This is the fourth race in our La Sportiva Mountain Madness series, covering a distance of 16-18km on Saturday September 27 at 10.00 am (exact distance to be announced before race day).
It will start and finish at the PSIL0 DENDRO RESTAURANT, PLATRES (where the trout farm is).
Which trails the course follows will remain a mystery until race day. The aim of this is to prevent runners doing the route in advance, thereby gaining an advantage. The test of this run is how efficiently runners are able to read course markings (there will be plenty) on unknown trails, some of which, be warned are very technical.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting pictures on our Facebook page (Cyprus Trail Runners) of the terrain we’ll be going through – to tantalise you and also to give some idea of the type of trails we’ll be following. Route descriptions plus map will be provided at registration.
Pre-entries are now OPEN and will close at midnight on Wednesday 24 September.
Race fee of 10 euros is payable online. Click the ENTER HERE button on this website and after sending in your entry form proceed to the PAY HERE button and follow the prompts. Pre-entry runners will receive a goodie bag and for those who finish, a finisher’s award.
ONLY paid-up pre-entries will receive a goodie bag. Those unable to pay online can BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT pay at registration and still receive a goodie bag. Refunds are possible up until pre-entries close.
Late entries are accepted on race day at a fee of 12 euros. Late entrants will NOT receive a goodie bag but ALL finishers will receive a finisher’s award.
PRIZES AND SURPRISES: The first man and first woman home will each win funky Buff® multi-functional headwear donated by the Get Out adventure sports store in Nicosia. The last person home will receive the Lanterne Rouge bubbly, in the tradition of the Tour de France. All race FINISHERS will receive collectable event beer mugs to celebrate their success with, and all race ENTRANTS will receive 15% discount vouchers for purchases at Get Out. We will also have our popular lucky draw prizes -- all donations welcome :)
START/REGISTRATION: The race will start PROMPTLY at 10 am on Saturday September 27. Registration will take place from 8.30pm at Psilo Dendro, with a race briefing at 9.40am.
CHECKPOINT/AID STATION: There will be only ONE aid station/checkpoint - located at about 6km into the race. However cool drinkable water in a mountain stream will be plentiful for the last 2.5 km of the race. There will be Coke, POWERADE, biscuits and other snacks available at the checkpoint.
Please be sure to carry enough water to last about 10km in what could be warm conditions. For environmental reasons, NO carry away water bottles will be provided. Runners will need to fill up their reusable water bottles/hydration packs at the refreshment station from the water containers there. A strict stand and drink rule will apply -- no disposable cups may be carried away from the checkpoint.
COMPULSORY GEAR: Reusable water bottle with capacity of 500ml-1000ml/hydration pack, charged cellphone.
RECOMMENDED GEAR: Trail shoes, since these trails are in parts very rocky (GET OUT has a good range of La Sportiva mountain shoes); sunscreen; headgear to shield from the sun; a whistle.
PRIZE GIVING: Prize giving will be held at 1:00pm at Psilo Dendro restaurant. Those runners and their families wishing to stay for lunch have been promised a discount by very friendly restaurant owner Elizabeth.