We remind you that in order to make it easier for the athletes' movements we will provide transportation to the starting point of the race of 93 km, from Messoghi hotel to Ipsos on 25/3 at 21:30 p.m, with a stopover in the Corfu city at 22:15 in the center of San Rocco square outside the supermarket MARKATO.Also the transfer of athletes for the race of 42 km from Messoghi hotel to the starting point at Benitses village will be on Sunday at 7:00 a.m.
And the transfer of athletes for the race of 17 km from the Messoghi hotel to start in Benitses will be on Sunday at 9:00 a.
The transfer is for all athletes regardless of whether staying at the hotel.
The schedule of the Event of 6th Corfu Mountain Trail Race will unfold as follows:
THURSDAY 03/23/2017. Pickup of participation numbers at the New Balance store in Corfu Town from 18:00 to 21:00 by presenting the identity card or passport.
FRIDAY 24/03/2017. Pickup of participation numbers at the New Balance store in Corfu Town from 18:00 to 21:00 by presenting the identity card or passport.
Pickup of participation numbers at the New Balance store in Corfu Town from 17:00 to 20:00 by presenting the identity card or passport
Finally, athletes who wish to receive their numbers from Messoghi hotel a list will be given at the reception, only by giving the surname and name on Saturday at 14.00
19:00 Speech by the Professor Christos Riganas, who is going to give technical information.
21:30 Bus departure for the race of 93km to the starting point in Ipsos with a stopover in the city center (San Rocco square outside the super market MARKATO) for athletes who want to use the bus.
12:00 Starting of race of 93km the Ipsos.
7:00. Transportation of athletes for the race of42 km, from Messoghi hotel in the starting point to the village Benitses.
8:00. Starting point of the race of 42km.
9:00. Transportation of athletes for the race of 17 km from the Messoghi hotel in the starting point to the village Benitses.
10:00. Starting point of the race of 17km.
11:00. Starting point of race of 8km from the Messoghi hotel.
12:00. kids race at the Hotel stadium with the collaboration of Corfu Sports Club.
13:00. Open buffet for athletes and their escorts
We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Messonghi Beach Holiday Resort hotel, which will be the major sponsor of the 6th Corfu Mountain Trail. Therefore the finish area of all four races as well as the end ceremony and the given awards are amended to the hotel area.
This year as organizers of this major event, we are proud to offer international race specifications when it comes to accommodation and food, providing the opportunity to all the participating athletes, attendants and their families from around the world (Canada-Germany -Argentina -Italy -Bulgaria -Cyprus -Serbia etc.), and Corfu participating athletes of course to spend a unique three days at the minimum cost in Messonghi Beach Holiday Resort hotel. You will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the races of the 6th Corfu Mountain trail but also a memorable stay which will contribute to the bonding, opinion exchanging and friendship building between the members of the whole trail running family.!!
This high level accommodation in Messonghi Beach Holiday Resort will provide an opportunity for participating athletes to achieve the best possible results since we as organizers ensure their best nutrition, stay and transportation during the event. Positive fact is also the active participation of attendants since all events will take place in an area with a high degree of hospitality services.
Messonghi Beach Holiday Resort hotel offers superior class double-bed rooms with cots on request. Hotel staying of the athletes and their escorts will include the following:
• Friday 03/24/2017: After 16.00: Welcome meeting (Free welcome-drink, Oasis Cafeteria & Bar) & races presentations.
• Friday 24/03/2017: from 19.30- 21.30: Buffet Dinner (Free soft drinks, spirits-beer-wine: 2 euros)
• Friday 24/03/2017: Opening hours of Oasis Cafeteria & Bar from 16.00- 24.00 (drinks-soft drinks etc for a fee)
• Saturday 03/25/2017 Breakfast from 8.00-9.30
• Saturday 03/25/2017 Opening hours of gym 9.00- 13.00 and 15.00- 18.00 and Hamam 12.00-18.00 (limited number)
• Saturday 03/25/2017 Opening hours of Oasis Cafeteria & Bar from 10.00- 24.00 (-soft drinks, etc. for a fee)
• Saturday 03/25/2017 from 13.00-14.30 Lunch (buffet)
• Saturday 03/25/2017 from 19.30- 21.30: Dinner (buffet)
• Sunday 03/26/2017 from ......: Breakfast
• Sunday 03/26/2017 from ...... .. Finishers buffet same as 2016
• As an additional sponsorship, we’ve been offered athletes transportation from Lefkimmi port to the hotel in 2 scheduled transfers in order to avoid the car transportation costs of the participants.
Price per person per day with accommodation in a superior double-bed is 28 €. For children under 4 years old is free, for children up to 12 years old the price is 14 €.
Booking of staying in the Messonghi Beach Hotel and payments will be made through the race registration page and will be accepted until the end of race registrations, on the 28/2. For those who have registered already an email will be sent to indicate whether they wish to stay in the hotel or to contact the organizing
Within a few days, the modifications of the routes which will be certified by the I-TRA will be posted on our website.
Greek Public Television (ERT) are responsible of the video coverage of the race. The organization of routes and volunteers is in collaboration with the Region of Ionian Islands, Corfu Municipality, local sponsors and cultural associations that support us.
PROCLAMATION OF THE 6th MOUNTAIN RACE OF “CORFUMOUNTAIN TRAIL 2017”
SUNDAY 26 MARCH 2017
Announced of the 6th trail running race under the name of: «CORFU MOUNTAIN TRAIL 2017» which will take place on Sunday 26th March 2017 in Corfu with change in the date, as well as in the route of 80km.
The route starts from the village Ipsos, rises to the highest peak of the island, the mountain Pantocrator, passing by traditional villages of the northern part of Corfu as old Perithia, Petaleia, Perithia, Klimateia, Lakones, Paleokastritsa, will descend passing by the west coast near the golden beaches of Liapades, Myrtiotissa, Glyfada, Kontogialos, Agios Gordis, trail paths of one of the most beautiful sightseeing, overlooking the Adriatic sea and unite to village Stogili, at the 24th km of the route of the race of 40km and will follow it to end up and finish at the village of Benitses.
The event includes four tracks of: 8km, 17km Olive TREE TRAIL, 40km RAIN TRAIL and 80km NIGHT-DAY TRAIL.
What is required for participation in the race of 80km NIGHT-DAY TRAIL:
- Be a finisher to a 40km mountain race in the last two years, at least.
- Required equipment.
The race has been certificated by INTRA and gives the competitors qualifying points for UTMB depending on the route.
The altitude difference of NIGHT-DAY TRAIL 80 km route is 4400+ meters, of the RAIN TRAIL 40km route is 2300+ meters, and of the OLIVE TREE TRAIL 17 km route is 1020+ meters.
REGISTRATION: Registration for participation in the races of CORFU MOUNTAIN TRAIL 2017 and payments will be carried out through the website www.corfumountaintrail.com from 15/10/2016 until 28/2/2017 strictly.
Athletes who will arrive from abroad, will have the opportunity to be informed about their stay on the website of the organization: www.corfumountaintrail.com.
The Corfu International Airport will be in full operation, due to start of the tourist season, therefore most of the flights will have direct destination to Corfu.
Details regarding the event and the new route will be posted shortly in the website www.corfumountaintrail.com