Marmaris Ultra Trail, which has a length of 75,4 km and an elevation of 2.560 m, consists of 70% path, 25% single track, and 5% asphalt road.

Marmaris, which is surrounded by Gökova Bay, Datça Peninsula and the Mediterranean Sea, has a 12.000 year history which bears the footsteps of Alexander the Great and also has a historic importance as the passing point of the Siege of Rhodos in 1522 by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

Marmaris is surrounded by Datça Peninsula and Kerme Bay in the West, Ula in the North, Balan Mountain, Karadağ and Günlük Hills in the East and the Mediterranean Sea in the South. At the entrance of the Bay there is Adaköy, which is connected to the mainland by a narrow piece of land, Sedir Island, Keçi Island and Güvercin Island. Marmaris will welcome you with its magnificent coves.

The Race, which takes place in the most beautiful blue coves and lush green nature of Marmaris National Park, has a trail with varying characteristics whose technical aspect should not be underestimated.

The race will start at 06:00 on Saturday, November 16. Start and finish points are in Atatürk Statue and the maximum finishing time is 16 hours. Mid point time limit (cut-off ) is 13 hours at Baraj.

The race has a climb from sea level to 650m elevation therefore the altitude will not affect the runners’ performances.

HEALTH CERTIFICATE: For all tracks of Marmaris Ultra Trail race, a health certificate (valid until November 16, 2024) must be obtained.

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT AND PREPERATION

EQUIPMENT TEST AND PREPERATION: Selecting the appropriate equipment is a very important factor in the success of your race. Ultra durability requires extensive preparation to the race, including the choice of equipment you will take. During the race period probability of rainfall is high in the Marmaris region, therefore the temperature might fall to 05-07 °C. Your equipment must be suitable to withstand any condition and allow you to spend long hours on the racing course. In case of any incident, your equipment must ensure that you wait for help under safe conditions. All runners must have the equipment required by the organization to avoid the risk of penalties. It is very important to prepare your equipment according to the actual conditions and test it in your trainings before the race. Please do not be minimalist while considering weight as a concern. You can increase your chance of success and your performance through logical selection.

EQUIPMENT: To ensure that safety and races are carried out well, each participant must have all of the following mandatory equipment. Weather conditions and long hours of races are the main factors that make equipment mandatory. Depending on the weather conditions, the organization may make changes on the mandatory equipment and notify the competitors. Each participant agrees to present the mandatory equipment determined by the organizers at the registration desk and to keep all with them during the event.

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
1. Pack suitable for racing conditions,
2. Visibly placed front race number during the whole race,
3. Timing chip (given by the organization),
4. Mobile phone (smartphone strongly recommended / the runner must be reachable at any time before, during and after the race /Store in its memory the organizations emergency numbers),
5. Powerbank (Minimum 6.000 mah),
6. Personal beaker 15 cl minimum,
7. Supply of water of 1 liter minimum (Plastic bottles will not be accepted.),
8. Headlamp in good working order with spare cells (200 lumens or more recommended),
9. Survival blanket of 1.40m x 2m minimum,
10. Whistle,
11. Self adhesive elastic bandage which can serve as a bandage or strapping (minimum 100 cm x 6 cm),
12. Food reserve (3-4 energy gels or similar sports foods are recommended for performance and urgent requirements.),
13. Jacket with hood which will withstand bad weather in the mountains and made with a waterproof* and breathable** membrane (Minimum recommended 10.000 Schmerber, Goretex),
14. Cap, hat or bandana,
15. Long-sleeved top layer (Minimum 180 g and Cotton not recommended.),
16. Gloves,
17. ID – passport/ID card.

*  Those will be checked before distributing the race bib and at any point during the race and spot checks will be performed during the race. Participants without any of the mandatory items shall be disqualified and will not be allowed to continue the race.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
1. Sunglasses,
2. Sun cream,
3.Running poles,
4. Vaseline or similar creams,
5. A sum of money,
6. GPS watch,
7. Knife or scissors for cutting elastic bandage ,
8. Suitable trail-running shoes.

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