Trans Thüringia 2020 will take place in a shortened version
Any new from the Trans Thüringia?
Unfortunately it’s not all good news. As you will appreciate, a race with 28 participants like last year is financially not viable and does not pay off for the organising community. In addition, we had to recognize that a whole week in one community overwhelmed them. Their helpers also have their own duties apart from the T.T., which is not possible for them with the necessary time required for the race.
We very much would like to keep the TransThüringia as an extraordinary race, but it must be wanted by the Mushers (and must be verified by starter numbers) and both the club and the community must be able to shoulder the burden.
We are currently negotiating with a second community, but for 2020 this is unfortunately not yet feasible.
Therefore, after long and intensive discussions within our own club and all other organisations involved, we have had to decide together that the TransThüringia 2020 will take place in a shortened version.
By 4 runs on 3 days (with one ride into the dusk) and a 50 km track we still hope to offer an interesting race where enough mushers will find their way to Thuringia – and that we have a common future after 25 years TransThüringia.
The following year, the TransThüringia should be restarted, if possible, over an entire week at two racing locations.
07.02.2020 1st run approx. 25 km | Start 9:00 and 2nd run approx. 25 km (evening run) | Start 17:00
08.02. 2020 3rd run approx. 50 km | Start 10:00
09.02. 2020 4th run approx. 30 km | Start 9:00
09.02.2020 Award ceremony: 17:00 pm in Neustadt am Rennsteig