Ensport Vértes Terep Maraton

ENSPORT VÉRTES TEREP MARATON

WHERE BOYS WILL BECOME MEN AND GIRLS WILL LEARN TO CURSE…

 

OUR TITLE SPONSOR: ENSPORT

ENSPORT

OUR NUTRITION SPONSOR: SQUEEZY

Athlete’s want their sports nutrition and supplements to work quickly and efficiently as well as easy on the stomach and to offer them a variety of tastes to tantalise the taste buds. Equally, the products will have to be easy to use and to transport. Every new product that is developed by SQUEEZY has to meet those criteria.

Our product lines are developed in cooperation with elite athletes and sports scientists and we always put the needs of the athlete to the forefront of any development.
As a result we offer some different tasting gels such as our savoury-salty tomato or even refreshing-tangy beer. With the refillable packs for our ENERGY GELS we also developed a sustainable and environmental friendly packaging solution.

The packaging also distinguishes between products with caffein (red) or caffein-free (orange) which makes it easy to negotiate our wide range of products.

SQUEEZY SPORTS NUTRITION: GELS, BARS, DRINKS, FRUIT GUMS.

Our product offering includes a number of energy gels, energy bars and energy drinks with and without caffein in a variety of flavours. Through this wide choice of products can every athlete from any sport, find his product which meets his very individual demands.

All of our products contain a combination of simple and complex carbohydrates. This matrix of simple and complex carbohydrates ensures that energy is quickly made available to the body through glucose and fructose. The energy levels are then sustained through maltodextrin and isomaltulose.

Additionally our products contain minerals such as sodium, potassium and, in some cases, magnesium. These minerals support the muscles during training and competition, for example to help prevent cramping, and play an important part in the body’s metabolic processes, for example the energy metabolism.

 

VÉRTES HILLS

The Vértes is the middle section of the Transdanubia Mountains, situated between the ranges of Bakony and Gerecse. Its average height is 350 meters with no more than about 480 m peak altitudes. Still, when viewed from the surrounding flatland, the Vértes impresses the spectator as a much higher mountain, owing mainly to the sharp cleft of its edges. In the Middle Ages, the Vértes was from all sides surrounded by deeply set swampy pastures. As a result of continuous draining efforts, the marshland of the past is hardly traceable today. Some remains of what used to be swampy meadows are to be found at the skirts of the Vértes: the grassland of Csíkvarsa.

The Protected Landscape Area of Vértes, encompassing some 15 thousand hectares of land in the mountains, was established by the National Bureau of Natural and Environmental Protection in 1976. This area of increased protection was originally created with the purpose of safeguarding the natural heritage of the Vértes and its surrounds in a condition that would be enjoyable for future generations as well, with special regard to the fact that the prominent cities of this area – Tatabánya, Székesfehérvár, Mór – had already set out on a path of pronounced industrialisation.

How this heritage may be described? First and foremost, there is the biological diversity and natural richness that developed in this relatively restricted territory due to beneficial environmental factors. The high degree of diversity is evidenced in the geological structure and the physical and environmental features of the ground as well as the wide variety of plant and animal species.

In geological terms, the southern versants of the Vértes rest on a dolomite foundation, while in the northern flanks, part of the fundamental rock is Dachstein limestone. As the dolomite surface gave way to erosion and tabular cleavage, steep clefts, rocky walls, upthrusts, gaps and narrow creeks formed, endowing the Vértes mountains with a formidable appearance in spite of its relatively low rise above sea level.

Text: Duna-Ipoly National Park

LOCATION / START AND FINISH

Szár Village lies on the northeastern border of Vértes Nature Park, on a plateau between the Vértes and the Gerecse Mountains. It is named after Ladislas Szár, the cousin of St Stephen, Hungary’s first king. The earliest written document related to Szár dates back to 1337. The site was abandoned during the Turkish occupation but, in the 1770s, the Esterházy family settled 46 German families here.

A remarkable event in the history of flying is connected to the village. On 16 July 1931, György Endresz and Sándor Magyar landed their plane on the outskirts after crossing the Atlantic in 32 hours, thus breaking the world record of transatlantic flights. On the landing spot there is a memorial, while the date is commemorated annually.

A traditional peasant cottage called Csomó House, and the Roman Catholic church with the parsonage are registered buildings. Jubilee Memorial Park is also worth a visit. The Romhányi Memorial Plaque, the Relocation Memorial and the memorial plaques dedicated to the locals killed in action during the world wars are to be seen in the main street. The renovated Calvary and the Sósi Brook are under local protection.

The village is a popular starting point of hikers heading toward the Vértes Mountains. The main marked pathways start at the railway station. A favourite beauty spot is the forest of Tamás Hill. On the site of the old vineyard new ones are being planted, together with the building of presses and cellars.

Text: Pro Vértes

RACE INFO

Date: Sunday, 26, March 2023
Start & Finish: Szár, Sporthall
Edition: 15
Limit: 700 runners

Ensport VTM Ultramaraton

Race lenght & elevation: 50km / 1.410m+
Start: 09:00
Time limit: 8 hours
Aid stations: 6

 

Ensport VTM Maraton

Race lenght & elevation: 39.3km / 1.133m+
Start
:09:00
Time limit:
 7 hours
Aid station: 5

 

Ensport VTM Halfmaraton

Race lenght & elevation: 23.7km / 625m+
Start: 10:00
Time limit: 3.5 hours
Aid stations: 2

 

Ensport VTM Minimaraton

Race lenght & elevation: 14.5km / 367m+
Start: 10:00
Time limit: 2.5 hours
Aid stations: 1

 

RACE SCHEDULE

26. 2023 March (Sunday)

08:00-08:45 race bibs distribution Ultramaraton & Maraton

08:45-09:45 race bibs distribution Halfmaraton & Minimaraton

09:00 Start Ultramaraton & Maraton

10:00 Start Halfmaraton & Minimaraton

11:30-17:30 Lunch

12:30 time limit Minimaraton

12:30 medal ceremony Minimaraton

13:00 medal ceremony Halfmaraton

13:30 time limit Halfmaraton

14:00 medal ceremony Maraton

15:00 medal ceremony Ultramaraton

16:00 time limit Maraton

17:00 time limit Ultramaraton

GPS LOGS AND MAPS
ULTRAMARATON GPX

 

MARATON GPX

 

HALFMARATON GPX

 

MINIMARATON GPX

 

 

ENSPORT VTM ULTRAMARATON: 50 km / 1.410m+

ENSPORT VTM MARATON: 39.3 km / 1.133m+

ENSPORT VTM HALFMARATON: 23.7 km / 625m+

ENSPORT VTM MINIMARATON: 14.5 km / 367m+

REGISTRATION

Registration opens on January 23nd at noon, 2023 and closes on March 19rd, 2023 at noon. 
The only accepted way for registration is through terepfutas.hu. Onsite registration is not possible.

The registration fee can be paid only by credit / debit card. Maximum number of runners: Limited to 700 runners.

CHARITY REGISTRATION

If you missed the registration period for Ensport VTM Register on the Charity form.

  • Transfer double registration fee before 19th of March, 2023 to the Suhanj! foundation bank account:
  • Magnetbank: HU03 16200113-18514759-00000000
  • Send the transfer warrant to hello@ultratrail.hu
  • When you get your bib it means you register for the race and accept its rules and etiquette
  • From the transfers what are mentioned above, Trail Running Hungary won’t keep anything.
  • The Charity registration will open at 19rd of March, 2023.
ENTRY FEES

Ensport VTM Ultramaraton:  45 Euro

Ensport VTM Maraton: 42 Euro

Ensport VTM Halfmaraton: 35 Euro

Ensport VTM Minimaraton: 33 Euro

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Entry fee includes the following:

  • race bib and chip,
  • electronic timing,
  • finisher’s medal,
  • free pictures
  • lunch (vegan gluten free, vegetarian, with meat),
  • finisher’s beer (alcohol free)
  • aid stations,
  • Squeezy gel for Ultramaraton & Maraton runners at 4 aid stations
  • shower,
  • massage for the Ultramaraton & Maraton runners
  • left luggage service,
  • mountain rescue service & medical team,
  • race organization
  • tax
  • the race
STARTPACK AND TIMING

You can pick up your race packet at the race check-in desk by presenting a valid government issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver license etc.). This is the only way of getting your race kit so make sure to bring an appropriate document. The race bib should be placed on the chest or your belly with a race number belt. Altering the bib or covering the official event and sponsor logos is forbidden.

Timing is carried out with SportIdent. There is 10 Euro deposit for the personal chip and it is the competitors’ responsibility to preserve and to give back the chip.

CANCELLATION POLICY AND REGISTRATION TRANSFER

Registration can be cancelled only in email (hello@ultratrail.hu), until 12:00 PM (CET) March 19, 2023. Cancellations in any other form (phone, fax, orally etc.) are not accepted. After 12:00 PM (CET) March 19, 2023 the registration cannot be cancelled. The administration cost of cancelling a registration is 10 Euros.

Transferring a registration is only possible via email (hello@ultratrail.hu) before 12PM, 16th of March 2023. The administration cost of transferring a registration is 10 Euros. We do not accept transfer requests verbally, over the phone, via fax etc. After 12PM, 16th of March 2023 there is no option to transfer your registration. You can access the transfer form by clicking here.

AID STATIONS

At our aid stations runners will have access to the following refreshments: water, Squeezy Sport drink and salt tablets, coke, crackers (both salty and sweet), chocolate, bananas, apples, pickled cucumber, olives, dried fruits, and cheese.

There will be NO disposable plastic cups at the aid stations. Be green bring your own reusable one!

Aid stations: 

  • Ultramaraton: – at 11.2, 18.5, 23.2, 30.1, 38.5 és 45.8K
  • Maraton: – at 11.2, és 18.5, 23.2, 27.7 és 35.1K
  • Halfmaraton – at 12.3 és 19.5K
  • Minimaraton: at 9.1K
REQUIRED GEAR

Participants of the Ensport VTM are required to carry the mandatory equipment through the whole course. This kit is the bare minimum that all runners are expected to complement based on individual needs.

Required gears: cell phone, photo ID, minimum 0.5 liter bladder or flask. 

MODIFICATIONS TO THE COURSE OR TO THE TIME BARRIERS; CANCELLATION OF THE RACE

Altering/changing locations, the course, or cancelling the race Organizers reserve the right to change or alter any parts of the course, places of aid stations, checkpoints or modify the time and location of the start or cancel the event without prior notice due to severe weather conditions or other unexpected conditions.In case the race has to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control (pandemic, flood, natural didaster, etc.):

Before 19th of March 2023 you can choose from 3 options:
1.  You defer your registration to 2024 (in this case your 2023 entry fee fully covers your entry for the 2024 race, you do not have to pay anything and you do not have to re-register)
2. We keep your money on the account we open for you, and you can use the whole amount for any other races organized by us in the future, without time limit (in this case your place in the next Tailwind Börzsöny Trail is not guaranteed)
3. You ask for a refund of 50% of the entry fee you paid.

After 19th of March 2023:
 If the race has to be cancelled for any reasons after 25th of June, unfortunately no refund of the registration fee will be made.