Dear athletes, for years we have invested all the time, energy and resources that we had into Orobie Ultra-Trail®. We have always tried to offer the best event, both in terms of sports and safety. We have believed in it all along, we loved OUT so much, and we are incredibly proud of how it has grown over the years. As said on several occasions by others, our event has given a tangible contribution to the growth of this discipline by making this sport and our beautiful mountains known to thousands of new enthusiasts, coming from all over the world. Many have started to frequent the cabins of the Orobie and many have started to run ultra-trails or to organize new ones.
This year the passion has not gone away, but an important sponsor has. We have never hidden the economic difficulties nor have we ever stopped looking for resources both at a local and international level that became part of the OUT Pool. In these years we have met more than 150 companies both in the sector and outside the sector looking for new collaborations and partnerships, some of which have allowed us to find resources used in previous editions.
We also tried this year to grit our teeth and continue with scarce resources but we would not be able to offer you an event with the same standards, which is essential for us.
For these reasons Orobie Ultra-Trail® in 2020 will not take place, to say that we are sorry would be an understatement considering that in these last years the Staff has given everything for this Event.
We are grateful to you for all the affection that you have made us feel in the last months. We hope this is only a goodbye and we will work in this direction.
Thanks to the OUT Pool, to all the sponsors, to the administrators, to all the institutions that have supported us.
Thanks to all the athletes who have raced with us for five beautiful editions.
Thanks to the volunteers who made them possible: your enthusiasm is always incredible.
Thanks to all the spectators who have conveyed so much to us, even if only by clapping along the paths.
We are aware of writing to you in a very delicate moment, of great difficulty and uncertainty for everyone, but we could not postpone this communication further.
At this moment, each of us can make a difference by facing these days as a challenge, with the same adaptability and the same energy with which you have faced and run every kilometre. Now we must stop, so that everything can start again.
We will meet on our beautiful Orobie when all this is over, we will make it, we will all reach the same finish line together. See you soon.