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Virgin Forest Ultra Trail

12-Oct-2018 Paranesti, Drama, Greece

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Trail Race Race Terrain
162KM / 100Miles
2 Days - 150 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Brutal  

Entry From €70 EUR

Trail profile: the Virgin Forest Ultra Trail is part of the Virgen Forest Trail, one of seven mountain trail races.

The aim of the races is to sensitize all participants (runners, supporters, spectators and volunteers) towards environmental protection, to offer all participants the opportunity to experience the unique ecosystem of the region and participate in its protection and conservation.

The event gives athletes the chance to discover their personal limits and enhance their will to overcome obstacles and deal with difficulties; encourage less experienced athletes to participate in ultra trails and thus help combat stereotypes and prejudices while enhancing the spirit of sport; offer all participants the chance to experience the incomparable beauty and the special tradition of the land of Paranesti.

The Virgin Forest Ultra Trail is a Qualifying race, assigning 4 points in the UTMB evaluation index.

Trail profile: mountain paths, altitude profile of 6 600 m.

Competitors’ profile: very experienced athletes, in excellent health, physical condition and mental vigour.

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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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Martinilott39

08:21 12-11-18

An extreme trail race of 162 Km with nearly 7000 M of ascent. Well organised with superb scenery through the mountainous Rhodope and Fraktou forests of Northern Greece.

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