TRI HARD: all races until 1st of August cancelled
With pain in our (sports) hearts we have some bad news to share with you in these turbulent times: besides the previously cancelled TRI HLMRMEER we are forced to cancel TRI NIJMEGEN, TRI GP ZANDVOORT, TRI AMSTERDAM and TRI ROTTERDAM as well. This is the most logic – and necessary – consequence of the government-imposed measures regarding the coronavirus, but of course we deeply regret this decision. That is why we are very pleased to be able to offer you a number of alternatives.
Heartwarming, but sometimes also heartbreaking were the reactions we received from you the past few weeks. We understand all these emotions very well in these turbulent times. At TRI HARD Series we are not only organizers, but above all triathletes ourselves. Each and every one of us understands like no other how fierce this situation is. For a year you have been training for the coming season and then suddenly one race after the other is been cancelled. Yes, there are much more important things than sports at the moment, but the disappearance of races is certainly also drastic for many of us.
Of course, we could never have predicted that we would have to deal with such unforeseen circumstances and that we would have to cancel five of our races in 2020. Already since October last year we have incurred considerable costs to be able to organise these races in the first place, while the income has been completely at a standstill since March. The consequences of this are not yet sufficiently foreseeable, but that they are fierce is one thing that is certain.
That does not alter the fact that we have been working very hard behind the scenes to come up with alternatives, with which we will not leave you on your own. These alternatives are meant as a helping hand and as a thank you for your dedication over the years, but must of course also fit within our ambition to keep TRI HARD Series going. After all, we can’t wait to be able to organise our races again ‘later’ and encourage you along the course while you’re competing with our common and favourite hobby: triathlon!
We offer all athlete’s the following options:
1. Free transfer of registration to OD or Sprint at TRI OUDERKERK, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of August.
In addition to the regular Spint and OD races, we added Sunday 23rd to our program, with a full day of OD start waves.
2. Free transfer of registration to Sprint at TRI BOSBAAN, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of September
We also doubled the amount of racing days at TRI BOSBAAN, which means a full extra day of Sprint start waves on the 27th of September
3. Voucher for 2021
If you chose this option, you’ll receive a promotional code for the 2021 TRI HARD races. This code’s value is 70% of the amount you’ve paid for your 2020 registration for TRI AMSTERDAM (excl. chip rental and/or other products). You can use this code starting from May 1st. On that day registrations for 2021 will open.
4. Support TRI HARD: waive your compensation and receive a hoodie.
The cancellation of our races has a big impact on our organisation. It’s all hands on deck to make sure we get through this year and to be able to continue organising events in the future. If you chose this option, you’ll receive an exclusive “TRIATHLETES NEVER QUIT” or “I’m not a girl, I’m a triathlete” hoodie (value €44,95) as a show of greatfulness.
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions about this cancellation below. If you have a specific question, please contact us via email@example.com
While we would prefer to compensate every athlete for all of his costst, reality is that it will be all hands on deck to be able to get through this rough year and to make sure that we will be organising races again in the future.
Why is that?
Throughout the entire year, we work on the organisation of the TRI HARD races with a small team of full-timers. This means that we have a couple of fixed costs every month, regardless of the amount of races we organise in a year. For instance: we have the monthly personnel costs and the rent of our office and storage. Usually, these costs are covered by the income that we gather through registrations for our races and partnerships with company’s who want to use our platform to gain visibility. In March, these incomes have come to a full stop, while we still need to pay the fixed costs every month.
Every athlete who choses not to be compensated by us, helps us limit the additional costs and therefore enlarges the changes of our company to get through this year. Since we are very thankful to those who chose this option, we thank them by offering an exclusive triathlon hoofd (value €44,95) for free.
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We understand that you might not be able to decide right away. Take your time!
Submitting your choice through the form in the e-mail is possible until the 30th of April, 23:59 h.