65 km

65KM 5.600M+

42 km

42KM 3.300M+

26 km

26KM 2.060M+

11 km

11KM 600M+

Saturday, June 30

Start: 6.00h (Max. 15h)

The BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes is a 65km race with an elevation gain of roughly 5,600 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

Track

total distance

65KM

Maximum rise

5.600M

max altitude

2.751M

min altitude

1.096M

Travel

The runners and supporters that may need information about how to get to Barruera, accommodation, etc. they can contact the tourism office of the Vall de Boi

EVENT DESCRIPTION

1. SPECIFIC REGULATIONS FOR THE 65KM BUFF® EPIC TRAIL

1.1. RACE

BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes: A gruelling 65km footrace with an elevation gain of over 11,000 metres, which participants are required to complete is less than 15 hours; it consists of a circular route that passes through the National Park’s peripheral protection zone. This year, the competition has become part of the Skyrunning National Championships.

The BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes is run almost exclusively on mountain paths, most of which pass through the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park’s peripheral protection zone. The runners are, like any other visitor, subject to the rules of this park. In the National Park’s peripheral protection zone, each runner must ensure compliance with the regulations of the protected natural area, set out in the Master Plan for Use and Management, approved by Decree 39/2003, of 4 February.

ETHICS AND VALUES

The BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes is guided by ethics and other essential values shared by the runners, sponsors, volunteers and organisers. And this commitment is certified by the Mountain Parks seal of approval.

1.2. ECO-RESPONSIBILITY

Do not litter; use the rubbish bins available; respect the flora and fauna; strictly follow the marked course and take no shortcuts. The race organisers will always use reusable or recyclable materials whenever possible and sort waste (batteries, paper, plastic, etc.). The course markers, placed on foot, will be collected the very same day.

The course will be cleaned immediately after the final runner finishes. The use of paper for communication will be kept to a minimum, and electronic media will be used whenever possible.

1.3. SOLIDARITY

The respect for the runners, volunteers, sponsors and public are a key part of the BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes is a challenging event that is run semi-autonomously in the natural environment of the mountains. We recommend that participants should be in excellent physical condition and 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

To confirm registration, participants must provide a medical certificate stating they have no contraindications to competitive running events dated less than twelve months prior to the race date, duly stamped and signed by a doctor. Any medical certificate stating 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 will be considered valid.

1.6. RUNNER'S DECLARATION

To register for the event, participants must accept the regulations and exempt the organisers from any liability in the event of an accident or personal injury sustained during or after the competition. This declaration must be made when registering or when collecting the race bib.

1.7. INSURANCE

The organisers will have accident insurance covering all participants registered in the event.

1.8. IMAGE RIGHTS

By registering, participants renounce the use of their image rights and authorise the organisers and their sponsors to freely use and publish all photographs or videos taken as part of the event.

1.9. REGISTRATION

The BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes has 300 registration slots available.

The registration period will run from 30 November 2017 to 19 June 2018 or until all slots are filled.

1.10. REGISTRATION FEE REFUNDS

Until 31 May 2018, 50% of the registration fee.

From 1 June 2018 onwards, no refunds will be given.

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

RACE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.11. CUT-OFF TIMES

The 65km BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes is a top-level event that should only be run by trail runners in peak physical condition. It is not a walk; the cut-off times will be strictly enforced.

There are various cut-off times. The race organisers may modify these times at any time. Any runners who wish to continue the route, despite exceeding the cut-off times, will no longer be considered part of the race and will run at their own liability, after returning the race bib and chip to the organisers.

1.12. REFRESHMENT STATIONS

The route includes various kinds of refreshment stations:

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

1.13. RACE BIBS

Runners must show a photo ID to collect their race bibs. Under no circumstances may the race bibs be exchanged with a third person. Under no circumstances will the race bibs or gifts be sent to the runners’ homes if they have not taken part in the race.

Race bibs may not be manipulated or cut, and must be visible for the duration of the race.

1.14. CHECKPOINTS

The organisers will not disclose the number or location of the checkpoints. Several random equipment checks will be performed during the race.

1.15. TIMEKEEPING

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

If the event is cancelled for reasons of force majeure more than 7 days prior to the start date, the registration fees will be partially refunded. The amount will be determined according to the organisers’ reimbursement capacity after paying any unrecoverable costs incurred.

1.16. REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

By default, all runners, without exception, must have the following items in order to participate in the 65km BUFF® Epic Trail Aigüestortes.

Required equipment:

Trail running shoes
Mobile telephone: with a fully charged battery, roaming activated and turned on for the duration of the race.
Thermal blanket: minimum surface area (1.4 x 2 m)
Head torch and batteries
Whistle: the rucksack whistle is valid if it works properly.
Waterproof jacket with hood: with 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: which covers the entire head.
Watertight containers and/or bags for liquids: with minimum total capacity of 1 L.
Thermal t-shirt: long-sleeve. Cotton is not permitted.

Recommended equipment:

Tights or trousers
Warm hat
Gloves
Waterproof trousers
Mini first aid kit: with items for treating minor injuries.
Food reserves: gels, bars, fruit...
Poles
Sun cream
Anti-chafing cream
Sunglasses

The race organisers will announce during the pre-race briefing if there are any changes to the required equipment due to weather conditions.

1.17. ASSISTANCE AND SURVIVAL KIT

Personal assistance is only permitted at refreshment stations.
Outside these tolerance zones, racers are forbidden from being accompanied by or receiving refreshments from anyone not registered in the race.

When collecting their race bib, each participant will also be given a survival kit in which they put any equipment they feel is necessary (spare trainers, socks, gels, etc.) and which will be kept at the Taüll refreshment station (km 34).

1.18. VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL

Except in the case of injury, runners may only withdraw from the race at a checkpoint.
If this point is not accessible by vehicle, the runner must make his or her own way to the nearest evacuation point. Racers may not leave the marked course without informing the organisers and being duly authorised to do so. Participants are required to check in at any timekeeping checkpoints.

1.19. MANDATORY WITHDRAWAL

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

1.20. WEATHER

In the event of inclement weather or force majeure, the organisers reserve the right to suspend, neutralise or modify the cut-off times and/or course and refreshment stations. In this case, the registration fees will not be returned.

1.21. PENALTIES OR DISQUALIFICATION

The race stewards are responsible for enforcing the FEDME and international ISF regulations and are authorised to impose the established penalties or disqualifications.

1.22. APPEALS

Appeals may be lodged with the race jury.

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

1.23. CATEGORIES AND AWARDS

Men’s and Women’s General: 18 and older
Men’s and Women’s Seniors: 40 and older

The age that will be taken into account for the seniors’ category is the age of the participant on 31 December of the year of the race.

The prizes and trophies must be collected with the race bib, at the place and during the times indicated by the organisers, no later than Sunday, on the last day of the event. Under no circumstances will they be sent to the runner’s home.

The first five finishers in the men’s general category and the first five finishers in the women’s general category will receive the cash prizes indicated below:

Men’s and Women’s General ranking:

1st: €1,000
2nd: €700
3rd: €500
4th: €200
5th: €100

1.24. FINISHERS

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

Sunday, July 1

Start: 8.00h (Max. 9h)

The BUFF® Epic Trail 42KM is a marathon distance race run on a technical and spectacular course including a 3,300 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

TRACK

total distance

42KM

Maximum rise

3.300M

max altitude

2.619M

min altitude

1.096M

Travel

The runners and supporters that may need information about how to get to Barruera, accommodation, etc. they can contact the tourism office of the Vall de Boi

EVENT DESCRIPTION

1.1. RACE

The BUFF® Epic Trail Marathon: A 42km footrace with an elevation gain of 3,300 m and an elevation loss of 3,300 m, which starts and finishes in Barruera. This year, the competition has become part of the Migu Run Skyrunning World Series.

The BUFF® Epic Trail Marathon is run almost exclusively on mountain paths, most of which pass through the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park’s peripheral protection zone. The runners are, like any other visitor, subject to the rules of this park. In the National Park’s peripheral protection zone, each runner must ensure compliance with the regulations of the protected natural area, set out in the Master Plan for Use and Management, approved by Decree 39/2003, of 4 February.

ETHICS AND VALUES

The BUFF® Epic Trail Marathon is guided by ethics and other essential values shared by the runners, sponsors, volunteers and organisers. And this commitment is certified by the Mountain Parks seal of approval.

1.2. ECO-RESPONSIBILITY

Do not leave rubbish behind; use the bins available; respect the flora and fauna; do not leave the signposted route and do not take short-cuts. The race organisers will always use reusable or recyclable materials whenever possible and sort waste (batteries, paper, plastic, etc.). The course markers, placed on foot, will be collected the very same day.

The course will be cleaned immediately after the final runner finishes. The use of paper for communication will be kept to a minimum, and electronic media will be used whenever possible.

1.3. SOLIDARITY

The respect for the runners, volunteers, sponsors and public are a primordial part of the BUFF® Epic Trail Marathon.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

1.4. MINIMUM AGE

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

1.5. RUNNER'S DECLARATION

To register for the event, participants must accept the regulations and exempt the organisers from any liability in the event of an accident or personal injury sustained during or after the competition. This declaration must be made when registering or when collecting the race bib.

1.6. INSURANCE

The organisers will have accident insurance covering all participants registered in the event.

1.7. IMAGE RIGHTS

By registering, participants renounce the use of their image rights and authorise the organisers and their sponsors to freely use and publish all photographs or videos taken as part of the event.

1.8. REGISTRATION

The registration period will run from 30 November 2017 to 19 June 2018 or until all slots are filled.

The maximum number of participants will be 750, of which 600 race bibs are reserved for individuals and will be assigned by order of participation, 40 race bibs will be reserved for the organisers and 100 race bibs will be reserved for delegations.

1.9. REGISTRATION FEE REFUNDS

Until 31 May 2018, 50% of the registration fee.

From 1 June 2018 onwards, no refunds will be given.

If the event is cancelled for reasons of force majeure more than 7 days prior to the start date, the registration fees will be partially refunded. The amount will be determined according to the organisers’ reimbursement capacity after paying any unrecoverable costs incurred.

RACE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.10. CUT-OFF TIMES

The BUFF® Epic Trail Marathon is a top-level event that should only be run by trail runners in peak physical condition. It is not a walk; the cut-off times will be strictly enforced.

There are various cut-off times. The race organisers may modify these times at any time. Any runners who wish to continue the route, despite exceeding the cut-off times, will no longer be considered part of the race and will run at their own liability, after returning the race bib and chip to the organisers.

1.11. REFRESHMENT STATIONS

The route includes various kinds of refreshment stations:

• Liquids
• Solids/light (drinks, sweet snacks, savoury snacks)

1.12. RACE BIBS

Runners must show a photo ID to collect their race bibs. Under no circumstances may the race bibs be exchanged with a third person. Under no circumstances will the race bibs or gifts be sent to the runners’ homes if they have not taken part in the race.

Race bibs may not be manipulated or cut, and must be visible for the duration of the race.

1.13. CHECKPOINTS

The organisers will not disclose the number or location of the checkpoints. Several random equipment checks will be performed during the race.

1.14. TIMEKEEPING

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

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

1.15. REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

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

Required equipment:

Trail running shoes
Windbreaker with hood
Cup for liquid refreshments: for environmental reasons, cups will not be provided at the refreshment stations for fluid replacement.
Hat or tubular: which covers the entire head.
Technical t-shirt: Cotton is not permitted.

Recommended equipment:

Mobile telephone
Gloves / Whistle / Poles
Food reserves: gels, bars, fruit...
Sun cream / Anti-chafing cream
Sunglasses / Tights

The race organisers will announce during the pre-race briefing if any required equipment will become optional due to weather conditions.

1.16. ASSISTANCE

Personal assistance is only permitted at refreshment stations. Outside these specific zones, racers are forbidden from being accompanied by or receiving refreshments from anyone not registered in the race.

1.17. VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL

Except in the case of injury, runners may only withdraw from the race at a checkpoint. If this point is not accessible by vehicle, the runner must make his or her own way to the nearest evacuation point. Racers may not leave the marked course without informing the organisers and being duly authorised to do so. Participants are required to check in at any timekeeping checkpoints.

1.18. MANDATORY WITHDRAWAL

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

1.19. WEATHER

In the event of inclement weather or force majeure, the organisers reserve the right to suspend, neutralise or modify the cut-off times and/or course and refreshment stations. In this case, the registration fees will not be returned.

1.20. PENALTIES OR DISQUALIFICATION

The race stewards are responsible for enforcing the FEDME and international ISF regulations and are authorised to impose the established penalties or disqualifications.

1.21. APPEALS

Appeals may be lodged with the race jury.

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

1.22. CATEGORIES AND AWARDS

Men’s and Women’s General: 18 and older
Men’s and Women’s Seniors: 40 and older

The age that will be taken into account for the seniors’ category is the age of the participant on 31 December of the year of the race.

The prizes and trophies must be collected with the race bib, at the place and during the times indicated by the organisers, no later than Sunday, on the last day of the event. Under no circumstances will they be sent to the runner’s home.

The first five finishers in the men’s general category and the first five finishers in the women’s general category will receive the cash prizes indicated below:

Men’s and Women’s General ranking:

1st: €1,000
2nd: €700
3rd: €500
4th: €200
5th: €100

1.23. FINISHERS

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

Saturday, June 30

Start: 8.00h (Max. 7h)

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

TRACK

total distance

26KM

Maximum rise

2.060M

max altitude

2.619M

min altitude

1.096M

Travel

The runners and supporters that may need information about how to get to Barruera, accommodation, etc. they can contact the tourism office of the Vall de Boi

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION

1.1. RACE

26km BUFF® Epic Trail: A footrace with an elevation gain of 2,060 m, which starts and finishes in Barruera.

The 26km BUFF® Epic Trail is run almost exclusively on mountain paths, most of which pass through the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park’s peripheral protection zone. The runners are, like any other visitor, subject to the rules of this park. In the National Park’s peripheral protection zone, each runner must ensure compliance with the regulations of the protected natural area, set out in the Master Plan for Use and Management, approved by Decree 39/2003, of 4 February.

ETHICS AND VALUES

The 26km BUFF® Epic Trail is guided by ethics and other essential values shared by the runners, sponsors, volunteers and organisers. And this commitment is certified by the Mountain Parks seal of approval.

1.2. ECO-RESPONSIBILITY

Do not leave rubbish behind; use the bins available; respect the flora and fauna; do not leave the signposted route and do not take short-cuts. The race organisers will always use reusable or recyclable materials whenever possible and sort waste (batteries, paper, plastic, etc.). The course markers, placed on foot, will be collected the very same day.

The course will be cleaned immediately after the final runner finishes. The use of paper for communication will be kept to a minimum, and electronic media will be used whenever possible.

1.3. SOLIDARITY

The respect for the runners, volunteers, sponsors and public are a primordial part of 26km BUFF® Epic Trail.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

1.4. MINIMUM AGE

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

1.5. RUNNER'S DECLARATION

To register for the event, participants must accept the regulations and exempt the organisers from any liability in the event of an accident or personal injury sustained during or after the competition. This declaration must be made when registering or when collecting the race bib.

1.6. INSURANCE

The organisers will have accident insurance covering all participants registered in the event.

1.7. IMAGE RIGHTS

By registering, participants renounce the use of their image rights and authorise the organisers and their sponsors to freely use and publish all photographs or videos taken as part of the event.

1.8. REGISTRATION

The maximum number of participants will be 700.

The registration period will run from 30 November 2017 to 19 June 2018 or until all slots are filled.

1.9. REGISTRATION FEE REFUNDS

Until 31 May 2018, 50% of the registration fee.

From 1 June 2018 onwards, no refunds will be given.

If the event is cancelled for reasons of force majeure more than 7 days prior to the start date, the registration fees will be partially refunded. The amount will be determined according to the organisers’ reimbursement capacity after paying any unrecoverable costs incurred.

RACE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.10. CUT-OFF TIMES

The 26km BUFF® Epic Trail Marathon is a top-level event that should only be run by trail runners in peak physical condition. It is not a walk; the cut-off times will be strictly enforced.

There are various cut-off times. The race organisers may modify these times at any time. Any runners who wish to continue the route, despite exceeding the cut-off times, will no longer be considered part of the race and will run at their own liability, after returning the race bib and chip to the organisers.

1.11. REFRESHMENT STATIONS

The route includes various kinds of refreshment stations:

• Liquids
• Solids/light (drinks, sweet snacks, savoury snacks)

1.12. RACE BIBS

Runners must show a photo ID to collect their race bibs. Under no circumstances may the race bibs be exchanged with a third person. Under no circumstances will the race bibs or gifts be sent to the runners’ homes if they have not taken part in the race.

Race bibs may not be manipulated or cut, and must be visible for the duration of the race.

1.13. CHECKPOINTS

The organisers will not disclose the number or location of the checkpoints. Several random equipment checks may be performed during the race.

1.14. TIMEKEEPING

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

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

1.15. REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

By default, all runners, without exception, must have the following items in order to participate in the 26km BUFF® Epic Trail.

Required equipment:

Trail running shoes
Windbreaker with hood
Cup for liquid refreshments: for environmental reasons, cups will not be provided at the refreshment stations for fluid replacement.
Hat or tubular: which covers the entire head.
Technical t-shirt

Recommended equipment:

Mobile telephone
Gloves / Whistle / Poles
Food reserves: gels, bars, fruit...
Sun cream / Anti-chafing cream
Sunglasses / Tights

The race organisers will announce during the pre-race briefing if any required equipment will become optional due to weather conditions.

1.16. ASSISTANCE

Personal assistance is only permitted at refreshment stations. Outside these specific zones, racers are forbidden from being accompanied by or receiving refreshments from anyone not registered in the race.

1.17. VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL

Except in the case of injury, runners may only withdraw from the race at an established checkpoint. If this point is not accessible by vehicle, the runner must make his or her own way to the nearest evacuation point. Racers may not leave the marked course without informing the organisers and being duly authorised to do so. Participants are required to check in at any timekeeping checkpoints.

1.18. MANDATORY WITHDRAWAL

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

1.19. WEATHER

In the event of inclement weather or force majeure, the organisers reserve the right to suspend, neutralise or modify the cut-off times and/or course and refreshment stations. In this case, the registration fees will not be returned.

1.20. PENALTIES OR DISQUALIFICATION

The race stewards are responsible for enforcing the FEDME and international ISF regulations and are authorised to impose the established penalties or disqualifications.

1.21. APPEALS

Appeals may be lodged with the race jury.

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

1.22. CATEGORIES

Men’s and Women’s General: 18 and older
Men’s and Women’s Seniors: 40 and older

The age that will be taken into account for the seniors’ category is the age of the participant on 31 December of the year of the race.

The prizes and trophies must be collected with the race bib, at the place and during the times indicated by the organisers, no later than Sunday, on the last day of the event. Under no circumstances will they be sent to the runner’s home.

The first three finishers in the men’s general category and the first three finishers in the women’s general category will receive the cash prizes indicated below:

Men’s and Women’s General ranking:

1st: €200
2nd: €100
3rd: €75

Sunday, July 1

Start: 9.30h (Max. 5h)

The BUFF® Epic Trail 11km is a popular short-distance race that goes through a non-technical and pleasant route, paths without difficulty and with 600m of elevation gain. It consists of a circular itinerary in the lower area of the Vall de Boí. The start and finish line is located in Barruera.

SEE REGULATION

TRACK

total distance

11KM

Maximum rise

600M

max altitude

1.474M

min altitude

1.096M

EVENT DESCRIPTION

1.1. RACE

11km BUFF® Epic Trail: A footrace with an elevation gain of 600 m, which starts and finishes in Barruera and is run on traditional paths in the lower region of the Vall de Boí.

ETHICS AND VALUES

The 11km BUFF® Epic Trail is guided by ethics and other essential values shared by the runners, sponsors, volunteers and organisers. And this commitment is certified by the Mountain Parks seal of approval.

1.2. ECO-RESPONSIBILITY

Do not leave rubbish behind; use the bins available; respect the flora and fauna; do not leave the signposted route and do not take short-cuts. The race organisers will always use reusable or recyclable materials whenever possible and sort waste (batteries, paper, plastic, etc.). The course markers, placed on foot, will be collected the very same day.

The course will be cleaned immediately after the final runner finishes. The use of paper for communication will be kept to a minimum, and electronic media will be used whenever possible.

1.3. SOLIDARITY

The respect for the runners, volunteers, sponsors and public are a primordial part of 11km BUFF® Epic Trail.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

1.4. MINIMUM AGE

Registration is open to anyone who turns 15 during the year of the event.

1.5. RUNNER'S DECLARATION

To register for the event, participants must accept the regulations and exempt the organisers from any liability in the event of an accident or personal injury sustained during or after the competition. This declaration must be made when registering or when collecting the race bib.

1.6. INSURANCE

The organisers will have accident insurance covering all participants registered in the event.

1.7. IMAGE RIGHTS

By registering, participants renounce the use of their image rights and authorise the organisers and their sponsors to freely use and publish all photographs or videos taken as part of the event.

1.8. REGISTRATION

The maximum number of participants will be 700.

The registration period will run from 30 November 2017 to 19 June 2018 or until all slots are filled.

1.9. REGISTRATION FEE REFUNDS

Refund policy:

Until 31 May 2018, 50% of the registration fee.

From 1 June 2018 onwards, no refunds will be given.

If the event is cancelled for reasons of force majeure more than 7 days prior to the start date, the registration fees will be partially refunded. The amount will be determined according to the organisers’ reimbursement capacity after paying any unrecoverable costs incurred.

RACE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.10. CUT-OFF TIMES

The 11km BUFF® Epic Trail Marathon is a top-level event that should only be run by trail runners in peak physical condition. It is not a walk; though the cut-off times are not demanding, they will be enforced.

There are various cut-off times. The race organisers may modify these times at any time. Any runners who wish to continue the route, despite exceeding the cut-off times, will no longer be considered part of the race and will run at their own liability, after returning the race bib and chip to the organisers.

1.11. REFRESHMENT STATIONS

The route includes various kinds of refreshment stations:

Liquids
Solids/light (drinks, sweet snacks, savoury snacks)

1.12. RACE BIBS

Runners must show a photo ID to collect their race bibs. Under no circumstances may the race bibs be exchanged with a third person. Under no circumstances will the race bibs or gifts be sent to the runners’ homes if they have not taken part in the race.

Race bibs may not be manipulated or cut, and must be visible for the duration of the race.

1.13. CHECKPOINTS

The organisers will not disclose the number or location of the checkpoints. Several random equipment checks may be performed during the race.

1.14. TIMEKEEPING

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

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

1.15. REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

By default, all runners, without exception, must have the following items in order to participate in the 11km BUFF® Epic Trail.

Required equipment:

Windbreaker
Cup for liquid refreshments: for environmental reasons, cups will not be provided at the refreshment stations for fluid replacement.
Hat or tubular: which covers the entire head.

Recommended equipment:

Mobile telephone
Whistle / Poles
Sun cream / Anti-chafing cream
Sunglasses / Tights

The race organisers will announce during the pre-race briefing if any required equipment will become optional due to weather conditions.

1.16. ASSISTANCE

Personal assistance is only permitted at refreshment stations. Outside these specific zones, racers are forbidden from being accompanied by or receiving refreshments from anyone not registered in the race.

1.17. VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL

Except in the case of injury, runners may only withdraw from the race at an established checkpoint. If this point is not accessible by vehicle, the runner must make his or her own way to the nearest evacuation point. Racers may not leave the marked course without informing the organisers and being duly authorised to do so. Participants are required to check in at any timekeeping checkpoints.

1.18. MANDATORY WITHDRAWAL

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

1.19. WEATHER

In the event of inclement weather or force majeure, the organisers reserve the right to suspend, neutralise or modify the cut-off times and/or course and refreshment stations. In this case, the registration fees will not be returned.

1.20. PENALTIES OR DISQUALIFICATION

The race stewards are responsible for enforcing the FEDME and international ISF regulations and are authorised to impose the established penalties or disqualifications.

1.21. APPEALS

Appeals may be lodged with the race jury.

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

1.22. CATEGORIES

Men’s and Women’s Youth A: 15, 16 and 17 years old
Men’s and Women’s General: 15 and older
Men’s and Women’s Seniors: 40 and older

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

The prizes and trophies must be collected with the race bib, at the place and during the times indicated by the organisers, no later than Sunday, on the last day of the event. Under no circumstances will they be sent to the runner’s home.

Trophies will be awarded to the first three male and female finishers in each category.

sponsors