19/04/2021

Cancellation Triatlon door Brugge 2021

Dear Athletes,

For the 2nd year in a row we are forced to cancel the Triatlon door Brugge. The current Corona measures do not allow any competition, but even after easing the measures it would not be possible to have a go ahead, even if it is still about 10 weeks until 26 June.

Although no one from the government can say for sure which and when there will be any less severe measures, we have to note that they will never be in that way that a triathlon like ours (also not in the light version) can be organized. At best, 400 participants are rated all-in, but that includes all staff. In the slimmed down version we already needed 250 as staff to keep everything safe. Then the account is readily made of course.

So despite all our measures to keep it safe for the athletes and helpers, an individual start, barely 1/3 participants, sufficient distance in the zones, no supporters, etc, will not suffice to be able to organize.

As long as not everyone is vaccinated, the virus in our midst will continue to ignite and make people sick. So we have to look forward to the moment everyone's is vaccinated. Let us hope rather sooner than later, although all indicators contradict this.

We realize that everyone yearns for post-corona time and who could have predicted that we would have to write this text again one year later, but we have to be realistic and say that in such circumstances the Triatlon door Brugge would never have been the race as we know it.  We are now focusing on 2022 and hope that at that time a normal and post-corona version will be possible.

The cancellation means that everyone who paid for participating in 2021 will get their money back. But even those who moved their ticket to the 2022-race again have the chance to cancel and get 70% of their registration fee back. Anyone who registered and payed for 2021 shouldn’t do anything. He who wants to cancel his ticket for 2022 can send an email to annulatie@triatlonbrugge.be containing RegistrationID, name and bank account number. For the others their tickets will be transferred to 2022. Please cancel before the 1st of May, after that date your ticket will be transferred to 2022 automatically.

Keep it safe and stay healthy!

Triatlon Brugge vzw