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WHALERS' GREAT ROUTE ULTRA-TRAIL® by Azores Trail RUN®

Quick facts

Location Horta, Portugal

Distance Marathon

Date 24 May 2019

About WHALERS' GREAT ROUTE ULTRA-TRAIL® by Azores Trail RUN®

2019 May 24, 25 and 26

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 positive slop, 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 7 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
Skyrunning Peak Mountain Vertical Kilometer: 1k vertical on the highest mountain of Portugal
Mini Family Trail: 11k
Kids’ Trail

May, 24, 25, 26. 
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Distances

Whalers Great Route Ultra-Trail® (125 Km)

  • 125km

Ultra Blue Island (UBI 65 Km)

  • 65km

Marathon Faial Coast to Coast (MFCC 42 Km)

  • 42.195km

Trail Ten Volcanoes (TTV 25 Km)

  • 25km

Mini Family Trail (MFT 10 Km)

  • 10km

Whalers Great Route Ultra-Trail® (118 Km)

  • 118km

Pico Mountain Vertical Kilometer (PMVK)

  • 3.5km

Practicalities

Accommodation

There are many Hotels in the Island and apartments and houses on Airbnb, both of them at fair princes in May.

After Race Services

Pasta Party: Athlete 12€, Adult 12€ Child 8€ / Awards ceremony cocktail Adult 14€ Child 9€ /ATL for childrens 15 / Massages15€

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

The routes, times and check points may change until the day of the event, depending on the weather and ground conditions.

Race Kit Includes

Race Bib, Bus transfer during the race, Sports Insurance, Technical T-shirt, Supplies throughout the race, Finisher prize, Awards ceremony. 

Transport

Transfers from Horta to the places of the beginning of the races and return from the end.

WHALERS' GREAT ROUTE ULTRA-TRAIL® by Azores Trail RUN® Route Map

WHALERS' GREAT ROUTE ULTRA-TRAIL® by Azores Trail RUN® Route Map

Start:

Ribeirinha parish

EN1-1A, 9900 Ribeirinha, Portugal

Finish:

Capelinhos

Unnamed Road, 9900, Portugal

Difficulty

hilly

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.