9 July 2020News, Press Releases

Velp, July 9, 2020 – With mixed feelings and after a period of great doubt, the organisation of XTERRA Netherlands, Sporteiland, has decided that the 2020 edition, scheduled for 19/20 September, cannot take place.

Despite the easing in the Netherlands from 1 July, the current corona measures and the uncertainty about the coming period will cause insurmountable problems for the organisation of a full XTERRA event on Ameland.

After a week of extra deliberation and consultation with the parties involved, we had to make this difficult decision despite the positive intentions of all parties. There are too many restrictions and there is still too much uncertainty about the measures to be taken, therefor organising an appealing sports event on Sporteiland Ameland with all participants, spectators and volunteers, as we envisage it, will not be possible.

The next XTERRA NETHERLANDS will be organized on 11 and 12 September 2021.

The organisers are now preparing an alternative crosstriathlon program on Ameland in the weekend of 18-20 September in the form of a TRI-XPERIENCE AMELAND. The intention is to open trails for swimming, mountain biking and running during the weekend. The participants are responsible themselves for the then applicable hygiene and safety rules. After consultation with the municipality of Ameland and other interested parties, we hope to be able to provide more clarity about this via the website and social media channels by the end of July.

The participants who already registered for XTERRA NETHERLANDS on 19 September will receive an email in the coming week about the consequences of the cancellation. They can choose from the following options:

  1. The registration XTERRA NETHERLANDS will be moved to 11 September 2021.
  2. 100% refund of the entry fee for participants with cancellation insurance.
  3. 100% refund of the registration fee for participants #BENELUXCHALLENGE with cancellation insurance.
  4. 75% refund of the registration fee for the other participants.

Go to the form to submit your choice

The choice must be announced to the organisation before 1 September 2020 via the selection form. If there is no response, the registration is automatically moved to 2021.

All participants XTERRA JUNIOR will receive the full registration amount minus € 5.00 administration and bank charges.

The possible refund of the registration fee will take place in the first week of September.

If you have any questions regarding this press release, please contact:

Casper van de Kamp

Tel. + 31 646351852