We write this with heavy hearts.
It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of The 9 Dragons Races in 2020.
Based on various conversations and the recent closure of some key venues, and also unable to access certain checkpoints which require WSD gate access.
We feel that we cannot organise this years’ race in an environment that is first of all safe but also guarantees that you all have a good racing experience.
We realise that this is short notice and will come as a disappointment to you. Please know that as a passionate team of race organisers we are equally disappointed.
There are a few practical items we would like to inform you about:
- We will reserve your application for this years’ race for participating in 9D 2021.
- You will not need to pay the application fee for the 2021 race, registration will be carried over to 2021.
- We will transfer your registration for 9D 2020 to 9D 2021 under the same course you registered. Resubmission of registration will therefore not be required. As such, if you have collected your bib & wristband, please hold on to these to be used for the 2021 race.
- Next year you will receive a confirmation email during the application period. Participants will be allowed to make amendments to their entry for a designated period, including transfer to another runner.
- If the amendments concern change of course / category / participant, it will in effect require the issuance of new number bib and wristband. If this applies to you it will be necessary for you to return the relevant bib and wristband to us after the amendment deadline for issuance of new ones.
- If you lose your bib/wristband, bibs replacement charges will be $50 for number bib and $150 for wristband.
You are welcome to collect your bibs and any purchased items from Escapade until Friday 31st January, 2021. If your bib is uncollected, this will be available during the 2021 bib collection. All purchased clothing items must be collected.
Any other purchased items such as bus tickets, tracking timer will be transferred to your 2021 registration.
We plan to hold an informal run on the 9 Dragons Course this coming weekend, as well as a drinks gathering. More information can be found on the 9 Dragons website.
Stay safe, happy trails and see you all for 9 Dragons 2021.
The Nine Dragons Organizing Committee
"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day."
Winnie The Pooh