Information

DATE

7th of April 2018

TIME

Relay Race 3×20+ starts on 7th of April 2018 (Saturday) at 07:00
Solo Race 73km starts on 7th of April 2018 (Saturday) at 07:00

LOCATION

Start: Park Zdrojowy in Kudowa-Zdroj – Teatr pod Blacha
Finish Line: Park Zdrojowy in Kudowa-Zdroj – Teatr pod Blacha
Headquarters: Pijalnia Wod Leczniczych in Kudowa Zdroj (Zdrojowa 43A, 57-350 Kudowa Zdroj, Poland).

ROUTE

We propose 2 ways of competing on the same distance of 73,3 km with the distinct classification for each race:

1. Relay Race 3×20+ – classic relay race, the route is divided into 3 distinct legs (E1-28,7 km; E2- 21,7 km; E3- 22,9 km).

    Only after finishing the first leg (Etap 1) by the first relay runner, the second relay runner can start, and so on. The time of crossing the finish line by the third relay runner will be taken into account in the general classification.
To get to the Exchange Zones 1-Hvezda and 2-Karlow the Participants can choose to use their own transport or during the check-in buy the tickets for Organization’s shuttles.

2. Solo Race 73km – classic one-person ultra race on 73,3 km distance

The route follows the most beautiful tourist trails in Stolowe Mountains National Park (Poland) and Broumovske Steny (Czech Republic). It goes through the exceptional places like Skansen Pstrazna, Bledne Skały Labyrinth, Sovi Hradek, Kovarova Rokla, Szczeliniec Wielki Labyrinth and Biale Skaly, among others.

The route is very technical with lots of rocks, curves and important elevation gains. It goes by the marked trails and there will be additional route markers. In April you have to be prepared for changing weather conditions including snow and ice.

ROUTE Relay Race 3×20+

Etap 1 (E1) – first leg – distance 28,7 km (Kudowa-Zdroj – Hvezda)
. Elevation gain: +1460m/-1150m
. 2 Refreshment Posts.
 Time limit: 5h, counted from the start.
Etap 2 (E2) – second leg – distance 21,7 km (Hvezda – Karlow)
. Elevation gain: +1000m/-945m. 1 Refreshment Post.
 Time limit: 9h, counted from the start of the first relay runner.
Etap 3 (E3) – third leg – distance 22,9 km (Karlow – Kudowa Zdroj)
. Elevation gain: +540m/-903m. 1 Refreshment Post.
 Time limit: 13h, counted from the start of the first relay runner.

ROUTE Solo Race 73 km

Distance – approximately 73,3 km
. Elevation gain: +3000m/-3000m. 
6 Refreshment Posts.
 Time limit: 13h.

(The route is very technical with and an important elevation gain. The time limit is challenging – minimum average pace is 5,64 km/h).

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY (6th of April 2018)
16:00 – 22:00 Check-in of the Participants at the Headquarters (Pijalnia Wod Leczniczych in Kudowa Zdroj)
18:30 – Meeting with Natalia Haczyk the author of the book „Reaching for the horizon”
19:00 – Screening of the film „Kilimanjaro Extreme Marathon” (PREMIERE)
20:00 – Presentation of the runnres elite and technical briefing.

SATURDAY (7th of April 2018)
05:30 – 06:15 Check-in of the Participants at the Headquarters (Pijalnia Wod Leczniczych in Kudowa Zdroj)
07:00 start of Relay Race 3×20+ (first relay runner) and Solo Race 73km (Park Zdrojowy – Teatr pod Blacha)
9:00 – 18:00 –  EXPO zone
12:45 – 13:15 Arrival of the first finishers of Relay Race 3×20+
13:30 – 14:30 Arrival of the first finishers of Solo Race 73km
20:00 cut off for Relay Race 3×20+ and Solo Race 73km
18:00 – 19:00 Concert – Teatr pod Blacha
20:00 Awards Ceremony – Teatr Zdrojowy (Moniuszki 4, Kudowa Zdroj)
21:00 – ?? Pasta party, meetings, dancing…

ENROLMENT

The electronic registration form has been available since 27th of November 2017 (09:00) on our website www.maratongorstolowych.pl. You can also register in person on 6th and 7th of April 2018 in the race Headquarters in Kudowa Zdroj. Enrolments are taken on first paid, first served basis.
Maximum number of Participants for Relay Race – 250 Teams of 3 runners. For Solo Race 73km – 250 runners. The check-in at the Headquarters before the race is obligatory. If the limit number of 250 for one race is not attained, the Organization can increase the limit for the other race. The Participants have to check-in in person and present their ID or passport.

REGISTRATION FEE

To enrol, you have to correctly fill the registration form and pay the registration fee.

1. Relay Race 3×20+:

The registration fee depends on the date when the transfer is registered on the Organization’s account:
– 330 PLN/team (110 PLN/runner) – paid from 21st of November 2017 to 15th of December 2017 + 50 PLN for 1 technical t-shirt
– 390 PLN/team (130 PLN/runner) – paid from 16th of December 2017 to 15th of March 2018 + 50 PLN for 1 technical t-shirt
– 450 PLN/team (150 PLN/runner) – paid after 15th of March 2018 (we don’t guarantee the full gift package)

2. Solo Race 73km:

The registration fee depends on the date when the transfer is registered on the Organization’s account:
– 140 PLN – paid from 21st of November 2017 to 15th of December 2017 + 50 PLN technical t-shirt
– 165 PLN – paid from 16th of December 2017 to 15th of March 2018 + 50 PLN technical t-shirt
– 190 PLN – paid after 15th of March 2018 (we don’t guarantee the full gift package)

a) Shuttle fee (optional) – 15 PLN per person
1. Kudowa – Hvezda, 1a. Hvezda – Kudowa
2. Kudowa – Karlow, 2a. Karlow – Kudowa
Registration for shuttles during the check-in.

b) The registration forms and the registration fees are accepted only until the maximum numbers of Participants for the races have been reached (Relay Race 3×20+ – 250 Teams of 3 runners, Solo Race 73km – 250 runners).

c) Only fully completed registration forms are taken into account as well as the order of payments.

IMPORTANT DURING THE RACES

The Races will happen no matter what the weather will be. If very difficult climate conditions occur during the race, it can get shortened. We also require the Participants to be able to asses the situation in the mountain and to react accordingly to the changing weather conditions. At this time of the year you can expect snow and ice on the routes.
You have to carry all the trash with you! You have to leave all the empty food packages, bottles and cups at the Refreshment Posts.
You are not allowed to leave any trash in the forest! If you fail to respect that rule, you can be disqualified.
There’s time limit of 13h for the Participant of both races. There are also maximum authorised times between the Control Points, you’ll find the detailed information about them in the RACES folder.
IMPORTANT! There will be no disposable cups either bottles available for drinking during the races.

LIMITS

There’s time limit of 13h for the Participant of both races. There are also maximum authorised times between the Control Points, you’ll find the detailed information about them in the folder RACES.

CLASSIFICATION

For Relay Race 3×20+ there will be classification OPEN, OPEN WOMEN and OPEN Mix.
For Solo Race 73km there will be classification OPEN, OPEN WOMEN and by Age Groups.
There’s time limit of 13h for the Participant of both races. There are also maximum authorised times between the Control Points, you’ll find the detailed information about them in the folder RACES.
The time will be measured through a chip attached to the Participant’s shoe. While receiving their race bib at the Headquarters, the Participants will get a chip and the instruction how to attach it. During the races the Participants will encounter the detection mats that will record their time in the computer system.
The Participants have to return their chip to the Headquarters immediately after finishing the race.

AWARD CEREMONY

The Award Ceremony will be held on Saturday 7th of April 2018 at 20.00 in Teatr Zdrojowy, Moniuszki 4, 57-351 Kudowa-Zdroj.

SUPPORTERS

We encourage everybody to support the Participants at starting and finish lines. If you wish to visit any of the Refreshment Posts, you have to follow the instructions of the race staff. Parking is permitted only in the designated areas.
In Exchange Zone 1 (Z1) – 28,7 km (Hvezda) – limited number of parking places.
In Exchange Zone 2 (Z2) – 50,4 km (Karłów) – abundant number of parking places.

ACCOMMODATION

The Organization doesn’t provide the free accommodation, it’s up to the Participants to find a place to stay. The best location is Kudowa Zdroj.
You’ll find a list of the propositions in the folder ACCOMMODATION.

ORGANIZATION

Fundacja Maratony Gorskie
Wrzosowa 11
57-350 Kudowa-Zdroj, Poland
Phone +48 602 407 275
biuro@maratonygorskie.pl
www.maratonygorskie.pl

 

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