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Ultra Marathon of the Atlantic 2019

Quick facts

Location Melides, Portugal

Distance Marathon

Date 04 Aug 2019

About Ultra Marathon of the Atlantic 2019

The Atlantic coast with the mountain of Arrábida in the background and extensive beaches of fine golden sand, having received the blue flag and classified as beaches quality gold, meet all the unique and exceptional conditions to implement the level of this race of endurance physical and psychological.

The annual edition of the Atlantic Ultra Marathon, Melides - Troia, which starts from the beach of Melides, always by the seafront, through the beaches of Aberta Nova, Gale, Pinheiro da Cruz, Pego, Carvalhal, Comporta, Soltroia finish on the beach of Beco das Lulas in Troia. The event is accompanied by thousands of vacationers along the beaches.

A unique race in Portugal and Europe, with a 43 km long, running all along the ocean. The Ultra Marathon of the Atlantic that starts from the Melides to Troia, offers also distance of 15 km pace, called; Course of the Atlantic, starting from Comporta beach, finishing also at Troia Beach.

Distances

Ultra Marathon Atlantic

  • 43km

Atlantic Race 15k

  • 15km

Practicalities

Accommodation

Accomodation: https://rnt.turismodeportugal.pt/RNAL/ConsultaRegisto.aspx?Origem=CP&FiltroVisivel=True

After Race Services

Massage; WC; Showers; Food and drinks

Age Limit

From 18 to above.

Aid Stations

Pinheiro da Cruz Beach - 14,5km; Comporta Beach - 28,5km

Award Medals

Medals for all finishers

Equipment Storage

There is a free gear location between the starting and the finishing areas. You can leave a bag and take it back after the race, by presenting your bib number. Please don’t leave valuable or irreplaceable items in your bag, and avoid bringing items that may easily fall out of your bag. Ultra Marathon Melides TRoia Organisation will be not responsible for lost or missing bags.

Maximum Time

The 43Km has a 8 hours hour time limit, and the 15Km 04:00 hours course will reopen to traffic once the competiors pace have passed.

Parking

Parking at start.

Qualifications

No qualifications.

Race Kit Includes

T-shirt; gym bag; bib number, energy gel; energy bar

Refreshments

Water in aid stations and finish line; isotonic at finish line; beer at finish line.

Transport

43 Km: Catamaran at 5h45 and Bus at 6h15 to the start line. 15 Km: Catamaran at 7h10 and Bus at 7h40 to the start line.

Ultra Marathon of the Atlantic 2019 Route Map

Ultra Marathon of the Atlantic 2019 Route Map

Start:

Melides

7570 Melides, Portugal

Finish:

Bico das Lulas, Troia

Alameda do Zambujeiro, 7570-789, Portugal

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

Beach long sandy beach equipped with beach facilities, restaurants and car parks, as well as conditions of excellence in the environmental sphere and accessibility, these have been recognized with the award of Blue Flag awards, Accessible Beach and Golden Quality. The southern beach front are dune formations with endemic flora and classified and the northern cliffs of sandstone providing landscaping and environmental conjugations of high interest.

Inserted within the limits of the Natural Reserve of Sado Estuary, which allows you to preserve all its natural beauty. From the dunes, sand, water quality of the sea of ​​excellence, as well as the beach facilities which ensures restoration / bar, complete sanitary facilities, dedicated access and service to users with limited mobility and shaded car parks, the beach, has the privilege of meet conditions for environmental quality certification.

Overview

Race course with a length of 43 km, all along the beach, starting at Melides Beach (N38 07,756 W8 47,610) and finishing at the Bico das Lulas Beach in Troia (N38 29,141 W8 54,409).
The Atlantic Ultra Marathon Melides - Tróia will be runned individually and in teams representing institutions, for the needs of the Team rankings, score points, the three best athletes who will finish the race before 05:00pm

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.