Volcano Marathon 2015
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- Wednesday 21st October, 2015
- By Jen
2 of our athletes are taking part is the 2015 Volcano Marathon and we couldn’t be prouder.
We are super proud to support our sponsored runners, Sinead Kane and John O’Regan as John guides Sinead along this unique course. Both will be wearing clothing and equipment from their other sponsors,Columbia Sportswear and Ronhill.
The full details of the race are as follows –
“The marathon will start at an altitude of 4,300 metres (14,100 feet) at the Tropic of Capricorn beside Lascar Volcano. Lascar is the most active volcano in northern Chile and has a permanent ‘fumarole’ hanging over its summit.
The first half of the marathon will be on dirt roads with amazing panoramic views of up to 10 volcanoes. There will be manned and stocked checkpoints at the 8km, 14km and 21.1km (half-marathon) points. After reaching half-way, competitors will depart the dirt roads for a short ascent of 2km along a trail. There will be another checkpoint at 29km before athletes must run 5km to 6km on rough terrain alongside a gorge. Competitors need to be careful in this section. The fifth and final checkpoint is at 35km and then it’s downhill to the finish at a small village called Talabre, which is situated at an altitude of 3,150 metres (10,330 feet).”
The marathon course highlights in a nutshell.
• Start: 4,300 metres
• Finish: 3,150 metres
• 75% dirt roads
• Generally downhill / gently undulating
• First half above 4,000 metres
• Snow on ground at start
• 30+ Degrees Celsius at finish
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