The Championship postponed to August 16th, final decision will be made before May 31st

Dear athlete,

We have bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that we had to conclude that it’s not possible to organise THECHAMPIONSHIP end of May, due to the COVID-19.

We’d like to inform you about a very difficult decision we’ve made: because of the coronavirus, we’ve decided to postpone THECHAMPIONSHIP. Of course this hard decision have been made after extensive consultation with all parties involved. Reasons are the (travel) restrictions in place, the impact on your preparations and a general concern on the health situation in May.

But the good news is, we still see opportunities to organise a race for you, later this summer. Being athletes ourselves, we understand your wish to have a race whenever it’s possible. Therefore we decided to postpone THECHAMPIONSHIP 2020 to August 16th.

The postponement is one filled with hope for better times, but because the developments surrounding the coronavirus and therefore the measures imposed change almost daily, we will keep monitoring the situation and make a final decision latest on May 31st whether THECHAMPIONSHIP can continue or not. In our believes at that date we know more about the situation in August then we know now and there is still time to arrange travel and training. We can guarantee you that from our end we will do everything within our power to arrange this and work as hard as we can, but unfortunately we don’t have any control on the impact of the coronavirus.

Of course we understand that this decision will have a big impact on you as an athlete and that there will be a few uncertain weeks ahead. We’re very sorry about that and of course we would have liked things to be different. We know this is a very bitter message for many of you, but we remain positive towards the future and we have hope and confidence that we can organize THECHAMPIONSHIP on August 16th. Of course we also understand that this solution might not be suitable for all athletes. Still we can guarantee you that we have tried to find the best alternative for as much athletes as possible and we hope for your understanding.

Finally we would like to wish you a lot of health, strength and love from Samorin. These are bizarre times, but together we will get through this. Thanks for all the kind messages we received and we hope to see you soon at THECHAMPIONSHIP. Do you have any questions or remarks in the meantime? Never hesitate to contact us!