BECAUSE OF Covid 19 THE AMENDED HEALTHY RACE PROTOCOL OF THE N.O.P.
Athletes up to 17 years old : With self test in the presence of the person in charge
Athletes 18 years of age and older : By 72-hour PCR test or 48-hour rapid test.
Those who are fully vaccinated and those with a valid certificate of infection are exempt from testing.
1. The race is conducted in accordance with the regulations of the Hellenic Cycling Federation and the UCI and all participants are aware of them and are obliged to comply with them.
2. ALL adult and underage OREN athletes are required to present to the Race Secretariat:
SPORTSMAN'S REGISTRATION FORM - END OF THE YEAR
ADULT ATHLETE'S DECLARATION OF RESPONSIBILITY
PARENTAL DECLARATION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR A MINOR ATHLETE
You will find the above documents to be printed below in the relevant tab "participation forms"
No adult or minor athlete will be accepted without the above documents.
Affidavits must be certified as true copies of the signature.
3. It is mandatory to wear a suitable cycling helmet that complies with all the necessary specifications.
4. Participants are fully responsible for the safekeeping of their personal items-equipment during the event.
5. Participants must register and deposit money in time for the dates indicated.
6. The organization reserves the right without any problem to use photos and videos where any participating athlete appears.
7. By submitting the entry form ALL athletes accept all the terms / regulations of the race.
The winners' awards ceremony will be held in the central square of Sperchiala.
On the 40km Route:
The 1st, 2nd & 3rd winner of each category will be awarded a cup and a gift, the 4th - 5th and 6th winner will be awarded a medal.
On Route 17km:
The 1st, 2nd & 3rd winner of each category will be awarded a trophy and a gift.
In the E-bike category 40km:
the top three will be awarded. All participants will be given a commemorative medal at the finish line!
The organization reserves the right to amend this notice for what is not provided and/or for any other change. In any case, athletes will be informed in a timely manner through the website and social media of the event.
For anything not provided by the notice, the Competition Committee decides on the spot and has the right to modify the race.
In case of particularly extreme weather conditions or other reasons of force majeure (strikes, earthquakes, disasters, or security issues), the organization reserves the right to modify the route, postpone the race and move it to another date or cancel the race.
In case of cancellation of the race by the organization, 100% of the amount paid by the participants will be refunded.
To register press the blue button 'REGISTER'. Registration opens 21 March and closes 29 May. After this date no registration will be accepted.
At the Secretariat of the race on Sunday, June 5, which will operate from 8:00am to 10:00am at the Central Square of Sperchiada, athletes will come to the Secretariat for the presentation of documents (declaration of adult or minor athlete, EODY athlete registration card) and the receipt of race numbers.
The event also has a social character as there is cooperation with the "Smile of the Child". Specifically, with each athlete registration (which costs 15 euros), 5 euros will go to "Smile of the Child". Also the Municipality of Makrakomi will deposit 1000 euros to the organization, while on the day of the race there will be in the central square of Sperchiada and a special box from "Smile of the Child" to raise as much money as possible for the charitable activities of the organization.
In order to be valid, athletes must deposit the amount of 15 € by May 29th.
The deposit will be made by bank transfer to the following account: ACCOUNT IBAN: GR83 0110 4620 0000 4625 4003 844 - National Bank of Greece OWNER: Municipality of Makrakomi
The deposit must be accompanied by the full name of the depositor and the title of the GOULINAS MTB RACE.
Any deposit costs will be borne ONLY by the depositor.
The competitor who registers participation and does not come to the race is not entitled to a refund of the money deposited.
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration at the Race Secretariat
10:00am to 10:15am Technical Briefing
10:30am Start of the Goulinas Race 40km and E-Bikes
10:45am. Start of the Diasergianni Race 17km and E-Bikes
2:30p.m. Award ceremonies at the Central Square of Sperchiada
The following will be present at the venue:
2 ambulances of the EHIC
Microbiological laboratory for Rapid Test on Saturday 4/6 and Sunday 5/6 from 8:00am to 10:00am
3 Pharmacies within the city
Health Centre at 5km Tel:22363 50000
Lamia Hospital at 35km
Commemorative medal for all athletes and T-shirt
Water supply at the refuelling stations
Gels, electrolytes, bananas at refuelling stations
Free lunch for all participants
Provision of medical services
Starting point - Finish: Central Square of Sperchiada
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We start our wonderful route from the Central Square of Sperchiada "Athanasios Grasshopper".
The first 400m. are asphalt and then we take the uphill over the wreckage of the bombed (by the Germans in the war of 1940) Agios Nikolaos, where our route climbs up a path for about 1 km, where we fall into the stream, after our descent.
We go out on the asphalt for about 100m. to take the necessary breaths for the first demanding uphill of the route on a dirt forest road with gravel for about 350m. to the chapel of Profitis Ilias, where a beautiful and fast path starts for about 1km through holm, pine trees, oak and gullies, until we meet the asphalt.
After about 230m of asphalt road we enter a very fast path capable of overtaking for 2.5km (we find running water in the middle of this route at the watering trough before the first wooden bridge) until we reach a rural road.
We continue pedaling uphill to reach the fountain t'Labiri (also running cool water) after about 1 km.Entering again on an open slightly uphill path we reach at an altitude of 500m to the beautiful chapel of Panagia Gorgiani where it is the first supply station with amazing shade in the plane trees.
In the next kilometer we pass by the legendary motocross track and enter the best trails on our route.
Specifically, after the motocross track, after 250m of asphalt to take the necessary breaths, we start for about 2.5km of very technical and difficult passages through oak, holly, plane tree and many beautiful gullies. We arrive at about 11km where our two routes separate.
We take on the right the uphill path of "Kokkinia" which is very open for 2.5 km up to 850 altitude, to exit on a forest dirt road that will lead us to the top of Goulina after 5.5 km.
On the route there will be two supply stations where you will certainly need for this demanding altitude climb.
Up to the top whether you like it or not... you'll see the mane... Vardusia... Saradiana... Veluchi... Olympus...
From the 1467m. altitude peak, a very strong descent begins so that you can compensate for the efforts you have made to get here. At the beginning in the "syraho" and for about 3.5km you will slide along paths of incredible beauty with alternating views, first on alpine terrain (you need to be very careful in the first 400m), then between the fir trees where the sun will be lost for a long time for about 1.5km and then on the neck of the mountain Kambia-Fteris in a very fast and very technical part.
Then you dive into oak landscape on an also very fast trail that will leave you with your mouth hanging open. Reaching a forest road with chestnut trees we climb for 700m where again we enter a downhill very fast path for 1.5km to Paleovracha where we take a forest road through the fir trees east for about 2km to the chapel of Agios Nikolaos.
We continue left on a narrow path for 1.5km with great attention to the steep draws until we pass all the gullies and continue but two km downhill path easy until the forest road. In 1km we will find the chapel in Agios Dimitrios (where there will be a spring with drinking water again) and in another 2,5km beautiful forest road we turn for the "pipe". There there is a trail for 1,5 km on a "crazy" downhill with a big draw for fast riders where also needs a lot of attention! We reach a gully and tarmac for the last breaths for about 100m.
We enter the last part of this beautiful route in the area of "Kokkalakia", first on an open path and then on the "pittaki" between the pine trees to then pass on asphalt for the last meters of the route.
A1: up to 18
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We start our wonderful route from the Central Square of Sperchiada "Athanasios Grasshopper". The first 400m. is asphalt and then we take the uphill over the wreckage of the bombed (by the Germans in the war of 1940) Agios Nikolaos, where our route climbs up a path for about 1 km, where we fall into the stream, after our descent. We come out onto the tarmac for about 100m to take the necessary breaths for the first demanding uphill section of the route on a gravel forest road for about 350m to the chapel of Profitis Ilias, where a beautiful and fast path starts for about 1km through holm oak, pine, oak and gullies, until we meet the tarmac.
After about 230m of asphalt road we enter a very fast path capable of overtaking for 2.5km (we find running water in the middle of this route at the watering trough before the first wooden bridge) until we reach a rural road. We continue pedaling uphill to reach the fountain t'Labiri (also running cool water) after about 1 km. Entering again an open slightly uphill path we reach at an altitude of 500m the beautiful chapel of Panagia Gorgiani where is the first supply station with amazing shade in the plane trees. In the next kilometer we pass by the legendary motocross track and enter the best trails on our route. Specifically, after the motocross track, after we press for 250m of asphalt to take the necessary breaths, we start for about 2.5km of very technical and difficult passages through oak, holly, plane trees and many beautiful gullies. We arrive at about 11km where our two routes separate.
The Diasergiani Race continues left downhill on a forest road in the so-called "Kokkinia" for about 700m. until the small chapel of Agios Athanasios where we will enter the Voidolivado path. This is the fastest trail of the route and perhaps the most enjoyable as you will develop high speeds for about 4 "crazy" km through holly-oak and again holly in amazing landscape changes.
A very fast categorical track with straights where nature has taken care to give us routes that will remain unforgettable, while the volunteerism and the passion of the people of the organization have taken care of the rest by making wooden bridges and beautiful "descents" in the dirt. There are several places to overtake but also many ...dangerous until we find the stream "Maritsa" where we have tunnels made of holly. Side by side in the stream we cycle again quickly on a zig-zag path and we reach the point to enter the last 3 km of the route, where those who have ...courage make their overtakes before reaching the finish line in the Central Square of Sperchiada.
B1: up to 18
The route is adequately marked with ribbons, spray paint, and signs. There will be mileage markers as well as signs with arrows and exclamation points warning of technical points of special attention.
The organization is committed to remove all the signage after the end of the race.
* Judges will be present at key points of the route to guide the athletes, as well as volunteer and rescue teams to assist in the safety of the athletes
Race checkpoints are located at selected points and at each feed station. There will be a judge there to record the athletes.
Athletes are required to have their number in a prominent place and to pass through all checkpoints.
*Athletes who refuse to show their number and/or do not pass all the checkpoints are cancelled and their names are removed from the scoreboard.
For the short route: there will be one (1) refuelling station.
For the long route: there will be three (3) refuelling stations.
All stations will have water, energy gel and electrolytes.
After the end of the race a free lunch will be provided to all athletes.
In our area you will find the following hotels - guesthouses - camping:
Its name has an absolute connection with Sperechia and the small chapel of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, which is built on the slopes of Golinas, in the location "Gorgiani".
Flokati rooms in Sperchiada offer fully equipped rooms for relaxing and peaceful holidays.
The Lirio Guesthouse is located at the entrance of Makrakomi, 145 metres from the main square of the ...
There will be the area of the 5x5 pitch in Sperchiada opposite the Sperechias Police Station which will have a WC.