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Whalers' Great Route Ultra-Trail by Azores Trail Run

06-07 May 2022 (Fri - Sat)

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Ultra marathon - 118km, Ultra marathon - 65km, Marathon, 25km, 11km

Whalers' Great Route Ultra-Trail by Azores Trail Run

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Join Whalers' Great Route Ultra-Trail by Azores Trail Run

The Whalers’ Great Route Ultra-Trail® is an amazing course situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, in the Azores, Portugal, on the island of Faial. With 118K and 5000m of climbing, this challenging ultra-trail captures nature at its best!

The expansive view to the ocean, the majestic volcanic craters that formed this island and the historical passages of the ancient whalers tell the story of this land and its people.

From the natural blue of the ocean to the vastness of green from its forests and fields, the black sands of the last volcanic eruption that grew this island, to the pallet of colours man reflected on their homes are just some of the splendours you will experience on this journey.

You will be left with a feeling of having travelled from the earth to the moon and back. You will be mentally stimulated, physically exhausted and personally rewarded only yearning to repeat this amazing course that is the Whalers’ Great Route.

Whalers' Great Route is part of Discovery Races by Ultra-Trail World Tour.

There are 6 races on the same event:
Whalers’ Great Route Ultra Trail: 118k
Ultra Blue Island: 65k
Marathon Faial Coast to Coast: 45k
Ten Volcanoes Trail: 25k
Mini Family Trail: 11k - Free for Kids under 16

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Course details

Course profile
hilly
Course surface
Terrain
Other tags
Scenic
Picturesque
Nature
Coastal
Sea
trailrun
Adventure
Ancient
Challenge
Family
Half Marathon
Historical
Island
Mountain Range
Ocean View
Wine
Trail
ultra
trail
ITRA Certification
kids run
run
UNESCO World Heritage Site
UTMB Qualifier
vineyards
UNESCO
marathon
ECO Friendly

Route map

Whalers' Great Route Ultra-Trail by Azores Trail Run Route Map

Included in the fee

  • Race Bib
  • Bus transfers during the race
  • Sport Insurance
  • T-shirt
  • Refreshments posts along the race
  • Finisher award


Practicalities

Age Limit

Minimum age: 18 years, completed until the day of the event. Exception: Mini Family Trail: minimum 16 (or -16  accompanied by an adult)

Aid Stations

The refreshments posts will provide runners with food and drink to be consumed on the spot. External help to athletes is allowed only at the refreshment posts, whose locations are set by the organization.

Equipment Storage

Participants in the Whalers Great Route Ultra-Trail® will be given a change bag label, which will be sent directly to the finish (arrival) zone. 

Maximum Time

26 hours (118K), 14 hours (65K), 10 hours (42k), 7 hours (25K), 4 hours (11K)

Provided Photo Service

Lots of photographers, free photos

Transport

Azores Trail Run® will provide bus for the runners from Horta city to the start lines and back from the finishing line.

Location

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get to the race location?

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DESTINATION AIRPORT: HORTA AIRPORT (HOR)

When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?

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May 5th (Thursday), 3pm-11pm and May 6th (Friday), 2pm-10pm. Horta Municipal Market.

Whalers' Great Route Ultra-Trail by Azores Trail Run

schedule 24h ticket cancellation

local_activity Deals & Discounts

verified_user Refundable Booking

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.