2020 Race Day




The 2020 Running of the Willowdale Steeplechase – CANCELED

The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance. Due to the degree of uncertainty about the next few months of the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC guidelines, we have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel this year’s running of the Willowdale Steeplechase.  We look forward to 2021 when the 28th running of the Willowdale Steeplechase, will be held Saturday, May 8th.


2020 Willowdale Steeplechase: Donate, Rollover or Refund

For those who made purchases for the canceled 2020 Willowdale Steeplechase, we are offering our patrons one of the following three options:

Option 1: Convert your purchase to a donation
To help offset the expenses incurred by canceling this year’s race, we ask you to please consider converting your purchase to a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Willowdale Steeplechase. We will provide you with a letter of acknowledgement.

Option 2: Rollover your purchase to 2021
Rollover your 2020 purchase to next year’s Willowdale Steeplechase to be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021. By choosing this option, all purchases made for the races in 2020 will be applied to next year’s event in support of the Stroud Water Research Center and Penn Vet New Bolton Center. Your 2020 purchase will apply to the same tailgating space(s) for 2021.

Option 3: Refund
In lieu of the above options, you can request a refund for your purchase. You will still be eligible to renew your same tailgating space(s) for 2021.  Please note, while we will refund all items purchased, any and all processing fees are non-refundable.

*PLEASE NOTE: Whichever option you select must be received and submitted via this form above by April 15, 2020. If we do not receive your request by this date, your purchase from this year will automatically be applied as a fully tax-deductible donation to the Willowdale Steeplechase as outlined in Option 1 above.