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  • DOCUMENTS:
    • For all participants a valid (at least 6 months) passport is necessary; no vaccination required. For all the participants (runners and walkers) is COMPULSORY to show an official medical certificate released by a specialized sport doctor or structure, with cardiac stress proof. For the walkers a simple good health certificate is required. Without the certificate the racing bib number shall not be released.
  • BAGGAGE:
    • During the flight the hand baggage must carry the necessary equipment for the race, runnig/walking shoes, shorts, t-shirt and survival kit. Some baggage loss or late delivery occasionally happened in the past; this could compromise the race. Having the necessary equipment for the race will solve the problem, while non-necessary stuff can be easily arranged. The hand baggage must be stuffed inside the single bag allowed during the race. Pay attention please: no exceeding baggage will be carried on the organization’s vehicles.
    • Baggage will be loaded on the bus from Djerba to Zmela Labrissa The next mornings will be loaded on the organizations' trucks and delivered to the next camps. The last day it will be delivered directly to the hotel in Douz.
  • THE TRIP
    The trip will be tuesday to sunday. The flight will be Milan/Rome-Tunis, with a connection to Djerba (Tozeur) and a transfer to the hotel on arrival. 
  • ACCOMMODATIONS 
    The accommodation in Djerba will be in a **** hotel, half board. In ZMELA LABRISSA camp accomodation will be in a permanent tented camp, full board, while in Douz it will be in a **** hotel, full board. 
  • THE TERRAIN
    The running terrain is typical of the desert areas: sand dunes and hard surface sections. The first leg is all on sand dunes; the 2nd leg has a first section of dunes, while the 3rd is mostly hard terrain with a final section of dunes.
  • SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT:
    • Comfortable clothes to wear after the race are highly reccomended, some t-shirts, a sweater or a pile jacket, a light windproof shell, a wool hat, a tracksuit; towel, swimsuit and slippers. Socks for the race (4 pairs), needle and thread, safety pins; a tyvek overall can be very useful. Toilet kit, toilet paper and sanitary wipes, ear plugs, eyedrops, lipstick, bandaids, Compeed plasters, vaseline, sunscreen, personal medicines, headlamp, mineral salts, dried fruit, swiss knife, sunglasses, goggles to use in case of sandstorm.
  • WEATHER AND CLIMATE:
    • Temperatures in october can be pretty hot in the late morning hours. That's why is compulsory running with a water supply.
    • In any case you must be ready to face any condition: it’s part of the race, part of the challenge!
  • TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT:
    • Shoes must be appropriate for running on rugged terrains, so must be pretty protective, at least a size bigger than usual since the feet tend to swell with the heat.
    • Special gaiters against the sand are highly reccomended, but you must check they are properly designed or they can be more a jam than a help. Socks with fingers proved to be pretty useful against blisters.
    • Running shirts should be made with technical fabrics, like dryfit or similar; if you don’t have dark complexion, avoid tank tops.
    • It’s a good idea to have the saharian long cotton scarf known as “shesh”; it can be very useful in case of wind and sandstorm as a protection for nose and mouth, together with the goggles for the eyes.
  • THE ITINERARY:
    • The 100 km del Sahara is a 100 km run in 3 stages: 
    • 1st stage: 15 km at night - 1 waterpoint. TIME LIMIT 3 H
    • 2nd stage: 35 km - 2 waterpoints (water, tea, coffee, fruits) at 15 and 25. TIME LIMIT 6 H
    • 3rd stage: 50 km  - 3 waterpoints (water, tea, coffee, fruits) at 15,30 and 40 km. TIME LIMIT 9 H, Stop gate at waterpoi
  • WALKERS PROGRAM
  • The walkers will follow a program reduced to a total of 50 km: 15 km for the night stage, 15 km for the 2nd and 20 km for the 3rd stage. 
  • Nordi Walking total 80 km 15/35/30
  • RACE PACK:
    • For safety reasons the race pack must imperatively contain:
    • at least 1 liter of water – in the camelbak reservoir or in the hipbelt bottles;
    • mineral salts, emergency aluminium blanket, whistle, lighter;
    • hat, sunglases, hi-protection sunscreen, swiss knife and Compeed plasters are highly reccomended.
    • The compulsory safety kit can be verified at any moment; the lack of any of the elements will cause an immediate penalty as per rules and regulation.
  • SUGGESTIONS:
    • For those who have problems with thigh friction, wearing cyclist shorts is highly reccomended; vaseline is more suitable for the nipples if not using plasters. Best practice is to frequently inspect the feet, looking for early stage friction areas and treat them with Compeed plasters in time, before blisters form. A proper precautionary dressing of the sensible areas is also highly reccomended.
    • A small secret for those not stressed by rank problems and who want completely enjoy the experience: …. Start slowly and when you feel good…slow down !!!
  • PHOTO/VIDEO SERVICE:
    • The organization is offering to the participants customized photo and video shooting. Professional photographers and video-makers in charge will receive the participants’ booking and fee payment directly on the spot.

 

 

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