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TWO-DAY INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN RACING THASSOS 3-4 MAY 2014 The organizing team MTB THASSOS TEAM and the Environmental Movement of Thasos, invite you to Thassos, 3-4 MAY 2014, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the well-established bicycling event TWO-DAY BICYCLING EVENT IN THASSOS. On the occasion of this first successful decade and wanting to take advantage of the accumulated experience of all these years, having in mind the current trends in the field of mountain sports, we have decided for this year's event to hold both of the classic cycling races simultaneously: ASCENDING TRIKORFO ( MTB THASSOS CUP) 58 km and AROUND THASSOS on asphalt (THASSOS TOUR) 95km and in addition a marathon trail running , called MARATHON Ypsario (YPSARION MARATHON) 42 km. The time has come for Thassos to acquire its own marathon race! After requirements from many athletes, an international marathon that holds the standards of Skyrunning races in Europe will become reality. The Ipsario Mountain with its specific rock formations and the beautiful peaks with views of the endless blue sea, is ready to host an extreme sport Trail Running Race! PLACE CULTURAL CENTER OF THEOLOGOS - POTOS BEACH ST.ANTONIO RACE START TIMES : SATURDAY MAY 3, 8:00 AM START 1st MOUNTAIN MARATHON RUN ( CULTURAL CENTER OF THEOLOGOS ) END OF RACE 18: 00 ( BEACH ST ANTONIO ) SATURDAY MAY 3 12:00 AM 5th AROUND THASSOS TOUR, END OF TOUR 17:00 ( POTOS BEACH ST.ANTONIO ) SUNDAY, MAY 4 9:00 AM 10th MTB THASSOS CUP, END OF CUP 15: 00 ( POTOS BEACH ST.ANTONIO ) RACES: ASCENDING TRIKORFO (MTB) Perhaps the most classical mountain bike race in Northern Greece with many participants from abroad and a high degree of difficulty, will be held for the 10th time this year with its impressive start at the beach St.Antonio Sunday morning 4 MAY. The well-known route of 58km and 1500m ascent remains the same this year with two big climbs to the tops of Trikorfo, followed by the delightful downhill trail 10 km to the finish at the St Antonio beach in Potos. Detailed route description and technical details is to be found on the website of the event: www.mtb -thassos.com THASSOS TOUR (ROAD) For the 6th repeated year the Thassos Tour will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday 3 MAY . The popular Race Around Thassos, distance 92 km and 1200 m maximum altitude, starts in Potos. Its impressive circular route and the popular character has established the Tour as the most popular race of the bike weekend with nearly 200 participants from all over Greece, the Balkans and other countries! The race is conducted under the supervision of the judges of cycling E.O.P Details of the route are to be found on the event websitewww.mtb-thassos.com MOUNTAIN MARATHON YPSARIO (mountain running) The YPSARIO MARATHON RACE will start from the cultural center in Theologos, Saturday morning 8:00 AM. The route will go towards Ypsario through a path that crosses an area of outstanding natural beauty with a rare and exclusive juniper tree forest, which is classified as a Wildlife Refuge as well as a protected area 'Natura'. The route then passes the ridge Pr. Elias-Ypsario with unique views and the existence of the rare trees Itamos, which is perennial and stands as monuments of nature. Then it reaches the top of Ypsario ( 1204m. ) which is followed by the path that leads to the shelter of the Mountaineering Association. Then heading to Ailia of Kazaviti, the second highest peak on the island ( 1100m. ). It’s followed by a path that goes around the mountain massif towards the village Potamia and ends on the outskirts of Ypsario Mountain where o 4 kilometer long dirt road directs us to “Kagelia”, a historic trail that once connected Theologos with the valley of Potamia. The last uphill begins and is ending at the chapel of Prophet Elias, 6 km from Theologos . From there until the beach St. Antonio, where the finishing point is placed after 11 kilometers, the route will run on approximately the same path where the MTB athletes run. It should particularly be noted that the increased difficulty of the route requires physical fitness and experience in mountain running competitions. More information and details will be found on the event sitewww.mtb-thassos.com (details will soon be announced about the exact route and checkpoints) CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION There are no special requirements for participation since the races are open to the public, but the extreme difficulty of the routes on the mountain races requires physical fitness and full racing equipment. CATEGORIES IN MTB THASSOS CUP 2014: YOUNG - 15-18 ( with guardian signature ) MEN -18-39 VETERANS - A 40-49 VETERANS - B 50 + WOMEN CATEGORIES IN ROUND THASSOS TOUR 2014: YOUNG - 15-18 ( with guardian signature ) MEN - 19-29 VETERANS - A 29-39 VETERANS - B 39-49 VETERANS - C 50 + WOMEN CATEGORIES IN MOUNTAIN MARATHON RACE: MEN :19 -39 VETERAN A 39-49 VETERANS B 50 + WOMEN BIKE & RUN ( In this category will awarded the first 3 athletes with the best times from Marathon and MTB race in next day) COST The entry fee for the MTB is 15 € and includes: - Commemorative T-shirt - Commemorative participation certificate - Snacks and beverages during the race - Commemorative gift The entry fee for the Running & Road race is 20 € and includes : - Commemorative T-shirt - Snacks and beverages during the race - Commemorative participation certificate - Commemorative gift Award to the three first finishers The entry fee for the MOUNTAIN MARATHON RACE is 20 Euros and includes: - Commemorative T-shirt - Snacks and beverages during the race - Commemorative participation certificate - Commemorative gift - Medal to all finishers COMMENTS Registration for all races will be done electronically through the registration form available on the website of the event:www.mtb-thassos.com Payment for participation for all races will be made through bank deposit: NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE Iban and SWIFT number GR67 0110 2600 0000 2609 4645 657 beneficiaries: Ioannis Reizis and Nikolaos Kitrinos. There will also be the ability for electronic payment via PAY PAL. Enrollment/registration will be accepted only after the bank deposit of the corresponding value of the participation and until 20/04/2014. ON THE BANK DEPOSIT ITS NESSECARY FOR THE NAME OF THE RACE/S AND THE FULL NAME OF THE PARTICIPANT/S TO APPEAR. A COPY OF THE BANK DEPOSIT must be presented at the race. The race MTB will be limited to 180 participants. The race TOUR OF THASSOS is limited to 200 participants. In the race " MARATHON Ypsario " contribution limit will be 100 people. In order for the enrollment to be valid, it must be settled financially. Partner hotels and resorts will offer 1 or 2 nights at a cost of 10 or 20 Euros per person respectively. You will have to arrange your accommodation by yourself, depending on your needs. CONTACT For more information please contact by phone: REIZIS IOANNIS 6946955704 & 6970015966 KITRINOS NIKOS and by e-mail: info@@MTB-thassos.com Come join us to celebrate our first decade, to participate in a historical bike and sports weekend and to compete in competitions designed by athletes for athletes! The Organizing Committee Thassos Races 2014 www.mtb-thassos.com