Athens Twilight cancels for 2020

Twilight Event Director Ashley Travieso released a statement on June 10 stating that the 2020 Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium presented by Terrapin Beer Co, which had previously be postponed from spring to mid-September, is now officially cancelled.

The traditional spring Twilight event is tentatively scheduled for April 30-May 1, 2021.

Full statement:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and with heavy hearts, it is imperative to cancel the 2020 Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium presented by Terrapin Beer Co, which had been postponed from the Spring to September 18-19. Our responsibility to the community we call home weighed heavily in this decision.

Approximately sixty days out from the event, there is still so much uncertainty. Along with the rising number of cases locally and considerations for the regional, national, and international spectators and athletes the event draws, financial and medical consideration were also taken into account. The amount of pivoting to ensure a safe event for all that attended created an AOC Twilight that was stripped of components that make the event so special. Participants will have several options regarding their entry fee and should check their email in the coming days for more information.

Now, we shift our energy and focus towards a traditional Spring event in 2021, tentatively scheduled for April 30 - May 1, for the 41st running of the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium! We are extremely thankful for the support of all of our partners, participants, staff, and volunteers and look forward to building an even better event for 2021.

Abby Jessen

Abby Jessen

Abby is the WGAU Program Director. She is a Roswell native and an alumna of the University of Georgia with Broadcast Journalism and Digital Marketing degrees.



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