Sunrise Events, organizers of XTERRA La Union, today announced the March 26 race has been cancelled.
“It is with deep sadness that we had to come to this decision, as we were very recently made aware that the Host Province cannot support the event as originally intimated,” explained Sunrise Events in its official cancellation notice. “Staging a world class event requires full commitment and support from the host province. This is far and beyond any commercial support -- it requires genuine sincerity and passion to host the event in the Province.”
Registered athletes are being provided a full refund on entry fees, hotel bookings, and non-refundable airfare, as well as a bike jersey and event medal.
“Sunrise Events is a world-class event producer with a proven track record, and years of experience in working with Provinces to promote tourism through events,” said XTERRA President Janet Clark. “They have successfully produced XTERRA events in the Philippines for the past six years and received rave reviews from age groupers and elites alike. This is a very unfortunate situation, however, they are going above and beyond in extending every courtesy to all registered participants."
Of note, the XTERRA Cebu off-road triathlon scheduled for April 23rd in Danao will continue as planned.
For further information about the cancellation visit https://www.launion.xterraphil.com
For more on the 2017 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour visit http://www.xterraplanet.com/asian-tour