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Garmin Runfire Salt Lake Ultra Trail

Garmin Runfire Salt Lake Ultra Trail

Are you ready for the first 100 miles race in Turkey?

A brand new adventure begins on July 28-30, 2017! Garmin Runfire Salt Lake promises an unforgettable experience on the endless white of Salt Lake for athletes of all levels with 4 different categories.

Are you ready for an adventure that you will never forget on the dried Salt Lake in 21K Half Marathon, 42K Marathon, 80K Ultra Trail and 100 Miles categories?

 

Registered Participants

Race Program

Friday, July 28, 2017
10:00 – 15:00 (100 Miles) Registration & Delivery of kits
10:00 – 19:00 (21K), (42K), (80K) Registration & Delivery of kits
12:00 – 14:00 Pasta Party
15:30 (100 Miles & 80K) Briefing
16:30 (21K & 42 K) Briefing
18:00 (100 Miles) Start
 
Saturday, July 29, 2017
06:30 – 07:30 Registration & Delivery of kits
08:00 80K / 42K / 21K Start
12:00 – 15:00 Finisher Lunch
13:00 (100 Miles) Estimated First Finish
15:00 (21K & 42K) Awards Ceremony
16:00 (80K) Estimated First Finish
 
Sunday, July 30, 2017
10:00 (80K & 100 Miles) Awards Ceremony

Categories

Category Start Time Track Time Track Closing Time
21K / Salt Lake Half Marathon Saturday 08:00 4 hours 12:00
42K / Salt Lake Marathon Saturday 08:00 7 hours 15:00
80K / Salt Lake Ultra Trail Saturday 08:00 14 hours 22:00
Tuz Gölü 100 mil Friday 18:00 34 hours Sunday 04:00

21K / Salt Lake Half Marathon 

A very special track to experience running on Salt Lake.

When?
Saturday, July 29, 2017

How?
Salt Lake Half Marathon starts from Aksaray – Ulukışla start point, run on Salt Lake and finishes at the Ulukışla start point again.

Following the registrations and kit submissions on Friday, July 28, 2017 the athletes may spend the night in hotels in Aksaray or at the camping site in their own tents upon their preference.

Race starts simultaneously with the 42K Marathon and 80K Ultra Trail races on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 08:00 a.m.

Track duration is 4 hours. Race ends at 12:00 p.m. The awards ceremony takes place at 15:00 after the finisher meal at finish point – Ulukışla camping site. Camping site includes WC-shower facilities and rest tents for common use.

EKG and health report are not required for the participants of Salt Lake Half Marathon runners.

The transfers to and from Aksaray-Ulukışla camping site will be provided by the organizers on a schedule on July 28, Friday and July 29, Saturday.

Mandatory equipment for Salt Lake Half Marathon runners are as follows:
* Mobile phone
* Whistle
* Water container (Min. 1 Liter)

42K / Salt Lake Marathon

Forget all the marathons that you know of! A 42 km. brand new marathon thrill waits on the Salt Lake.

When?
Saturday, July 29, 2017

How?
Salt Lake Marathon starts at Aksaray – Ulukışla start point, run on Salt Lake and finishes at Ulukışla start point again.

Following the registrations and kit submissions on Friday, July 28, 2017 the athletes may spend the night in hotels in Aksaray or at the camping site in their own tents upon their preference.

Race starts simultaneously with the 21K Half Marathon and 80K Ultra Trail races on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 08:00 a.m.

Track duration is 7 hours. Race ends at 15:00 p.m. The awards ceremony takes place at 15:00 after the finisher meal at finish point – Ulukışla camping site. Camping site includes WC-shower facilities and rest tents for common use.

It is required that the athletes submit their health reports and EKG to the organizers before the race. The transfers to and from Aksaray-Ulukışla camping site will be provided by the organizers on a schedule on July 28, Friday and July 29, Saturday.

Mandatory equipment for Salt Lake Marathon runners are as follows:
* Mobile phone

* Whistle * Water container (Min. 1 Liter)

80K / Salt Lake Ultra Trail

An ultra adventure for the ones who can’t get enough with the marathons!

When?
Saturday, July 29, 2017 

How?
Salt Lake Marathon starts at Aksaray – Ulukışla start point, run on Salt Lake and finishes at Ulukışla start point again.

Following the registrations and kit submissions on Friday, July 28, 2017 the athletes may spend the night in hotels in Aksaray or at the camping site in their own tents upon their preference.

Race starts simultaneously with the 21K Half Marathon and 42K Marathon races on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 08:00 a.m.

Track duration is 14 hours. Race ends at 22:00. Finisher meal and rest are offered at the Ulukışla camping site. Awards ceremony takes place at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 30, 2017 (the next day). Camping site includes WC-shower facilities and rest tents for common use.

It is required that the athletes submit their health reports and EKG to the organizers before the race. The transfers to and from Aksaray-Ulukışla camping site will be provided by the organizers on a schedule on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29.

Mandatory Equipment for Salt Lake Ultra Trail runners are as follows:
* Mobile phone
* Whistle
* Water container (Min. 1 Liter)
* Backpack for mandatory equipment and food
* Emergency blanket
* Reflective vest
* Mirror
* Hat, berets or bandanna
* Head lamp and replacement batteries
* Lighter
* Band* aid /Bandage
* Compass
* Extra food for emergencies

Salt Lake 100 Miles

For those who doesn’t settle for long distances and want to test their limits all the way!

When?
Friday, July 28, 2017

How?
Salt Lake 100 Miles starts at Aksaray – Ulukışla start point, run on Salt Lake and finishes at Ulukışla start point again.

Following the registrations and kit submissions on Friday, July 28, 2017 the athletes complete their final preparations for the start. Race starts at 18:00 on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Track duration is 34 hours. Race ends at 04:00 a.m. on Sunday. The awards ceremony takes place at 10:00 a.m. after the finisher meal and rest at finish point – Ulukışla camping site. Camping site includes WC-shower facilities and rest tents for common use.

It is required that the athletes submit their health reports and EKG to the organizers before the race.

The transfers to and from Aksaray-Ulukışla camping site will be provided by the organizers on a schedule on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29. Mandatory Equipment for Salt Lake 100 Miles runners are as follows:
* Mobile phone
* Whistle
* Water container (Min. 1 Liter)
* Backpack for mandatory equipment and food
* Emergency blanket
* Reflective vest
* Mirror
* Hat, berets or bandana
* Head lamp and replacement batteries
* Lighter
* Band aid /Bandage
* Compass
* Extra food for emergencies

Rules

* Half Marathon and 42K Marathon runners receive water support only at the check points on the track.

* For 80K Ultra Trail and 100 Miles categories, runners receive food support in addition to water. Ultra Trail and 100 Miles runners may carry their own food supply with them within the duration of their time in the track.

* A resting spot will be provided at a check point for the 100 Miles runners.

* Runners must be minimum 18 years old.

* Participants are expected to fill in the form under the application tab on this website and deposit the fee for the relevant category for the registration to be completed. The chest numbers are obligatory to wear during the race and will be delivered at the registration desk on the indicated hours at the program.

* Organizers and referees hold the right to disqualify a competitor at any stage of the race in case there is a health issue.

* Participants who fail to present mandatory equipment at the controls before the race are subject to disqualification.

* It is obligatory for the applicants for 42K Marathon, 80K Ultra Trail, Salt Lake 100 Miles categories to present a health report confirming the eligibility of the applicant for the race along with an EKG. The scanned copies of these two documents must be sent to the organizers until the end of application period digitally. The originals of the documents must be presented at the registration before the race. Click here to download the health report template.

* The race requires high level physical and mental endurance. Thus the competitors must be well prepared. Each runner signs a consent letter before the race.

* Professional rescue and health teams will be present during the race at all times. Ambulances and the medical teams will be on the designated points along the track. Medicals hold the right to disqualify a competitor in case there is a health issue.

* The race director is responsible of the race track and management during the race. The map of the race course will be delivered to competitors before the race. The race course can be changed by the race director due to weather conditions or other reasons. Race director briefs the competitors on the final information before the race.

* Runners can commit their precious belongings and other belongings to staff before the race. These will be returned at the end of the race. The responsibility of the equipment that will be carried in the backpacks during the race belongs to the runner.

* No refunds will be paid in case of absence of the mandatory equipment or breaking any of the rules above and in case of disqualification by the referee decision.

* All registered runners are deemed to have accepted all of the race rules.

Disqualification

In the event of any of the following, the competitor will be disqualified directly.

* Not crossing control points

* Dropping litter on any other place except for the control points on the track

* Using shortcuts other than the specified route

* Not keeping the chest number and chip given by the organization, as specified by the organization.

* Refusing to be checked by the health personnel and the race director and not complying with the decisions taken by the organization.

* Failure to include any of the mandatory equipment and / or refuse mandatory equipment control

Race Track

The race starts at Ulukışla main camp site and following different routes for each category, again finishes at the main camp site.

The race track is marked so that it is possible to run without GPS. The GPX data of the route will be shared with runners upon request.

You can check all the route details via ITRA official race page:
http://www.i-tra.org/race/2017/4119-garmin-runfire-salt-lake-ultra-trail/9341-garmin-runfire-salt-lake-ultra-trail

About Salt Lake

Salt (Tuz) Lake, approximately 905 meters above sea level, is Turkey's second largest lake and accounts for 60% of Turkey's salt needs. Salt Lake, which covers approximately 1500 km2, changes its base structure frequently depending on its seasonal characteristics throughout the year. The lake, which dries a great deal in the summer months, can reach a depth of 1-2 meters in the winter months. During the race, it should be known that some parts of the track will have a very soft skid.

Participation Fees & Registration

Category Early Registration
(10.12.2016 – 30.04.2017)
Late Registration
(01.05.2017 – 26.07.2017)
21K Half Marathon 100 TL 130 TL
42K Marathon 140 TL 170 TL
80K Ultra Marathon 180 TL 210 TL
100 Miles Ultra Marathon 220 TL 250 TL

Registration to the organization is deemed to have been made by payment of the participation fee of the relevant category and submission of health reports. Registration is only completed after the payment is made. Candidates are required to submit a medical report and an ECG test stating that they are not impeding their participation. These two health certificates must be submitted with the application.

Health report and ECG reports are not required for 21K Half Marathon participants.

Registration fees or chest numbers cannot be transferred to another athlete. If it is desired to make changes in the categories after the final registration,
* A fee with a lower participation fee will not be charged for a pass.
* A charge difference is added to a categorization with a higher participation fee. The registration will be closed 2 day before the marathon (July 26, 2017). Changes / transitions between categories cannot be performed after the registration is closed.

Mandatory Equipment

21K Mandatory Equipment for the Half Marathon
- Mobile phone
- Whistle
- At least 1 liter of water

Mandatory Equipment for 42K Marathon
- Mobile phone
- Whistle
- At least 1 liter of water

80K Ultra Trail and Salt Lake Mandatory Materials for 100 Miles
- Mobile phone
- Whistle
- At least 1 liter of water
- Backpack for transporting mandatory materials and food
- Emergency blanket
- Reflective vest
- Mirror
- Hats, berets or bandana
- Headlight and replacement pillars
- Lighter
- Band aid and bandage
- Compass
- Extra food for emergency situations

Ödüller & Tasnif

Garmin Runfire Salt Lake, herhangi bir para ödülü vermemektedir.
Yarışta yer alan tüm yarışmacılara katılım madalyası verilir.
Dereceye giren yarışmacılara kupa ile UZUNETAP ve sponsor markaların sürpriz ödülleri verilir.
Yarışta yaş tasnifi yapılmamaktadır. Her farklı kategori için KADINLAR ve ERKEKLER olmak üzere iki ana başlıkta tasnif gerçekleştirilir.

Transportation & Accomodation

Garmin Runfire Salt Lake main camp site is located in Aksaray - Ulukışla area.

The campsite will be equipped with toilet and shower facilities, 125m2 area tents designed for common use, hot water points for preparing food for 24 hours. The tents are positioned for briefing, general gathering, eating and drinking and recreation areas.

For accommodation, the runners may choose one of the following places located in the province of Aksaray, 30 km away from the camp site.

Athletes who want to stay in the camp can bring their own tents and settled in the area reserved for tent accommodation by the organization. No tents are allocated for accommodation by the organization.

Transfers will be made from the city center of Aksaray to the Ulukışla camp site at the times determined by the organization. All transfers for departure and return will be made from Aksaray.

The participants who want to come to the camp site by their own means can reach the map position from the link below.

Tips & Suggestions

Although almost the entire route is flat, there will be grounds with irregular and variable hardness, so proper footwear selection and preparation process is very important. Air temperature and the length of the route are also important factors to be considered. The daytime temperatures in the region are about 33-35 degrees and the night temperatures are about 15 degrees. Proper material selection should be made taking into account the difference between day and night temperatures.

In order to be successful in ultra-marathon, the next most important element of durability and condition is to have a proper diet before and during the race. The balance and strategy of nutrition during the race is as important as your physical endurance. It is appropriate to practice long courses. It is useful to practice running-walking alternatives while training.

Walking / riding with a backpack puts a strain on different muscle groups. For this reason, at least a part of the training should be done with the backpack, preferably with the backpack to be used in the race, and with similar weight. It will be convenient to do preparation exercises with shoes and bags that you will use in the race.

It is especially important to be accustomed to long exercises for the ultra-marathon category. At the start of the race, the body must be able to support a walk of at least 8 hours and fewer hops. If possible, training in the heat before the race may be important in terms of adapting the race.

Strengthening of the back and back muscles is especially important when carrying bags.

Equipment Suggestions:
Shoes: Running or trekking shoes are recommended. In case of swelling and bandage, it is appropriate to wear 1-2 size bigger shoes. New shoes are definitely not recommended. It is recommended that you practice in the race with shoes beforehand.

Socks: Padded walking or running socks should be preferred. Having a separate sock for each day is suitable for foot health.

Hat and bandana: It is absolutely necessary to use a hat and / or bandana as it will be exposed to sunlight at high altitude during the marathon. Visor hats are recommended because it is also protective.

Sun Protection: Sunglasses are essential. It would be very difficult to complete these marathons without them. Sunscreens with high protective properties are absolutely necessary against exposure to high doses of UV rays.

Sleeping Bag: The region is expected to be accordingly.

Mat: The grounds can be stony and hard when camping. Therefore it is beneficial to bring a mat.

Food: In the ultra-marathon category, every runner is free to bring his/her own food. It is important to pay attention to salt intake. For this reason, it is recommended to consume plenty of salt and / or take salt tablets during the race. Food / nutritional supplements that are preferably intended to be consumed during running will be supplied by the runners and can be carried in backpacks.

Water Transport and Drinking Systems: Sufficient water will be provided at the control points. Drinking at intervals instead of drinking at once will be more effective and healthy. For this reason, water tanks should be preferred for hands-free running.


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