Statement on cancellation of 2020 DATEV Challenge Roth
Unfortunately, as an effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team of DATEV CHALLENGEROTH had to decide to cancel the 2020 race.
A hard decision, but the only right one as the people’s health is the most important thing. However, we deeply regret that we have to miss our flagship event this year. This is very sad news for all the athletes all over the world that have been training for such a long time to do their bucket list race. Also our thoughts are with Alice, Felix and Kathrin, the Walchshoefer family that made it to their life work to organize this race and who founded CHALLENGEFAMILY , and the whole community of Roth. There is no place on earth where so many people are working year round on a voluntary basis to let the Triathlon Dream Factory make dreams come true. But we are very confident that they have a long breath and they will be back stronger next year!
Also we can imagine that you might wonder what this means for our races in May and June. Please know that we are working in constant collaboration with the respective local authorities in every race destination. Together we monitor the situation to find out if we can organize the race on the original date, and if not if we can postpone to an alternative date. As you understand the development of the COVID-19 situation and the measures taken are different from country to country. We do our very best to get clarity for you as soon as possible. The fact is that nobody can predict the future, so we have to follow the official authorities that guide us. The very large scale of the race in Roth and the complexity of organizing this biggest long distance event, made it necessary to decide in this early stage. As soon as other changes in our race calendar appear, you will be informed. Thank you very much for your understanding. Fingers crossed, and stay stafe! #AllAboutTheAthlete
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