BENDIGO It is with great disappointment that we have had to make the very difficult decision today to postpone the Goldfields MultiSport Festival, due to take place on 20 and 21 November, 2021.
At In2Adventure running events isnt like a business to us, we do it because it feels like creating something positive in the world for some really awesome people. Having to make heartbreaking decisions to postpone events, in a time when we know that regional communities are suffering so much is extremely difficult.
Over the past few weeks, we have put the opening of entries for the Goldfields MultiSport Festival on hold as we continued to monitor the COVID-19 situation across the country. We understand that financially, many businesses and families are struggling and, before opening entries, we wanted to have a greater degree of certainty that the event would be likely to go ahead.
Unfortunately, the current situation in New South Wales and recent developments in Victoria, especially regional Victoria has significantly increased the liklihood that an event in Bendigo would not be able to take place by the planned event date or may be cancelled at short notice.
We know that this decision will be very disappointing for everyone, and especially for us, as we value the Bendigo community, businesses, and the people there so highly. However, we also recognise and understand that having to cancel or reschedule an event at short notice has such a significant impact on athletes, staff, volunteers, service organisations, community groups, vendors, partners and the destinations in which we operate.
Currently, the event date is just twelve weeks away and current lock down restrictions means that the likelihood of a mass participation event being able to take place in Victoria in November 2021 is extremely unlikely.
Based on this, we have taken the difficult decision to not open entries for the Goldfields MultiSport Festival, and instead, to work towards the event on 19th and 20st November 2022.
We cannot know the future for certain, and the situation in Victoria could improve by November, which we truly hope it does, however, the most we can do is to make informed decisions based on the information available now, in the best interest of all involved. We sincerely hope that Victoria will continue to build a path to recovery, as the impact that COVID-19 is having on so many people and businesses is devastating.
In the meantime, we would encourage you, when restriction allow, if you have the opportunity, to consider paying a visit to Bendigo. It is a beautiful and historic destination, and although the festival will not be here in 2021, we can still enjoy the wonderful natural beauty and adventure opportunities in this amazing destination.
We thank you all in advance for your understanding and send all of our love and best wishes to all of our special In2Adventure family as we all continue to navigate our way through these uncertain times.
Rob & Simon & the i2a team
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TreX is Australias home grown national cross triathlon series. For fourteen years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross or off-road - triathlon racing in Asia-Pacific. Presented by adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run. While each TreX event features an open/elite category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series welcomes participation from all ages and skill levels.
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Trail Run Australia takes runners to some of the most iconic and stunning destinations in this spectacular land down under. It challenges participants to get off road and take on a challenge against mother nature in some of the most demanding and diverse terrain that the country has to offer.
From stunning beaches, to historic goldfields, remote rocky outcrops and rich rainforests, all the way to the iconic Snowy Mountains. Trail Run Australia inspires runners to tread the path less travelled in this wild and beautiful land.
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In2Adventure are Asia-Pacifics premier adventure event specialists, and the proud hosts of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things off road and off the beaten track and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels.
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