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Olympus Ultra - Change route update

Submitted by admin1 on Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:22

The new races Olympus Ultra and Olympus Vertical are here to complete the popular Olympus Marathon and create a race pattern similar to the big,foreign organizations.As it is already known,Olympus Mararthon is part of the world Skyrunner calendar since last year.The same thing happened for the Olympus Vertical race,that from the first year, belongs to the family of the world vertical circuit.

The routes of these races are under the premisses of the world Skyrunner  federation and are fully approved of it. After a lot of discuss with the executives of the federation and for the safety of the athletes,the organizational commitee announces a slightly,but crucial change in the route of Olympus Ultra.The atlhetes won`t go up to the Skolio pick from the "Rachi tu Skoliou",but through the Christaki refuge.The route through the valley that ends to the refugee is easy and safe,without increasing the total altitude that remains at 5200m.The kilometres increase from 66 to 70,so as the general inclination to be smaller.

All the information and the details of the route are in the website of the organization www.olympus-marathon.com.


Obligatory Olympus Ultra equipment

  1. Flask for 1lit.liquid.
  2. Mobile phone (emergency numbers 6982382156-Dionysis, 6932271106-Loukas and 122 European emergency number)
  3. Windcheater
  4. Head torch
  5. Extra batteries
  6. Aluminum blanket

Optional Olympus Ultra equipment

  1. Gloves (in case of low temperatures)
  2. Beanie(in case or low temperatures)
  3. Second head torch.


There will be Drop bag in Chomatodromos station (K-36,8). It must be given one day earlier to the registry of the race,with the receiving of the bib number. The drop bag check will happen in middle station.An athlete that doesn`t have the obligatory equipment, will punished with exclusion from the race.

 

Stations and exclusion points

 

Station

Altitude

Distance

Total distance

Limit

1

Koromilia

980

10,4

10,4

2:40

2

Petrostrouga

1940

5,4

15,8

4:00

3

Mastorouli

1150

6,1

21,9

 

4

Krevatia

1005

7,2

29,1

6:45

5

Chomatodromos

1220

7,7

36,8

 

6

Refuge Christaki

2430

9,3

46,1

 

7

Skolio

2911

2,2

48,3

11:00

8

Refuge A

2060

3,3

51,6

 

9

Prionia

1130

6

57,6

13:15

10

Kastana

705

6

63,6

 

fin

Litochoro

320

6,6

70,2

16:00

 


Olympus Ultra route with downloading the gps file ability.

https://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=avxhkcugzljndcpe&language=en&client=summit

Payment

Submitted by admin1 on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:43

We inform you that from now on,the registrations will be valid only with the use of credit/debit card.

Registrations for OM 2018

Submitted by admin1 on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:24

Olympus Marathon 2018 will be held on the 23thof June.
Registrations for non-Greek registrants will open on the 23rd of January and will last till the 15th of May 2018. Criterion to register in the race will be previous participation to the race, participation at two trail running races of at least 23km and 1500m + trail running races, or a trailrunning race above 40km, in the past 2 years.

The regulations and the registration regulations of the race can be found at the official web site of the race at the race menu Regulations and Registration regulations.

OM 2015 photos

Submitted by admin1 on Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:37

The distribution of OM 2015 photos will start on Monday the 3th of September. Each participant will receive via –e-mail (the one given during registration) a link to download from Sky Drive his personal photos.

THREE WEEKS FOR THE OM 2014.

Submitted by admin1 on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 14:35

The Greek Mountaineering Clubs of Dion, Karitsa, Litochorou and Leptokaria,besides the task of cleaning the trails, will welcome athletes at the stations. More specifically, the Greek Mountaineering Club Karitsas, for the fourth consecutive year, will staff the station, Orlias. The Greek Mountaineering Club of Leptokaria will welcome athletes at KOROMILIA station, whilst the DION FIRE DEPARTMENT volunteers, as in many previous years, will receive athletes at Xirolaki and St. Constantine . The Thessaloniki Runners Club will once again welcome the athletes at the Petrostrouga Station. The Heads of the shelters "Christos Kakkalos" and" Spilios Agapitos" with the assistance of volunteers, will welcome the runners, while the manager of the Spilios Agapitos shelter, Dennis Pourliotis will ensure safe passage of the difficult parts of the route under the peaks.

At stations throughout the route, athletes who have previously run the OM,but who wished to offer their services, will be found. More than 300 volunteers either in organized volunteer groups or as individuals will support the organization of the OM.

The marking signs of this year's OM, which will take place from Thursday, June 26, will be held under the surveillance of athletes who have run the OM in the past.

The sponsorers of the 11th edition of OM are as follows :

Buff ®, Salomon, the Powerbar - Dimitriadis (energy gel), the pharmaceutical company Novonordisk, the SoloBars, (organic bar Greek "origin"), the EraEnergy, the GASTRODROMIO Olympus, natural mineral DIOS water and delicious fruits Protofanousi.

This year's race is supported by the Cooperative Bank, and the Peripheral unit of Pieria.

The photographer of the event, once again will be from " GoExperience ". Photos of the event will be send to all participants via e-mail.

Litochoro, 06/08/2014

Inscripcion para el marathon del Monte Olimpo de 2014

Submitted by admin1 on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 12:09

December 16, 2013

Las inscripciones para el marathon del Monte Olimpo de 2014 que tendra lugar el 29 de junio empezaran el 23 de enero. Toda persona de mas de 18 anos de edad puede participar en el marathon. Este ano el limite sera de 600 atletas incluidos al menos 100 no-residentes de Grecia, cualquier que sea su nacionalidad. El periodo de registracion terminara lo mas tarde el 15 de mayo, sea o no alcanzado este numero.

La condicion esencial para participar en el marathon es de haber tenido una experiencia de mismo tipo (montana, trail, fell). Todo no-residente de Grecia debe haber cumplido al menos una carrera de montana/trail de mas de 30 kilometros durante los dos ultimos anos en un otro pays que Grecia. Los candidatos que no tienen esta cualificacion seran rechazados y parcialmente reembolsados (25 Euros). El derecho de participacion es de 50 Euros y debe ser pagado en el momento de inscripcion online, exclusivamente por tarjeta de credito.

Los participantes son supuestos conocer las reglas de la carrera. Las pueden leer aqui. La organizacion aconseja a todos los participantes de leerlas atentamente.

El comite del marathon del Monte Olimpo.

Inscription pour le marathon du Mont Olympe de 2014

Submitted by admin1 on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 12:08

December 16, 2013

Les inscriptions pour le marathon du Mont Olympe de 2014 qui aura lieu le 29 juin debuteront le 23 janvier. Toute personne de plus de 18 ans peut participer au marathon. Cette annee la limite sera de 600 athletes parmi lequels au moins 100 seront des non-residents de Grece, peu importe leur nationalite. L’inscription se cloturera au plus tard le 15 mai, que ce nombre de participants soit atteint ou non.

La condition essentielle pour participer au marathon est une experience de meme type (montagne, trail, fell). Tout non-resident de Grece doit avoir accompli au moins une course de montagne/trail de plus de 30 kilometres au cours des deux dernieres annees dans un autre pays que la Grece. Les demandeurs n’ayant pas cette qualification seront rejetees et partiellement remboursees (25 Euros). Le droit de participation est de 50 Euros et doit etre verse lors de l’inscription online exclusivement par carte de credit.

Tout participant est cense connaitre les regles de la course. Vous pouvez les trouver ici. L’organisation conseille a tout participant de les lire attentivement.

Le comite du marathon du Mont Olympe.