RacingThePlanet: Georgia

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Race format

This year's RacingThePlanet race will be held in the southwestern corner of Georgia, within the Javakheti region, where Eastern Europe meets Western Asia

The race format is simple: 250km over 7 days

 - Days 1-4: ~40km /~25 miles per day

 - Day 5: ~80km /~50 miles

 - Day 6: Rest at camp

 - Day 7: ~10km / ~5 miles

 

You must carry your 7-days' food, sleeping gear, and other equipment.  Water is provided at check-points and at camp

There are check points every ~10km, with cut-off times that need to be met in order to continue

Course summary

  • Distance: 250 km (155 miles)

  • Terrain: Primarily on tracks and trails with terrain including grasslands, fields, rocky ground, gravel tracks, riverbeds, open plains and forest trails

  • Elevation: Majority of the course is at an elevation of 1,000 to 2,000 meters (3,300 to 6,600 feet), with 3 peaks at ~2,500 meters (10,000 feet)

  • Total ascent: 5,642 meters (18,511 feet) 

  • Total descent: 6,109 meters (20,042 feet)

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