La 202 Primitive Run è una gara a tappe che si sviluppa in quattro giorni per i cultori delle ultradistanze (50 km al giorno per 4) oppure per i praticanti del Nordic/Fit-walking (25 km per 4), con un pizzico di orienteering, incontri etnici, vita all'aperto.
La gara podistica a tappe consente di capitalizzare due punti validi per la selezione alla partecipazione dell'UTMB (e ciò a partire dal 2012).
L'edizione 2014 si svolgerà dal 29 febbraio al 5 marzo.
Presentazione. The 202 km "primitive run" is a non competitive run (50km/day * 4 days, or nordic walking 25 km/ day * 4 days), with a taste of orienteering, ethnic meetings, outdoor living and adventure without anything that is not strictly necessary to survive in sefary.
I do not think you will find this mix in any other ultra trail in the desert. One of the reasons consists in the fact that this event is reserved for a very little number of athletes (max 8), so that after the first day, you will already know each other by name, eat at the same table.
The support and the logistic will be very small, simple and effective. From our point of view, to make a run of hundreds of athletes in the desert, with trucks, helicopter, electric generators is like to enter in a glasses’ shop with a drove of elephants… this is far away from our philosophy. We want that You can run and sleep in the silence, feeling the magnitude of the desert, away from business/commercial and touristic stuff, and feeling how is to run lonely in the great spaces. With the 202km, this dream will become real.
The event. The 202 km takes place in the Tunisian Sahara. It is approved (for the trail runners) since 2012 to get 2 points for the MontBlanc Ultra trail. The 4 laps of 50km each (25km x 4 for Nordic walkers) will allow you to discover, in a safe way, the most beautiful spots of tunisian sahara: the mountais of the central tunisia, the salt lake and its wonderful big white dunes, and the “classic” golden dunes of the desert.
01.11 Breakfast. Transfer to Monastir/Sousse. Dinner and overnight stay in 3*** Hotel with swimming pool.
a) The 202km is a not-competitive, without balises, orienteering (gsp) run, open to all athletes over 18 years old. The run is composed by 4 laps of, more or less, 50 km each, in a desertic or pre-desertic environment. FOR THE NORDIC WALKERS, THE LAPS ARE 50% (25 km each lap).
b) Every athlete runs under his own responsibility about his own health and capability to make this trai, about orienteering, about reaching the refreshment point and the camp at the end of the lap.
c) At the end of every lap there is a “camp” (tents) and a simple but good catering service, one tent to change cloche, personal tents to rest and sleep (1 every 2 persons), chairs, tables, water and food.
d) The athletes brings his own sleeping bag and pillow, and the personal stuff (clothes, special foods or beverages and so on). All the other equipments (tent, food, water and logistic/s) are provided
e) The run is made in semi-independence. In every lap (more or less at the 25th km) there is refreshment point where the athlete can find food and water.
f) The runners must follow the Gps tracks.
g) Every runner must provide for his own safety kit.
h) The Organization will provide 0,5 l of water, sealed, for emergency use. Every runner must keep this bottle with him during every lap. It is forbidden to open/empty the bottle to unburden the weight that the runner have to keep with himself. In case the bottle is opened, the runner will be disqualified.
i) There is not a doctor or paramedic within the Staff. In case of medical problems, we must count on Tunisian Health System (public or private) and on the private insurances that the runners may subscribe in their homeland.
l) The Organization is NOT responsible for any athlete NOT arriving to the end of the lap, so any expense related to his research is up to him.
m) How to behave in case of emergency (illness/accident) or GPS breakdown:
- GPS (Garmin or compatible) with batteries fully charged
- IT IS POSSIBLE TO RET THE GARMIN GPS (50,00 €, 50,00 deposit)
- 0,5 liter of emergency water.
- Emergency whistle, compass
- First aid kit (like for mountain use) + aluminum thermal cover
- GSM phone (you will get a tunisian SIM) BUT THERE IS NOT COVERAGE EVERYWHERE
- "Camel bag" with at least 2,0 liters of water (COMPULSORY refill 100% at refreshment point)
- Head lamp
- logistics/transfer on the 4x4 or minibus of the organization in Tunisia
- half-board deal during the run, water for the camel-bags
- overnight staying in tent or Hotel, as in program
- Queucha 3" tents (one every 2 athletes)
- flight or ferryboat to/from Tunis
- sleeping mattress and sleeping bag, special foods/ beverages