Penyagolosa Trails | MiM
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MiM

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Race

Penyagolosa Trails® MiM is a race of endurance requiring semi self-sufficiency, which starts at sea level from the city of Castellón and finishes at the top of Penyagolosa mountain. Racers must complete 63 km in a maximum time of 15 hours. The race passes through the towns of Castellón, Borriol, Villafamés, Les Useres, Lucena, Xodos and Vistabella to arrive at the finish located at Sant Joan de Penyagolosa, 1,280 meters above sea level. The competition is part of the Spain Ultra Cup M.

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As part of the Spain Ultra Cup Aml Sport HG, the classic Marató i Mitja celebrates its nineteenth edition on April 22, 2017.
Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® qualifying

MiM and CSP are qualifying races in Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®. Penyagolosa Trails HG fulfills the criteria of the organization, according to the points attributed by ITRA.  In 2017, MiM score is 2 points (4 new points).

Race Summary
Technical information
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  • Maximum number of participants: 1.500
  • Date: April 22, 2017
  • Edition: 19ª
  • Start time: 6:00 a.m.
  • Maximum allowable race time: 15 h
  • Distance: 63 km
  • Cumulative elevation gain: 3.045 m
  • Cumulative elevation loss: 1.833 m
  • Aid stations: 7 + finish

Checkpoints, aid stations and cutoff times

With a chip in the race bib, runners’ times are taken upon arrival at all known and random checkpoints, whose locations will not be revealed by organizers. In addition, checkpoints are established with stipulated maximum transition times (see table). Those who exceed these times must abandon according to the instructions of those in charge of the checkpoint.

Km Checkpoint Bus Closes Time
14 La Pedra de Borriol NO Sa 08:45h 02h45′
25 La Bassa de les Oronetes NO Sa 10:55h 04h55′
34 Les Useres YES Sa 13:05h 07h05′
43 Sant Miquel de les Torrosselles YES Sa 15:35h 09h35′
49 Lloma Bernat NO
53 Xodos NO Sa 18:30h 12h30′
59 Banyadera NO
63 Sant Joan de Penyagolosa YES Sa 21:00h 15h00′
Recommended equipment
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Semi self-sufficiency

Penyagolosa Trails® MiM is an endurance race based on semi self-sufficiency. Each runner must manage his/her own survival between aid stations, from a food, clothing, and safety point of view.

Rules:

  • Each runner must carry all mandatory equipment throughout the race (see regulations).

  • At any time, course stewards can check equipment, runners are obligated to comply with such random checks under penalty of elimination from the race.

  • Except in case of accident or emergency, personal assistance is authorized only at the following aid stations: La Pedra, La Bassa, Les Useres, Torrosselles and Xodos.

  • Each participant must carry their own waste until the finish or until areas designated by organizers. Otherwise he/she will be disqualified.

  • It is forbidden to be accompanied by any unregistered person outside of aid stations.
Drop out and evacuation

Except in case of serious injury, a runner should not abandon the race outside of a checkpoint. Runners must notify his/her decision to withdraw to the person in charge of the checkpoint; runner’s race bib will be retired.

 

General evacuation rules:

  • There are buses leaving from Les Useres, Torrosselles, Atzeneta, Culla, Vistabella and the finish at designated times.

  • If a runner abandons in an aid station or checkpoint where there is no bus, and runner is not injured, he/she must reach the nearest evacuation point.

  • If a runner abandons in an aid station only accessible by 4 × 4 vehicles, he/she will be evacuated when the checkpoint closes. In case of unfavorable weather, which forces the race to be either temporarily suspended or completely stopped, organizers guarantee evacuation in the shortest time possible.