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The time you spent running, all the training you did, the suffering, the joy, the sensations. Bragging about the paths you enjoy near home, about the rugged mountains and about the overwhelming slopes. Enjoying it everyday even when you already know where each stone is placed, the feelings and thoughts that cross over your mind in that moment...passion, effort, beauty, serenity, paradise... It was just on a normal day, during a relaxed conversation, talking about our projects, ideas and dreams when the idea of creating our little “monster” appeared around the land that is so close to our hearts. . At first, it looked like a game, a distant dream that may never become true. We’ve been through ups and downs while trying to develop this project, but every time we thought about it, we were making a small step forward until we got the necessary strength to jump into it. And it was even more important when it was also the opportunity to develop a charity project task: getting people to know personality disorders . This is very close to what in fact an Ultra is: fighting, suffering, ups and downs, the idea of abandoning, but above all, the persistence. When we were running through the chosen itinerary, we even got goose bumps just thinking that we will be able to show that amazing landscape. We really wanted it to become a reality, and we still wish to show all these places in Noguera that are so special to us. Raising pulsations to thousands, lowering them down again, experimenting emotions, running to the ridge of mountains, feeling the adventure inside, discovering villages, enjoying the celebration that won’t let you indifferent for sure ….this is all the things that are awaiting for you at our Trail. Thanks to all the villages and institutions that are making it possible, this is the revolution of our lands!

The race


PROGRAMME

MTDL PROGRAMME

Friday 25th October 2019
  • At Les Avellanes Monastery
  • From 18:00 to 21:00 distribution of race bibs
    ID card number and the downloading pack are required in both races when picking up the racer’s bag.
  • At the train station of Vilanova de la Sal
  • From 18:00 to 18:45 Distribution of race bibs for the Night Vertical Race.
  • At 19:00 Start of the Vertical Night Race.
  • In Les Avellanes Monastery
  • At 21:00 Terres de Lleida MTDL Briefing
  • 21:30 PASTA PARTY and awards ceremony of the Vertical Night Race.
Saturday 26th October 2019
  • At Les Avellanes Monastery
  • From 6:30 to 7:30 Distribution of race bibs for the MTDL. ID card number and the downloading pack are required when picking up the racer’s bag. Breakfast will be offered by Ribes bakery.
  • At 7:45 Material checking at the starting line.
  • At 8:00 Start of the MTDL.
  • From 7:30 to 9:45 Distribution of race bibs for the Half Marathon and delivering of accreditation cards of the Salines March. ID card number is required.
  • At 9:00 Start of the Salines March.
  • At 10:00 Start of the Half Marathon.
  • At 12:00 Estimated arrival of the first runner from the MTDL and from the Half Marathon.
  • At 13:00 Lunch offered to runners from the MTDL and from the Half Marathon. The participants in the Marathon and the their companion will be able to buy a ticket on spot.
  • 13:30 End of trail running season with live music. .
  • 15:00 Closing of the Marathon, the Half Marathon and the Salines March..
  • 15:05 Awards ceremony of the Marathon and Half Maraton in les Avellanes Monastery.

REGULATION

1. THE RACES.

VERTICAL NIGHT RACE.

It starts on 25th October at 19:00 from the train station of Vilanova de la Sal and it will go up till you reach the pala alta (the highest point of Montroig). If you can, organize yourselves using the least cars as possible, as the space we can offer to park them is limited It will be an individual mountain time trial in which everyone will start at the same time, first following a 300 m long path and then starting to go up and up till the end! Up in the pala alta, you will find some liquid and solid supplies but we recommend you not to stay there for a long time, as it is such a limited space, so it would be better to go down again following the same path. If someone wants to pick you up, he/she can wait in the Montalegre hermitage, that you will find within a kilometer from where you are. When finishing, you will have the opportunity to go to les Avellanes Monastery to have a shower and to have some dinner (dinner is included in the inscription price).

MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON MTDL

It will take place on the 26th October at 8 o’clock. The marathon starts at 8 o’clock and the half marathon at 10 o’clock.

The Marathon will award you with I-Tra points and the Half Marathon, with 1 I-Tra point. The race is opened to anybody who has the minimum necessary physical preparation to overcome the challenging route and who accepts and respects both the distance and the race regulations. Any discrimination will be made for any age, gender or nationality reasons. The minimum required age to be a participant is 18 years old.
Distances go from 43 km and 2300+ in the Marathon to 21 km and 1000+ in the Half Marathon.

They will start at the cloister of Les Avellanes Monastery. It’s an obligation to follow the given track for the entire race. If you don’t, you can be disqualified or penalized.

If you don’t respect the environment or you throw rubbish, you can also be disqualified.

If any racer is given any type of food, drink or supply by someone else who is not a member or a race volunteer, it has to be done in a provisioning point or area. If not, you can be disqualified. There will be volunteers in all intersections and conflictive points. You will also find time controls and provisioning points along the race. Be careful when you have to cross the road, because even though there are police officers and volunteers, you don’t have priority.

LES SALINES MARCH

It will take place on the 26th October at 9 o’clock. It’s not a competitive march. It starts at the cloister of Les Avellanes Monastery, going to Vilanova de la Sal and les Salines and coming back to the Monastery.

2. MTDL CATEGORIES.

The first three people of each of the following categories, masculine and feminine, will be awarded and given a bottle of CLOS PONS wine.
- Sènior: 18-40 years old male and women.
- Veterà 40-50 years old male and women.
- Màster: More than 50 years old male and women.

There will also be special awards given to the absolute winners.

All racers have to be at least 18 years old if they want to take part in any of the races.

3. SPECIAL SERVICES.

Cloakroom: There will be a cloakroom to leave any bags or clothes.

Physiotherapy: There will be physiotherapist waiting for you at the end of the race.

Pasta Party: There will be a Pasta Party on Friday afternoon in order to have dinner for all the participants that have asked for it (and their companions). You will also be able to buy a dinner ticket on the same day. The racers from the Vertical Night Race has the ticket included. On Saturday there is also a lunch included in the inscription. You will be able to buy the tickets for your companions through your inscription process or on the same day of the race (10 euros).

4. CLAIMS AND COMPLAINTS

All claims can be given to the race’s director. Each of them will cost 30 euros, that will be refunded if it is accepted. An hour after the race, no claim will be accepted.

5. RIGHT TO ADMISSION

If any athlete has been penalized for doping o he/she is the subject of an ongoing investigation, he/she mustn’t participate in the race.
You have to be of legal age to participate.
You have to be in a good physical condition to participate, as you will accept when doing the inscription. It’s under your responsibility any health problems that may appear.

6. IMAGE

The racer authorizes the public use of his/her images and their publication on the race’s website, on any other related websites and in any other publications that the race’s organization may consider necessary to be done with the official photos of the race. The racer also accepts that these images can be used by the sponsors.

7. HEALTH

When the racer fills the inscription form, he/she acknowledges that he/she is in perfect physical conditions to do sport and, specifically, to do this kind of race. It’s the racer’s responsibility to go through medical examinations frequently in order to not to suffer of any health issues during the race and he/she exempt the race’s organization from any physical or health problem that he/she could be suffering during the race.

8. MTDL CANCELLING.

If the organization cancels the race due to the weather or because it’s considered a risk and it can be considered as a risk for the racers, money WON’T BE returned. The route can be also modified to maintain the racers’ security.

9. ACCEPTANCE.

The inscription implies the acceptance of the regulation. Everything that is not included in this regulation, will be determined by what the FEEC regulation says.

ITINERARY

TERRES DE LLEIDA MARATHON

TRACK MTDL

The itinerary of the Marathon is 43 km long and it has 2300 metres of total vertical gain. There can always be some last minute changes to guarantee a spectacular race. It goes through paths and woodland tracks in the Noguera, around the villages of Les Avellanes, Vilanova de la Sal and Sant Llorenç de Montgai. The final profile of the race will be published at the end of September.

TERRES DE LLEIDA HALF MARATHON

TRACK MITJA MTDL

The itinerary of the Half Marathon is 21 km long and it has 1000 metres of total vertical gain. There can always be some last minute changes to guarantee a spectacular race. It goes through paths and woodland tracks in the Noguera, around the villages of Les Avellanes, Vilanova de la Sal and Sant Llorenç de Montgai. The final profile of the race will be published when September ends.

PROVISIONING POINTS

The distance is approximate, as we are working to improve the itinerary and its accesses.

In all the provisioning points you will find drinks, fruit and nuts.

In the provisioning points that are marked as Solid, you will find drinks as well as sandwiches, nuts, fruit and other food. You will have more details soon.

MTDL PROVISIONING POINTS

Place What will you find in it? Kilometres
Montalegre path Drinks 5,6
Montalegre chapel Drinks and foods 9,6
Xut refuge Drinkds 14
Marsh’s bridge Drinks and foods 21
St. Llorenç de Mongai Drinks and foods 29
Road intersection Drinks 37
ARRIVAL Drinks and foods AND WHATEVER YOU NEED 43

 

HALF MARATHON PROVISIONING POINTS

Place What will you find in it? Kilometres
Montalegre path Drinks 5,4
Montalegre chapel Drinks and foods 9,6
Meadow’s path Drinks 13,5
Privà path Drinks and foods 17
ARRIVAL Drinks and foods AND WHATEVER YOU NEED 20

OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT

The required material for the Terres de Lleida Marathon (if the conditions are adverse) will be:
- The most important is to be willing to enjoy the race.
- Camelback.
- Glass (as we won’t have any for sustainability reasons).
- Thermal blanket.
- Whistle.
- Hooded windstopper jacket.
- Mobile phone with the battery at its fullest.
- Water (1 litre capacity).
- 100 kcal food.

The required material for the Half Marathon (if the conditions are adverse) will be:
- The most important is to be willing to enjoy the race.
- Camelback.
- Thermal blanket.
- Hooded windstopper jacket.
- Whistle.

The organization reserves the right to change the required material depending on the meteorological conditions. You will be informed through the website and on the same day, when the briefing is done.
If you don’t have the required material at the start and the finish, you will be penalized or disqualified.
Material controls will be done at the start and the arrival and even during the race if it’s considered necessary.

Seguiment MTDL i acompanyant


1.Race tracking. Race tracking through the Terres de Lleida Marathon facebook page.

2. Follower guide. We leave you an itinerary to do on foot.
MONTALEGRE

3. Where can you eat and sleep?

Les Avellanes monastery.

http://www.monestirdelesavellanes.com/

Special prices for the runners and their companions: 25 % off.

Inscriptions






The inscription and the payment can be done online through the racer’s webpage. www.ultratrailterresdelleida.com o www.iter5.cat. La inscripció estarà oberta des l’1 de Maig de 2019, i es tancarà a l’arribar de 400 participants (les dues curses, 200 per cada) o el 20 d’Octubre de 2019

MTDL PRICES.

On 11th May inscriptions will be opened and until reaching 50 participants the price will be 35€ +3€ for not being federated. Inscription price includes 33€ for the inscription and 2€ as a solidary contribution for the borderline personality disorder.

When reaching 51 participants and until reaching 100, the price will be 40€ +3€ for not being federated. Inscription price includes 38€ for the inscription and 2€ as a solidary contribution for the borderline personality disorder.

When reaching 101 participants and until reaching 200, the price will be 45€ +3€ for not being federated. Inscription price includes 43€ for the inscription and 2€ as a solidary contribution for the borderline personality disorder.

Since 16th September we won’t be able to guarantee the t-shirt’s size nor that you will have the t-shirt on the same day as the race.

2 euros of the inscription will be use to research the borderline personality disorder.

We will close insrciptions when reaching 200 participants or on 20th October at 23:59h.

HALF MARATHON prices.

On 11th May inscriptions will be opened and until reaching 50 participants the price will be 17€ +3€ for not being federated. Inscription price includes 15€ for the inscription and 2€ as a solidary contribution for the borderline personality disorder.

When reaching 51 participants and until reaching 100, the price will be 22€ +3€ for not being federated. Inscription price includes 20€ for the inscription and 2€ as a solidary contribution for the borderline personality disorder.

When reaching 101 participants and until reaching 200, the price will be 27€ +3€ for not being federated. Inscription price includes 25€ for the inscription and 2€ as a solidary contribution for the borderline personality disorder.

Since 16th September we won’t be able to guarantee the t-shirt’s size nor that you will have the t-shirt on the same day as the race.

2 euros of the inscription will be use to research the borderline personality disorder.

We will close insciptions when reaching 200 participants or on 20th October at 23:59h.

LES SALINES MARCH PRICES

On 11th May inscriptions will be opened and the price will be 10€ (inscription money is totally a solidary contribution for the borderline personality disorder.

We will close inscriptions when reaching 200 participants or on Sunday 21st October at 23:59h.

VERTICAL NIGHT RACE Prices

On 11th May inscriptions will be opened and the price will be 15€ +3€ for not being federated. Inscription price includes 13€ for the inscription and 2€ as a solidary contribution for the borderline personality disorder.

Since 2nd September, the price will be 20€ +3€ for not being federated. Inscription price includes 18€ for the inscription and 2€ as a solidary contribution for the borderline personality disorder.

We will close insciptions when reaching 50 participants or on Sunday 21st October at 23:59h.

It is completely prohibited to run without any bib number or using the one from another racer. You can do changes in your bib number via e.mail info@ultratrailterresdelleida.com. Before 22nd October. Since 1st October there won’t be any refunding of your payment. If you ask for it before this day, we will return the money if there’s a justified cause..

If you have a medical prove that you have had an injury.
Until the 2nd September you will be pay back 50% of your inscription.
Until the 31st September you will be pay back 30% of your inscription.
From that day on, we won’t pay any money back.

You have a 25% discount at les Avellanes monastery if you want to stay there. You can use your inscription form to get the discount or you can also send an email with the receipt.

For the Vertical Night Race’s runners, dinner is included. For the Marathon and the Half Marathon’s runners, it is the lunch which is included.

The organization won’t return any money if the race has to be cancelled because of the weather.

A Charity project


The money will be used as a fund to investigate a mental health disease known as “Borderline personality disorder”. The investigation is directed by Dr. Josep Pifarré, through a project developed by the Institute of Medical Research in Lleida (IRB Lleida).

This second edition can already be considered as a success, as what it was just a project is now a reality. On 12th April they started working on the project named as “FACING THE EMPTINESS”. This name is really symbolic, as the people affected by this disorder find it really difficult to fight with their inner emptiness and they just feel it like bigger when they deal with tough situations.

The programme encourages the improvement of the different strategies that can be used to fight against this illness, through a new methodology based on the experimental learning process and in an adventure activity. As it is a new methodology to be used with these type of patients and in these territory in particular, the results will be analyzed following a scientific methodology.

The programme is developed by a team formed by members of the Psychiatry Department of Santa Maria’s hospital, sponsored by MTDL and by Diputació de Lleida, with the contributions of “Experientia” associations and with the support of IRB Lleida, starting this way a pioneering project addressed to the patients affected by the borderline personality disorder.

This is a tough disorder, it has the tendency to become chronic and it characterizes by the emotional instability and by behavioural and relationship disorders too. All of this affects different areas of life: formative, affective, familiar or working life.

People affected by this disorder are more likely to show:

-Difficulties in regulating emotions and thoughts
-Impulsive and sometimes imprudent behaviours, that can lead to self-harm or suicide attempts and including difficulties to establish steady behaviour, directed to vital goals.
-They establish unstable relationships with other people.

Why relating a race and the borderline personality disorder?

First of all, because it’s a way of getting to know this type of disorders, so stigmatized by society and in which the people suffering from them are afraid of letting others know what they are suffering of, as they think their type of mental illness is not well accepted by society. However, these patients are just normal people with feelings, anxieties and life projects, just like everybody else.

Moreover, because this daily pain is like a long distance race in which you also suffer for a long time and you even think of abandoning, being this way not just physical pain but mental too.

Become a volunteer


Do you want to be a part of our team?

If you like this environment and you want to enjoy it for a day next to other people who also love this sport, just come with us and become a VOLUNTEER.