Organisers of Stellenbosch’s iconic Savanna Origin of Trails MTB and Trail Run Experience, Stillwater Sports, has announced that the events will move to 27 – 28 November 2021 due to the looming threat of a COVID-19 third wave. Both events were scheduled to take place in April.
“We are sad to announce that the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB and Trail Run Experience will not take place in April as originally planned,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the events.
“We’ve been in lengthy discussions with the local municipality and Disaster Management Officials and, unfortunately, predictions indicate that the COVID-19 third wave will coincide with the event’s April date. To ensure the safety of mountain bikers, runners, staff and all external stakeholders, we have had to make this difficult decision.”
Mountain bikers and trail runners who have entered the April event are requested to refer back to the event’s Refund Policy, which they can find here (Mountain Bike) and here (Trail Run). One of the options is to roll-over your entry to the November date.
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