Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® is an ultra trail run that takes place along the hills and valleys of the unique Cappadocia region, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The distance is about 119 km with a variation in altitude of 3730+ m.
The race starts on October 16, 2021 at 07:00 in Urgup city centre. Participants should finish the route under 24 hours in a semi-sufficient way, i.e. they should carry equipment that is necessary to ensure the safety of their run for possible weather conditions.
The event is open to anyone aged 18 and over who are in possession of either (a) a valid medical certificate, which does not expire before October 16, 2021 and indicates that the person can participate to long-distance runs, or (b) a valid license issued by a sports federation. These documents will be checked by the organization before the race. The participants should have athletic preparation and have suitable clothes for variable weather conditions and temperature differences.
Only registered runners can participate in the event. Online registration at cappadociaultratrail.com website closes on October 5, 2021 at 17:00 hrs. (TCT), or when the maximum number of 750 participants have registered.
The deadline for course change is October 5, 2021 at 17:00 hrs. (TCT). The Course change cannot be made for the course that has reached the participant limit.
A registration cannot be transferred and the organization will not allow another person to run on behalf of a registered participant.
There are two different types of registration fees;
You will be charged in Euros or USD according to your choice!
The registration fee must be paid via Visa or MasterCard credit cards at the time of registration. Only registrations with full payment will be taken into consideration for the maximum participant limit. The organization has the right to reduce this fee under certain conditions.
Registration fee includes:
The refundable registration fee will be refunded fully within a month if a registration is cancelled before August 31, 2021. There won't be any refunds after this date.
Cancellation of the registrations can only be made by notifying the organization by email to [email protected]
No refund of the registration fee will be made should the race be cancelled or interrupted due to reasons beyond the control of the organization, such as bad weather conditions.
Race packs including the race bibs will be distributed at the Race Office in Urgup city centre on the dates listed below. Location of the Race Office is available at https://goo.gl/914ETX.
The race starts on October 16, 2021 at 07:00 at Cumhuriyet Square, Urgup. Participants are required to be at the start area at least 30 minutes in advance, i.e. before 06:30.
There will be changing rooms and a bag deposit. The deposited bags can be retrieved at 6th Checkpoint (Urgup CP) and at the end of the race by showing the race bib. The organization cannot be held responsible for any items left unattended in or outside of the bag deposit area and with the bags without number.
Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® takes the following route with a total distance of 119 km with a variation in altitude of 3,730 m.
Urgup, Ortahisar, Ibrahimpasa, Zemi Valley, Goreme, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar, Love Valley, Goreme, Cavusin, Akdag, Urgup, Mustafapasa, Damsa Lake, Taskinpasa, Karlik, Tas Ocagi, Urgup.
Most of the route is on trekking paths and rocky ground with dense vegetation in certain sections. Participants are strongly advised to have experience in running on such terrain.
The route will be marked with reflective bands and other means. Any departures from the official route entail disqualification.
There are 10 checkpoints along the race route. Passages from these points will be timed and various refreshments will be available. Each checkpoint has a time limit listed below. Participants who arrive at a checkpoint after the designated time limit will not be allowed to continue.
Refreshments and facilities at each checkpoint are listed as below:
|Station Name||Refreshments||Drinks||Hot Drinks||Hot Meal||Extras|
|Cake, Saltine cracker, Orange, Banana, Apple, Grape||Coke, Water||-||-||Medical team, Toilets|
|Cake, Saltine cracker, Orange, Banana, Apple, Lemon, Salt, Bread, Cheese, Halvah, Chocolate, Salt||Coke, Water, Mineral Water||Tea, Coffee||Home-made soup & Instant soup||Medical team|
|Cake, Saltine cracker, Orange, Banana, Apple, Grape, Bread, Nutella, Peanut butter, Nuts, Boiled potato, Lemon, Salt||Coke, Water, Mineral Water||Tea, Coffee||-||Medical team, Toilets|
|Cake, Saltine cracker, Orange, Banana, Apple, Lemon, Salt, Bread, Cheese, Halvah, Chocolate||Coke, Water, Mineral Water||Tea, Coffee||Home-made soup & Instant soup||Medical Team, Toilets|
|Cake, Saltine cracker, Orange, Banana, Apple, Grape||Coke, Water||-||-||Medical Team|
|Suunto - Urgup
|Cake, Saltine cracker, Orange, Banana, Apple, Grape, Bread, Nutella, Peanut butter, Nuts, Boiled potato, Lemon, Salt, Chocolate||Coke, Water, Mineral Water||Tea, Coffee||Home-made soup & Instant Soup, Pasta, Hot Dishes||Resting Area, Massage, Medical team, Toilets|
|Cake, Saltine cracker, Orange, Banana, Apple, Bread, Cheese, Salt||Coke, Water, Mineral Water||-||-||Medical Team, Toilet|
|Cake, Saltine Cracker, Orange, Banana, Apple, Grape, Bread, Peanut butter, Lemon, Salt, Nuts, Chocolate, Butter, Jam||Coke, Water, Mineral Water||Tea, Coffee||Home-made soup & Instant soup||Medical Team|
|Cake, Saltine cracker, Orange, Banana, Apple, Grapes, Lemon, Salt, Bread, Cheese, Halvah, Chocolate, Nutella||Coke, Water, Mineral Water||Tea, Coffee||Home-made soup & Instant soup, Pasta||Medical team, Toilet|
|Cake, Saltine cracker, Orange, Banana, Apple, Grapes, Lemon, Salt, Bread, Cheese, Halvah, Chocolate, Nuts, Peanut butter||Coke, Water, Mineral Water||Tea, Coffee||Home-made soup & Instant Soup||Medical team|
Participants can get external support at designated areas in the checkpoints. Supporters can accompany the participants by running within 200 m before and after a checkpoint. Getting support outside the checkpoints are not allowed.
Shuttle buses will be present to pick up the participants who withdraw or are injured and take them back to the finish area. Participants who abandon the race between two checkpoints should inform the organization as soon as possible from Emergency Line: +90 535 545 18 78 and get to the closest checkpoint or the finish area.
The Urgup checkpoint at 60 km is also a life base. Unlike other checkpoints, there will be a sleeping area. Participants can also collect their deposited bags here. The organization cannot be held responsible for any items left unattended in or outside of the bag deposit area.
Except for the Aid stations, there are also Check Points during the courses for timekeeping to avoid the short-cuts.
Finishers who finish or abandon the race will be able to join the finishers' buffet which will be serving from 12:00 on October 16, 2021 to 07:00 on October 17, 2021.
Finishers buffet will be serving home-made soup, pasta, hot dishes, salad, hot drinks, coke, water.
The race takes place in an important natural park of Turkey with a natural ecosystem. Participants are therefore required to fully respect the natural environment, in particular by not throwing away rubbish, and harm the natural habitat. Acting otherwise shall lead to disqualification. In order to reduce the amount of garbage, there won't be any plastic cups at the refreshment points. Participants are required to carry their own drinking cups or water bottles.
In case of bad weather conditions, such as dense fog or storm, the organization reserves the right to make last-minute changes in order to prevent potential hazards or difficult conditions for the participants. This may include suspending or cancelling the race or making modifications to the route. The participants should obey these decisions. Any changes will be announced to the participants before the race, or at refreshment points during the race.
Medical teams and ambulance will be present at the main refreshment stations and important points determined by the organization. Their exact location will be announced before the race. Medical personnel can check the participants during the race and decide to stop their race if deemed necessary for health reasons. The participants should obey these decisions.
QUARTZ Event Program
The Organization of the Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® has decided to set up the QUARTZ Event Program to protect participant’s health and to contribute to doping-free sport.
The QUARTZ Event Program has neither the vocation nor the competence to replace anti-doping rules but aims to strengthen the medical supervision before, during and after the competition.
The QUARTZ Event program is carried out in collaboration with the International Trail Running Association (ITRA), Athletes For Transparency Association (AFT) and Ultra Sports Science Foundation (USS).
The QUARTZ Event program is managed by a Medical Commission solely composed of doctors. This Medical Commission can take advice from experts of its choice and specifically give consultative advice to the race direction on the medical condition of participants.
This Medical Commission can go as far as to suggest to the race direction that a participant should be excluded from competition for health reasons before the competition (« no start ») or not ranked after the competition for non-compliance with the procedures.
The QUARTZ Event Program is for each participant who agrees to:
The declaration of medical information to the Medical Commission is done through the ITRA health space for which each participant has access after having created a free runner account on the ITRA website: http://www.itra.run. The declared medical information is only accessible by the doctors of the Medical Commission, the designated experts as well as to the medical team during an eventual care during the competition.
Within 60 days before the start of the competition and during the competition
Within 7 days before the start of the competition and during competition
Within 24 hours before the start of the competition and during the competition
The possible use of these different substances may be identified in the context of the analysis carried out before and/or after the competition or any other means of investigation.
Any unreasonable breach, refusal, or transmission of erroneous information in connection with the QUARTZ Event program can result in the exclusion of the participant from the competition before the competition or not to be rank after the competition.
During the race, the participants are obliged to carry the mandatory items listed below:
Those will be checked before distributing the race bib and at any point during the race and spot checks will be performed during the race. Participants without any of the mandatory items shall be disqualified and will not be allowed to continue the race.
In addition to the list above, the following materials are strongly recommended;
Participants running with poles should carry them from start to finish; they cannot leave the poles at any intermediate point.
The following actions lead to immediate disqualification from the race:
A disqualified participant will not be allowed to continue the race.
For participants running with poles, leaving them at an intermediate point before the finish is subject to the 1-hour time penalty.
Partial results during and the official results after the race will be announced at cappadociaultratrail.com website.
Results will be ranked in the following categories:
There are no cash prizes. Each participant who completes the race within the maximum time limit will be given a finisher vest and finisher medal.
Non-monetary prizes shall be awarded to the first 3 participants in the following categories:
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Urgup City Square.
The participants authorize the Organization and the sponsors to freely use any images and videos depicting them during the event.
Voluntary registration and subsequent participation in Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® indicates full acceptance of the rules and any changes they may have to undergo. By registering, the participant exempts the organizers from any liability, whether civil or criminal, for damage to persons and/or property caused by or to him/her.