Race set-up

Date

The event starts on Friday, 6th September 2019 and finishes on 14th September 2019.  All runners meet in the designated hotel in Tirana and disembark in the Albanian coastal city of Saranda. 

All participants will be picked-up from Tirana International Airport, before being transported to the designated hotel.

The Race

The race starts in the World Heritage Site city of Berat and will finish in the ancient amphitheatre of the World Heritage Site of Butrint.

The race course is projected to be 220km held in 6 stages with a total elevation gain of 8.000m.

Mandatory equipments

The participants are required to bring all the mandatory equipment and food supply as required by the race organizer (see attached equipment list).

Each participant has to carry his/ her mandatory racing equipment during the race (day pack only!) The list of mandatory equipment has been reduced to the minimum!

Food and personal belongings packed in one bag, not exceeding 10kg in weight, will be transported from camp to camp.

Logistics

GlobalLimits provides the camp infrastructure and cold/ warm water (for drinking and preparing food only) at the camp sites at the end of each stage.  Complimentary dinner will be served at the opening camp and at the last camp. Bottled water will also be provided at each check-point throughout the race course. During the race week, all participants will stay in one campsite at the end of each stage.  Tents and toilet facilities are available at every campsite (no mattresses).  Personal belongings that are not needed by the participants during the race week (one bag per participant), will be transported from the opening designated hotel in Tirana to the final hotel in Saranda.

During the race week you have multiple opportunies to buy drinks and food along the course and at some camp sites.

Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony, which includes a buffet-style dinner, will take place in a 5*****hotel in Saranda on the Friday night, 13th September 2019.  One night of accommodation in the same hotel is included in the race package.

On Saturday, 14th September 2019, participants may either leave on their own, stay for an extension program (see recommended offers) or choose the complimentary transportation option to Tirana International Airport.