the races
els bastions
2023

ultra
71km

Circular race of 70 km and 4,709m of positive gradient and 4,709m of negative gradient which, starting and ending in Ribes de Freser, allows you to crown the highest bastions of the Vall de Ribes, such as Puigmal, Eina, Noufonts, the Noucreus, the Balandrau.

* Commemorative T-shirt

* Timing system

* 5 solid and liquid feed zones + final feed zone 

(Las Barraques pass + Fontalba + Vall de Núria + Meianell pass + Pardines)

* Race number

* Medical services

* Photographic report

Material A: Mandatory material that all ULTRA runners without exception and whatever the weather conditions, will have to carry throughout the event:
Track A (original) and alternative tracks B and C.

“Trail” type sports shoes that fully cover the foot. Minimalist sandal-type footwear that does not fully cover the foot is not allowed.

Thermal or survival blanket (minimum size 2 x 1.2 meters)

Hydration system (minimum 1 l.)

Backpack or equivalent.

Mobile phone on and not in airplane mode.

Hooded windbreaker made of a waterproof fabric (minimum 10,000mm of water column) and breathable Gore-Tex®, Membrain®, H2NO®, HyVent® or similar fabric with heat-sealed seams in the size of the runner.

Reserve caloric food appropriate to the route and the number and type of aid stations for the event.

€ 20

Front with batteries with spare battery or two fronts (night sections)

Second thermal layer of a minimum of 180 gr of the size of the runner.

Long leggings or pirate leggings combined with leg.

Gloves.

Cap, tubular or similar.

 

Material B: Material that will be mandatory depending on the weather conditions foreseen for the day of the test and / or level of the participant:

Waterproof pants.

Hooded waterproof jacket.

Thermal t-shirt.

Gloves.

Crampons.

Marathon
51km

A 51 km cicular race, with 2,943 m of eleveation gain and 2,943 m of elevation loss, wich, by starting and finishing in Ribes de Fraser, allows participants to discover one of the most emblematics points in the Ribes valley, Balandrau mountian. Despite not having the distance usually associated with a marathon due to the mountain terrain, we consider the event our marathon. The average altitude of the race is 1,844 m and the highest point is reached at the summit of Balandrau mountain (2,518 m).

* Commemorative T-shirt

* Timing system

* 5 solid and liquid feed zones + final feed zone 

(Las Barraques mountain pass + Fontalba + Vall de Núria + Meianell mountain pass + Pardines)

* Race number

* Medical services

* Photographic report

Material A: Obligatory material that all MARATHON runners without exception and whatever the weather conditions, will have to carry throughout the test:

Track A (original) and alternative tracks B.

“Trail” type sports shoes that fully cover the foot. Minimalist sandal-type footwear that does not fully cover the foot is not allowed.

Thermal or survival blanket (minimum size 2 x 1.2 meters)

Hydration system (minimum 1 l.)

Backpack or equivalent.

Mobile phone on and not in airplane mode.

Hooded windbreaker made of a waterproof fabric (minimum 10,000mm of water column) and breathable Gore-Tex®, Membrain®, H2NO®, HyVent® or similar fabric with heat-sealed seams in the size of the runner.

Reserve caloric food appropriate to the route and the number and type of aid stations for the event.

€ 20

Second thermal layer of a minimum of 180 gr of the size of the runner.

Long leggings or pirate leggings combined with leg.

Gloves.

Cap, tubular or similar.

 

Material B: Material that will be mandatory depending on the weather conditions foreseen for the day of the test and / or level of the participant:

Waterproof pants.

Hooded waterproof jacket.

Thermal t-shirt.

Gloves.

Crampons.

Trail
20km

A 20-km race, with 1,394 m of elevation gain and 1,394 m of elevation loss, which, by starting and finishing in Ribes de Freser, allows participants to discover some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Ribes valley, such as the Barraques pass and the Castell mountain range, and the ascent to Taga mountain (2,039 m).

* Commemorative T-shirt

* Timing system

* 1 solid and liquid feed zone + final feed zone (Pardines)

* Race number

* Medical services

* Photographic report

Track A (original)

“Trail” type sports shoes that fully cover the foot. Minimalist sandal-type footwear that does not fully cover the foot is not allowed.

Thermal or survival blanket (minimum size 2 x 1.2 meters)

Hydration system (minimum 1 l.)

Backpack or equivalent.

Mobile phone on and not in airplane mode.

Hooded windbreaker made of a waterproof fabric (minimum 10,000mm of water column) and breathable Gore-Tex®, Membrain®, H2NO®, HyVent® or similar fabric with heat-sealed seams in the size of the runner.

Reserve caloric food appropriate to the route and the number and type of aid stations for the event.

€ 20

Second thermal layer of a minimum of 180 gr of the size of the runner.

Long leggings or pirate leggings combined with leg.

Gloves.

Cap, tubular or similar.