They believed in it till the finish, however the organizers had been pressured for the second year in a row to postpone the Beaver trail initially scheduled for June 6.
For Éric Andréo, the president of the affiliation, it is heartbreaking: “ Unable to maintain our 10th edition, we had hoped that the measures concerning outdoor sports and nature races would be much more flexible, but it is quite the opposite. The events cannot accommodate more than 50 runners, or else it is necessary to organize departures in waves, but without the participants of the different routes crossing, mixing and above all waiting for the arrival of the first for the start of the others. An insoluble puzzle that forces us to give up when we had a solid case and already considered drastic distancing measures. “ A resignation that doesn’t move and a choice all the harder, that nearly two days, on June 9, the measures are eased and cultural locations, even closed, have already reopened underneath gauge.
The race is postponed to December 19
The Beaver has grow to be in just a few years a nationwide reference in the world of trail. People come from throughout France to immerse themselves in the effort and particularly in the extraordinary panorama of the Gardon gorges. Éric Andréo provides: “This year, finally for two years that the project is ready, we had seen even bigger with a 62 km and 2,100 m of vertical drop, while keeping a 40 km, a 23 km and a 13 km, without forgetting the walk Nordic and a child race. “ Already 500 bibs had been reserved and the impatience was nice for the 50 volunteers to have the ability to discover their race. We nonetheless should push again and the determination is radical, the Beaver is postponed to December 19. The president is clear, “we have no choice, given the rise of the races, there are no more dates available. The conditions will obviously not be the same and perhaps the riders will be fewer, but we did not want yet reporter for a year, it is vital for the Beaver as for our association “.
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