to expand this list, while focusing on maintaining meaningful and long lasting partnerships.
- Trail Sisters
- Running on Native Lands
- Native Women Running
- Girls on the Run
- Black Girls RUN!
- The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection
- Outdoor Recreation Alliance
- La Crosse Track Club
In an effort to continue to expand access to trail running, we believe that financial barriers should not be a deterrent to discovering the sport that we all love. We work with several non profits in the area to offer discounted, or free entries based on need. If you have a direct request for yourself, or someone you care about, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recognize that this listed policy is not exhaustive of all efforts that we can make to ensure that our events continue to be a safe place for all people to gather and celebrate the sport of running. If you see an area for improvement, or have suggestions for our team, please email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to have an open and honest conversation regarding how we can continue to grow and improve.