03 Aug Statement on Penyagolosa Trails’ cancellation
We thought it would be possible! With the new normality we wanted to come with an edition of Penyagolosa Trails HG special for everyone, which had also aroused the interest of some of the best runners in the world. We knew it wasn’t going to be as usual, but we were confident we could get it. We counted on the effort and enthusiasm of everyone, with your spirit of overcoming and the incessant support of the Provincial Council and our sponsors. We kept the same illusion of always, the one that we put in every race and the same that helps us to do, every year, the best possible edition.
But, unfortunately, today we announced the news we didn’t want to give you. The celebration of Penyagolosa Trails HG is postponed to the 2021 edition, which will take place between the 23rd and 25th of April, 2021.
The first priority of the organization of Penyagolosa Trails HG has always been to ensure the safety of all the people: runners, volunteers, organizational staff, public and local population in general. Our hope was that the overall situation and sanitary conditions would be good enough to hold the races in October. Unfortunately, circumstances are far from adequate to ensure the necessary security conditions.
It’s a very hard time for everyone. During this confinement and in recent months we have worked in coordination with the health and territorial authorities, to develop a safe action guide for the organization of the event. We have also stocked all the hygienic and sanitary materials to meet all the guidelines of that contingency plan that made the celebration safe. But the evolution of the pandemic in the world and in our country is hopeless and the prospects do not offer the necessary security guarantees.
We make this decision from the responsibility and thinking that we do the most reasonable in this difficult situation that we live. We would have liked to have enjoyed this historic edition with everyone again, but now we think there is a different priority. The priority is the health and responsibility we have towards our people and our province.
We don’t want to say goodbye without telling you we’ll be back. This will go away and we will feel the nerves of the start line, the laughts with our friends, the suffering in Les Useres, the emotion of arriving at Sant Joan de Penyagolosa, in the heart of the Natural Park, the hugs of our people, the tears to overcome our goals… Penyagolosa Trails will return in 2021 and it will continue to be a world reference and a key event to position the Valencian Community as the Comunitat de l’Esport.
All this will come back and Penyagolosa Trails HG will be waiting for you to feel these emotions altogether.
Penyagolosa Trails organization
1. What about my 2020 race number?
All registrants of Penyagolosa Trails HG will automatically be registered in the 2021 edition without any management.
Runners who prefer to request the refund of the full amount of the October 2020 registration can do so through the following link until September 11:
2. Will there be a draw for Penyagolosa Trails HG 2021?
No, there will be no draw for the 2021 edition as, by default, all current entries will remain for 2021.
This section will be updated regularly on the website as we have news.
3. I have even more doubts
On the other hand, remember that you can ask us and/or send us your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are at your disposal, COVID-19 will go away!