44km race description
A revised race with a looped route spanning 44km and an elevation profile of 2600m, challenges you to experience mountain running like never before and ascend above your original goals!
The route starts at an altitude of 1050m at the Highschool of the Tsepelovo village, crossing the village square for 300m and greatly ascending the Tsepelovo Staircase (2km, 290m elevation at an altitude of 1340m), which runners will cross once again before finishing the route.
For the next 3300m, it continues a gradual descend (-270m gain) before reaching the village of Kapesovo, where runners cross the first refreshment station.
The route continues to a highly technical descend for another 2300m (-470m gain) and merges with the old route at 7.5km, entering the Vikos Gorge.
The route continues inside the Vikos Gorge, with small evelation changes until the 12th km, where it reaches the Klima site and the first refreshment station, at an altitude of 607km after an ascend of 489m and a descend of 930m.
It continues in a similar fashion until it reaches the Voidomatis Springs (Checkpoint) on the 19th km of the route (altitude 483m, ascend 586m,descend 1140m). From there, it stats ascending greatly until it reaches the village of Great Pappigo (23km), where the second, central refreshment station is, allowing a short rest before continuing. (altitude 933m, ascend 1100m, descend 1200m).
1. Village of Great Pappigo (exiting the station): 4 hours and 30 minutes
The route crosses the village of Little Pappigo and continues ascending for 5.5km, until the Astraka Refuge (300m) where the third refreshment station is, at an altitude of 1920m and a positive gain of 1900m.
After the refuge the route enters a technical descend for 1.5km and then ascends again until it reaches the Robozi Lake at 33.2km (fourth refreshment station) at an altitude of 2030m, where the highest point of the route is (altitude gain +2150m)
It continues while descending, with small elevation changes until the 38th km and the site of Krouna, where athletes can cool off by drinking water from a natural spring.
For the next 2.5km, the route continues to have small elevation changes (+140m), until it reaches the 40th km an the Avgerinos site (fifth refreshment station) at an altitude of 1750m and an elevation of 2560m.
For the last 4.5km, the route descents and at the checkpoint of the Staircase of Tsepelovo it follows the starting part in an opposite direction, until the finishing line, at the Tsepelovo village Highschool.Refreshment Stations
Route Virtual Tour
Prizes for finishers 44km
Athletes that finish the TeRA 80km or Marathon+ 44km race will receive the following prizes.
The North Face® – M Reaxion Amp Crew (MEN)
The North Face® – W Tanken Tank (WOMEN)