Registration

Registration opens on April 2nd at 6.00pm.

There will be 100 places, assigned on a first come, first served basis. There will be no wait list in operation.

Registration fee is 490€. 240€ to be paid as a non-refundable deposit, the remaining amount of 250€ is due at September 1st 2019.

Cancellations will be accepted till January 15th with a refund of your entry fee, minus the non-refundable deposit. Transferring your registration to another runner is possible till February 15th with an administration fee of 5€ (and under the assumption that Legends Trails doesn’t handle the financial transaction between runners).

In order to registrer, you need to have successfully finished one of the following races:

  • Montane Spine Race
  • PTL
  • Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra
  • Beskidy Ultra Trail 305
  • Montane Legends Trail
  • Goldsteig 661 Ultrarace

This will be checked and verified when applying for a place. Important in all these races is that they are hard, long races where you also need a very high level of self-sufficiency, with checkpoints wide apart and no support in between. If you don’t have a qualifier, but you think that you have sufficient experience, please contact us directly to discuss.

Timetable

Thursday February 20:
18.00: Race HQ (Mormont) opens
Friday February 21:
09.00-12.00: Race registration
18.30-20.30: Race registration
20.30-21.00: Race briefing
Saturday February 22:
08.00: LT500 start
Saturday February 29:
08.00: Cutoff time (can change depending on final distance)

Start & Finish

The race will start and finish in Mormont (Mormont 27, 6666 Wibrin, Belgium) (coordinates 50.146336, 5.718510).

Checkpoints

During the course, there will be 6 fixed checkpoints where every participant has to check-in with a race official on arrival and on departure. Failure to do so might result in disqualification.

Cut-off times are calculated on an average speed of 3km/h, and will be strictly enforced at the checkpoints. You have to be out of the checkpoint at the cut-off time. Legends Trails can also decide on intermediate cut-off times on the course if circumstances would justify this. If that would be the case, you will be informed about these intermediate cut-off times when leaving the previous checkpoint. If the weather or other circumstances require course deviations, you will also be informed about this when leaving the previous checkpoint.

In each checkpoint, the following will be offered to you:

  • Your drop bag
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • One good hot meal per participant per checkpoint. We will have normal and vegan options. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know UPFRONT and we’ll see if we can accommodate you in this.
  • Showers and toilets.
  • Beds to sleep inside at the checkpoint.
  • A medical team will be available (as long as they are not required for emergencies on the course). Please take into account that the medical team can become very busy with foot care, blister treatment and such, so it’s always a good idea to be able to take care of your own feet in order to avoid long waiting times.

Mandatory Kit

90% of the course is on trail. Trail shoes are advised. There are sections of the trail which can become very muddy in wet conditions. The weather in March is extremely variable and can include anything from snow to heavy rain or bright sunshine. Be prepared for all conditions.

There will be kit checks prior, during and after the race. Runners must carry the following mandatory equipment at all times. A time penalty of minimum one hour will be imposed for any item found to be missing at any point on course.

  • Race number (worn visibly and easy to read at all times)
  • GPS Tracker provided by the organisation
  • Mobile phone with a battery charged and operable for the duration of the race (roaming service recommended, with Organizers’ numbers (given at registration)
  • Survival Bag (if you carry your bivy or tent with you during the race, you do not need a separate survival bag). A simple survival blanket is NOT acceptable.
  • Whistle
  • Running pack or belt able to store obligatory equipment
  • Bottle or hydration pack of at least 1,5 litre capacity and at least 1,5 litre of water or liquid (checked on leaving aid stations)
  • Enough food to last to the next checkpoint
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket (regardless of expected weather conditions)
  • Shoes appropriate for the surface
  • Elastic bandage
  • ID or passport
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • First aid kit including any regular medication that you take in enough quantities to last 4 days
  • Some money (you can use shops, bars or restaurants along the course, but please pay your bills)
  • Red light from dusk till dawn attached to your backpack/pack
  • Sleeping system (can be in drop bag): sleeping mat and sleeping bag. Beds will be available at the checkpoints
  • Maps provided by Legends Trails

Strongly Recommended

  • Clothes appropriate for the weather conditions
  • Gloves or waterproof gloves
  • Microspikes (Kahtoola Microspikes or similar)
  • Anti-chafing ointment (e.g. Vaseline, sudocream)
  • Hand warmers
  • Trekking poles
  • Change of clothes
  • GPS device with the route downloaded. Please ensure that your GPS is able to provide you with an UTM coordinate in case of emergency

Course Markings

The course is not marked, but every participant will get detailed maps on 1:20000 scale.

The gpx of the course will be made available approximately one week before the start of the race.

Medical

There will be a dedicated team of race medics available throughout the duration of the race. If you suffer an injury or accident that warrants direct medical attention, the medics will be on hand to provide you with exactly that. Contact numbers and full details of what to do in an emergency will be given to you at race registration. Due to the nature of the course ie. some off road, the medics may take some time to reach you, or potentially be out of contact tending to other runners. In those instances you should contact the emergency services on 112. If you are injured but able to walk, please make your way to the nearest aid station where there will either be a medic, or an aid station captain will immediately get in touch with medical care should you require it/ arrange for transport out. If you suffer a severe injury or encounter someone in serious difficulty please call both 112 for emergency ambulance services and the course medics.