WooHoo, we are on!
The Forest Service just called and in light of the small turnout we expect, and the fact that the run starts and ends on city property and not in the national forest, we can proceed with the run. Had they said no, we were planning on refunding those who had prepaid and putting up a sign explaining our situation and just asking for donations. Several people had contacted us and said they planned on coming and paying that morning and there would be no way of reaching everyone who might be planning to come. We have timers, shirts, medals, food, drink, and prizes ready to go, so we were gonna do something. So glad they agreed to let us do it. Now just gotta get the markers put out and registration packets put together.
This will be our hurrah as trail run coordinators.