Information from TCS Lidingöloppet regarding the Corona virus and its impact on our races in 2020.

Below, we have compiled questions and answers about the impact of the corona virus on the Lidingöloppet events. The site will be updated regularly when we have new information.

How does the organizer Lidingöloppet respond to the new recommendations from the Health Authority that public gatherings with more than 50 participants should be banned?
We are aware that we and our events are affected by this decision, but of course we respect and follow the authorities' actions in order to fully fight the corona virus.

Will the TCS Lidingöloppet take place end of September?
We hope and believe that the TCS Lidingöloppet last weekend in September is so far ahead of time that this is not affected by the corona eruption. However, we will, of course, closely monitor developments and keep in close contact with the authorities on the matter.

Will the Lidingöloppet MTB on May 2 be canceled?

Based on the prevailing situation, we have decided not to carry out the Lidingöloppet MTB in early May. The Lidingöloppet MTB will instead take place in direct connection to the regular Lidingöloppet weekend in September. The race will start from Koltorp on Saturday 26 September at 7PM and will then basically follow the same route as the classic running race that was decided earlier in the day. It will be a unique opportunity to experience the legendary Lidingöloppet track on two wheels, in addition, in the dark.

What differentiates the Lidingöloppet MTB on September 26 from the Lidingöloppet MTB that was scheduled for May 2?
In addition to being considerably shorter than the original version, the September edition will be conducted in the dark, so the headlamp will be mandatory. On the other hand, we believe and hope that the chance to be a part of the great Lidingöloppet race weekend as well as the opportunity to ride the classic 3-mile track will be very attractive and also attract new participants. The MTB race in September will only be open to exercisers. Prize money will not be available but of course time will be offered to everyone. For participants who were not already registered for the Lidingöloppet MTB, the price for participation will be SEK 895, which includes food after the finish.

Will the Vårmilen on May 1st be set?
For the same reason that we do not want to carry out the MTB race in early May, we can also not do the Vårmilen as planned. Those who had signed up for the Vårmilen will be contacted and offered a place in the corresponding race (5 or 10 km) during the Lidingöloppet weekend in September

I was registered for one of the races during the Lidingöloppet MTB or Vårmilen, what happens to my application?
If you were registered for either Lidingöloppet MTB 23 km or Lidingöloppet MTB 63 km then you will be able to choose to be moved over and get a starting place for the new race which takes place on Saturday 26 September. If you had been able to register for one of the children's races, you will be offered a place in the corresponding race in the spring of 2021. If you were registered for Vårmilen (5 or 10 km) then you will automatically be moved over and get a starting place in either the 5 or 10 km race during the Lidingö race weekend in September.

I was registered for one of the races during the Lidingöloppet MTB or Vårmilen but unfortunately I do not have the opportunity or do not want to participate in the new proposed race.
If you do not have the opportunity to run in September, we want you to know that your registration fee paid to 100% goes back to our organizers clubs IFK Lidingö Friidrott and IFK Lidingö Orienteering and to their youth activities.

Can I get my registration fee refunded now that the race does not go away on the scheduled dates?
We will not repay participant fees, however, we offer all participants a place in the remuneration race during the Lidingöloppet weekend in September.

Will I be able to register for the advanced Lidingöloppet MTB, even if I was not registered for the regular MTB race?
Of course, even if you haven’t signed up for the regular MTB race, you can of course cycle the new race in September. The registration fee will be SEK 895, in addition to regular equipment, the headlamp will be a requirement for participation.

Will you stop participants from countries where the infection is spread from participating in your races?
We will follow the authorities' recommendations and decisions. When it comes to foreign participants, the respective embassies' recommendations regarding travel are also indicative.

I have been traveling in affected countries. Will I be able to participate in any of the Lidingö Race's events?
It is important that you, as an individual, stay up to date on what the authorities and the health service recommend if you have been in affected countries. If you suspect that you may have been infected while visiting abroad, contact your healthcare provider.

What happens to the race that is part of the Lidingöloppet on Tour Powered by Klövern?
The first race included in the Lidingöloppet on Tour Powered by Klövern, the Skrylleloppet in Lund, which would have been arranged on April 24, has been canceled. Read more about this on the organizer's website https://www.skrylleloppet.se/ Other organizers have not yet decided whether the race will be carried out as planned or not.

I am registered for one of the races during the TCS Lidingöloppet weekend. Will I get my registration fee back?
We are currently assuming that the 56th edition of the TCS Lidingöloppet will be carried out as planned, but we are of course following the authorities' recommendations on the situation. If the problems remain as we approach the event, we will contact registered participants in good time with information about what will apply.

If I sign up now and the recommendations change, will I get my money back?
We follow the authorities' recommendations regarding the situation. If that situation changes, we will contact you with information about what will apply.

I am currently performing A Swedish Classic (En Svensk Klassiker), what happens to the other races?
A Swedish Classic and its races continues to closely follow developments in society and the recommendations of the authorities regarding the corona virus. Of course, we hope that the current efforts that are now being implemented will have the desired effect, so that we then will have the opportunity to carry out our upcoming races as planned. In consultation with the Vätternrundan, the closest race, we will leave further information to you who will be performing a classic on April 6th.

How can I keep up to date on the situation?
We will continuously report on the status of our events and how they are affected by the corona eruption through our social media (Facebook and Instagram) and via our website, www.lidingloppet.se

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