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Madeira Island Ultra Trail (MIUT)

27-Apr-2019 Madeira Island, Portugal

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Trail Race Race Terrain
115KM / 71Miles
1 Day - 750 Runners

Alternate Distances: 85KM/53M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Brutal  

Entry From €95 EUR

The departure of the MIUT 115 race will be 00:00, in the center of Porto Moniz, travelling, during the initial nocturnal phase along winding footpaths and levadas on the North Coast, towards the plateau of Paúl da Serra – on the Western mountain massif.

The first major ascent has a reference point in Fanal. The technical descent to Chão da Ribeira is next and, then, a new long ascent to Estanquinhos. São Vicente is the next passage, before the arrival at Encumeada, where the route enters the Central mountainous massif, but not before making an incursion to Curral das Freiras, before facing the mythical peaks, Ruivo and Areeiro.

From there, the route is mostly downwards, with passages at Ribeiro Frio and Portela, after which the Funduras mountain offers endless single tracks towards the technical descent that will take participants to the levada of Caniçal, with a previous passage at Boca do Risco.

The final phase, along a levada, will have the backdrop of the Machico valley, with the finish line at the Forum Machico.

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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.

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nuno.giao

10:50 19-04-15

Great race. Beautiful landscapes, beautiful technical tracks, steps like from here to the moon, Definitely a race that everyone should have at personal CV.

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TomWingo

02:29 19-04-15

What a great race, what a beautiful island.
Never had an event which was so hard, so great, so perfect like the MIUT115.
Every runner seachrching for the ultimative experiance in mountain trail rinning will sometimes join the MIUT.
My finisher vest will always remind me to this perfect weekend.

5 stars!

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tobiasmews

07:36 17-04-15

If you want to punish yourself yet do so on one of the most stunning islands you're likely to run across, then enter the MIUT. There's barely any flat parts - you're either going up or down - and it's all technical and steep. Brilliantly organised, friendly, challenging, beautiful - it's got it all. The course was marked almost every 20m - no chance of getting lost, unless you get sleep monsters at night. And with it now marked as a UTWT 2016 race - it's going to become the race to do. Epic!

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