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The Way of Legends

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Location:
Spain
Event type:
Run Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
13 Oct 2017 - 9 day event
Event has happened for this year
Race Organiser:
Race Director:
Manuel Pastor
Email:
donmanupastor@gmail.com

The Way of Legends

The Way of Legends is a fully catered point to point Ultra Stage Race on Foot.

This means that throughout the duration of the event, from Lunch time on Friday the 13th of October 2017 until the morning of  Saturday the 21st of October 2017, all meals  and accommodation  will be provided by the organization. There will be only two bus transfers, one from Burgos to the Race HQ (45mins)  on the 13th  or 14th of October 2017 and another from the Race HQ to the start line (15mins) on the morning of the 15th of October 2017.

The Race basically consist of 5 stages longer than a marathon and a final shorter 13km stage along the “Camino de Santiago” to the finish line at the World Heritage Site of Burgos Cathedral. The race will have a total length of approximately 254km (+6860m -7195m) of which less than 3% will be on asphalted roads. The Stages have a wide range of profiles and geographies , from a practically flat stage on a comfortable wide trail through a beautiful forest to a tough mountain trail stage with over 2000 meters of altitude gain and passing over the highest peak of the province at 2150m above sea-level.

For obvious safety reasons there will be a minimal mandatory equipment list to be carried at all times by the participants during the running of all the stages. This equipment will be checked on a daily basis and Failure to show all the items whenever asked will result in time penalties or the inability for the participant to continue in the race. All other personal overnight equipment will be carried from camp to camp by the organization with a maximum of one 12kg bag each. During the race all participants and organizing team will stay in the same camps where beds, showers and toilet facilities will be available but sleeping bags will not be provided. Personal belongings (one bag per person) that are not needed by participants during the race will be kept safe by the organization in Burgos until the end of the race.

There will be Checkpoints every 8-16km where participants will be given only drinking water. Participants must be self-sufficient between checkpoints and must take into consideration that for the most part the race they will be crossing very remote areas. There are a few road crossings at which the organization´s staff will be situated in order to help you cross safely. There are numerous village bars and restaurants along the way, usually coinciding with certain checkpoints where participants may have a drink and a snack of their own accord. Due to the logistics of the race there will be a maximum of 12 hours allocated to complete each stage. This means that participants will need to move at a reasonable pace and not stop for too long along the way in order to make it to the checkpoints and finish line before the cutoff times. Those participants who do not reach the last checkpoint of each stage in the alloted  cut-off time anounced by the race director at the begining of each day will be transferred from the last Checkpoint to the end of the stage and will be allowed to start the next day´s stage but will no longer be  ranked in the clasification or receive the finishers medal.

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Weather conditions

Sunny, Strong winds

Season: Autumn

Route Information

Distance:
254km
Ascent:
7000m

Terrain

Single tracks

Technical Rating: 7

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
48km
Peña Ulaña to Sedano
2:
51km
Sedano to Poza de la Sal
3:
47km
Poza de la Sal to Olmos de Atapuerca
4:
53km
Olmos de Atapuerca to Pineda de la Sierra
5:
42km
Pineda de la Sierra to San Pedro Cardeña
6:
13km
San Pedro Cardeña to Burgos

Entry Fee details

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