Update 2020 Ayia Napa Triathlon – 11/3/2020

To Ayia Napa Triathlon 2020 registrants,
 
Please read this email thoroughly as there is critical information.
 
As most of you have been following the evolving situation around the world, you are aware of risks with travel and health as defined by various government agencies. The Cyprus government has decided to ban the public gatherings until further notice on March 10, 2020. Additionally, as of March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the situation as a pandemic. 
 
Nireas Triathlon is following the direction of our government and health professionals.  We are conscious of the fact that taking part in races is critical to an athlete.  However, we are prioritizing athlete, coach, officials, staff health and safety.

Postponing the event is difficult on a practical level. Also, mass public gatherings ban implemented, is not clear how long would last. Therefore, and in compliance with the Government directive we have decided to cancel Ayia Napa Triathlon 2020.

You understand that the organization of the event was at its final stage with all outsourcing contracts signed executed and all the necessary expenses including advertisement and promotion already paid.

According to the waiver of liability that you have accepted during registration (we draw your attention to article 8) the organizer is not responsible for any refunds. However, we have decided as a minimum compensation, to offer all Ayia Napa Triathlon 2020 registered athletes the opportunity to transfer their registrations to any other of Nireas Triathlon events in 2020 or Ayia Napa triathlon 2021 to be held in March 2021.

The available events are:

Larnaca Triathlon 10/5/2020. https://nireastriathlon.com/event/2020_larnaca_triathlon/

Limassol Triathlon 11/10/2020. https://nireastriathlon.com/event/2020_limassol_triathlon/

Ayia Napa Half Marathon 6/12/2020. https://ayianapamarathon.com/

Ayia Napa Triathlon 21/3/2021 TBC.

The way to do that is to reply to this email and indicate in which event you want to transfer.

Update on Coronavirus 11/3/2020

Due to the recent developments concerning CONVID-19 virus and the decision of the Cyprus government to ban the public gatherings, we regret to announce that Ayia Napa Triathlon 2020 is cancelled.
We understand the inconvenience that this might cause but we must comply with the measures imposed by the official health authorities.
We have decided as a goodwill gesture to offer all Ayia Napa Triathlon 2020 registered athletes the opportunity to transfer their registrations to any other of Nireas Triathlon events in 2020 or Ayia Napa triathlon 2021 to be held in March 2021.  

Update on Coronavirus

Recently, we have received many questions about the potential effect of coronavirus on Ayia Napa Triathlon 2020. We want to inform all participants that we are coordinated with the official health authorities and that we will follow all their recommendations.
There are currently no restrictions limiting sports events. We continue to work as scheduled to make Ayia Napa Triathlon 2020 a success.

Ayia Napa Open Water Swimming Canceled

The Open water swimming is canceled. Instead we will offer the opportunity to the Ayia Napa Triathlon participants to train on the race course. The course will be properly marked from 14:00 on Friday the 20th onward.

Introducing this year:
Ayia Napa Open Water Swimming
Whether you’re taking part in Ayia Napa Triathlon, looking to try outdoor swimming or you are an experience open water swimmer looking for a challenging sea swim this is perfect for you.
The event takes place at the most beautiful beach on the island and it will be a great day for swimmers and spectators.
The 2k will take swimmers on two laps around the nisi beach rock. Swimmers will exit the water at the narrow corridor connecting the rock to the shore at the end of the first lap. They will take a few seconds breather before heading back in the water for the second lap.

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