70 K COURSE
Saturday, March 2 – 5 a.m.
Pampa Linda, Bariloche (ARG)
+ 1200 m
- 1390 M
The race starts at Hostería Pampa Linda. Runners will head west to the international border where they will cross to Chile through the International Vuriloche Pass. Once cleared by the Immigration and Customs offices at the Chilean Carabineros, the course continues on the left hillside of Cerro Tronador. Slowly the Andean forest will be left behind to welcome the lush Valdivian rainforest , passing posts and farms of long established landowners. The trail continues across rivers and shallow pools to Laguna Cayutúe where you will be able to see the Puntiagudo Volcano. On the final stretch of the course, you will run uphill to the Cabeza de Vaca Pass followed by a downhill stretch to the finish line at the lookout over the Estuario de Reloncaví thus completing the race with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.
Since the course traverses a mountain range and finishes at a lower elevation, you will have more downhills than uphills. The trail is surrounded by frequently visited forests and can be described as technically lower level, though it may become more challenging in wet areas. It crosses rivers and streams with fresh, clean water for you to drink.
- Race bib (visible at all times during the race)
- DNI / Passport to be submitted at the Immigration and Customs Offices
- Mask (mandatory at check-in, start line, and awards ceremony)
- Headlamp + spare batteries (200 lumens minimum)
- Hydration vest/backpack or water container with a minimum 1.5L capacity
- Thermal blanket
- Waterproof jacket
- Poly blend long sleeve shirt/jacket or base layer
- Hat / Buff
- Long running tights
- Running gloves
- First aid kit (see detail in the Mandatory Equipment section)
19:00 hours (Race time)