All those people, men and women who want to test their physical and mental abilities, in an unrepeatable environment. VUM is a race with freedom of pace. With room for both elite athletes and adventure lovers with good physical condition.
Yes. The VUM organization offers a companion program in parallel to the race that allows you to travel together, see your family or friends during the daily stages, departures and arrivals, camps, etc. Learn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volcano Ultramarathon is open to a wide range of forgiveness, with different sports capabilities, free rhythm race, with cut and close times at check points and wide goals for different race rhythms. However, the hardness of the stages in terms of unevenness and distance, make it a selective test for those who are not used to running or walking at a good pace long distances and significant slopes, keep in mind that it must come with something more than a basic sports preparation.
The terrain is varied and mainly runs through jungle trails, dry and wet mountains, volcanoes and crossing. It is outside the usual routes of passage and transit of people. There are very few sections without unevenness, whether positive or negative, Costa Rica’s own geography means that we must overcome all these types of land, we must pay close attention to the flora and fauna of the country since it will require a lot of attention to keep us out of danger
We must remember that you participate in an extreme event.
With departure in the northwest of the country, crossing downtown, heading southwest. Passing through some of the largest and oldest volcanoes in Costa Rica, sleeping a few meters from the crater of some of them, passing through dead areas due to volcanic activities. Constantly discovering unusual corners, communities, tribes and natural areas, one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity on the planet. We will travel between 100 and 3000 meters high.
The wake-up time is free, it is recommended between 2 or 2: 30h before the start of each stage, at that time the hot water is ready for the preparation of breakfast, up to 30 minutes before each departure, which will begin the briefing of each stage Departure times will be around 05:30 to 8:00 am.
The closing times of the passage controls, as well as the entry into the finish line, vary according to distances and stage differences. In any case, all stages must start and end with sunlight, that is, they will never exceed 7 to 9 hours from departure to end of stage, enough time estimated by the organization to complete the itineraries for a person with a good physical condition.
If a runner enters outside the cut-off times established by the organization, 10 hours in normal stages, 20 hours in the queen stage, he will be able to continue in the race and therefore take the exit the next day, provided that his physical condition allows it and Authorized by the medical and career director.
Read Article 6 and 11 of career regulations.
Yes, a minimum of 2000 calories, this will be checked on the day of your dorsal’s delivery and must accompany the entire route for the day of its consumption.
REMEMBER, event without assistance, only providing 10L of average water per athlete at each stage, a minimum load capacity for 2.5L water will be required
Each runner must carry a minimum of 2,000 calories per day, for a total of 7 days, adding a minimum of 14,000 calories.
Dropouts are situations reflected in the race regulations. They can occur before the start of the stage or during the course, the abandonment must be communicated in one of the step controls, career personnel or organization. Whenever possible, the runner must reach the finish line by his own means together with the organization team that is in the race queue. If this is not possible, a pick-up procedure will be activated by the race management.
In the CPs (passage controls), as well as in the camps, there is a medical service available to the participants. In any case, each runner must carry their first aid kit with the established material as mandatory material, see mandatory material.
Although the course of the race runs through clearly marked paths, and therefore following the itinerary should not pose any kind of complication, the possibility of getting lost is objectively possible, so that each runner will have a ROUTE BOOK, compass (material mandatory) and emergency SPOT, device delivered in technical talk as well as the indications for use.
In any case, if there is a manifestly complex area, it will be monitored by a person from the organization who will give the relevant indications.
During the itinerary there are several areas with mobile phone coverage. In any case, said coverage is not continuous throughout the route.
In Costa Rica there are not many problems of coverage, pay attention to international data expenses, we recommend that the mobile if it is perspired is well watertight since rivers will be crossed.
Each camp will have an organization area and a corridor area. The runners will be housed in individual tents and the services they will have will be: dining tent, medical services shop, camp chief tent at the entrance of the same and W.C.
Yes, but limited in quantity and schedule.
The camps, for obvious reasons, will not have power, the organization will try to put the means to do so, be aware of the limitations, so you can load any item (camera, mobile, watch, etc ..)
In general terms, the climate in Costa Rica consists of two seasons: the dry and wet season, we will be crossing the country in both environments.
In any case, and given the global weather changes, we must take personal equipment into account in the event of any unforeseen weather, take a look at the material recommendations.
It should be noted that the test is carried out at different heights depending on the stage, so we can calculate that the minimum temperatures at the highest points of the race, especially at night and dawn, can reach 0 ° C or -5 ° C. That is why we provide a Cold Bag, it will be delivered and explained in a technical talk.