Tailwind Börzsöny Trail is having a course through the wild trails of the Börzsöny mountains in the area of the Duna-Ipoly National Park. It has steep climbs mixed with steep descents amongst beech trees whilst getting closer to the High-Börzsöny peaks. The forest is definitely not the only thing welcoming the runners as the course is full of viewpoints as well.
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IT ALL STARTED ON THE TRAIL…
Winding trails, breathtaking views, mountain-side sunrises. Those are the things that inspired Tailwind’s founder to get outside, and he wasn’t about to let bad nutrition get in the way.
“It all began when my buddy Art suggested I pick an event and train for it. Never having raced before, I picked the Leadville 100 MTB. Go big or go home, right? I finished that first Leadville 100 and headed straight for the trash can, purging the muesli that had been with me all day. Fed up with fueling issues hijacking the blood, sweat and tears of my training, I wanted to find nutrition that spared my gut, was easy to use, tasted good, and would fuel me to the finish line – minus the breakfast, part deux. That’s what Tailwind is about. We help customers reach their goals, big or small. We’re behind you all the way. We wouldn’t be here without customers like you, and remind ourselves of that every day. We still write our customer’s name on every bag we ship and include a note. Thanks for making our journey an amazing one!“
SALOMON GOLDEN TRAIL SERIES
THE GOLDEN TRAIL SERIES EXISTS TO CELEBRATE AND GROW THE SPORT OF TRAIL RUNNING.
The Golden Trail World Series exists to celebrate and evolve trail running as a sport. The series stands out in the modern sports world respecting unique values like parity, equity, transparency, and honesty. The races have been chosen to highlight the most iconic events in the sport today.
It aims to promote professional trail runners as the world-class athletes that they are, to showcase and protect the awe-inspiring natural environments where we play and compete, and to acknowledge the amazing, passionate fans as an essential ingredient in the sport. Each of the six races in the series has been specifically selected for the scenery, the challenge, the history, and the atmosphere that they offer to both the runners and to the public. These are the races that every runner wants to experience and some of the first written on any runner’s bucket list.
THE DANUBE-IPOLY NATIONAL PARK
The Danube-Ipoly National Park was founded in 1997.
The Danube-Ipoly National Park’s area covers the Pilis, Visegrád, and Börzsöny Hills, a part of the Ipoly Valley between Hont and Balassagyarmat, and some areas of Szentendre Island. The diversity of the area is unique in Hungary due to the fact that it is a meeting point of rivers, hills, and plain.
The most important duty of the Directorate is the planning and execution of maintenance of the protected areas, organisation of research, and asset management. In addition, the basic objective is the conservation of the landscape’s emblematic image, intactness, undisturbed wildlife tranquillity, richness in species, and purity of waters; the protection of forests, soil, and other renewable resources; preservation of cultural values.
An important research activity is the continuous monitoring of wildlife, which means a long-term observation of certain features of the selected habitats and associations. Based on the data gained from these observations, changes in the condition of nature can be followed.
For the preservation of natural values, it is essential to inform the population extensively, to widen people’s knowledge, and to enhance commitment towards nature conservation. Therefore, visitors are welcome in the entire operational area of the Directorate throughout the year with diverse programs: we organise events and guided tours on our nature trails, and operate demonstration sites. Beside our twelve nature trails, the Forest School of Királyrét in Börzsöny, the “Pilis Len” Visitor Centre, the “Kökörcsin” Forest School in Esztergom, and the “Pálfája” Educational Centre in Nagykőrös offer popular programs as well. Beside caves reconstructed for tourists, participation in so-called “jumpsuit” tours in non-reconstructed caves is also possible. There is a lookout and a trail with interactive exhibitions and a panoramic terrace operating in the Visitor Centre of Sas Hill in Buda; in Jókai Garden, in Buda, under the huge trees of the park, we displayed information boards demonstrating Jókai’s age and the natural values of the garden, the instruments of the bird-friendly garden, and Hungary’s rocks; we guide tours with rented bicycles and canoes on Szentendre Island; and we offer ethnographic and nature value related craft and field programs in the historic buildings of the House of Regional Traditions in Ócsa. It is worth visiting the 40-hectare English Garden of the Arboretum of Alcsút all year round, but it is especially nice from mid-February to March, when it is covered by snowdrop fields. The Dinnyés Morass also worth a visit because, particularly during autumnal bird migrations, huge flocks of teal birds and thousands of wild geese can be observed.
LOCATION / START AND FINISH
Diósjenő is a village in Nógrád county, Hungary. It is surrounded by hills.
History. The village was first mentioned in 1282. Its name comes from Jenő, the name of one of the seven tribes conquering present-day Hungary, while the word “diós” refers to walnut trees. The Hussites built a castle in the village. After the Ottoman era, in 1720 30 houses stood in the village.
Roman Catholic church: built in the 15th century in Gothic style; rebuilt in 1788-89 in Baroque and Neoclassical style.
Protestant church: built around 1850 in late Neoclassical style.
Five bridges on the Jenő stream, built between 1914 and 1930 of stone, bricks and ferroconcrete.
Transfer double registration fee before 8th of July, 2023 to the Suhanj! foundation bank account:
Magnetbank: HU03 16200113-18514759-00000000
Send the transfer warrant to email@example.com
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 3rd of July, 2023.
Tailwind Börzsöny Trail L: 38 Euro
Tailwind Börzsöny Trail M: 35 Euro
Tailwind Börzsöny Trail S: 33 Euro
Entry fee includes the following:
race bib and chip,
lunch (vegan gluten free, vegetarian, with meat),
finisher’s beer (alcohol free)
left luggage service,
mountain rescue service & medical team,
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), until 12:00 PM (CET) July 3, 2023. Cancellations in any other form (phone, fax, orally etc.) are not accepted. After 12:00 PM (CET) July 3, 2023 the registration cannot be cancelled. The administration cost of cancelling a registration is 10 Euros.
Transferring a registration is only possible via email (email@example.com) before 12PM, 3rd of July 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, 3rd of July 2023 there is no option to transfer your registration. You can access the transfer form by clicking here.
At our aid stations runners will have access to the following refreshments: water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, coke, crackers (both salty and sweet), chocolate, bananas, apples, pickled cucumber, olives, dried fruits, sausage, bread and cheese.
There will be NO disposable plastic cups at the aid stations. Be green bring your own reusable one!
Participants of the Tailwind Börzsöny Trail 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.
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 25th of June 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 25th of June 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.
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