50 km race, you run two full loops + one additional lower loop.
CAUTION IN THE HEAT - We are experiencing higher than average temperatures for May, historically in previous Cyprus Ultra races of plus 26C, less than 50% of entries will finish our ultra distance races. If you are not comfortable attempting 50 km in such temperatures, we will be happy to transfer you to the 21 km race.
CURRENT "FEELS LIKE" FORECAST FOR SUNDAY IS 26C.
Race day info
Please collect your race number and t-shirt between 10 A.M and 12 A.M Saturday May 25th, this allows you to arrive later on race morning more relaxed.
You may also get your race number between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM on race morning at the 50 km check in desk at race start location - PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY, IT WILL BE VERY BUSY.
Race starts 10:00 AM. on May 26th, closes 6 PM.
50 km race has a 8 hour cut off time.
CAUTION: This is a race across very hilly mountain trails with a total elevation gain of approx 1400 meters.
For the very fit runners wanting a real running challenge, the entire route is 100% runnable.
You must carry your own sports water bottle or Camelbak. After seeing the devastating effects on the environment we will no longer be using plastic water bottles at Cyprus Ultra Marathon.
You will need to bring your own electrolytes and sports drinks etc. We only supply water stations with the usual mix of sugary snacks.
The route is very green this year due to the exceptional winter rains that we had, many new beautiful flowers have led to increase in bee activity in certain parts of the course. If you have a known history of allergic reactions to bee stings, you must contact the race director Michael Rivers before race day via email at [email protected]
Rules 1) A fully charged mobile phone must be with you at all times during the race. Your emergency call for help number on race day is 95508007. 2) Pacers and support crews ARE NOT allowed on the race route. 3) This is a RUNNING race (although you can walk). Hiking sticks ARE NOT permitted at Cyprus Ultra. 4) Anyone runner found on the course in need of assistance will be removed from the race and will not be allowed to rejoin - NO EXCEPTIONS. 5) EVERY participant must complete the race waiver and medical forms. 6) Your team, friends, family ARE NOT allowed anywhere on the course but are welcome at the start/finish line. 7) You will need a water bottle or CamelBak. After seeing the devastating effects on the environment, we will no longer be using plastic water bottles at Cyprus Ultra Marathon. 8) Cyprus Ultra Marathon is a alcohol free zone. Any runner and support crew seen with alcohol at the main base camp area during the race hours of 7 AM to 6:00 PM will lead to disqualification of the runner. NO EXCEPTIONS. 9) Each lap that you complete, you MUST check in at basecamp and write your time in and time out. It's a very simple process that will be explained to you on race morning. 10) Safety in the heat; Your lap times, pace and well-being will be carefully monitored on each section on the course by our professional nurses, if at any point during the race you are showing symptoms of heat exhaustion/heat stroke, for your safety you will be removed from the race - The medical teams decision is final and cannot be overruled by the race director.
Included in the race entry fee.
Cyprus Ultra finishers medal (if you finish within cut off).
1, 2, 3 place medals for men and women category.
Race bib number.
Coke, biscuits, lays chips, oranges, fresh toast with various spreads, bananas, apricots, tea, coffee - SELF SERVICE.
Pre chilled water via hand operated water pump to refill your container at the 1km, 1.9 km, 7 km, 11 km, 14 km, 18 km and 21 kmaid stations
Full medical support on site including fully equipped private ambulance and first aid nurses.
The closer to race day that you leave it, the higher the price will be. Register today at the lowest price.
Please note; If you cannot make the race, we offer NO REFUNDS. We will be happy to transfer your registration to 2020.
Cyprus Ultra Official Course Tours In Our 4 x 4 Vehicles. €75 per person. Expert Guided Tour In English Explaining The Course In Details And Tips To Having A Successful Race At Cyprus Ultra. This Can Be Booked From Now Until Race Day. We Operate 7 Days Per Week All Year Round. Safari tour details. 1) Tea, coffee or cold drinks at the village coffee shop. 2) 45 minute Safari jeep driving tour of the Cyprus Ultra route.