105 km

105KM 7.950M

42 km

42KM 3.200M

21 km

21KM 1.879M

The BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes is a 105 km race with an elevation gain of roughly 8,000 m and similar elevation loss; the route passes around the Aigüestortes National Park.

The Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici Lake National Park is one of Spain’s fourteen national parks and the only one in Catalonia. Located in the heart of the Pyrenees, adjoining the Ordesa and Mont Perdut Parks and the French Pyrenees, it povides an excellent picture of the main ecosystems in Catalonia’s high-mountain areas.

This one-of-a-kind protected natural area in southern Europe is famous by three thousand meters high peaks, rivers, canyons, wateralls and marshes that make you feel you in a land of water: there are 200 lakes of a variety of shapes and colors and a wide range of plants and animals fighting to survive in a harsh physical environment.

SEE REGULATION

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 07/07/2017

  • 10:00h Race bib collection 105/42/21Kms (Barruera)
  • 17:00h Briefing 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 18:30h Briefing 42Kms (Barruera)

SATURDAY 08/07/2017

  • 05:00hOpen access 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 05:45hClose access 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 06:00hStart 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 06:15hTransportation to Espot departs from Barruera (Barruera)
  • 07:00h - 08:30hRace bib collection 42Kms (Espot)
  • 9:15hClose access 42Kms (Espot)
  • 9:30h Start 42Kms (Espot)
  • 10:00h - 19:30h Race bib collection 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 11:00h Mini Skyrace (Barruera)
  • 13:30h Estimated arrival of the first-place men 42Kms (Barruera)
  • 14:15h Estimated arrival of the first-place women 42Kms (Barruera)
  • 17:00h Awards ceremony 42Kms (Barruera)
  • 17:30h Close finish line 42Kms (Barruera)
  • 18:00h Briefing 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 19:45h Estimated arrival of the first-place men 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 22:30h Estimated arrival of the first-place women 105Kms (Barruera)

SUNDAY 09/07/2017

  • 05:00h – 06:15h Race bib Collection 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 06:15h Open access 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 06:45h Close access 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 07:00h Start 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 09:30h Estimated arrival of the first-place men 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 10:15h Estimated arrival of the first-place women 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 12:00h Close finish line 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 13:00h Awards ceremony 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 13:30h Awards ceremony 105Kms (Barruera)

RACE TIMETABLE

LOCATION KM
TOTAL
KM
PARCIAL
REFRESHMENT STATION ACCES FASTER SLOWER TIME LIMIT
BARRUERA 0,00 0,00   Vehicle Ds 06:00 Ds 06:00  
ERIL LA VALL 3,70 3,70   Vehicle Ds 06:15 Ds 06:35  
PORT DE GELADA 9,70 6,00 Liquid On foot (2h) Ds 07:00 Ds 09:22  
REF. CONANGLES 21,80 12,10 Solid/Light Vehicle Ds 08:20 Ds 11:24 Ds 12 (6:00h)
PORT DE RIUS 27,50 5,70   On foot (2h) Ds 09:00 Ds 13:26  
PONT DE RESSEC 36,80 9,30 Liquid Vehicle Ds 10:05 Ds 14:47  
PARK. REF. COLOMERS 46,30 9,50 Solid/Light Vehicle Ds 11:20 Ds 16:08 Ds 17:00 (11 h)
REF. SABOREDO 51,80 5,50 Solid/Light On foot (1,5h) Ds 12:00 Ds 17:29  
ESPOT 67,50 15,70 Solid Vehicle Ds 13:35 Ds 22:10 Ds 22:10 (16:10 h)
ESPOT ESQUI, CLOT DE LA BASSA 72,50 5,00 Liquid 4x4 ( On foot 30') Ds 14:15 Diu 0:34  
ESTANYS DE MAINERA 75,50 3,00 Water On foot (2h) Ds 14:45  Diu 2:00  
ESTANY GENTO (VALL FOSCA) 81,10 5,60 Solid Cable car Ds 15:45 Diu 4:15 Diu 4:15 (22:15 h)
RIQUERNA 86,50 5,40 Water On foot (1h) Ds 16:25 Diu 6:15  
PORT DE RUS 90,50 4,00 Liquid On foot (1,5h) Ds 16:55 Diu 8:00  
CORVA ST MARTÍ 95,60 6,00 Liquid Vehicle Ds 17:35 Diu 9:40  
TAÜLL 99,50 3,00 Liquid Vehicle Ds 17:55    
BARRUERA 105,50 6,00 Solid Vehicle Ds 18:30 Diu 11:00 Diu 1:00 (29 h)

Track

total distance

105KM

Maximum rise

7.950M

max altitude

2.729M

min altitude

1.096M

The BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes has been developed as one of the most special trail running races in the world because it gathers a tough but beautiful course.

The race is 105 km long, with a cumulative altitude of 8.000m and with positive inclinations that will reach 56%.

Valleys, mountains and lakes of Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici Lake National Park give a beautiful environment to this privileged area of the Pyrenees.

Toughness and beauty will challenge the runners that will face this epic adventure.

EVENT DESCRIPTION

 

1.1.  RACE

BUFF®Epic Trail Aigüestortes: 105km race with an elevation gain of roughly 8,000 m; the course is a circuit around the Aigüestortes National Park.

ETHICS AND VALUES

The BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes is guided by a code of conduct shared by all participants, sponsors, volunteers and organizers. This commitment is certified by the “Mountain Parks” seal of approval.

1.2.  ECO-RESPONSIBILITY

Do not litter, use the trash bins provided, respect the flora and fauna, and strictly follow the marked course without taking any shortcuts. The race organizers will always use recyclable or reusable material whenever possible and will implement separate waste collection (batteries, paper, plastic, etc.). The course markers, placed on foot, will be cleared the same day.
The course will be cleaned immediately after the last runner finishes the race. The use of paper for communication will be kept to a minimum, with electronic communications used where possible.

1.3.  SOLIDARITY

Solidarity with and respect for all other participants, volunteers, sponsors and spectators are key principles guiding the BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes.

 

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes is a challenging event run semi-autonomously in the natural environment of the mountains. We recommend that participants are in excellent physical condition and that they have experience in this kind of event. Participants must be prepared to handle race conditions that may at times be difficult even when extreme exhaustion affects their physical and mental state.

1.4.  MINIMUM AGE

Registration is open to anyone who turns 18 during the year of the event.

1.5.  RACE CURRICULUM AND MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

Runners can only register for the BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes 2017 if they have previously completed a long distance trail race*. Runners who started the BUFF® Epic Trail 2016 can also register. 

To confirm your registration you must provide a medical certificate stating that you have no contraindications to competitive running events dated from less than twelve months prior to the race date, duly stamped and signed by a doctor. Any medical certificate stating that there is no contraindication to competitive running events and including the full name and date of birth of the runner and all details of the certifying doctor is valid.

1.6.  PARTICIPANT’S DECLARATION

In order to register for the event, all participants must accept the regulations and exempt the organizers from any liability in the event of accident or personal injury sustained during the event or afterwards. This declaration is made when registering or upon collecting the bib number.

1.7.  INSURANCE

The organization will have accident insurance in place for all participants registered for the event.

1.8.  PHOTO/IMAGE RELEASE AND WAIVER

All participants grant the organizers and sponsors the right to use and publish all photographs and film footage taken as part of the event.

1.9.  REGISTRATION

The BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes 2017 has 250 registration slots available.

The registration period will run from 9 January 2017 to 1 June 2017 or until all places are filled.

To complete your registration, you must submit the requested *race curriculum. 

1.10.  REGISTRATION FEE REFUNDS

Until 31 March 2017, 80% of the registration fee.

Until 31 May 2017, 50% of the registration fee.

Until 30 June 2017, 25% of the registration fee.

From 1 July 2017 no refunds will be given.

RACE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.11. CUT-OFF TIMES

Different cut-off times are listed on the BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes website. These cut-off times may be modified at any time by the organizers. Participants who wish to continue to follow the route, despite exceeding the cut-off times, will no longer be considered to be part of the race and will run at their own liability, after returning the chip and race bib to the organizers.

*Attached to end of regulations, form on refreshments, timings and cut-off times.

1.12. COURSE

The BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes is almost exclusively on mountain paths, many in the Aigüestortes and Lake Sant Maurici National Park and its peripheral area. Like any other park visitor, participants are subject to the rules in force in the park. In the peripheral protection area of the National Park all runners must ensure they comply with the regulations for a protected natural space, as defined in the Guidelines for Use and Management, approved by means of Spanish Decree 39/2003, of 4 February.

1.13.  REFRESHMENT STATIONS

Several types of refreshment stations will be positioned along the course:

  • Liquids
  • Solids/light (drinks, sweet snacks, savory snacks)
  • Solids (drinks, sweet snacks, savory snacks, starches/pasta)

*Attached to end of regulations, form on refreshments, timings and cut-off times.

1.14.  RACE BIBS

An identity document with photograph must be shown in order to collect the race bib. Race bibs cannot in any circumstances be exchanged with a third person. Race bibs (or gifts) will not in any circumstances be sent to a runner's home if they have not participated.

1.15.  CHECKPOINTS

The organizers will not disclose the number or location of the checkpoints. Several random equipment checks will be carried out along the course.

1.16.  TIMEKEEPING

Runners are required to pass through all checkpoints set up for this purpose, including at the start and finish.

1.17.  REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

By default, all runners, without exception, must have the following items in order to participate in the BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes 2017.

Compulsory Equipment:
Mobile telephone: with fully charged battery, roaming activated and turned on throughout the race.
Thermal blanket: minimum surface area (1.4 x 2 m)
Whistle: your rucksack whistle is valid if it works properly.
Waterproof jacket with hood: Gore-Tex or similar breathable, insulating material.
Headtorch: in perfect working condition and with charged batteries.
Spare batteries: or a second headtorch in perfect working condition and with charged batteries.
Cup for liquid refreshments: for environmental reasons, cups will not be provided at the refreshment stations for fluid replacement.
Hat or tubular: covering the whole head.
Watertight containers and/or bags for liquids: with minimum total capacity of 1L.
Thermal t-shirt: with long sleeves. Cotton is not permitted.
Tights or trousers: short versions are acceptable if combined with socks that totally cover the legs without leaving knees uncovered.
Warm hat: for the cold.
Gloves: Gore-Tex or similar breathable, insulating material recommended.
Waterproof trousers: Gore-Tex or similar breathable, insulating material recommended.

Recommended Equipment:
Mini first aid kit: with items for treating minor injuries.
Spare food: gels, bars, fruit, etc.
Poles
Spare headtorch
Suncream
Anti-chafing cream
Sunglasses

The organizers will make an announcement during the pre-race briefing on Friday 7 July if there is any change to the compulsory equipment due to weather conditions.

1.18.  ASSISTANCE

Personal assistance is only permitted at the refreshment points.
Outside these tolerance zones, you must not receive refreshments from or be accompanied by anyone not registered for the race.
When picking up their race bib each participant will also be given a resupply bag that can be used for any equipment they feel necessary (spare trainers, socks, gels, etc.) and will be kept at the Espot refreshment station (68.5 km).

1.19.  VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL

Except in the event of injury, runners may only withdraw from the race at a checkpoint.
If this point is not accessible by vehicle, the runner will have to make his/her own way to the nearest evacuation point. You must not leave the marked course without informing the organizers and being duly authorized to do so. You must check in to time-keeping checkpoints.

1.20. COMPULSORY WITHDRAWAL

The organizers can temporarily hold runners or require them to withdraw from the race if their condition is deemed to be dangerous to their personal integrity or safety.

1.21. WEATHER

In the event of inclement weather or force majeure, the organizers reserve the right to suspend, neutralize or modify the cut-off times and/or the course and refreshment stations. In this case, the registration fee will not be refunded.

If the event is canceled for reasons of force majeure, with more than seven days' advance notice, registration fees will be partially refunded. The amount will be determined according to the organizers’ reimbursement capacity after paying any unrecoverable costs incurred.

If the event is cut short or suspended at one of the points along the course, the ranking will be determined by the order and time of arrival at the such point or, failing this, at the last checkpoint passed.

1.22. PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATION

The race stewards are responsible for enforcing the rules and are authorized to impose the established penalties or disqualifications.

The race jury, made up of the race director, the checkpoint manager and a race steward, is responsible for addressing appeals.

Rule Breach Penalty / Disqualification

Leaving the marked course: 15 min penalty
Being accompanied by a person not registered for the race outside the tolerance zones: 2 hour penalty
Assistance or refreshment outside the areas designated for this purpose: 2 hour penalty
Leaving the marked course and taking a significant shortcut: 2-5 hour penalty
Intentional littering: disqualification 
Not having any item of compulsory equipment: 2 hour penalty
Failing to assist a person in difficulty (e.g. injury, extreme exhaustion, hypothermia): disqualification
Failing to pass a checkpoint or to check in: disqualification
Leaving a checkpoint after the disqualification cut-off time: disqualification
Being accompanied by an animal: disqualification
Withdrawing from the race without informing the organizers: ban from participation in future events
Other breach of the race regulations or code of conduct: at discretion of race jury

Each of these breaches of the regulations is counted each time they occur.

1.23. APPEALS

Appeals may be lodged with the race jury. They must be lodged no later than two hours after the awards ceremony for the race in question.

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

1.24. CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

Men's open 18 and older
Women's open 18 and older

The age that will be taken into consideration for these categories is the age of the participant on December 31 of the year of the race.

Prizes and trophies must be collected by presentation of the race bib at the location stated by the organizers during the times specified, by Sunday at the latest, which is the last day of the event. Prizes will not be sent to participants’ homes under any circumstances.

The first five male participants in the men's open and first five female participants in the women's open will receive the cash prizes indicated below:

Men's open

1st €2000
2nd €1000
3rd €750
4th €300
5th €150

Women's open

1st €2000
2nd €1000
3rd €750
4th €300
5th €150

 

1.26.  FINISHERS

All runners who complete the race will receive the corresponding gift.

The BUFF® Epic Trail 42KM is a marathon distance race run on a technical and spectacular course including a 3,200 m elevation gain. 

This non-circular route starts in the village of Espot and finishing in Barruera, covering the second part of the 105km distance through locations of outstanding natural beauty, surrounding by glacial lakes and high peaks. The course includes narrow paths, screes and alpine meadows.

The BUFF® Epic Trail 42KM can be used for the Skyrunning World Series rankings of the International Skyrunning Federation.

Aigüestortes and Lake Sant Maurici National Park is one of Spain’s fourteen national parks and the only one in Catalonia. Located in the heart of the Pyrenees, adjoining the Ordesa and Mont Perdut parks and the French Pyrenees, the park is an excellent representation of the main ecosystems found in Catalonia’s high-mountain areas.

This one-of-a-kind protected natural area in southern Europe is characterized by peaks over three thousand meters high; rivers, canyons, waterfalls, and marshes that make you truly feel you are in a land of water; 200 lakes of a variety of shapes and colors and a wide range of plants and animals fighting to survive in a harsh physical environment.

SEE REGULATION

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 07/07/2017

  • 10:00h Race bib collection 105/42/21Kms (Barruera)
  • 17:00h Briefing 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 18:30h Briefing 42Kms (Barruera)

SATURDAY 08/07/2017

  • 05:00h Open access 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 05:45h Close access 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 06:00h Start 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 06:15hTransportation to Espot departs from Barruera (Barruera)
  • 07:00h - 08:30hRace bib collection 42Kms (Espot)
  • 9:15hClose access 42Kms (Espot)
  • 9:30h Start 42Kms (Espot)
  • 10:00h - 19:30h Race bib collection 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 11:00h Mini Skyrace (Barruera)
  • 13:30h Estimated arrival of the first-place men 42Kms (Barruera)
  • 14:15h Estimated arrival of the first-place women 42Kms (Barruera)
  • 17:00h Awards ceremony 42Kms (Barruera)
  • 17:30h Close finish line 42Kms (Barruera)
  • 18:00h Briefing 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 19:45h Estimated arrival of the first-place men 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 22:30h Estimated arrival of the first-place women 105Kms (Barruera)

SUNDAY 09/07/2017

  • 05:00h – 06:15h Race bib Collection 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 06:15h Open access 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 06:45h Close access 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 07:00h Start 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 09:30h Estimated arrival of the first-place men 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 10:15h Estimated arrival of the first-place women 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 12:00h Close finish line 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 13:30h Awards ceremony 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 14:00h Awards ceremony 105Kms (Barruera)

RACE TIMETABLE

LOCATION KM
TOTAL
KM
PARCIAL
POINT REFRESHMENT STATION ACCESS FASTER SLOWER TIME LIMIT
ESPOT 0,00 0,00 Start   Vehicle 9:30 9:30  
CLOT DE LA BASSA 6,20 6,20 RS1 Solid/Light 4x4 10:05 11:20  
ESTANYS DE MAINERA 9,40 3,20 RS2 Water On foot  (2h) 10:25 12:30  
ESTANY GENTO (VALL FOSCA) 15,30 5,90 RS3 Solid/Light Cable car 11:25 13:30 13:30
RIQUERNA 21,10 5,80 RS4 Water On foot  (1h) 11:40 14:45  
COLL DE RUS 25,70 4,60 RS5 Liquid On foot  (2h) 12:05 15:30  
CORVA ST. MARTÍ 32,64 6,40 RS6 Solid/Light Vehicle 12:40 16:10  
TAÜLL 35,50 3,40 RS7 Liquid Vehicle 12:58 16:50  
BARRUERA 41,80 6,30 Finish Solid/Light   13:28 17:20 17:30
                 

TRACK

total distance

42KM

Maximum rise

3.200M

max altitude

2.729M

min altitude

1.096M

EVENT DESCRIPTION

1 SPECIAL REGULATIONS BUFF® EPIC MARATÓ SANT MAURICI 42KM

1.1.   RACE

BUFF® Epic Marató Sant Maurici: 42 km race with an elevation gain of roughly 3,200 m and elevation loss of 3,200 m; the course starts in Espot and finishes in Barruera.

ETHICS AND VALUES

The BUFF® Epic Marathon Sant Maurici is guided by a code of conduct shared by runners, sponsors, volunteers and organizers. This commitment is certified by the “Mountain Parks” seal of approval.

1.1.   ECO-RESPONSIBILITY

Do not litter, use the trash bins provided, respect the flora and fauna, and strictly follow the marked course without taking any shortcuts. The race organizers will always use recyclable or reusable material whenever possible and will implement separate waste collection (batteries, paper, plastic, etc.). The course markers, placed on foot, will be cleared the same day.
The course will be cleaned immediately after the last runner finishes the race. The use of paper for communication will be kept to a minimum, with electronic communications used where possible.

1.2.   SOLIDARITY

Solidarity and respect for runners, volunteers, sponsors and the public are cornerstones of the BUFF® Epic Marathon Sant Maurici.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

1.1.   MINIMUM AGE

Registration is open to anyone who turns 18 during the year of the event.

1.2.   PARTICIPANT’S DECLARATION

In order to register for the event, all participants must accept the terms and conditions, exempting the organizers from any responsibility in case of accident or personal injury sustained during the event or afterwards. This declaration is made when registering or upon collecting the race bib.

1.3.   INSURANCE

The organization will have accident insurance in place for all participants registered for the event.

1.4.   PHOTO/IMAGE RELEASE AND WAIVER

All participants grant the organizers and sponsors the right to use and publish all photographs and film footage taken as part of the event.

1.5.   REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION FEE: €55 
Transport charge: €10 extra from Barruera to the starting line in Espot on the morning of the race (Saturday).
Any registration that has not been validated before race registration closes will be considered void.
You can check the status of any entry in the "registration" "registration list" section of the website.
The maximum number of participants is 750, with 600 bibs reserved for individual registrations and assigned in order of participation; 50 bibs are reserved for the organizers and 100 for delegations.

1.6.   REGISTRATION FEE REFUNDS

Refund Policy: 

  • o    To date 31/03/2017: 80%

    o    Until 31/05/2017: 50%

    o    Until 30/06/2017: 25%

    From the 1st of July no returns or name changes will be made.

RACE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.7.   CUT-OFF TIMES

Different cut-off times are listed on the BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes website. These cut-off times may be modified at any time by the organizers. Participants who wish to continue to follow the route, despite exceeding the cut-off times, will no longer be considered to be part of the race and will run at their own liability, after returning the chip and race bib to the organizers.

1.8.   REFRESHMENT STATIONS

Several types of refreshment stations will be positioned along the course:

  • Liquids
  • Solids/light (drinks, sweet snacks, savory snacks)
  • Solids (drinks, sweet snacks, savory snacks, starches/pasta)

1.9.   RACE BIBS

An identity document with photograph must be shown in order to collect the race bib. Race bibs cannot in any circumstances be exchanged with a third person. It must always be visibly displayed on the runner's front during the race. Race bibs (or gifts) will not in any circumstances be sent to a runner's home if they have not participated.

1.10.   CHECKPOINTS

The organizers will not disclose the number or location of the checkpoints. Several random equipment checks will be carried out along the course.

1.11.   TIMEKEEPING

Runners must pass through all checkpoints set up for this purpose, including at the start and finish.

1.12.   REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

By default, all runners, without exception, must have the following items in order to participate in the BUFF® Epic Marató Sant Maurici.

Compulsory Equipment:

Mobile telephone: with fully charged battery, roaming activated and turned on throughout the race.
Gloves: Gore-Tex or similar breathable, insulating material recommended.
Waterproof jacket with hood: Gore-Tex or similar breathable, insulating material.
Cup for liquid refreshments: for environmental reasons, cups will not be provided at the refreshment stations for fluid replacement.
Hat or tubular: covering the whole head.
Thermal t-shirt: with long sleeves.  Cotton is not permitted.

Depending on weather conditions, the organizers will make an announcement during the pre-race briefing on Friday 7 July if any of the compulsory equipment becomes optional.

1.13.   ASSISTANCE

Personal assistance is only permitted at the refreshment points.
With the exception of these tolerance zones, you must not receive refreshments from or be accompanied by anyone not registered for the race.

1.14.   VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL

Except in the event of injury, runners may only withdraw from the race at a checkpoint.
If this point is not accessible by vehicle, the runner will have to make his/her own way to the nearest evacuation point. You must not leave the marked course without informing the organizers and being duly authorized to do so. You must check in to time-keeping checkpoints.

1.15.   COMPULSORY WITHDRAWAL

The organizers can temporarily hold runners or require them to withdraw from the race if their condition is deemed to be dangerous to their personal integrity or safety.

1.16.                    WEATHER

In the event of inclement weather or force majeure, the organizers reserve the right to suspend, neutralize or modify the time slots and/or the course and refreshment stations. In this case, the registration fee will not be refunded.

If the event is canceled for reasons of force majeure, with more than seven days' advance notice, registration fees will be partially refunded. The amount will be determined according to the organizers’ reimbursement capacity after paying any unrecoverable costs incurred.

If the event is cut short or suspended at one of the points along the course, the ranking will be determined by the order and time of arrival at the such point or, failing this, at the last checkpoint passed.

1.17.                    PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATION

The race stewards are responsible for enforcing the rules and are authorized to impose the established penalties or disqualifications.

The race jury, made up of the race director, the checkpoint manager and a race steward, is responsible for addressing appeals.

Rule Breach Penalty / Disqualification

Leaving the marked course: 15 min penalty
Being accompanied by a person not registered for the race outside the tolerance zones: 2 hour penalty
Assistance or refreshment outside the areas designated for this purpose: 2 hour penalty
Leaving the marked course and taking a significant shortcut: 2-5 hour penalty
Intentional littering: disqualification 
Not having any item of compulsory equipment: 2 hour penalty
Failing to assist a person in difficulty (e.g. injury, extreme exhaustion, hypothermia): Disqualification
Failing to pass a checkpoint or to check in: disqualification
Leaving a checkpoint after the disqualification cut-off time: disqualification
Being accompanied by an animal: disqualification
Withdrawing from the race without informing the organizers: Ban from participation in future events
Other breach of the race regulations or code of conduct: At discretion of race jury

Each of these breaches of the regulations is counted each time they occur.

 

1.18.                    APPEALS

Appeals may be lodged with the race jury. They must be lodged no later than two hours after the awards ceremony for the race in question.

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

1.19.   CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

Men's open 18 and older
Women's open 18 and older
The age that will be taken into consideration for these categories is the age of the participant on December 31 of the year of the race.

Prizes and trophies must be collected by presentation of the race bib at the location stated by the organizers during the times specified, by Sunday at the latest, which is the last day of the event. Prizes will not be sent to participants’ homes under any circumstances.

The first five male participants in the men's open and first five female participants in the women's open will receive the cash prizes indicated below:

Men's open

1st €2000
2nd €1000
3rd €750
4th €300
5th €150

Women's open

1st €2000
2nd €1000
3rd €750
4th €300
5th €150

The race starts in Barruera and climbs towards the village of Erill la Vall, with the first kilometer of the course running along a narrow trail that forces runners to fall into place before leading to a fast trail to Erill. With its extremely slight grade this section of the race can be run very quickly.

These first kilometers share the course with the Ultra race, but the half marathon continues along the Camí de l’Aigua along a shady path to the intersection with the Montanyeta valley, where the trail begins a fairly straight 500-meter climb with uneven terrain through the forest. At the end of this climb runners will find themselves at the top of valley and will enter high-mountain terrain at 2,000 meters above sea level, running along the Comaminyana valley to the peak of the same name, at 2,619 meters the highest point of the race with spectacular views of the Barrabés, Boí and Sant Nicolau valleys, and famous mountains like Bessiberris, which it feels like you can touch, Punta Alta and Aneto; and, of course, the summit of Roies de Cardet, site of the popular "Vertical Kilometer" race.

The course continues from the top of Comaminyana along an open ridge that boasts the same outstanding views, descending to Port de la Gelada (once again along the same course as the Ultra). The trail then continues downhill through high-mountain meadows and an open valley, passing by the Sant Salvador hermitage, and ends back in Barruera, where you pass through the village to reach the finish line.

Only two sections of the course are on asphalt: through the village of Erill and at the entrance to Barruera. The rest of the race is ALL run on trails and high-mountain areas, at times without any trails or paths.

SEE REGULATION

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 07/07/2017

  • 10:00hRace bib collection 105/42/21Kms (Barruera)
  • 17:00hBriefing 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 18:30hBriefing 42Kms (Barruera)

SATURDAY 08/07/2017

  • 05:00hOpen access 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 05:45hClose access 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 06:00hStart 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 06:15hTransportation to Espot departs from Barruera (Barruera)
  • 07:00h - 08:30hRace bib collection 42Kms (Espot)
  • 9:15hClose access 42Kms (Espot)
  • 9:30hStart 42Kms (Espot)
  • 10:00h - 19:30hRace bib collection 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 11:00hMini Skyrace (Barruera)
  • 13:30hEstimated arrival of the first-place men 42Kms (Barruera)
  • 14:15hEstimated arrival of the first-place women 42Kms (Barruera)
  • 17:00hAwards ceremony 42Kms (Barruera)
  • 17:30hClose finish line 42Kms (Barruera)
  • 18:00hBriefing 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 19:45hEstimated arrival of the first-place men 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 22:30hEstimated arrival of the first-place women 105Kms (Barruera)

SUNDAY 09/07/2017

  • 05:00h – 06:15h Race bib Collection 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 06:15hOpen access 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 06:45hClose access 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 07:00hStart 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 09:30hEstimated arrival of the first-place men 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 10:15hEstimated arrival of the first-place women 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 12:00hClose finish line 105Kms (Barruera)
  • 13:30hAwards ceremony 21Kms (Barruera)
  • 14:00hAwards ceremony 105Kms (Barruera)

RACE TIMETABLE

LOCATION KM
TOTAL
KM
PARCIAL
PUNT REFRESHMENT
STATION
FASTER SLOWER TIME LIMIT
BARRUERA 0,00 0,00 Start   7:00 7:00  
ERIL LA VALL 3,80 3,80 1 Liquid 7:55 7:55  
MONTANYETA 9,50 5,70 2 Solid/Light 9:25 9:25  
COMAMINYANA 12,60 3,10 3 Liquid 10:15 10:15  
PORT DE GELADA 15,80 3,20 4 Solid/Light 11:20 11:20  
SANT SALVADOR 19,70 3,90 5 Liquid 12:25 12:25  
BARRUERA 21,80 2,10 Finish Solid/Light 12:55 12:55 13:00
               

TRACK

total distance

21KM

Maximum rise

1.879M

max altitude

2.619M

min altitude

1.096M

EVENT DESCRIPTION

1  RACE

BUFF® Epic Trail 21Km: a 21km race with 1,677m ascent; starting and finishing in Barruera.

ETHICS AND VALUES

The BUFF® Epic Trail 21km is guided by a code of conduct shared by runners, sponsors, volunteers and organizers. This commitment is certified by the “Mountain Parks” seal of approval.

2.  ECO-RESPONSIBILITY

Do not litter, use the trash bins provided, respect the flora and fauna, and strictly follow the marked course without taking any shortcuts. The race organizers will always use recyclable or reusable material whenever possible and will implement separate waste collection (batteries, paper, plastic, etc.). The course markers, placed on foot, will be cleared the same day.
The course will be cleaned immediately after the last runner finishes the race. The use of paper for communication will be kept to a minimum, with electronic communications used where possible.

3.  SOLIDARITY

Solidarity and respect for runners, volunteers, sponsors and the public are cornerstones of the BUFF® Epic Trail 21Km.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

4. MINIMUM AGE

Registration is open to anyone who turns 18 during the year of the event.

5.  PARTICIPANT’S DECLARATION

In order to register for the event, all participants must accept the terms and conditions, exempting the organizers from any responsibility in case of accident or personal injury sustained during the event or afterwards. This declaration is made when registering or upon collecting the race number.

6.  INSURANCE

The organization will have accident insurance in place for all participants registered for the event.

7.  PHOTO/IMAGE RELEASE AND WAIVER

All participants grant the organizers and sponsors the right to use and publish all photographs and film footage taken as part of the event.

8.  REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION FEE: €30 
Any registration that has not been validated before race registration closes will be considered void.
You can check the status of any entry in the "registration" "registration list" section of the website.
The maximum number of participants is 700.

9.  REGISTRATION FEE REFUNDS

Refund policy: 

  • o    To date 31/03/2017: 80%

    o    Until 31/05/2017: 50%

    o    Until 30/06/2017: 25%

    From the 1st of July no returns or name changes will be made.

 

RACE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

10.  CUT-OFF TIMES

Different cut-off times are listed on the BUFF® Epic Trail 21Km website. These cut-off times may be modified at any time by the organizers. Participants who wish to continue to follow the route, despite exceeding the cut-off times, will no longer be considered to be part of the race and will run at their own liability, after returning the chip and race bib to the organizers.

11.  REFRESHMENT STATIONS

Several types of refreshment stations will be positioned along the course:

  • Liquids
  • Solids/light (drinks, sweet snacks, savory snacks)
  • Solids (drinks, sweet snacks, savory snacks, starches/pasta)

12.  RACE BIBS

An identity document with photograph must be shown in order to collect the race bib. Race bibs cannot in any circumstances be exchanged with a third person. It must always be visibly displayed on the runner's front during the race. Race bibs (or gifts) will not in any circumstances be sent to a runner's home if they have not participated.

13.  CHECKPOINTS

The organizers will not disclose the number or location of the checkpoints. Several random equipment checks will be carried out along the course.

14.  TIMEKEEPING

Runners must pass through all checkpoints set up for this purpose, including at the start and finish.

15.  REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

By default, all runners, without exception, must have the following items in order to participate in the BUFF® Epic Trail 21km.

Compulsory Equipment:
Windproof jacket with hood

Emergency blanket

Half-liter of water

Mobile telephone: with fully charged battery, roaming activated and turned on throughout the race.
 

Equipment that the organizers may require 48 hours before start time in the event of poor weather:


  1. Waterproof jacket with hood: Gore-Tex or similar breathable, insulating material.
    Hat or tubular: covering the whole head.
    Thermal t-shirt: with long sleeves.  Cotton is not permitted.

16.  ASSISTANCE

Personal assistance is only permitted at the refreshment points.
With the exception of these tolerance zones, you must not receive refreshments from or be accompanied by anyone not registered for the race.

17.  VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL

Except in the event of injury, runners may only withdraw from the race at a checkpoint.
If this point is not accessible by vehicle, the runner will have to make his/her own way to the nearest evacuation point. You must not leave the marked course without informing the organizers and being duly authorized to do so. You must check in to time-keeping checkpoints.

18.  COMPULSORY WITHDRAWAL

The organizers can temporarily hold runners or require them to withdraw from the race if their condition is deemed to be dangerous to their personal integrity or safety.

 

19.               WEATHER

In the event of inclement weather or force majeure, the organizers reserve the right to suspend, neutralize or modify the time slots and/or the course and refreshment stations. In this case, the registration fee will not be refunded.

If the event is canceled for reasons of force majeure, with more than seven days' advance notice, registration fees will be partially refunded. The amount will be determined according to the organizers’ reimbursement capacity after paying any unrecoverable costs incurred.

If the event is cut short or suspended at one of the points along the course, the ranking will be determined by the order and time of arrival at the such point or, failing this, at the last checkpoint passed.

20.               PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATION

The race stewards are responsible for enforcing the rules and are authorized to impose the established penalties or disqualifications.

The race jury, made up of the race director, the checkpoint manager and a race steward, is responsible for addressing appeals.

Rule Breach Penalty / Disqualification

Leaving the marked course: 15 min penalty
Being accompanied by a person not registered for the race outside the tolerance zones: 2 hour penalty
Assistance or refreshment outside the areas designated for this purpose: 2 hour penalty
Leaving the marked course and taking a significant shortcut: 2-5 hour penalty
Intentional littering: disqualification 
Not having any item of compulsory equipment: 2 hour penalty
Failing to assist a person in difficulty (e.g. injury, extreme exhaustion, hypothermia): disqualification
Failing to pass a checkpoint or to check in: disqualification
Leaving a checkpoint after the disqualification cut-off time: disqualification
Being accompanied by an animal: disqualification
Withdrawing from the race without informing the organizers: Ban from participation in future events
Other breach of the race regulations or code of conduct: at discretion of race jury

Each of these breaches of the regulations is counted each time they occur.



 

21.               APPEALS

Appeals may be lodged with the race jury. They must be lodged no later than two hours after the awards ceremony for the race in question.

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

22.  CATEGORIES

Men's open 18 and older
Women's open 18 and older
The age that will be taken into consideration for these categories is the age of the participant on December 31 of the year of the race.

Prizes and trophies must be collected by presentation of the race bib at the location stated by the organizers during the times specified, by Sunday at the latest, which is the last day of the event. Prizes will not be sent to participants’ homes under any circumstances.

The first five male participants in the men's open and first five female participants in the women's open will receive the cash prizes indicated below:

Men's open

1st €300
2nd €200
3rd €100
4th €75
5th €50

Women's open

1st €300
2nd €200
3rd €100
4th €75
5th €50

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