RACING MADAGASCAR is a trail-type sporting event with stages from 10 km to 42 km in 6 days.
The path has been evaluated by ITRA and offers a cumulated distance of 150 km and 700 m ascending elevation. The stages will be dispatched along:
Stage 1 from Beamalona Waterfall (Close to Anivorano) to Marovato: 20km; 647D+; 755D- ; Time limit 6.00hrs.
Stage 2 from Marovato to Boriravina: 26km; 179D+; 499D- ; Time limit 8.30hrs.
Stage 3 from Boriravina to Ankerika: 27km; 354D+; 353D- ; Time limit: 9.00hrs.
Stage 4 from Ankerika to Ampondrafeta: 42km; 454D+; 470D- ; Time limit: 11.00hrs.
Stage 5 from Ampondrafeta to The Baie des Sakalava: 28km; 164D+; 172D- ; Time limit: 09.00hrs.
Stage 6 from La Montagne des Français to Diégo-Suarez: 10km; 0D+; 0D- ; Time limit: 02.00hrs.
It is an individual speed free competition. The time cut offs to be ranked is limited for each stage – all breaks included – under the condition to register at each checkpoints before cut offs indicated in the Road Book (See article 14). Past these cut offs, competitors won’t be ranked and will be off the race. However, checkpoints cut offs have been calculated in order to allow the competitors to reach the finish accordingly to the Time Limit – including breaks (Rest, eat…).
It is a half self-sufficiency race, the competitors will have to take what they intend to eat or drink on each day. The camp team provides drink water at each checkpoint. Supporters will be fully implied in the event but no assistance is allowed on each stage. Supporters can be taken in charge by camp team during the race to follow the competitors at the start and at the arrival of each stage, and at some checkpoints.
For more information about accessible checkpoints for supporters, refer to www.racing-madagascar.com/en/supporters.