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Grande Trail Serra d'Arga

25-Sep-2020 Serra d'Arga, Portugal

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43KM / 27Miles
1 Day

Alternate Distances: 25KM/16M 15KM/9M 4KM/2M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

The Grande Trail Serra d'Arga is organized by Carlos Sá Nature Events®. It has also the support of the Municipal Chambers of Caminha and Viana do Castelo and the support of Dem, São Lourenço da Montaria, Estorãos, Arga de São João, Arga de Cima and Arga de Baixo, Amonde, Gondar e Orbacém.
Races:
On the 20th September will take place the GTSA Vertical. This race has a distance of 4 km and 800 m D+; it starts at 10:00 am in Estorãos (Ponte de Lima) and finishes in the top of Senhora do Minho.

On the 25th September will take place the GTSA Sunset Adventure 15 km. With a distance of 15 km/800 D+, GTSA Sunset will pass through Santa Tecla Mount, where they will be able to watch one of the best sunsets in the world. In the final stage of the race, participants will cross the Minho River by kayak, finishing at Caminha town centre.

On the 26th September, it will take place the Main race of the event: the GTSA Ultra Trail 43 km. This race starts and finishes in Dem and it has a distance of 43 km and a D+ of 2500 m.This fantastic race passes through many preserved historic villages such as Mosteiro S. João de Arga, Arga de Baixo, Arga de Cima, Cerquido, S. Lourenço da Montaria (and its fantastic river, Âncora) and Dem, belonging to three different municipalities: Caminha, Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo.


On the 27th September two competitive races will take place simultaneously:  Long Trail 25 km and Short Trail/hike 15 km. It will be also held the GTSA Kids. All these activities start and finish in S. Lourenço da Montaria.
Long Trail 25 km and Short Trail/Hike 15 km – It starts at 09:00 am. With a D+ of 2200m and 1050m respectively, it starts in the Village of S. Lourenço da Montaria, crossing trails of the Serra d'Arga with passage through the fantastic river Âncora and finishing at S. Lourenço da Montaria.

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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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