The catastrophe we are experiencing in La Palma, with hundreds of families who have lost their homes and businesses, prevents us from celebrating the Transvulcania 2021, scheduled for the last days of October. A week after the eruptive process began, the lava continues to threaten the infrastructures of our people, of our village, without anyone being able to set a date for its completion.
The organisation of Transvulcania decided at the beginning of the eruption to wait the necessary time to decide whether or not it was possible to continue with the event, a complex decision because we know that apart from being a sporting spectacle it is always an economic injection for La Palma. And it is clear that common sense obliges us to cancel the event.
Each and every one of the runners will have two options from now on: refund 100% of the registration fee or transfer the registration to the May 2022 edition, which must be communicated through the mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The refund, if applicable, will be made in a matter of weeks.
It should be noted that Transvulcania staff, as well as the rest of the employees of the public company Sodepal, are now working in logistical centres to support the people affected by the volcano. In addition, other measures are being studied, which will be made known through social networks, to raise funds for the benefit of those affected by the catastrophe.
Each and every one of those affected are an essential part of Transvulcania, and they will never be alone.