TRAIL BRUSSELS – 21.10.2018
The Sonian Forest is a treasure trove of rare biotopes and typical types of forest. To protect them all, the most valuable parts of the forest have been designated forest or nature reserves. The third edition of Trail Brussels will take place on Sunday, October 21. Runners can choose between 6 different courses through the green lung of Brussels, the Sonian Forest: 6, 10, 14, 17, 25 and 33km, all with the necessary altimeters
1. How to get there - accessibility - parking
2. Program and schedule
Sunday 21 October
The schedules are note definitive.
08:00 until 15:15 – Pick up bib numbers
10:00 – Start 33 km
11:00 – Start 25 km
13:00 – Start 17 km
14:00 – Start 14 km
14:45 – Start 10 km
15:15 – Start 6 km
Medal ceremony immediately after the arrival of the 3rd place finisher.
* The 6 km is considered as finishers event where the experience is more important than the performance. Therefore no prizes will be awarded for this race.
3. Participation Package
- Wonderful course through beautiful Sonian Forest
- Showers and changing rooms
- High quality aid stations on the course and at the finish
- Electronic chip (integrated in bib number)
Insurance for physical injuries are NOT included in the registration fee.
4. Spectator information
This information will be provided as soon as possible.
5. Changing rooms, showers, preservation sports bags
After the race you can take a shower in BLOSO sports center Forêt de Soignes Sport. There are two locker rooms equipped with showers.
From 08:00 you’re able to leave your bag to the stand “preservation sports bags”. A nummer will be attached to your bag. The same number will be written on your bib number. After the race you can only pick up your bag by showing this number.
Loose clothing or plastic bags will not be accepted. Make sure you bring a good closing (sports) bag to store your things.
6. Time limits
Every participant must cross the finish line before 17.00
7. Aid station(s)
- 6km : No aid station
- 10km : No aid station
- 14km : 1 aid station
- 17km : 1 aid station
- 25km : 2 aid stations
- 33km : 2 aid stations
There will be an aid station for every distance at the end of the race.
8. Eco responsibility - no plastic cups!
At the aidstations we will provide water, coke, fruits, chips, pretzls and cake.
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.
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11. Qualifying race Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®
THE 28KM & 33KM HAVE 1 QUALIFICATION POINT
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.
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)
n table 3 below, you’ll find the points you need to register for the lottery of one of the UTMB® races.
ITRA® points vs. UTMB® 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.
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.
Start and finish are located at the BLOSO sports center Forêt de Soignes Sport. Below you can click through to the interactive course maps, indicating the locations of the aid stations and river crossings. There, you can also download the GPX files (To do this, you first need to create an account on tracedetrail)
The results will be available from 10.21.2018.
REGISTER TRAIL BRUSSELS
Our online registrations will be open from April 1, 2018 to October 8, 2018 or until all spots are taken. Registration after this date is no longer possible. The prices do not include the administration fee.