Ehunmilak 2018: BASQUE HUNDRED MILES (July 13-15th). Ehunmilak celebrates its ninth edition by setting new records
A record edition, both sides of the bib: The ninth edition of the one hundred Basque miles, Ehunmilak, is another step forward in its international projection, as Beasain celebrates a new record of participation on both sides of the race bib. This 2018 quickly sold out all slots for the two most accessible races: the Marimurumendi marathon (42km/265 runners) and Goierriko bi Haundiak (88km/515 bibs); Only 42 bibs were left for the main event, the Ehunmilak Ultra-Trail 170km that requires huge experience and preparation, although it also has grown.
Ehunmilak, a trip to the heart of Goierri, the highlands of Euskadi: “Txalaparta”, “Aurresku”, “Txindoki”, “Aizkorri” … all of them words that the veterans of this event have engraved in their hearts by the end of their journey. From its birth cradle Ehunmilak strove to share in the best of basque nature and the local traditions, supported by the locals who heartily welcome and support every runner. Thus, visitors arriving from all over the cherish their of the homage dance Aurresku at the start in Beasain; the primal sound of the Stone xylophone Txalaparta guiding them out of the Deep forests up to the Txindoki at dawn; or the passage by the Larraitz human corridor among thousands of supporters in the Deep of the night.
EHUNMILAK ULTRA-TRAIL 2018: THE PROGRAM
The three races of this ninth edition will be held this weekend, on July 13, 14 and 15 with departure and arrival in Beasain. Two of them will begin today Friday, July 13 (Ehunmilak at 6:00 pm, Goierriko bi haundiak at 11 pm), while the smallest one will be celebrated on Sunday, July 15 (Marimurumendi at 9:00). The fans would be able to track the races at any time either from the official website Ehunmilak.com or from their social networks. In addition, for the second year, the event will feature live streaming on the web, as well as a radio broadcast by the #radiotrail team at Maratón Radio. The end of the festival will be the imposition of txapelas, the ceremonial basque beret, on Sunday at the Plaza de Ayuntamiento de Beasaín.
EHUNMILAK ULTRA-TRAIL 2018: Ready for the runner
Unique attention to the popular is Ehunmilak´s trademark. From the medical certificate and electrocardiogram required as a health guarantee to register, to the printed race guidebook delivered to the home of each registered runner weeks before the race, free of charge. The more than 140 members of the Red Cross deployed, with 22 doctors included. In fact, the largest deployment of the year in a sporting event in the province of Gipuzkoa, including 29 vehicles between ambulances and SUVs. Along the same line, buses stand out to follow the race. As in previous years, the public will be able to witness the three races at different points thanks to the bus service that will work all weekend. Runners and crew travel for free, while the general public pays a token fee of just 1€.
Key data: # Ehunmilak18 registers 1,253 trailrunners.
- 9 editions
- 1600 volunteers
- 30 towns
- 5 regions
- 3 races
- 2 nartural parks
- 24 provisioning points
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Info by Abel de Frutos for Trailrunningspain