PATAGONIA RUN 2019: 10 YEARS OF TRAIL RUNNING IN SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES. Video, history and pictures.

 

Patagonia Run 2019 celebrates the 10th edition in San Martin de los Andes included in the Ultra Trail World Tour this week. The races will begin on Friday, April 12, starting on the Lake Lacar and will all bib numbers sold out. This year the organization expects about 3000 runners among the six distances: 100 Miles, 100Km, 70Km, 42Km, 21Km, 10Km. Gustavo Reyes and Verónica Ramirez were the 100-mile race winners a year ago and this year in 2019 elites such as Pau Capell, Sergio Pereyra and many others will try to win, of course, there will also be lots of popular as our colleagues Abel and Mayayo who will run the 42k and will tell us all about it from #PatagoniarunMayayo.

Do you wanna know everything about this third race, please follow us in carrerasdemontana.com, trailrunningspain.com and our RRSS.

 

Let’s enjoy the presentation video and with us and then let’s read about history and novelties

 

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PATAGONIA RUN 2019: San Martín de los Andes, peace and tranquility in the Lanin National Park

 

SAN MARTÍN DE LOS ANDES: Headquarters of this great ultra trail, a city lakeshore Lacar at the southwest of the province of Neuquén, located in Los Andes, Argentina. San Martin de los Andes is the head of the department Lácar, located in an area of ​​lakes, rivers and mountains surrounded by woods, ideal for holidays, recreation and sports such as ski, snowboard or trail running. At 640 meters altitude and 1575 km from Buenos Aires, nowadays about 28,000 inhabitants live there and can be accessed by National Route 401 or through the airport 21.6 km away from the center. For the Mapuche natives it is called «Pucaullhué», which means «Place of the seagulls».

One of the most important tourist center of the province, whose history goes back to 1898. It was then, when General Rudecindo Roca, decided to reoccupy the Fort Maipú and founded a town on the shores of Lake Lácar, in order to establish sovereignty about the region. Thus San Martin de los Andes was born on February 4, 1898 , by the hands of Colonel Celestino Pérez, being the last Patagonian city framed in the campaign to the desert. In 1937 The Lanín National Park was founded, which began to limit forestry activity in the 1960s; simultaneously there was a huge increase in tourism. With the construction of the Chapelco winter resort and the Sol de los Andes hotel, in the 70s, tourism became its main resource. Nowadays, San Martín is the headquarters of the Intendance of the Lanín National Park, a magnificent corner to enjoy all kinds of mountain sports, such as canoeing, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rafting, paragliding and even skiing and snowboarding in winter.

 

 

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PATAGONIA RUN 2019: The races – 10K-21K-42K-70K-100K-100Mi

 

Running in Patagonia is always a special attraction for any mountain runner. For many of the runners who return to this event every year, the warmth of San Martin de Los Andes generates an atmosphere that is worth breathing, at least once at any distance. Beyond the atmosphere, the organization and the races, the event counts each year with great elite runners in all distances, who arrive from several places of the planet and who will fight until the end, like Pau Capell or Sergio Pereyra this year. In his 10th edition in 2019, the Patagonia Run is for the third consecutive year, one of the key races within the Ultra Trail World Tour whose full calendar can be seen below.

 

 

The 10th edition of Patagonia Run will be a great festival! A mountain trail run race, non-stop, for individual runners, which includes 6 distances: from trail run debutants and short-distance runners to long ultra-marathon distances and slope experienced runners. There will be two sub- marathon distances: 10k, 21k, a marathon distance: 42k, and three ultra-marathon distances 70k, 110k, and 100 Miles.

The big race (100Mi) will start on Friday April 12th by the Lacar Lakeside, whereas the remaining distances will start on Saturday April 13, from Alameda Street, 200 meters after the Entrance hall of the 4th Cavalry Regiment “Coraceros General Lavalle”. Even though all races have their own start time, they will have to finish all no later than 11:59pm at Saturday, meaning that the 100mi will have 37 hours to finish the race.
The registrations are sold out for all the races now except for the 100 miles which requires 12 ITRA points in three races of 2017-18, finisher of any races above 120k of the Ultra Trail World Tour 2017-18 or finisher of Patagonia Run > 100k or similar in length and altimetry, during 2017-18.

 

 

Profiles of the 6 races, you can click on it to make it bigger or download it.

 

Location: San Martin de los Andes, Neuquén, Andean Argentinian Patagonia
Date: Friday 12th & Saturday 13th April 2019
Start line:
100 Miles start line Friday 12th April at 11:00 p.m. at Lacar Lakeside, in town.
110k start line Friday 12th April 19:30 p.m. at “Plaza de Armas” of the 4th Cavalry Regiment – Route 62
70k start line Saturday 13th April 02:00 a.m. at “Plaza de Armas” of the 4th Cavalry Regiment – Route 62
42k start line Saturday 13th April 08:00 a.m. 42kA – 9:00 a.m. 42kB, at “Plaza de Armas” of the 4th Cavalry Regiment – Route 62
21k start line Saturday 13th April 10:00 a.m. 21kA – 11:00 a.m. 21kB, at “Plaza de Armas” of the 4th Cavalry Regiment – Route 62
10k start line Saturday 13th April 12:00 p.m. at “Plaza de Armas” of the 4th Cavalry Regiment – Route 62

Shuttle buses to the starting line in the Cavalry Regiment will be offered to 110k, 70k, 42k, 21k and 10k runners, departing from Race office.

The 100 miles race is included UTWT and will be the main point of reference for the Patagonia Run, last year runners enjoyed cold weather but sunny and by night the summit at Cerro Colorado, after passing Cerro Chapelco the most important ski center in the city was waiting for runners. However, not only the 100 miles is important as the other distances also offered races with their own personality and with a level of demand recognized by the ITRA.

Today we start the trip to San Martin de los Andes! You can follow it all live from our website or in our social networks with #PatagoniaRunmayayo. Sergio Mayayo and Abel de Frutos will run the 42k and will describe all the races from inside.

 

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PATAGONIA RUN 2019: PROGRAM

APRIL 2019 WEDNESDAY 10

11:00am to 9:00pm

– Registration – Race Office: Le Village Events Center (816, Gral Roca St.)

– Patagonia Run 10 Years Photographic Exhibition – Sala Municipal de Exposición “Lidaura Chapitel” – Capitán Drury 656

4:30pm to 6:00pm

– Patagonia Run Film Fest – Gral Roca 1154

5:00pm a 10:00pm
– Expo Ultra Trail Patagonia Run (Venue El Pórtico – Av San Martín 555. Venue Hotel Patagonia Plaza – Av. San Martín 502)

6:15pm to 17:45pm

– Patagonia Run Film Fest – Gral Roca 1154

APRIL 2019 THURSDAY 11

09:00am to 9:00pm

– Registration – Race Office: Le Village Events Center (816, Gral Roca St.)

-Patagonia Run 10 Years Photographic Exhibition – Sala Municipal de Exposición “Lidaura Chapitel” – Capitán Drury 656

10:00am a 10:00pm

-Expo Ultra Trail Patagonia Run (Venue El Pórtico – Av San Martín 555, Venue Hotel Patagonia Plaza – Av. San Martín 502)

3:00pm to 9:00pm

– Reception of drop bags for the Full Aid Stations – Casino Suboficiales y Gendarmes Escuadrón 33- Corner Tte. Gral. Roca St. and Rivadavia St.

4:30pm to 6:00pm

– Patagonia Run Film Fest – Gral Roca 1154

6:15pm to 17:45pm

– Patagonia Run Film Fest – Gral Roca 1154

6:30pm

– Entrega de dorsales a Corredores Elite 100Mi – Plaza San Martin

7:00pm a 10:30pm

– Patagonia Run Food & Music – Plaza San Martin

8:00pm

– Pre-Race Briefing 110k and 100Mi -Gym of School No. 134 (R. Roca & Cap Drury St.)

9:15pm

– Pre-Race Briefing 70k – Gym of School No. 134 (R. Roca & Cap Drury St.)

APRIL 2019 FRIDAY 12

09:00am to 10:00pm

-Registration – Race Office: Le Village Events Center (816, Gral Roca St.)

-Patagonia Run 10 Years Photographic Exhibition – Sala Municipal de Exposición “Lidaura Chapitel” – Capitán Drury 656

09:00am to 5:00pm

– Reception of drop bags for the Full Aid Stations – Casino Suboficiales y Gendarmes Escuadrón 33- Corner Tte. Gral. Roca St. and Rivadavia St.

09:00am

– Pre-Race Briefing 42k – Gym of School No. 134 (R. Roca & Cap Drury St.)

10:00am a 9:00pm

– Expo Ultra Trail Patagonia Run (Venue El Pórtico – Av San Martín 555, Venue Hotel Patagonia Plaza – Av. San Martín 502)

10:00am

– Runners 100Mi Reception (including drinks and snacks) and Cloakroom next to the Start Arch.

11:00am

– 100 Miles START TIME (Lacar Lakeside)

6:00pm

– Shuttle Buses to 110k Start Line – Race Office: Le Village Events Center (816, Gral Roca St.) Cloakroom at Cavalry Regiment.

7:30pm

– 110k START TIME (Plaza de Armas of the 4th Cavalry Regiment – Route 62)

APRIL 2019 SATURDAY 13

00:30am

– Shuttle Buses to 70k Start Line – Race Office: Le Village Events Center (816, Gral Roca St.) Cloakroom at Cavalry Regiment.

02:00am

– 70k START TIME (“Plaza de Armas” of the 4th Cavalry Regiment – Route 62)

04:00am to 11:59pm

– FINISHING LINE TIME: Venue Arrival – Wall screen for career tracking – Locution and Animation – Live DJ, (San Martin Av & Mariano Moreno St.)

06:30am

– Shuttle buses to 42k Start Line – Race Office: Le Village Events Center (816, Gral Roca St.) Cloakroom at Cavalry Regiment.

08:00am

– 42k Group A START TIME: from Nº 4001 to 4550 (Plaza de Armas of the 4th Cavalry Regiment – Route 62)

08:30am

– Shuttle Buses to 21k Start Line – Race Office: Le Village Events Center (816, Gral Roca St.) Cloakroom at Cavalry Regiment.

09:00am

– 42k Group B START TIME: from Nº 4551 to 5100 (Plaza de Armas of the 4th Cavalry Regiment – Route 62.)

10:00am

– 21k Group A START TIME: from Nº 2001 to 2550 (Plaza de Armas of the 4th Cavalry Regiment – Route 62)

10:30am

– Shuttle Buses to 10k Start Line – Race Office: Le Village Events Center (816, Gral Roca St.) Cloakroom at Cavalry Regiment.

10:30am to 01:00am Sunday Cloakroom Pick-up – Race Office: Le Village Events Center (816, Gral Roca St.)

11:00am

– 21k Group B START TIME: from Nº 2551 to 3100 (Plaza de Armas of the 4th Cavalry Regiment – Route 62).

12:00pm

– 10k START TIME (“Plaza de Armas” of the 4th Cavalry Regiment – Route 62).

6:00pm to 9:00pm
-Patagonia Run 10 Years Photographic Exhibition – Sala Municipal de Exposición “Lidaura Chapitel” – Capitán Drury 656

6:00pm

– 10k and 21k Awards Ceremony – Gym of School No. 134 (R. Roca & Cap Drury)

9:00pm

– 42k and 70k Awards Ceremony – Gym of School No. 134 (R. Roca & Cap. Drury)

11:59pm

– Finish Line closing

April 2019 SUNDAY 14

04:00am to 6:00pm

– Cloackroom Pick-up
– Drop Bags Pick-up
– Runner Assistance
In Race Office: Le Village Events Center (816, Gral Roca St)

10:00am

– 110k and 100Mi Awards Ceremony – Gym of School No. 134 (R. Roca & Cap. Drury)

10:00am to 1:00pm
-Patagonia Run 10 Years Photographic Exhibition – Sala Municipal de Exposición “Lidaura Chapitel” – Capitán Drury 656

 

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PATAGONIA RUN 2019: PHOTOS BY ORGANIZATION

 

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Info by Abel de Frutos for Trailrunningspain