Reading Triathlon Cancellation statement
We are writing to announce that we have taken the decision to cancel the Reading Triathlon 2020, and are offering a deferral to 2021 on all tickets, or for those that would prefer, a refund on their entry.
If you are happy to defer your entry, you do not need to do anything – we will automatically move your entry to our 2021 event (date to be confirmed, but likely to be the first or second Sunday in September 2021). If you are unable to defer your entry to next year’s event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of July and we shall process a refund and cancel your entry for you.
We share in the disappointment many of you will feel at this news. Putting on a local, fun and inclusive event is something all of our Tri2O club members enjoy being a part of, and we have continually been looking at ways we could conceivably put an event on during this pandemic.
With a greater awareness of all the issues the event would need to overcome to go ahead we have decided to cancel the 2020 event. Issues include the logistics of organising a socially distanced event at our site, which would lead to the event needing to take place over over most of the daylight hours, the ability of triathletes (many of them new to triathlon) to safely train for the event, triathletes’ ability to travel to and stay locally to the event, the safety of everyone attending and working on the event, and the possibility that restrictions might still be in place in September, leading to a cancellation nearer the event that would impact our ability to offer deferment or a refund.
We anticipate this decision will be a relief to some, a great disappointment to others, and a mixture of both to most. The cancellation has severe financial implications for suppliers, our Triathlon club and the event’s beneficiaries (the Triathlon Trust).
But we hope there is some relief in its clarity and certainty, and that you will join us in 2021.