COVID-19 has hit us all hard. We really appreciate all the patience, support and kind words we have received since we’ve announced postponing the event, however with everything happening in the world due to the COVID-19, and after the CrossFit HQ latest announcement, we don’t think it makes any sense nor is it responsible to hold ELFIT 2020 in June as previously announced.
Accordingly we’re DEVESTATED to announce postponing the ELFIT CrossFit Championship 2020 event to be held in 2021 with the winners qualifying to the 2021 CrossFit Games.
COVID-19 is likely to continue to affect sports till when no one knows. At this very moment we cannot tell you exactly when the event will be held. Things are constantly changing in terms of governmental rules and regulations around the world in fight of this pandemic. We are also working with the local authorities and the CrossFit HQ to discuss the best time to hold ELFIT CrossFit Championship in 2021.
We’ll keep monitoring the current situation and we’re taking into account every new escalation not only in Egypt but across the globe. We will have to work within the new reality of COVID-19 and whatever that means in the coming months.
We know how frustrating it is for you so is it for us as organizers as well. The postponing of the 2020 event has had a huge financial pressure on us as well as many small businesses around the world. In this difficult time we are all facing only together we can go through with it.
Regarding the Registration Fees, we will be sharing with our athletes community different scenarios that we are offering based on the fact that we believe that the event will take place in 2021, with hope that this pandemic has subsided and that we all return to as much “normal” as will be possible.
Here are the options we are offering our athletes:
Option1: “Keep my registration fee with ELFIT and keep my qualifying spot”:
If you choose this option, your registration for ELFIT 2020 will automatically transfer to the 2021 event, which means that you will be automatically qualified for the 2021 finals, you will not be required to redo a qualifier.
Option 2: “Withdraw but leave your funds with ELFIT”:
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis and in support for ELFIT Any consideration for leaving your funds with us is greatly appreciated.
Option 3: “I’ll Pass my Fee to another qualified athlete”:
Individuals: you can pass your registration fees to another individual athlete that qualified through the 2021 qualifiers.
Teams: If you think you can find an Athlete to replace one or more of your teammates, that’s great, we’ll have a flexible deadline for the replacement requests. More details about the replacement will be shared soon.
Option 4: “I prefer to be refunded”
If you don’t want to be part of the 2021 event, but you would like a refund, we’ll be offering a DELAYED REFUND option.
What are the next steps and how does the delayed refund option work?
- In December, an email will be sent to all athletes confirming their intent to compete at the ELFIT 2021, and that’s when all athletes should choose one of the 4 options offered.
- Any Athlete who cannot attend the event will fill out a withdraw form. The window to fill out the withdraw form with the option of receiving a refund will last for 2-3 weeks during the month of December 2021.
- If we do not receive a withdraw form during the period announced, this will mean that you decided to keep your spot and compete in 2021. If you select “withdraw and refund,” we will put your spot in que.
- In January, qualification for all available spots will begin, and will close early in February Once the qualification process has closed, all 2020 Athletes who selected “withdraw with refund” will receive their refund.
If you have any questions or if you want to talk about your specific situation please don’t hesitate to email us firstname.lastname@example.org
ELFIT has been running since 2013 with one main objective, to grow the sport and support the community in Egypt and the region. However the 2020 event cancelation is costing us thousands of dollars which is putting us in a really hard financial situation. So We simply cannot refund everyone and we cannot refund the full amount – or it would mean an end to the ELFIT forever.
Your support is now crucial to the survival of this Sanctionals and therefore our business by allowing adjustments to be less severe on us.
Thank You & Stay Safe.