We have been following CV-19 developments very closely and gauging how this could affect the presentation of the 2021 Salt Pans Ultra. As you may appreciate organising an event of this magnitude takes the better part of a year, CV-19 has shown us that the one thing you can’t do with any confidence is plan with the confidence of committing to an event presentation date.
As as a team we are hugely passionate about what we do. We want to put on the best event we can and ensure it remains a world class experience near the top of everyone’s bucket list. We give hugely of ourselves in both time, emotional commitment, and financial risk in the delivery of this event. Having postponed 2020 in the hope of presenting the Salt Pans Ultra in 2021 we find our current reality, and that for the foreseeable future, uncertain in terms of the spread of the disease, the movement of people and the rollout of vaccines. Added to this is the reduction in the availability of sponsorship and support with many businesses struggling and some even having to close their doors permanently.
All this to say that sadly we have decided to not host the Salt Pans Ultra in its full format in 2021. We are evaluating the option of presenting the 50km race and will communicate this in the next 2 – 3 months. If we do present the 50km it will be a very much more self sufficient event with the appropriate support to ensure everyone can safely finish.
We trust that you appreciate the uncertain times we find ourselves in and how this has impacted our industry in an unprecedented manner, with many events having to be postponed until the pandemic is brought under control.
The Salt Pans Ultra Team.