13 and 50 MILE COMPRESSPORT SPA – 09.06.2018

The second edition of the COMPRESSPORT 50 Mile Spa will be held on Saturday the 9th of June, 2018. The COMPRESSPORT 100 Mile Spa was the newest (ultra) trail on the Belgian calendar 2017. After the 100km Trail des Fantômes in 2014, the Trail des Trappistes in 2016, we’ve added for the first time 60 kilometers at these distances. The finishers can only earn 4 ITRA points for the 50Mile (qualifying points for, for example, the UTMB). The start and finish area is in the centre of Spa, known for its thermal baths. In addition to the 50Mile, there will be a 13Mile Spa!

Due to insufficient interest and/or of pre-registration, there won’t be a 2nd edition of the COMPRESSPORT 100 miles Spa. The shorter distances of 13 miles (21km) and 50km (80km) will be organised. The 50 mile trail will be held on a completely new track and will be beautiful and variated (A lot of altimeters, singles tracks, technical tracks, panoramas,  ..)

  • Information
  • Regulations
  • COURSE
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • RESULTS

1. How to get there - accessibility - parking

Adres: Centre of Spa – Rue Delhasse

Start and finish area are located in the centre of Spa. The nearest airport is in Luik/Liège (55km). The train station is at 30 minutes of the start and finish area, by foot.

Itinerary

2. Program and schedule

This timetable can change.

Saturday 9 june 2018
05.30 – 06.55 Opening race office, pick up bib numbers + check obligatory equipment
06.55  Start 50 Mile (Time limit 15h)
07.00 Start 50km Longest Day
12.00 – 13.55 Opening race office, pick up bib numbers 13Mile and 20km Longest Day
13.55 Start 13Mile (Time limit 3h30)
14.00 Start 20km Longest Day
19.00 Cutt Off 13Mile Spa
22.00 Cutt Off 50Mile Spa and Longest Day
22.00 Closing event

3. Participation Package

Pakket
50 mile
13 mile
Wonderful course through beautiful region of Spa
Showers and changing rooms
Depository for the bags (Not garded)
High quality aid stations on the course and at the finish
Results immediately available on www.chronorace.be
Electronic chip (integrated in bib number)
Finishers shirt
-
Buff Compressport

Insurance for physical injuries are NOT included in the registration fee.

4. Spectator information

All the information about the aid stations can be find in the toggle “6. Aid Stations”.
You can watch the race course in the toggle ‘Course”.

5. Changing rooms, showers

Changing rooms and showers are provided on site.

6. AID STATION(S)

The distances between the aid station can be consult at the toggle ‘Course”.

1. The 1st aid station is after 10km.
Click on this link for the exact location.
Adress : Devant Staneux 12, 4910 Theux
GPS-coordinates : 50.521551, 5.827731
Time barrier : 08h35 (50mile) – 17h00 (13mile)

2.The 2nd aid station is after 20km and is also the aid station at the finish for all distances.
Click on this link for the exact location.
Adress : Parc des Sept Heures, 4900 Spa.
GPS-coordinates : 50.493452, 5.860085
Time barrier : 10h20

3. The 3th aid station is after 30km in Sart-Lez-Spa.
Click on this link for the exact location.
Adress : Place du Marché 59, 4845 Jalhay
GPS-coordinates : 50.516862, 5.932061
Time barrier : 12h00

4. The 4th aid station is the highest point of the race at  “Baraque Michel”.
Click on this link for the exact location.
Adress : Baraque Michel, 4950 Malmedy
GPS-coordinates : 50.518479, 6.063859
Time barrier : 16h00

5. The 5th aid station is at the camping in Jalhay.
Click on this link for the exact location.
Adress : Chemin du Moulin Gohy, 4845 Jalhay
GPS-coordinates : 50.539151, 5.923521
Time barrier : 19h45

7. Eco RESPONSIBILITY - NO PLASTIC CUPS !

eco cup

At the aidstations we will provide water, coke, fruits, chips, pretzls and cake.

Eco responsibility:

During all our trails, the organization will not use any plastic cups. This way we minimize our environmental footprint. Drinks will be available at the aid stations and at the finish, but NO cups. So you need to bring your own cup or system. All our participants will be able to order a foldable racecup with their registration at cost prize. Obviously it is not obliged to use this particular cup and you are free to use your own system.

8. 50 mile Spa on Facebook

Register now and stay tuned about the latest news of this event.

9. CHARITY

CHARITY: THINK PINK

Breast cancer affects one woman in eight in our country. That leads us to the sad world record. As Belgium’s national breast cancer campaign, the non-profit organisation Think-Pink thinks this is unacceptable. Join forces in the fight against breast cancer and “don’t give breast cancer a chance” too.

Four clearly stated goals define Think-Pink: informing people, raising public awareness, financing scientific research and supporting projects involving care and follow-up care. To be able to realise these goals, Think-Pink has set up three funds. Our Geef om Haar Funds aides women to purchase a wig. The Share your Care Funds eases up life for women who suffer breast cancer, inside and outside the breast clinic, during treatment and afterwards, in little things, small acts. Lastly, the SMART Funds finances scientific research which looks into new methods for detecting and treating breast cancer, as well as into follow-up care.

Site: www.think-pink.be

10. Qualifying Race Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®

THE 50 MILE SPA : 4 QUALIFYING POINTS FOR THE UTMB
THE 13 MILE SPA : NO QUALIFYING POINTS FOR THE UTMB

 

Points ITRA et/ou UTMB®

From January 1, 2019 the ITRA® uses a new points system for qualifying races to participate in, for example, the UTMB®, CCC®, TDS® and the OCC®.

These points are obtained by the formula: distance (km) + (altimeters (m) / 100). For example: A race of 50km and 2000m+ will give you 50 + (2000/100) = 70 Km-effort = 2 ITRA® points.
This race will be categorized in category “S” with an Km-effort between 45 and 75.
The races will be categorized differently from March 1, 2018 as u can see in the table 1 below.

UTMB® points and ITRA® points are not the same, you’ll find more information about it, in the text below.

Table 1

The ITRA® performance index calculated according to the new classification/catégory will be effective from March 2018. (table 1 – 1st column)
The new points, defined according to the new limits, will apply from 2019. (Table 1)
2018 races keep the points assigned according to the old limits. (Table 2)

Table 2

n table 3 below, you’ll find the points you need to register for the lottery of one of the UTMB® races.


Table 3

ITRA® points vs. UTMB® points.

ITRA® points:

To receive ITRA® points, the organization of the trailrun must request the ITRA® points at the ITRA®. ITRA treats the demand as fast as possible, calculates the right total of points and assigns them to the race.
Each participant who finishes the race in time, gets these ITRA® points automatically. The participants don’t have to do anything but finishing the race in time to earn the ITRA® points.
We recommend the participants to make an account on http://itra.run to have a clear view on their races.

UTMB® points:

Request of UTMB® points.

When ITRA has approved the ITRA® points to the race, the organization receives a unique ID of this race. With this unique ID, the organization can do a request at the organization of the UTMB® to add his race on the list of qualified UTMB® Races. From the moment that the UTMB® organization approves this request, the race is officially an UTMB® qualified race and the ITRA® point(s) becomes also (a) UTMB® point(s).

This step can take 10 days.

Notice : A ITRA® point is not necessarily a UTMB® point. The organization can procure ITRA® points without giving UTMB® points. The organization must request the UTMB® points at the organization to add this race on the list.

Assigning UTMB® points to the athletes.

When the organization has the official results of his race, he sends the results to ITRA® who will treats them.
The athletes in the results will automatically receive the ITRA® points. The UTMB® receives the data from the ITRA® and knows from then how much points you have.
Important : You can only have UTMB® points if the organization request this points at the UTMB.
Our organization always gives both.

This last step can take a few weeks.

 

1. Time Charts

The time limits for leaving (time barriers) of the aid stations can be find in “Information => Aid Stations”.

2. Obligatory Materiel and equipment

Materiel and Equipment
50Mile
13Mile
Mobile Phone
CUP (p.e. ECO-Cup)
Stock of water min. 1,5l
0,5l
0,25l
One torche
Race time >14h
-
Raincoat
-
Whistle
-
Dropping garbage in the nature
DSQ
DSQ

3. Regulations

  1. Time limits – There will be a time barreer at every aid station. When the runner and/or biker doesn’t make it in time, he/she will be DSQ en taken out of the race. A shuttle will bring the runner back to the start/finish area.
  2. Obligatory materiel and equipment– If the runner doesn’t have the required equipment at the check, the missing equipment will be sanctioned with time penalties of 30minutes for each missing equipment.
  3. Leaving the race – It’s only possible/allowed to leave the race at the aid station. If a participant want to leave the race, he must go by his own force to an aid station to quit the race. If the participant leaves the race between the aid stations, the organisation declines all the responsibility to the participant.

You can visualize the race tracks online by clicking on the icons below.
You’ll be able to download the gpx here one week before the race.

Radisson Blu Balmoral Spa

The rolling hills and verdant forests of the Ardennes provide the ideal backdrop for a peaceful getaway. A country retreat without isolation, the hotel lies only 2 kilometers from the train station, just a 5-minute drive, and bus and taxi services are also readily available. The locale is ideal for golfers to tee off at the adjacent Royal Golf Club des Fagnes.

Furnished with contemporary décor and total comfort, the hotel rooms at this Spa accommodation pamper guests with expansive valley views and convenient amenities, such as Free high-speed, wireless Internet access and our complimentary breakfast buffet. Choose from 106 rooms, including 21 suites, all of which provide a nonsmoking environment for your comfort and health. Connecting rooms are also available upon request.

With an open kitchen and outdoor summer seating, the Entre Terre et Mer Restaurant offers a fine-dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Guests can choose to order à la carte or indulge in a sumptuous multi-course meal. The wine cellar offers a wide selection of wines to pair with your meal. Reservations are recommended. Please note if children are included in your party.

The hotel’s on-site bar, L’Entre Temps, serves a wide range of beer, wine and cocktails. It’s also a great venue for snacks and light meals. In summer, diners can enjoy an alfresco lunch on the terrace.

Guests can be pampered with rejuvenating spa services without ever leaving the hotel. The tranquil setting of the Balmoral Wellness Center features a sauna, Turkish bath, pool and fitness center in addition to a variety of spa treatments.

More information or reservations :
website : https://www.radissonblu.com/en/balmoralhotel-spa
email : laure.descout@silvahotel.be
telephone : +32.(0)87.79.32.53.

 

 

Silva Hotel-Balmoral

Towering above the Valley and the Lake Warfaaz, while nestling amidst the densely wooded hills of the Belgian Ardennes, The Silva Hotel Spa-Balmoral is a destination on its own – a peaceful weekend escape, a luxurious Spa oasis or a professional but nevertheless relaxing meeting venue.

Regularly praised for its magnificent view and heart-warming breakfast buffet, our privately owned and operated hotel can cater to and exceed all guest expectations, with flexibility and care.

Silva Hotel Spa-Balmoral’s spectacular setting is merely a few minutes away from the world-renowned thermal bath town of Spa and the famous Formula 1 circuit of Spa-Francorchamps.

More information or reservations :
website : www.silvahotelspabalmoral.be
email : katja.kleingeld@silvahotel.be
telephone : +32.(0)87.79.32.50.

 

       

2017

Results 2017 – 100mile – 32 participants
Results 2017 – 50mile – 50 participants
Results 2017 – RunBikeBike – 8 participants

2018

Results 2018 – 50 mile – 97 participants
Results 2018 – 13 mile – 150 participants

REGISTER

LAST-MINUTE REGISTRATION 13 and 50MILE COMPRESSPORT SPA!

The online registrations are closed and the personal numbers are ordered. You still want to join us at the event? This is possible until 07/06/2018 12.00 with one of the last minute registrations! Just push the button “REGISTER” to sign in for the event. Payment is made on the day of the event at the registrations.

All numbers are personal.

50 Mile
80km
Start: Saturday 6.55
80km
2590m+
UTMB® Points- 4
300 entries
5 aid stations
Time limit: 15h
59 euro to march 31
69 euro from april 1
13 Mile
NEW
Start : Saturday 13.55
20km
970m+
UTMB® Points : 0
300 entries
1 aid station
Time limit: 8h00
20 euro to march 31
23 euro vanaf from april 1

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