"Elsi and I have run more than 500 marathons/ultras/trails ... but the Hellfire 55 K here on Gozo beats them all: stunning scenery and a great organisation!" Micha Havreluk, (Elsi is a current World Age Group Champion 100km runner)
Wow! Such amazing feedback from previous runners and MTBers makes us proud to organise such a tough challenge. It's tough for you as it is for us, to mark the route and ensure everyone is safe and has a great time!
The Trail route is over 50km with 4 checkpoints throughout the route from Ghajnsielem. The course is a gorgeous circumnavigation of the island which covers cliff edge single tracks, lush valleys and water courses, seaside salt pans, sandy beaches and rocky terrain -in short, you will experience the whole of the mediterranean in one race!
The course has a total elevation of circa D1,400m with two steep parts. The rest is undulating gradient that will allow you to enjoy the sights and views while covering distance relatively fast. The bikers will need to carry their bikes over some parts that are too awkward to cycle.
NB The old route from Nadur was slightly longer at 55km.
You can see the race results for the 2015 races here
visit www.maltaxterra.com for more info.
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A level of safety equipment MUST also be carried besides food and water so a camelbak or lightweight backpack with handheld bottles for the ultra is required. Trail shoes are advised. We will post the list of safety equipment later.
This makes the Hellfire 50K Trail both unique and interesting!
We will post more topical information on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/hellfirevents or you can register your interest on this site.
See the Link to our Garmin Route on the our sister page Xterra Malta HERE and register through this site.
Run Route 50k
Run Route 21k is from Wied Ghasri to Nadur
Bike Route 50k follows Run route
(Slight changes on the day may be required and will be communicated to all participants)