To participate in this event, in particular the GORILLA 100k & GORILLA 50k, it is essential:
o To be completely aware of the length and specificity of the event and to be perfectly prepared for it.
o To have acquired, previous to the race, a real capacity of personal autonomy in the mountains allowing for the management of problems induced by this type of event, and notably:
o Know how to confront, without outside help, climatic conditions which could be very difficult to deal with at altitude (night, wind, cold, fog, rain).
o Know how to manage, including when one is isolated, physical or mental problems arising from a great fatigue, digestive problems, muscle or articular pains, small wounds…
o To be totally conscious that the organization’s role is not to help a runner manage these problems.
o To be totally aware that for such an activity in the mountains, security depends upon the runner’s capacity to adapt to the problems encountered or foreseen.
o To inform and to sensitize the members of the runner’s entourage towards the respect of nature, people and the regulations of the race.
o All 4 individual categories – 10km – 25Km – 50Km – 100Km determined by distance, total elevation gained and cut off timings.
o 25Km – 50Km – 100Km categories are open for professionally marathon trained athletes of all nationalities above 18 years of age on 25/01/2024.
o 10km is funrun category – open for 16
o A 25Km participant must have completed (or will complete) one Half Marathon (21kms) in between January 1, 2023 and January 1, 2024.
o A 50K and 100k participant must have completed (or will complete) one Full Ultra Marathon (40kms) between January 1, 2023 and January 1, 2024.
o Or, the participant must have completed (or will complete) an Ultra Marathon of 50 Km and above within the cut off time prescribed by the respective organizers of the race that you ran, between January 1, 2023 and January 1, 2024.
o Athletes must be trained for mountain running and have participated in races that have minimum elevation of 3000m +
Participation will be NOT be entertained without water vest and mandatory gears
Important Note: This is semi-autonomy (semi-supported) race
Which means, we will give you calculated nutrition support & water to every participant!
THIS IS NOT A RECREATIONAL RACE
SEMI AUTONOMY (SEMI-SUPPORTED RACE)
The principal of every individual race in semi-autonomy is the rule. The Jumping Gorilla Mountain Trail Championship will take place in one single stage, at an undefined pace, within the limits of the time barriers which are specified for each event. Semi-autonomy is defined as having the capacity to be autonomous between two refreshments posts/aid stations, as much on the food front, allowing for adapting to problems encountered or foreseen (bad weather, physical problems, injury…)
This principal implies, in particular, the following rules:
1. Each runner must have with them throughout the duration of the race the totality of their mandatory gears and equipments.
2. The refreshment posts supply drinks and food to be consumed on site. Jumping Gorilla only supplies still water or energizing drink for filling water bottles or hydration packs. The runner should take care to ensure they have, when leaving each refreshment post, the quantity of drink and food which is necessary to keep them going until the following refreshment post.
3. It is forbidden to accompany or be accompanied along any part the race route by a person not registered for the race. It is not allowed to be accompanied by a dog or any other animal.