MAXI-RACE MADEIRA: First edition in December 8th and 9th, 2018

 

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Last July we presented to you new destinations for the MaXi-Race races here in trailrunningspain.com, in 2018 we had several new races Italy (Sicily), Ecuador (Otavalo), China (Guangxi) and Portugal (Madeira), South Africa (Cape Town – 2019). We have covered the original MAXIRACE ANNECY live from our spanish website CARRERASDEMONTANA.COM , all info here.

First edition of the MaXi-Race Madeira is coming in December 8th and 9th, 2018. A trail-running year-end in beauty and sun

 

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MAXI-RACE MADEIRA: First edition in December 8th and 9th, 2018

 

This first MaXi-Race Madeira is part of the tradition of MaXi-Races around the world, a call to travel, explore and discover beautiful landscapes and cultures through a popular event offering a personal challenge to everyone. Madeira is the main island of the archipelago of Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, off the coast North West Africa. The wild and volcanic landscape is squared by “levadas” (ancient canals irrigation) with trails.

The courses of this first edition will take the winding paths, very technical trails in a forest absolutely unique in the world, the Laurissilva forest. The forest was declared World Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1999.
The island of Madeira is a fabulous playground, between coastal paths and important elevations in particular in direction of the mythical Pico Jorge and Torrinhas. A steep and sharp island, with a third of the area above 1,000 m, and a great diversity of landscapes, beautifully colored by the blue of the sea, the azure of the sky, the green of the mountains and the white clouds.
A paradise for the Trail, the race will take place from São Vicente, in the north coast of the island, places still little known by the runners until now. On this ground, the technicality will not be without reminding the steep paths of Reunion with a pleasant temperature, about 17ºC in this season … with also big changes of temperatures!

 

Photo: João M. Faria

 

MAXI-RACE MADEIRA: Courses and Program

The race will have 3 different courses, from the lutra 103km and 7900m D+ to be finished in a maximum of 30 hours, the 68km and 5400m D+ to be finished in 20 hours maximum and the smallest one with 25km and 1900m D+ and 6 hours for finishing. They will give 5-4 and 2 ITRA points respectively. The registrations are open on www.maxiracemadeira.com.

As usually in this kind of races, some elite will join it as Antoine Guillon (winner UTWT 2015), Gédiminias Grinius (winner UTWT 2016), Armando Teixeira (winner Andore Ultra-Trail), Cedric Chavet (winner 6666) or Marie Perrier (winner Marathon-Race).

PROGRAM

Thursday, December 6, 2018 – Check-in / Pasta Party

10:00 – 18:00 – Registration

19:00 – Pasta Party

Friday, December 7, 2018 – Check-in / Race Briefing

10:00 – 22:00 – Registration

19h00 – Briefing MaXi-Race Madeira

Saturday, December 8th – RACE DAY

06:00 – Departure of the 103 km MaXi-Race Madeira

09:00 – Departure of the 68 km of MaXi-Race Madeira

12:00 – Departure of the 25 km race MaXi-Madeira

Sunday, December 9th – Awards Ceremony and Winners

12:00 – Arrival of the last riders.

14:00 – closing ceremony

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MAXI RACE: PHOTO GALLERY

 

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Info by Abel de Frutos for Trailrunningspain

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