Over recent days, the Board of Directors of Mugello Outdoor ASD has met to reach a final decision on the possibility of holding the 2021 Ultra Trail Mugello event.
Taking into consideration, with the utmost seriousness required, the uncertainty of the current health situation worldwide and the regulations relating to the staging of sports events, imposed by the emergency legislation and the Federation, we have made every effort to develop a concrete working hypothesis for an organisational plan that would be capable of combining the precautions and safety measures required by the emergency situation that we are all currently experiencing, with the care that we have always given, first and foremost, to all our volunteers, to every athlete and to the businesses that support us, to ensure their satisfaction and safety.
Unfortunately, it has not been objectively possible to determine any hypothesis that would enable us to achieve that standard of quality that we have constantly sought to guarantee in the staging of our event.
An event which, as you know, is essentially aimed at showcasing the beauty of our beloved valley, through direct and immediate contact with its nature, as well as being a social event. And one of the key purposes of the event is to encourage athletes to interact with our region, with its environment, with its realities and with the local people. In short, to encourage that “proximity”, also between people, which, as we are all sadly aware, must now in fact be avoided, precisely due to the precautionary measures made necessary by this emergency, therefore making it impossible to pursue the objectives of our event.
Consequently, having also consulted the bodies involved in the health and safety of sports events, as well as the organisations concerned, it is with great regret that we have had to take the painful decision to cancel the 2021 Ultra Trail Mugello.
All participants who registered for the 2020 event and who at that time chose to transfer their registration to the 2021 event will be contacted directly by the organisation on the options available.
WE CAN’T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU ALL ONCE AGAIN
We look forward to seeing you on 24 April 2022
Piero Sisti and Giovanni Zorn
Ultra Trail Mugello”