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TransPeneda-Gerês

02-May-2020 National Park Peneda-Gerês, Portugal

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Trail Race Race Terrain
105KM / 65Miles
1 Day

Alternate Distances: 55KM/34M 23KM/14M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

The TransPeneda-Gerês (TPG) – Trail World Championships Experience is organized by Carlos Sá Nature Events with the support of the Municipal Chambers of Montalegre and Terras de Bouro, and it will be held on the 1st and 2nd May 2020.


TPG 105Km – it starts at Montalegre and finishes at Vila do Gerês. The organisation assures transport by bus (with a cost of 5€) to the start line, on the 1st of May 2020, from Vila do Gerês to Montalegre.


TPG 55 Km – it starts at Pitões das Júnias and finishes at Vila do Gerês. The organisation assures transport by bus (with a cost of 5€) to the start line, on the 2nd May 2020, from Vila do Gerês to Pitões das Júnias.


TPG 23 Km - it starts at Ponte da Mizarela and finishes at Vila do Gerês. The organisation assures transport by bus (with a cost of 5€) to the start line, on the 2nd May 2020, from Vila do Gerês to Ponte da Mizarela.

Friday 01st May 2020
03:00 pm – 07:00 pm – Race bibs distribution TPG (all distances) at Hotsprings’ Auditorium, Gerês Village’s centre
07h30 pm – Briefing TPG 105km
09h00 pm – Transfer by bus to the start line in Montalegre (TPG105km participants) 00h00 am– Start TransPeneda-Gerês 105km (Montalegre’s centre)


Saturday 02nd May 2020
00:00 am – Start TPG 105 km (Montalegre’s centre)
06:30 am – 09:00 pm – Race bibs distribution (TPG 55Km and TPG 23km) at Hotsprings’ Auditorium, Gerês Village’s centre
07h00 pm – Transfer by bus to the start line in Pitões das Júnias (TPG 55km participants)
09h00 pm – Transfer by bus to the start line in Ponte da Mizarela (TPG 23km participants)
09:30 am – Start TPG 55 km (Pitões das Júnias)
10:30 am – Start TPG 23 km (Ponte da Mizarela)
10:30 am – Expected arrival of the first runner TPG 105 Km
12:30 pm – Expected arrival of the first runner TPG 23 Km 03:00 pm - Expected arrival of the first runner TPG 55 Km 05:30 pm – Award ceremony (Vila do Gerês)

10:00 pm – Expected arrival of the last runner TPG 105 Km End of the event TPG

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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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