Sponsored by GET OUT outdoor store and its brands La Sportiva mountain running® shoes and Buff® multi-functional headwear, the 2015 series comprising five La Sportiva Cyprus "Mountain Madness" trail races of varying lengths and on differing terrains kicks off on February 15, 2015 and will end in November.
The La Sportiva Cyprus 'Mountain Madness' champions for 2015 will be the runners (male and female) with the highest number of points accumulated from their best three races in the series. (See details below for points system).
Overall winners in the male and female categories will each receive a specialist pair of Italian brand La Sportiva mountain running® shoes.
Additionally, first male and first female of each of the five individual races will receive colourful and stylish Buff® Original headwear.
Second and third in the male and female categories in the 5-race challenge will also be awarded prizes.
Special awards to those completing ALL five races in the series.
The points system:
The first 10 finishers in each race will be awarded points as follows:
Race winner gets 15 points
2nd position 10 points
3rd position 8 points
in descending order 7, 6, 5, 4, 3,2,1
Men and women compete separately -- ie first woman home 15 points, first man home 15 points etc.
To be eligible to compete for the La Sportiva Mountain Madness title, you have to compete in a minimum of three of the races. If you do more, we take your best THREE results from the five-race series to calculate your total score. If you complete all five races, you get 5 bonus points.
La Sportiva Cyprus Mountain Madness trail series
THE FIVE RACES
February 15, 2015: Machairas 15-18 km -- Start and finish at Lazanias village, Machairas area
April 26, 2015: Madari 25-30km -- Start and finish at Adventure Mountain Park, Kyperounda
June 20, 2015: Summer Solstice sunset run 10-12km. Venue to be announced.
September 27, 2015: Troodos 25 and 50km options. Start and finish at Troodos Square.
November 15. 2015. Vertical challenge 5-6km. Venue to be announced.
Environmental policy: As trail runners we want to help look after the beautiful natural world we run in, so we aim to leave only our footprints behind. In fact, if possible we like to leave the trails cleaner than we found them.
Runners may not drop any object
of any kind on the trail during any
of the races. If you have room to
carry your gel, you have room to
carry the empty gel packet as well!
Anything that really does need to
be discarded can be put in a rubbish bag at the next refreshment station. Any runners found to have littered during any of the races will be disqualified.