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Olympus Ultra: Increase of the finish line time-limit from 16 to 19 hours

Submitted by admin1 on Sat, 02/09/2019 - 17:10

The organizational committee of the Olympus Ultra 2019 happily announces the increase of the finish line time limit,from 16 to 19 hours,after the approval of the organisation's request to ISF (International Skyrunninh Federation).
So,the Olympus Ultra race is established with valid finish time the 19th hours.

In the webpage of the organisation,there are already the new tables with the times of the intermediate exclusion points.

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Olympus Marathon 2018 after race

Submitted by admin1 on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 23:00

2018 Olympus Marathon

VIDEO: Olympus Marathon 2018 Highlights

 

The top international race of mountain running, Olympus Marathon took place yesterday Saturday 23rd of June in Olympos, Greece. Olympus Marathon celebrates its 15th edition in the "mountain of Gods". It is a very challenging race 44 km long with 3.300 positive altitude in Greece and takes place every year the last weekend of June.

Olympus Marathon is the first Greek Marathon that is being included for a second consecutive year in the international calendar of skyrunning, the Migu Run Skyrunner World Series 2018.

This year the race welcomed more than 800 athletes, from more than 25 countries! Olympus Marathon has won the love of the mountain running friends worldwide. 

This year, 2 more events were held, the Olympus Vertical on Friday, a Vertical Kilometer speed race of 1.000m elevation gain and 4.300m and the Olympus Ultra, a 70km and 5,500m elevation gain technical race!

Among the participants of the Olympus Marathon 2018 were the Greek champion Dimitris Theodorakakos who came first with time 4:37:44, Casal Mil Marc from Andorra who came second with time 4:39:55 and the Greek surprise Dimitris Seletis who finished third with time 4:40:15.

In women, Swedish girls El Kott Helander Lina and Sanna finished 1st and 2nd with time 5:21:44 and 5:23:13 respectively, and Stevie Kremer, former record holder of Olympus Marathon just 6 minutes later with time 5:29:01.

This is the third year that Olympus Marathon race was co-organized by Olympus Marathon, Runner Store and the regional unit of Pieria, the municipality of Dion-Olympus under the auspices of Hellenic Republic ministry of economy, development and tourism that aimed to upgrade the race giving it an international exposure. 

All these targets were realized with the support of the Mega Sponsor AVRA natural mineral water.
 
Not to forget the rest of the sponsors which contributed in the realization of this year's event race as well: ETHNIKI PANGAIA AEAP, SALOMON, SUUNTO, POLO, AVIS, MELISSA, SQUEEZY SPORTS NUTRITION, RAVAGO HELLAS, RAVATHERM HELLAS, AEGEAN AIRLINES and NOVO NORDISK.

Text Credits: Marina Veroni
Photo Credits: GOexperience

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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.