It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that the Spartan Cesenatico, originally scheduled for the 30th/31st May, had to be cancelled.
Over the last weeks we have hoped just like everyone else that the current situation around Covid-19 would improve and that mass participation events like Spartan can be held again relatively quickly. In the light of the current developments the outlook we have to face is a very different one.
A mass participation event like Spartan Race will not be possible in by the end of the month- and we acknowledge that resources will be needed elsewhere and priorities have to be given to the existential issues we’re facing as a society. Because of this and with the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and staff always in mind- we had to come to the decision to ultimately cancel the event.
We are facing an exceptional situation that goes beyond what we had imagined and prepared: for you, for governments, for insurances and for us as organizers.
All sports and events is an eco system- where everybody is important: you, the racers at first; but also all the people that work to make things happen- as part of the organization teams or with all the partners and suppliers and service providers.
We see now how fragile this eco system is - now that we are faced with a situation to cancel or reschedule events. That’s why we - like many other organizers- are working hard to take all that into consideration and offer the best possible solutions for everyone involved.
We have tried hard to find alternative solutions but under the given circumstances a rescheduling for another date in 2020 was unfortunately not possible despite efforts made by all stakeholders.
We are fully aware that this is causing disappointment amongst our brave Spartans who had signed up for this race and were looking forward to this new challenge in 2020. The necessity of this decision leaves us back just as disappointed as our racers.
Our staff, partners, suppliers and many other stakeholders have worked with big efforts over many months to make this event the best possible experience for our racers and volunteers- just to see this work now being abruptly ended.
However, we acknowledge that in the current circumstances there is other issues that we as a society have to face. And we want to play our small part in this, by committing first of all to our racers but also to our entire staff and the many partners that contribute to an event production also in these troubled times.
To offer as much flexibility as possible to our racers we are extending our transfer options and offer the following options for registered Spartans:
these apply for Sprint, Super, Night Sprint, Kids and HH registrants.
These options are only available from 04.05.2020 - 3 pm until 31.05. 2020 - 11pm.
If you decide to not opt for a free transfer or a deferral in 2020 you will automatically receive after 6 weeks a 70% discount code for a race in Italy in the coming year.
IMPORTANT: The transfer code 2020 is available 3 months after the regular event date (31.08.2020). Only usable for 2020 events.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY UPGRADED YOUR RACE IN THE PAST (eg. from Open to Age Group Heat or from Sprint to Super) OR CHANGED YOUR BOOKING DUE TO COVID (eg. from Maggiora to Cesenatico) THE CODE WILL ONLY HAVE THE AMOUNT OF YOUR LAST PAYMENT. IN THIS CASE PLEASE EMAIL US AT firstname.lastname@example.org WE WILL ADJUST THE VALUE OF THE NEW VOUCHER MANUALLY.
1) Transfer to the same race format in Italy in 2020 free of charge (bound on name)
You can transfer your race in the same format (Sprint, Super, Night Sprint, Kids & HH) to another race in 2020 in Italy without any costs.
This option can used by any registration, even if you registered with a code for free.
If you booked the "Cesenatico Sprint Open Heat" , you can now transfer your registration to another Sprint Open Heat in one of the other Italian events like for example: Misano Sprint Open Heat.
For that: you need to enter your MaxFun profile and choose the option "DEFERRAL" in the Dropdown on the right. Now you can choose e.g. "Dolomiti Sprint Open Heat" | If you booked "Cesenatico Super Elite Heat" you can transfer to "Misano Super Elite Heat"
With this option it's not possible to transfer from Sprint to Super.
This option includes the following races you can transfer to:
Spartan Dolomiti 27./28. 06. 2020
Spartan Orte 2020 22/23. 08. 2020
Spartan Misano-Cattolica 19./20. 09. 2020
Spartan Maggiora 2020 24.10.2020
- The code you will get can not be changed afterwards.
- The code you will get is bound to your name and there is no option to give the code to someone else.
- It's not possible to transfer from Sprint to Super. But a transfer from Super to Sprint is possible.
- Only races which are shown can be chosen. There is no exception
2)Defer your registration for any race in Western Europe in 2020 (not bound on name)
(Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Andorra, Slovenia, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Denmark)
With the deferral you receive a voucher with the value of the amount you paid for your registration.
This voucher can be used now for another race in Western Europe.
For more details read here the regular Transfer options!
In this option you can also transfer to other Italian events regardless of the race format.
(e.g. Sprint Open Heat to Super Elite Heat)
This option can not be used if you registered with a code. Only the paid amount for the registration that gets deferred is considered. If a discount or a deferment code was used for the original registration, only the amount that was paid to complete that registration will be considered. (e.g. if the payment for a €100 registration will be done with a 40% or €40 voucher code, the deferment for that race will be a €60 voucher code. MaxFun calculates only the amount paid in, not the amount the race would cost. Therefore, if a 100% code will be used, the voucher code is worth €0.)
Option 3) 70% discount code for a Spartan in Italy in 2021 (not bound at name)
If you decide to not opt for a free transfer or a deferral in 2020 you will automatically receive after 6 weeks a 70% discount code for a race in Italy in the coming year. Valid for any race in the same format or in a shorter distance format that you signed up for : e.g. if you were signed up for the Sprint Cesenatico you will receive a 70% discount code for a Sprint in Italy in 2021. If you were signed up for the Super, you will receive a 70% discount code, valid for a Super or Sprint in Italy in 2021
If you used transferoption 1 or 2 you will find your code in the coupon section on the right site in your MAXFUN account
1) your Code
2) format you can use your code. If nothing is shown it can be used on any race.
You can enter the code during the registration.
Add code here (1) and click (2) "Use Coupon"
The amount will change now.
Now you can finish your registration (3)