Full & Short Track Race this week­end at XTERRA CZ
18. June 2021

O-SEE Chal­lenge & XTERRA Ger­many with reduced start­ing places

The orga­niz­ing team of the O-SEE Chal­lenge met this week to dis­cuss the cur­rent state of prepa­ra­tions and to agree on the tasks for the remain­ing 6 weeks until the com­pe­ti­tion week­end.

Of course, the prepa­ra­tion is sig­nif­i­cant­ly influ­enced by the gen­er­al Coro­na pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tion and the result­ing hygiene con­cept. Thanks to the inci­dence being sta­ble below 25 in the mean­time, the require­ments are cur­rent­ly essen­tial­ly lim­it­ed to com­pli­ance with dis­tance rules, and we sin­cere­ly hope that this will remain the case. In order to bet­ter meet this require­ment for com­pli­ance with min­i­mum dis­tances, it was decid­ed to reduce the num­ber of start­ing places to 650 in order to use the space gained to increase dis­tances, espe­cial­ly in the tran­si­tion area. Despite all the restric­tions, how­ev­er, we are try­ing to bring back a bit of nor­mal­i­ty and hope that it will suc­ceed or actu­al­ly become pos­si­ble in this way. We want to make only a few con­ces­sions in the set-up of the O-SEE City and do not want to com­plete­ly do with­out culi­nary del­i­ca­cies and our Expo, for exam­ple. We are also try­ing to cre­ate a few high­lights for young and old in the sup­port­ing pro­gram. Every­thing is still under reserve, but we see real chances to real­ize the con­cept.

One thing is clear, how­ev­er: we need everyone’s coop­er­a­tion in imple­ment­ing the hygiene con­cept so that we can car­ry out our event as we imag­ine it and can take respon­si­bil­i­ty for it. Be it hav­ing to present a dai­ly updat­ed test or proof of vac­ci­na­tion or recov­ery, or be it wear­ing masks where min­i­mum dis­tances have to be observed or be it mak­ing con­tact track­ing pos­si­ble by using a warn­ing app or list reg­is­tra­tion.

Due to the small­er num­ber of start­ing places, we are rapid­ly approach­ing the par­tic­i­pant lim­its for almost all dis­tances. Those who still want to take part should reg­is­ter quick­ly. We assume that only a small num­ber of late reg­is­tra­tions will be pos­si­ble.

PS: We are still look­ing for helpers! Set-up helpers – the whole week from August 16, 2021 (no mat­ter which day), course mar­shals and oth­er help­ing hands – Fri­day, August 20. 2021 ; Sat­ur­day, August 21, 2021 and dis­man­tling helpers – Sun­day, August 22, 2021 from approx. 15:00 h / Mon­day, August 23, 2021. If you are inter­est­ed, have time and want to help, please reg­is­ter here. Thank you very much!