Race Information

TRAIL RUNNING CHILEAN PATAGONIA

LOCATION:

The event will be held in the Province of Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope), Magellan and Chilean Antarctica Region. The region’s capital is Punta Arenas; however, the closest town and logistics center to the course is Puerto Natales (Lat. 51º 44`S), which is 250km away from Punta Arenas.

WEATHER:

In Patagonia’s extreme south, the weather conditions are both very volatile and unpredictable during all four seasons of the year; however, in the month of April, the region will be in the middle of autumn. Generally, the strong winds arrive during the spring and peaks in the summer; thereafter, decreasing in autumn and winter, but that does not mean there are not exceptions to this rule. Usually, the average temperature fluctuates between 4 and 12º C, occasionally decreasing to 0º C, or at least during the nights and in the mountain sections. The weather conditions during the event will shape the challenging factor of the race.

DATE:

Friday & Saturday | 24 – 25 April, 2020

ULTRA FIORD
2020
TIME
LIMIT
FRIDAY
24 – APRIL
SATURDAY
25 – APRIL
STARTING
LINE
21K6.0 H10:00PATAGONIA
CAMP
42K16.0 H08:00HOTEL
RÍO SERRANO
50K16.0 H06:00 HRUTA
MILODÓN
60K18.0 H06:00 HHOTEL
RÍO SERRANO
80K22.0 H02:00 HACCESO
PATAGONIA CAMP
95KSEE
50K & 42K
06:00 H08:00 HSEE
50K & 42K
115KSEE
50K & 60K
06:00 H06:00 HSEE
50K & 80K
136KSEE
50K & 80K
06:00 H02:00 HSEE
50K & 80K

RACE DISTANCES:

ULTRA FIORD
2020
21K42K50K60K80K
Distance (km)21.641.653.461.482.8
Ascent939m1,964m3,031m4,160m4,160m
Maximum Altitude462 masl1,164 masl1,275 masl1,230 masl1,230 masl
Glacier CrossNONONOYES (2km)YES (2km)
Maximum Race Time6 hrs.16 hrs.16 hrs.18 hrs.22 hrs.
Starting Time (Day/Time)25 Apr /
10:00
25 Apr / 08:0024 Apr / 06:0025 Apr / 06:0025 Apr / 02:00
Race Cut-Off Time (Day/Time)25 Apr /
16:00
25 Apr / 24:0024 Apr / 22:0025 Apr / 24:0025 Apr / 24:00
Starting LineAcceso
Patagonia Camp
Hotel Río
Serrano
Rua
Milodón
Hotel Río
Serrano
Acceso
Patagonia Camp
Finish LineHotel Río
Serrano
Hotel Río
Serrano
Hotel Río
Serrano
Hotel Río
Serrano
Hotel Río
Serrano
Aid/Control Stations (PAS)*45757
Control Points (PC)03333
Minimum ExperienceRecommendedRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Mandatory EquipmentRecommendedRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
* Starting Lines & Finish Lines are included as PAS

CATEGORIES:

There are 5 categories in each distance per gender according to the age range listed below:

CategoryAge Range
Guanacos18 — 29
Pumas30 — 39
Huemules40 — 49
Zorros50 — 59
Condores60 +

PARTICIPANT QUALIFICATIONS

1. The minimum age in order to participate is 18 years old. In all cases, age is considered fulfilled the same day of the race.

2. The weather in Patagonia is unpredictable and the terrains at ULTRA FIORD® can be very technical and challenging. All riders must have prior experience in Trail Running, and any additional experience associated with mountain activities will be an advantage. In order to be considered for participation in ULTRA FIORD®, an applicant must at least meet the following requirements:

ULTRA FIORD® 21K

Have completed at least 2 trail-running events of distances greater than or equal to 10K.

ULTRA FIORD® 42K

Have completed at least 3 trail-running events of distances greater than or equal to 30K.

ULTRA FIORD® 50K

Have completed at least 3 trail-running events of distances greater than or equal to 42K.

ULTRA FIORD® 60K

Have completed at least 3 trail-running events of distances greater than or equal to 50K.

ULTRA FIORD® 80K

Have completed at least 3 trail-running events of distances greater than or equal to 60K.

ULTRA FIORD® 95K (in two stages)

Have completed at least 3 trail-running events of distances greater than or equal to 50K.

ULTRA FIORD® 115K (in two stages)

Have completed at least 3 trail-running events of distances greater than or equal to 60K.

ULTRA FIORD® 195K (in two stages)

Have completed at least 3 trail-running events of distances greater than or equal to 60K.

Having previously completed Patagonian International Marathon® or Ultra Paine® will also be as a positive factor during the registration and selection process.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

1. Runners should be fully aware of all the Race’s dimensions and risks, and specifically including the test it takes to complete, and be fully prepared, for all of them.

2. It is the Runner’s responsibility to have necessary health and physical conditions required to complete the race. If the Runner has had any previous health problems that may be detrimental to his or her participation in the race, he or she shall be held liable for their assessment, and seek the advice of a competent physician before participating in the race.

3. Having minimal experience and semi-autonomy ability in mountains, which allows for him or her to successfully and independently confront the challenges that will be presented in ULTRA FIORD®, which include, but are not limited to the following:

3.1. Be fully aware of ULTRA FIORD®‘s magnitude and authenticity, of its extreme geographical location, and of its requirements, demands, risks, and inherent characteristics. Being in a good state of health, and assuming all that the responsibilities implied by participating in the event.

3.2. The runner will face meteorological conditions that will occasionally be hostile due to the latitude, relative altitude, and typical Patagonian climate (wind, cold, rain, snow, or eventually excessive solar radiation). Similarly, having the ability to advance along the course at night, including situations that require the use of his or her personal lighting system. Additionally, being able to manage physical problems and/or mental characteristics of this activity, while still being in a natural environment that can be hostile.

3.3. Having basic knowledge of cartography and orientation. Having the capacity to read maps and understand the elevation profiles for the race. Familiarizing yourself with scales, altimetry and orientation. Although the route will be clearly marked, this basic knowledge is required for safety reasons, as well as giving a Runner an understanding of their location in the route in order to plan and make better decisions.

3.4. Knowing how to manage, even when isolated, physical or mental problems that may arise from fatigue, digestive problems, muscle or joint pain, small wounds, blisters, etc.

3.5. Fully understanding and acknowledging that in this activity, in the midst of nature, the security depends mainly on the Runner’s experience and capacity to confront the natural problems and obstacles that he/she will find in the race route. In every moment, a Runner’s safety will mainly depend on his/her criteria for decision-making while advancing throughout the course.

3.6. Fully acknowledging and being aware that there are some sections of the race route that are difficult to access, meaning that rescuers/medical personnel and/or medical attention could be delayed. Nevertheless, the organization will distribute specialized personnel in the most complex and isolated areas along the course. Similarly, security and evacuation protocols will be established for each section of the race route.

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