Hi again {name}!

We are in lockdown as the country deals with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and tougher measures are being announced to try and curb the spreading of the virus.

As an event that attracts thousands of visitors to Underberg each year, this has put us under serious pressure. There was already a superb entry in for this years race.

The Sani Spoors organising team has agonised over this, and we have decided that we simply cannot place the lives of any rider, their families, and the welfare of our helpers and staff or any of the Underberg residents at risk by hosting the event this year. The virus is spreading around Underberg and Himeville and the Harry Gwala district is now a national hotspot.

This is a call we are not enjoying making...

We have reluctantly decided to cancel the 2021 Euro Steel Drak Descent.

There are many reasons for this decision. Almost all the participants and their families come into Underberg from long distances and book overnight stays. The risk of the event turning into a super-spreader is real, and we feel strongly that we, and our sponsors, cannot let that happen.

There are serious medical considerations as well. Our top notch medical and ambulance team is a long way
from any hospital, all of which are totally overstretched and understaffed right now. In the unlikely event of a serious medical emergency happening, prompt treatment and a bed cannot be assured!

If you have entered already you will get an email outlining three options:
- Defer your entry to 2022 (and get an entry before any possible increase in entry fee), or
- Donate your entry. All of this money will go to the charities and community organisations we support, or towards the continued employment of the track building team or to the alien plant and wattle clearing initiative; or
- Apply for a refund.

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Most of all, during this testing time, stay safe and stay well.

Take care of yourselves and your families!

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