BUM 50 miles
SOK Knallen invites runners to Borås Ultra Marathon 50 miles
Saturday 25th May 2013
An 80 km ultra marathon in the terrain between Göteborg and Borås
(Vildmarksleden och Knalleleden)
Start: 08:00 at Skatås exercise facilities in Göteborg.
Finish: At PTHuset, Landalagatan 1, in Borås.
The course: A lovely mountain course with gravel roads, trails, some asphalt, roots, rocks, descents, mud, water, meadows, forests, farms and some houses.
Orientation: Throughout the course there are orange painted marks. The responsibility for finding the right way, however, is on each and every contestant. Therefore, it is mandatory to bring your own copies of maps on the course.
Support: Each contestant is basically self-sufficient, but BUM will have four food and drink stations along the course:
Station 1: Water, cola, coffee, sandwiches, sweets and chips.
Station 2: Water, cola, coffee, sandwiches, soup, eggs, pickles, candy, chips and pretzels.
Station 3: Water, cola, coffee, Vitargo electrolyte, pickles, sweets and chips.
Station 4: Water, cola, coffee, hot dogs, pickles, pretzels, candy and chips.
Drop bags: At the start, the contestant can submit a 10-liter bag/pouch that will be transported to Station 2 in Hindås. It is also possible to submit a bag of stuff that will be available at the Finish. Please, mark the bags appropriately.
Equipment: Each contestant must bring a map of the course, a mobile phone with the number to the race director, first aid kit, and enough liquid and energy to cover the needs between stations.
Bib number: Each contestant should wear their bib number visible on the front of the body, with any advertising visible.
Slow runners: For slow runners the race is over if the contestant fails to reach Station 2 before 13:30 or Station 4 before 18:00.
Safety: All contestants are required to help other runners in distress. There are also club member runners from SOK Knallen that will stay in the back. At the Finish, there will also be medically trained personnel.
Littering: Needless to say, you bring your junk to the stations and throw it there.
Finish: At the finish area there are showers, sauna, whirlpool and food. (All included in the registration fee.)
Dropping out: If you have to drop out you are responsible for your transportation back to civilisation. However, if possible, BUM personnel will help you. It is also important that you notify the Race Director immediately.
Transport to the start: Will be arranged from PTHuset in Borås and leaves at 06:30. If you want to come along, please indicate this at the registration. Cost: 100 SEK.
Registration fee: 400 SEK. When registering, you will receive an email back with payment details.
Maximum number of participants: To be able to provide a good service to all participants, there is an upper limit of 200 participants, as a total for both BUM 50 miles and BUM 45 km.
Race Director: Peter Karlsson (updated 2012-11-09)