JWOC Related Info: On Friday 4th November JWOC runners will face the Middle distance on Quinta das Lameiras map, with the first start at 9h00. The prize giving ceremony is provisionally scheduled to 13h30.
TOUR participants will have the opportunity to follow the race live at the arena and, afterwards, to run a challenging Middle distance themselves.
Map: Quinta das Lameiras
Terrain: Forest is mostly covered by pine trees (Pinus pinaster). In some areas you can find some deciduous trees, as chestnut trees (Castanea sativa) and Oak trees (Quercus). The area has moderate to high climb and large areas of bare rock can be found. A lot of rock details are present in most of the areas, both boulders and cliffs. Please note that bare rock may be slippery – especially in wet conditions. Athletes are encouraged to take this into account, when they select shoes for the forest distances. Some undergrowth and dense vegetation can be frequently found, especially on the deepest valleys. Darker vegetation is typically impassable, consisting mostly of blackberry bushes (Rubus fruticosus). Genista (Genista cinerascens) is also very common in the region. Runnability varies a lot from place to place. It varies from very easy to very difficult.
Mapping: Janne Weckman (Finland) & Timo Joensuu (Finland) using ISOM 2017-2. Last updates in vegetation were done by Rafael Miguel (Portugal).
Course setting: Bruno Nazário
Contour interval: 5 meters
Arena location: Arena Quinta das Lameiras (40.790611, -7.594306)
Driving to the Arena Quinta das Lameiras parking: Organizers will set arrows from the Event Center to Arena Quinta das Lameiras parking. Parking arrows will be placed on road N229 and will be visible to drivers coming from West and from East. On site, please follow instructions from Organizers. Do not park on the side of the road unless you are asked to do so.
Parking to Arena: Walking distance between 800 and 1200 meters. The way from parking to Arena will be marked using arrows.
Start: Precise information about Start location will not be given. Start location will be marked from the Arena.
First Start: 14h15
Open, W/M10 & W/M12 classes start window: 14h30 to 15h15