date: 30.03.2020

Hello runners and supporters of UTVV Slovenia  

The year 2020 is the year we will remember in the aftermath of the Coronavirus 19 and all its consequences that have changed the world and our daily lives.  

At the Ultra Trail Vipava Valley, news of a general ban on organizing events, a ban on population movement and the cancellation of international flights hit us in the midst of preparations for the 6th UTVV Slovenia event in May 2020. Many things are already prepared and organized for the event, which should take place in 1 and a half months, but now we are forced to stop and cancel many arrangements and bookings of services, as well as already confirmed world-famous runners.  

You can believe that for the organizing team who is enthusiastically preparing the UTVV Slovenia ultra-running event for the 6th consecutive year, the hardest thing to accept is the fact that the event will not be able to be performed as planned.  

We considered possible scenarios in 2020, but take a hard decision to cancel the UTVV Slovenia 2020 event, mainly because:  

- We considered the health of our athletes as the most important

- We consider our social responsibility in this global crisis to not continue to foster an environment where the training needs of our athletes are in direct conflict with current shelter in place rules in Slovenia and abroad

- We would like to be an example by which we help the society to overcome the danger and return to normal tracks as soon as possible

- We believe that you have already your running plans in autumn in other traditional fall events.

- An event in Vipava Valley is exposed to potentially excessive weather risks in late autumn.

- We believe that you will build the UTVV story with us in the future as we work together to overcome these difficult times.

- More than 900 runners from 30 countries are enrolled in the event, and due to travel bans, athletes from other countries can not have opportunities to participate in the event.  

 

We are very happy and proud that more than 900 people have signed up for the event, which now means that we will offer all 922 runners the following options:  

 

- Transfer of 100% entry fee to 2021 - new date is 7 - 9 May 2021 + you will get additional 15% discount on the Julian Alps Trail Run event, co-organized by UTVV Slovenia in Kranjska Gora Slovenia from 25 to 27 September 2020  

- Transfer of 100% of the paid entry fee to the Julian Alps Trail Run 2020 (additional payment in case of a price difference) + 20% discount on the registration of UTVV Slovenia 2021  

- Refund of 60% of the 2020 fee paid + an additional voucher with a 20% discount for 2021.

 

  To simplify matters, we will send you a survey via email with the link where you have to choose one of the options offered above until 15/04/2020. All registered runners, please check your mail box.  

After this deadline, you will receive an email with:  

 

- Confirmation of the transfer of UTVV entry fee to 2021 and 15% bonus code on the Julian Alps Trail Run 2020 event.  

- Confirmation of transfer of UTVV entry fee to the Julian Alps Trail Run event and a 20% bonus code for UTVV Slovenia 2021  

- Refund of 60% of the paid fee (to the bank account of the payment or directly to the credit card if you used credit card payment) plus a 20% discount code for next year's edition.  

 

If we do not receive your response, we will automatically move your entry fee to 2021.  

We will definitely stay with you and do our best to meet you as soon as possible on the trails.  

 

At first, we keep our fingers crossed for a partnership event in the Alps Adria Trail Cup - Soča Outdoor Festival in early July, and then of course at the end of the season in Kranjska Gora on the Julian Alps Trail Run where we hope will meet you!

Your UTVV Slovenia team