RODOPI ADVENDURUN (ROUT) 100 MILES 2016 – REGISTRATIONS|
Posted by christos on 14/05/16 (2746 reads)
Rodopi Advendurun 2016: Registrations open
on May 20, 2016
Starting Friday, May 20 at 22.00,
registrations are open for the 7th edition of Rodopi Advendurun 100 miles
(ROUT) of 2016. Registrations will use the online registration form (http://www.rout.gr/index.php?name=Rout&file=registration&newlang=english ) and will last until July 31.
150 athletes will be admitted to the race
this year regardless of country of origin. Registration is a two-stage process,
first the application for participation is approved and then you are notified
to proceed with the fees payment. The payment period for those already
fulfilling the criteria and thus approved to participate will begin on May 20
and will last until the 150 places are filled up or until July 31, if there are
still openings. The organization will take special provisions to ensure a
minimum number of starters are athletes residing outside Greece.
The qualification criterion remains the
same as in previous years, finishing in an approved trail race of at least 80
km over the past 3 years (2014, 2015,2016 ).
The entry fee for this year's race will
remain EUROS 120,00. Race course, rules and regulations will published within
the forthcoming week (although there will be not substantial changes as of past
year (cut-off to 40 hours).
The Steering Committee of ROUT took care
to instill consistently until today the philosophy of a race not confined to
the narrow limits of an organized racing event but provides athletes with the
opportunity to experience an immersion to the pristine nature of Rodopi
mountains. Today, with the experience of six previous editions, adventure
transpires the Rodopi Advendurun and this spirit will prevail in all our future
Our best to all,
The ROUT Steering Committee
Xanthi,Greece May 14, 2016
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RODOPI ADVENDURUN 100 MILES (ROUT) REGULATIONS 2016|
Posted by ROUT on 25/06/15 (3731 reads)
GENERAL: "Rodopi Advendurun" (ROUT) is an ultra-endurance
trail race with elements of adventure, which is held every October at the
Rodopi Mountain Range, in northern Greece.
Until 2012 the race was called "Rodopi Ultra Trail". The course is 164 kilometers (100
miles) and has +8000 meters
elevation gain (approx). The area where the race is held is one of the most
characteristic forests in Greece and is part of the Rodopi Mountain Range
National Park, an area of rare natural beauty and biodiversity (habitat for
bears, deer, wild goats, roe deer etc). The time limit (cut-off) of the race is 40
hours. The race has the same start and
finish point, "Erymanthos" which is the Forest Village in the area of Haidou,
north of Stavroupoli, Xanthi. To participate in ROUT essential abilities
are required, like previous ultra trail race experience.
PHILOSOPHY: ROUT perceives the
meaning of ultra-endurance as an expression of searching for the human limits
through the contact with free and uncontrolled nature, which forces its rules
demanding respect, awareness, courage, reserves of mental stamina and a lot of
Its basic parameters, define ROUT as a feat experience, which tests the
physical and mental stamina of its athletes. For its organizers, ROUT is an "adventure
race", in regard to the aspect of the uncertainty of the race effort, due to
its big difficulty. The term adventure,
is defined as the uncertainty of the outcome of an autonomous human effort in
the open nature.
In ROUT the external support of athletes is minimal, so they have to depend on
themselves to face the subjective and objective difficulties of the race. Crossing completely uninhabited areas for a
distance of 164 kilometers (100 miles), they become one with nature, which is a
complicated and demanding procedure, but also is the very essence of the event.
The philosophy of ROUT distills the up-to-date experience in ultra trail races,
emphasizing in elements such as
isolation, autonomy and independence, ingredient elements of adventure, which
ROUT is trying to inculcate to its athletes.
3. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: The race is open to all those aged 20 years and
above. Athletic documentation is not
required, since it cannot document one's ability to take part in a test that
surpasses the so called athletic limits.
Interested parties submit an application and if they fulfill the
required criterion, having completed at least one trail race longer than 50
miles (80 kilometers) during the 3 last calendar years (2014, 2015, 2016),
their participation in the race is approved. For the two 50
mile races that take place up to now in Greece "Rodopi Challenge"
and "TERA" the participation criterion is having completed the race in 17 and 21
hours respectively. In any case, the organization has the right
to turn down an application despite the fact that it may fulfill the typical
criteria that have been set for reasons that it is not obliged to explain to
the interested party. Athletes that have
been disqualified from this or a different race in the past for a serious
ethical offense such as a heavy case of deception or violent behavior, are not
a. Men Μ (20-49 years old)
b. Veteran men Μ50 (50+ years old)
c. Women W (20-49 years old)
d. Veteran women W50 (50+ years
5. PARTICIPATION CRITERIA: The participation criterion for ROUT is the
documented experience of an athlete in similar races, which are characterized
as "trail races". The organization
believes that the experience in "public road" long distance races does not
provide the ability to successfully face the difficulties of an ultra trail
race like ROUT, with special requirements of familiarization with the mountain
surroundings in general and in particular with the singularities of the field,
the climate conditions, the absence of frequent support and the psychological
tension that are caused by solitude and the unknown elements that differentiate
the race largely from a "road" race.
80 kilometers (50 miles) are set as
a minimum distance for a participation criterion-race, whether it
is a completed finished 80K race (note: 17 hours for "Rodopi
Challenge" and 21 hours for "TERA"), or a
withdrawal after the 100th kilometer at a longer race. Rout is an exception, where the criterion is
the withdrawal at Κ-92 and later (Yioumourlou). The
criterion-race that will be submitted must have taken place in the last 3
calendar years (2013, 2014, 2015).
6. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS & REGISTRATION PERIOD: The number of
athletes that will be accepted in the 2016 organization is set to 150.
The procedure is as follows:
a) REGISTRATION: Participation
applications are submitted between May 20th until July 31st,
b) SELECTION: The
organization immediately informs the athletes that are selected to participate.
c) PAYMENT: The athletes that receive the
participation approval, must pay the participation fee. After the end of the registration period, the
athletes that have not responded, lose the right to participate.
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ROUT 100 MILES 2015 - REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN|
Posted by ROUT on 27/05/15 (1966 reads)
ROUT 100 MILES - RODOPI ADVENDURUN : 6th EDITION
Rodopi Advendurun 2015: Registrations open on May 27, 2015
Starting Wednesday, May 27 at 22.00, registrations are open for the 6th edition of Rodopi Advendurun (ROUT) of 2015. Registrations will use the online registration form (http://www.rout.gr/index.php?name=Rout&file=registration&newlang=english ) and will last until August 31.
150 athletes who will be admitted to the race this year regardless of country of origin. Registration is a two-stage process, first the application for participation is approved and then you are notified to proceed with the fees payment. The payment period for those already fulfilling the criteria and thus approved to participate will begin on May 28 and will last until the 150 places are filled up or until August 31, if there are still openings. The organization will take special provisions to ensure a minimum number of starters are athletes residing outside Greece.
The qualification criterion remains the same as in previous years, finishing in an approved trail race of at least 80 km over the past 3 years (2013, 2014,2015 ).
The entry fee for this year's race will remain EUROS 120. Race course, rules and regulations remain unchanged as of past year (cut-off to 40 hours).
The Steering Committee of ROUT took care to instill consistently until today the philosophy of a race not confined to the narrow limits of an organized racing event but provides athletes with the opportunity to experience an immersion to the pristine nature of Rodopi mountains. Today, with the experience of four previous editions, adventure transpires the Rodopi Advendurun and this spirit will prevail in all our future endeavors.
Our best to all,
The ROUT Steering Committee
Orestini- Xanthi,Greece May 26, 2015
Co-operation Agreement between Rodopi Ultra Trail NGO and Tropos Branding Co|
Posted by ROUT on 03/02/15 (1542 reads)
Orestini, Xanthi,Greece 29/1/2015
The Non-Profit Organization RODOPI ULTRA TRAIL has
been engaged since 2009 in organizing athletic activities based on volunteering. The races organized are ultra-distance in the
unique primordial forests of Rodopi. Its aim is to bridge the gap between modern Man and Mother Nature.
It strives to accomplish this by organizing 5 events
(until today) during all seasons of the year.
So in Winter there is the ROUT Volunteer
Gathering, in Spring Rodopi Challenge 50 Miles, in Summer Haidou Trail Party 24Κ, Haidou Kids and the Volunteer Training
School while in Autumn the year reaches its peak with the “mythical” Rodopi Advendurun 100 Miles.
ROUT (Rodopi Ultra Trail)
is already a recognized brand in the field of mountain ultra-distances with
Given the complexity of the activities but also with
the ambition to expand the awareness of its Brand outside Greece, ROUT
has decided to co-operate with the specialized in this field Tropos Branding
The duration of the contract is three years with the
right to extend for three additional years.
“The needs of the organization are big and in
matters of Brand Strategy, Brand Value,
Brand Awareness and Brand Equity we need help from a specialized Team
of People. We are happy to have the opportunity to work in depth on such
sensitive matters with the People from Tropos Branding who have helped us
voluntarily all these years” stated Elias
Spyridopoulos, President of Rodopi Ultra Trail NGO.
From Tropos Branding Co, its Executive Director Mr.
Christos D. Katsanos mentioned “Either way my personal involvement with the
organization of ROUT is a given.
Starting today all employees, but also associates of Tropos will work
not only on the preparation of a Complete Strategy Plan but also on the
realization and implementation of its actions”.
About Rodopi Ultra Trail NGO
Rodopi Ultra Trail (ROUT) Non-Profit
Organization was founded in Orestini, Xanthi.
It is organized on the basis of volunteering and has more than 140
Volunteers. It has organized the first 50 and 100 miles mountain races
in Greece (2010). Until the end of 2014
it had completed 25 events in total. The
activities are associated with ROUT - Rodopi Advendurun 100 Miles,
ROC -Rodopi Challenge 50 miles,
Haidou Trail Party24K, τον Haidou Kids, The
Volunteer Assembly and the Volunteer Training School.
About Tropos Branding Co
Tropos Branding Company is a modern
& flexible marketing & branding company. Using the "Zero
to Low Budget" methodology and the "H2Η- Human to
Human" approach it plans, highlights and promotes Brands in many
categories of products and services. Company identities, Corporate videos,
Youtube Shows, product packaging and Inbound marketing techniques (more than
20 different platforms) are used in an integrated "e-branding 360" approach.
For more information:
Rodopi Ultra Trail: Mr. Elias Spyridopoulos
, firstname.lastname@example.org , www.rout.gr
Tropos Branding Co: Ms. Dimitra Notiou,
2310-488915, email@example.com, www.tropos.gr
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RODOPI CHALLENGE 50 MILES 2015|
Posted by ROUT on 23/01/15 (2594 reads)
The Non-Profit Organization “Rodopi Ultra Trail”
announces the organization of the Rodopi
Challenge 50 miles race on April 25th,
2015, at the area of Rodopi Mountain Range.
It is the fourth organization of the 50 miles race, which was held on
October of 2010 for the first time, and after a 2 years stop it resurfaced on
August 2013, in the form of a race criterion for participating in ROUT 100 miles Advendurun.
Rodopi Challenge 50 miles (ROC) is an independent
sports event, aiming to create an introductory ultra-trail race but also to
familiarize the athletes with the style and the philosophy of ROUT, keeping
common characteristics with it. All the
details of the race are mentioned in the RULES of the RACE here.
are open from Friday, January 16th, at 22.00, until Sunday, March 15th,
through the website of the organization: www.rout.gr.
payment period for the approved applications starts on Monday February 12th
and ends on Monday March 16th. Payment must be made through the organization’s
bank account. Each approval email will include
full information for the payment of the participation fee. Each athlete of athletes participating must
write their names on the deposit slip.
ROC will continue to be a criterion for ROUT, as it meets the conditions set by
the organization for the 100 miles race (at
least 50 miles length) with a time
limit of finishing within 17 hours (only for the criterion). Also, the race, after its official measurement,
will be stated to other organizations (UTMB etc) so it can be utilized by its
athletes for races abroad.
Clarifications and answers to questions will be given
after contacting the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Orestini- Xanthi, January 09, 2015
The Steering Committee
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RODOPI CHALLENGE 50 MILES 2015 (ROC) RULES|
Posted by ROUT on 23/01/15 (7409 reads)
1. GENERAL : Rodopi Challenge (ROC) is an
«introductory» ultra trail race, 50 miles long, which is held by the
non-profit organization “Rodopi Ultra Trail” at the Rodopi Mountain Range,
every spring. The race is 82
kilometers long and has 4200 meters elevation gain (D+). The route is “out-and-back” type on a 41
kilometers track, which is part of ROUT’s route. The race starts from the Forest Village
of Erymanthos, at Haidou, and after it reaches Zarkadia after 41
kilometers, then it turns back and follows the same route to the Forest
2. PHILOSOPHY : The race aims to introduce the participating athletes with the
spirit and philosophy of solidarity that expresses the central race event
of the organization, Rodopi Advendurun 100 miles (ROUT). It is an introductory event for
ROUT and exactly for this reason it follows its logic and characteristics. The
birth of ROC happened from the need to create an intermediate
(transitional) level between the marathon trail races and 100 miler ROUT, in
order to bridge the gap between these two race categories. Thanks to ROC, a
lot of athletes can be lead smoothly to the ultra trail races.
3. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION : The race is open to
all those aged 20 up to 70 years old, based on the participation criterion.
4. CRITERION : The participation criterion for the race is a mountain
running race at least 35K or
abandonment at 40K at least for a race over 50K. The criterion-race must
have taken place after 1/1/2013 and up to the date of submission of the
5. CATEGORIES : The categories in which the athletes are classified
are common for both sexes and are the following: a) Μ1/W1=20-49 years old, b) Μ2/W2=50+ years old, c) M3/W3=50-59 years
old, d) M4/W4=60-70 years old.
6. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS : All the applications submitted during the registration
period that meet the participation criterion will be accepted, with no number
7. REGISTRATION PERIOD : The period
for submitting participation applications for 2015 will be Friday, January
16th at 22:00 until Sunday, March 15th . There will be given
no extension to the end date.
8. PARTICIPATION FEE : The participation fee amount for 2015 remains 50
Euros and is paid only after the approval of participation, to the
organization’s (Rodopi Ultra Trail) bank account with ΙΒΑΝ: GR29 0172 352000 5352 047379 743 at
9. PROVISIONS : The organization commits to offer to the athletes:
lunch before and after the race, refreshment posts during the race, medical
support, souvenir gift and medal, to the athletes that will finish the
10. CANCELLATION : Cancellation of participation and return of 50% of
the fee is accepted until the last day of the payment period (15.03.2015)
11. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE: The organization does not require a
medical certification from the athletes.
Each athlete is responsible for checking her/his health with regular
12. FIRST AIDES : The organization is responsible for medical support
(first aid) and the security of the athletes at the support stations and
the Check Points. The telephone number
112 can be used for emergency and it is good for athletes to be able to
communicate if needed.
13. COPYRIGHT : The organization has the copyright of the race
and the right to use the photos and videos taken on the day of the race.
14. PERSONAL DATA : The organization, in compliance to the
principles of protecting personal data, does not disclose personal data of
the athletes, or gives data to third parties for commercial or other
15. RACE BIB : The race bib is the only evidence of validity of
an athlete during the race, therefore all athletes are obligated to keep
their bib in good shape in a visible position on them, in order to be
recognized by anyone and to help monitor at the check points.
16. RACE BIBS DISTRIBUTION :
The race bibs distribution will take place the day before the race, Friday
24/4, from 12:00 noon until 22:00, and on Saturday 25/4 (day of the race)
until 05:30 in the morning. The
race bibs are given only to the athletes themselves, with presentation of
any valid identification document
17. TECHNICAL BRIEFING : The technical briefing of the athletes will be
outdoor and will take place where the closing ceremony is held at 19:00
afternoon on the day before the race.
18. MANDATORY EQUIPMENT : There is no mandatory equipment for the
athletes. The athletes are responsible
to carry with them the necessary equipment for their basic and emergency
needs. The organization recommends
the following: waterproof jacket, water container, hat, haemostatic,
emergency food, head lamp, cell phone.
19. PENALTIES : Athletes will be disqualified for the following infringements: a) failure to pass through a checkpoint, b) littering at the route, c) inappropriate
behavior towards the volunteers or co-athletes, d) assistance
given other than in the official refreshment points, e) pacing by persons that do not
participate in the race.
20. TIME LIMIT : The race will start at 06.00 at the Forest
Village. In addition to the time limit, there is an in-between time barrier
in the middle of the race (Zarkadia Κ-41), in 8:00 hours. So, any athletes that arrive to
Zarkadia after 14:00 are disqualified to continue the race. Extension to the limit will be given only
under extreme weather conditions.
21. CANCELLATION-POSTPONEMENT : Suspension
of the race, temporary or final, may happen based on the organizations
judgment due to extreme weather conditions at any time during the race.
The same may happen at the start of the race, which may be postponed for a short
period of time and with the prospect of better weather conditions. In case
of bad weather conditions the time limits of the race may be expanded.
22. WITHDRAWAL : An athlete can drop out of the race, only after
giving his bib number to a responsible staff member at a Check Point. From the moment he gives his bib number and
on, which means dropping out of the race, the athlete has the right to
manage his time and strengths as he wishes. The organization is responsible
only for transporting the athlete to the Forest Village, as long as he is :
a) at Zarkadia, b) at Prasinada, c) at Livaditis.
23. SIGNS : The course signs vary depending on the section and
is based mainly on signs with the race logo, signal ribbons and a
conjunction of other means of marking.
The first 10 and the last 20 kilometers will also be marked with night
24. REFRESHMENT POSTS : During the race there will be 3 refreshment
posts: a) Prasinada-1 (Κ-27), b) Zarkadia (Κ-41), c) Prasinada-2 (Κ-55). At the refreshment posts a variety
of fresh and cooked food will be offered. The athletes must carry with them
a cup or tumbler, to receive liquids at the refreshment posts.
25. DROP-BAG : Each athlete has the right to give to the organization
a drop-bag with material, equipment and consumable supplies of his/her
choice, which will be transferred to Prasinada by the organization. The drop-bag’s volume cannot be larger than
30 liters and can be given to the organization the day before the
race. They will be transferred to
the Forest Village by the end of the race again by the organization.
26. OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE : Outside assistance to the athletes is allowed
only in the official refreshment points (Prasinada, Zarkadia).
27. CHECK POINTS : During the race there will be 15 check points,
where for security reasons and for the smooth conduct of the race, the
athletes are recorded.
28. SWEEPING SERVICES : A team of volunteers will follow the last athlete
of the race, for security reasons, having the ability at the same time to take
part in the coordination of providing aide to any injured athlete, in
cooperation with the medical staff of the organization.
29. PRIZES-MEDALS : The winners of the race will be awarded with trophies
while all athletes who will finish
the race will be given a medal. The three first men and the three first women
will be honored, as well as the first man or woman of the Master category (Μ2/W2).
30. CHANGES : The present rules are subject to change without
prior notice, but in general the spirit of the rules remains the same.
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ROUT-2014, The Official Race Report of the 5th organization|
Posted by ROUT on 01/12/14 (2946 reads)
The 5th anniversary ROUT 100miler was celebrated
in the best possible way, since the race left the best impressions on the
athletes that had the chance to compete in the beautiful forests of Rodopi. A
long, although short in time journey of five years, reached this year’s
organization of Rodopi Advendurun, the beloved ROUT of the ultra-endurance and
adventure Greek athletes. Year after year, since 2009, ROUT leads its athletes
through a route of emotions, guided by the limits of their physical and mental
endurance. In addition to the journey, above all a difficult 100 miles race of
human endurance, which requires devotion and hard preparation.
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5th Anniversary ROUT 100 MILES ADVENDURUN 2014 - Latest News for the Athletes|
Posted by ROUT on 14/10/14 (2637 reads)
It’s this time of
the year again when we meet in Rodopi, in our annual Endurance and Adventure
(advendurunning) meeting. On Friday,
October 17th, at 6 in the morning, the 5th
anniversary ROUT 100 MILES begins. This year, the number of athletes who will start
the race reached 120, out of which 13 are coming from abroad.
CHARACTERISTICS: This year’s ROUT
keeps its race profile, the same as the familiar since 2010 route, of 100 miles
and 8000 meters of positive
altitude change, for the 5th consecutive year. The time limit is now 40 hours. The three in-between time barriers are: a) Zarkadia Κ-41 in 8:00 hours,
b) Krousovo Κ-69 in 15:00
hours and c) Zarkadia-2 Κ-123 in 28:00 hours.
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5th anniversary 2014 ROUT 100-miles Rodopi Advendurun|
Posted by ROUT on 27/05/14 (3040 reads)
Registrations open on May 9, 2014
Starting Friday, May 9 registrations are open for the 5th anniversary Rodopi Advendurun (ROUT) of 2014. Registrations will use the online registration form (http://www.rout.gr/index.php?name=Rout&file=registration
) and will last until August 31. 120 athletes who will be admitted to the race this year regardless of country of origin. Registration is a two-stage process, first the application for participation is approved and then you are notified to proceed with the fees payment. The payment period for those already fulfilling the criteria and thus approved to participate will begin on June 16 and will last until the 120 places are filled up or until August 31, if there are still openings. The organization will take special provisions to ensure a minimum number of starters are athletes residing outside Greece.
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Rodopi Ultra Trail, a new philosophy in trail running|
Posted by ROUT on 12/09/09 (2906 reads)
Rodopi Ultra Trail (ROUT) is a new approach to trail running races, introducing a new vision on the ultras, the adventure running, by putting athletes and their skills in serious challenge, and assessing their experience gained by long practice of the sport. ROUT is calling only experienced trail runners, requiring their maximum of physical and mental endurance.
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