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Gerês Extreme Marathon

05-Dec-2020 Gerês Village, Portugal

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42KM / 26Miles
1 Day

Alternate Distances: 21KM/13M 14KM/9M 32KM/20M 2KM/1M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

Presentation of the event / organization


Extreme Gerês Marathon is organized by Carlos Sá Nature Events in association with the support of the municipality of Terras de Bouro.


On Saturday 5th December 2020 it will take place the 4th Extreme Mile, which will have an average slope of 35% and 525 m D + in just 1 mile. This event has a limited number of entries.


The main races will take place on Sunday 6th December and will be 42 km, 32km, 21 km and 14 km and are not yet approved by the Portuguese Athletics Federation.


Program


3rd December (Thursday)
05:00 pm – 08:00 pm – Race bib distribution (Porto – place to be defined)


4th December (Friday)
02:00 pm – 06:00 pm – Race bib distribution at Carlos Sá Nature Events office, Barcelos


5th December (Saturday)
01:30 pm – 03:00 pm – Race bib distribution for Extreme Mile runners (Auditorium of Vila do Gerês) 03:00 pm – Bus departure for athletes Extreme Mile (next to Auditorium of Vila do Gerês)
03:30 am – Start Extreme Mile
04:00 pm – 08:00 pm – Race bib distribution (Auditorium of Vila do Gerês)


6th December (Sunday)
07:00 am – 08:30 am – Race bib distribution (Auditorium of Vila do Gerês) 09:00 am – Start 42km and 21km races
09:15 am – Start for 32km and 14km races
01:30 pm – Prize giving ceremony
05:00 pm – End of the event

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Carlos Sá

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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