For Diva participants (or those intending to cheer):
Hello Again Divas,
It is with much regret that we at the Diva Triathlon need to inform you:
We have had to cancel not only the Diva Triathlon but also the Diva Duathlon for this coming weekend.
First let me say that we will be providing all entrants with a Diva's Only Triathlon 2008 entry free, along with this years race package and race incentive goody.
Please let me explain the current situation.
After finding out about the Civic strike last week, we consulted with Tribc and decided to find an alternate race solution so that all Diva's could enjoy at least a taste of what the Diva Tri is really about. We secured a spot at the parking lot of Windsor Secondary School with the North Vancouver School Board for our Duathlon transition area and athlete village. We were aware of some construction, but were told this was not to affect our transition area come the weekend.
As of 12:00 pm today while at a transition site check, I was informed over the phone by the site manager that under no circumstances did he feel it would be a safe environment for a race to be held. He felt that there was entirely too much liability and that there was a large chance that people were in harms way. He offered a smaller lot to us, that unfortunately is not able to house a safe transition area.
I firmly believe that we at the Diva have done all we can to try and provide a race alternative due to the ongoing Civic strike, but as of 3 pm this afternoon, we have come to the end of our idea ropes.
Please know that this is extremely upsetting and frustrating to us and we are not happy with the final decision, but know that it is the only safe decision to make. This situation from day one has been completely out of our control, despite our efforts we are unable to provide a safe race alternative. We do understand how frustrating this much be for you.
We have all entrants contact information for next years event, and we encourage all racers to pick up their race package at North Shore Athletics this Saturday.
If you are unable to make it this Saturday to pick it up, please contact me as the packages will either remain at North Shore Athletics, or they will be made available for pick up elsewhere.
We are very thankful for the feedback and support we have had leading up to this moment. We look forward to providing a fantastic race for you in 2008, we will be in touch with all upcoming 2008 triathlon details.
We are sending out this email, please rsvp and let us know that you have received it, if we do not receive an rsvp we will attempt to contact you by phone.
Miranda and the Diva Crew.
More race package pick up details below:
PACKAGE PICK UP
Package Pick up remains the same at North Shore Athletics from 11am-6pm on Saturday July 28th.
101-1200 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver , BC
Toll Free: 1-877-990-6888
North Shore Athletics has a huge sale going taking place on Saturday July 28th, make sure to go and check it out while picking up your race package!