FAQS

Faqs

Official website of ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA:  www.ultrasierranevada.com

 

What day is the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA? Saturday, July 11th, 2020.

 

What time is the Start of the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA? Friday 10 at 23:00 hours.

 

And TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA? At 5:00 hours of Saturday, July 11th at Beas de Granada.

 

And MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA? At 7:00 hours of Saturday, July 11th at Quéntar.

 

Where is the Start of the ULTRA? The start of the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA is at Paseo del Salón, Granada.

 

Where is the Start of TRAIL? The start of the TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA is at Town Hall Square of Beas de Granada.

 

Where is the Start of MARATÓN? The start of the MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA is at Town Hall Square of Quéntar.

 

How many kilometres are the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA? 100 kms

 

And TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA?  62 kms.

 

And MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA?  40 kms.

 

How is the route? The ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA is a mountain race of 100 kms of continuous ascent by paths and trails from Granada to ski resort of Pradollano, crowning before the Veleta´s Peak (3200m).

The ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA has its start line in a spectacular surrounding: the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra and the Generalife.

The ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA has a positive accumulated altitude of 5.700 meters and a negative accumulated altitude of 4.300 meters.

 

And TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA? The route, checkpoints and aid stations are the same as the 62 kilometres of the Ultra Sierra Nevada from Beas de Granada to Pradollano, where the finish line is installed.

TRAIL ISERRA NEVADA has a positive accumulated altitude of 3.200 meters and a negative accumulated altitude of 2.400 meters.

 

And MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA? The route, checkpoints and aid stations are the same as the 40 kilometres of the Ultra Sierra Nevada from Quéntar to Pradollano, where the finish line is installed.

MARATON SIERRA NEVADA has a positive accumulated altitude of 2.400 meters and a negative accumulated altitude of 1.200 meters.

 

What is the maximum time to complete ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA? 25 hours.

 

What is the maximum time to complete TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA?  15 hours.

 

What is the maximum time to complete MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA?  10 hours.

 

Where I can pick up my bib number? - Pradollano and Granada

 

When? Thursday 9th July from 17:00 to 20:00 at Pradollano  & Friday, July 10th, from 12:00 to 19:00 at Pradollano and from 21:00 to 22:30 in Granada, Paseo del Salón, place of the Start of Ultra.

 

What I need to pick up my bib number? Participants must show an IDENTITY CARD, PASSPORT or NIE (Foreign Identification Number) to prove their identity in order to collect their race bib. 

 

Can another person pick up my bib number? Race bibs are personal and non-transferable If you cannot be at the scheduled time to pick up your race number etc, you can send someone to do it for you. They must have a photocopy of your ID and the disclaimer document completed and signed by you.

Where I must to wear the bib number? Each participant must wear the race bib on the front of the body, on top of the clothing, and it must be easily visible all time. 

Can i pick up my bib number in the Start? No.

Is there wardrobe service? Yes. Every participant of ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA and TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA could deliver a bag drop-off to be collected at the aid station CP6 in Güejar Sierra. 

Where I deliver my bag? The bags must be delivered on Friday, July 12th at the same place where the Start is collected.

 

Do I have to identity my bag? No necessary. The bag drop-off is identified with labels provided by the organizer.

Do I have to bring any documents to deliver my bag? Requirement to file the bib number to deliver bag and is advisable to carry an official identification.

What is the wardrobe service schedule? From 21:30 to 22:30 hours. 

What time open the access to Start line to all participants of the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA ? At 22:30 on Friday 10th.

What time open the access to Start line to all participants of the TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA ? At 4:30 on Saturday 11th.

What time open the access to Start line to all participants of the MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA ? At 6:30 on Saturday 11th.

Is there mandatory equipment? Yes.  All runners without exceptions must carry the following equipment to be able to perform the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA, TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA and MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA.

  • Mobile phone: With fully charged battery, active roaming, and turned on during the entire event.

  • Front light and red light back: With charged batteries and functioning properly. (Maratón Sierra Nevada not necessary) 

  • Spare batteries: or a second front light with charged batteries and functioning properly.

  • Thermal blanket: Minimal surface (1,4 x 2 m).

  • Whistle: those included on backpacks are accepted if they function properly.

  • Cup for liquids: no cups/glasses will be provided at aid stations.

  • Windproof jacket: covering the whole trunk, including the arms.

  • Trouser or 3/4 meshes below the knee. (Only ULTRA)(It is not compulsory to run with them.) Combination of short mesh and compressive stockings is NOT valid). 

  • Cap or headwear: to totally protect the head.

  • Drinking container and/or hydration pack: total minimal capacity 1L.

 

There will be inspections of mandatory clothing and equipment at any point throughout the course.  These inspections may be general or random.

Not carrying one or more of the mandatory items, refusing to cooperate in a control or being disrespectful to the controller entails the immediate invalidation of the race bib number.

 

Recommended equipment:

  • Sunglasses: with plastic lenses

  • Poles: Strongly recommended in case of rain or snow.

  • Sunscreen cream or lotion: Total protection.

  • Electrolytes and/or mineral salts

  • Energy food: Energy bars, gels, fruits…

  • Mini first-aid kit: With supplies for the treatment of minor wounds or scratches.

  • Backpack: Appropriate to the volume of the material and pace of the participant. 

 

Will there be checkpoints throughout the race? Between  9 and 15 checkpoints.

 

Will there be aid stations throughout the race? Yes. The ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA has 10 aid stations + Finish aid station.

 

The TRAIL has 6 aid stations + Finish aid station.

 

The MARATÓN has 4 aid stations + Finish aid satation.

 

Is there medical assistance during the race? Where? Yes. There will be a fixed point of medical assistance at CP6 in Güejar Sierra, at CP10 in the Veleta and at Finish in Pradollano. Also two teams of mobile assistance will be available throughout the race.

 

 

Is there a shuttle bus service to Start Line? Yes, The Organization of ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA has planned a shuttle bus that will connect Granada and Pradollano with the Start Line of the diferents modalities of the Ultra Sierra Nevada. 

 

The schedule and prices of the shuttle bus are:

ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA:  

PRADOLLANO (parking) - GRANADA (Start Line) --> Departure Time: 21:00 of Friday, July 10th. Price: 5€

 

TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA:  

PRADOLLANO (parking) - BEAS DE GRANADA (Start Line) --> Dep.Time: 3:00 a.m. of Saturday, July 11th. 

Price: 5€

GRANADA (Paseo de la Bomba) - BEAS DE GRANADA (Start Line) --> Dep.Time: 3:45 a.m. of Saturday, July 11th.

Price:5€

MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA: 

PRADOLLANO (parking) - QUÉNTAR (Start Line) --> Dep.Time: 5:30 a.m. of Saturday, July 11th.Price: 5€

GRANADA (Paseo de la Bomba) - QUÉNTAR (Start Line) --> Dep.Time: 5:45 a.m. of Saturday, July 11th. Price:5€

Where I can buy the bus ticket? The ticket can be buy in the registration form or on the website --> SERVICES

My family and friends wants to follow the race? Where and how can do it? The organization is preparing a full program for all those who want live the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA in a special way, either as accompanying or for living a sport experience in the unique natural environment.

This year will be published via web a map in PDF, which you can download from the web, with the points, timing pass and situation of the most spectacular points of the race so that all who wants can live the ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA in its purest form.

Is possible to follow the race via internet? You can follow the race live  so that the companions and the general public can view the progress of each participant and be informed of the classifications directly on your mobile device, computer or smartphone.

Can I transfer my registration to a friend or relative? No. The registration is personal and untransferable.

Am I covered by any insurance? The organization has an insurance policy of public liability insurance under current legislation.

Is there Finisher medals? Yes. All finishers will receive a medal customized according to distance of race.

Is there t-shirt? Yes. All runners of ULTRA TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA, TRAIL SIERRA NEVADA nad MARATÓN SIERRA NEVADA will receive a personalized technical t-shirt.

Will there be service showers at the end of both races? Yes. In Pradollano.

 

Is there a shuttle bus service? Yes. The Organization ULTRA SIERRA NEVADA has planned a free shuttle bus that will connect permanently Pradollano ski resort, where the finish line will be installed, with the city of Granada.

The schedule of the shuttle bus are:

 

PRADOLLANO - GRANADA

 

16:00 / 18:30 / 21:30 / 00:30 

 

All info about the bus service here: http://www.ultrasierranevada.com/#!transport/c1psh

 

Can the accompanying persons go on the bus? Yes. Participants must confirm to the organization previously the number of companions who will be using the bus. The organization will deliver the tickets for confirmed companions in the delivery of bib numbers.

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