Brazil Running Adventure Race 2015
124 km Non Stop / 60 km 2 stages
April 29th, 2015 Departure from Paris 23 h
April 30th, 2015 Arrival to Sao Luis Bus transfer to Santo Amaro Dinner and night at the Pousada in Santo Amaro
May 1th, 2015 Equipment checking Dinner and night at thePousada
May 2th, 2015 Start of the Race from Santo Amaro Nigth in the middle of the desert for the 60 km racers.
3 th May: Arrival of the first runner of 124km and all runners of 60 km and night in Atins
4 th May Arrival of the latest runners in Atins Transfer to Cabure (natural beach ) Dinner and Night in Cabure
5 th May Transfer from Cabure to Sao Luis Break at the hotel in the old town of Sao Luis and dinner
6 th May breakfast City tour and official prize giving ceremony with Diner night in the hôtel hôtel
7th May: Breakfast transfert to the Airport flyback to Europa
8 th May Arrival in Paris or other place in Europa
Cost : 2 650€ including : the return international flight from Paris to Sao Luis via Sao Paolo with the TAM Airline
(including charges); the flight from Sao Luis to Sao Paolo ; all the transfers ; nights (2 people per room) in Sao Luis , Atins, Santo Amaro ; the hammock night with the locals ; dinners from May 30 April th in Santo Amaro to May 6 th in Sao Luis ( including the ceremony dinner) ; breakfasts ; the organization of the race with the optimum security conditions ; The Franco-Brazilian staff ; Water during the stages ; The official shirt with a personal number ; Medical staff ; Insurance for the journey and the race ( repatriation assistance) ; Transport of the competitors’gear (mentioned in the rules) Tendao staff assistance
Not including : lunches ; Diners during the Race, single rooms ; cancellation insurance ; drinks, and all elements not mentioned on the program
What is it actually? A running event? A trip? A trail hiking race covered in several stages? A discovery of populations and villages? A expedition for the discovery of natural marvels?
The Brazil Running Adventure Race is actually a mix of all these components giving it its exceptional character. ..
The shortest race (60 km) will be divided in two stages and will consist in the crossing of the Maranhenses Lençois. This sandy route snakes between dunes and lagoons.
The long race crosses 1 supernatural region of the Brazilian Nordeste area, it's the incredible Maranhenses Lençois desert composed by thousands of white dunes and soft water blue lagoons
The ultra 124km non stop Race between the desert will lead you from Santo Amaro, at the delta gateway, to Atins.
,The pearl of beaches Cabure village is located near of the Lençois desert.
REGISTRATION OPEN 15 NOVEMBER
Situation: Northern Brazil, North-East from Fortaleza and South-West from Sao Luis.
Departure: Santo Amaro
Arrival: in Atins (at the end of the Maranhenses Lençois desert)
the Lençois Maranhenses desert is the unique desert in the world with dunes and soft water lagoons sharing the landscape
One of the most beautiful places in the Brazilian desert is in the Maranhao state: this sea of dunes covers 70 km along the seaside and enters 50 km deep into the land. The Maranhenses lençois: This formation reveals very impressive landscapes, made of unforgettable lakes, contrasting with white sandy dunes which can be up to 40 meters high. There is no access road ; if you want to know it, you will have to face both dunes and heat.
The crossing of the Maranhenses lençois
The part of the race taking place in the desert will start in Santo Amaro with the crossing of the famous Lençois. The first dunes and lagoons will be seen 8 km further.
You will have to follow the marking to reach the CP situated on the top of some dunes. You will meet the first community in Quaimada dos Britos ( arrival of the first stage) The second community lives in the heart of this Lençois (Baixa Grande ).
The other part will let you arrive to Atins through a direct crossing;
The Lençois marenhenses national park is known as the Brazilian desert, and is more than 100-km long and 50-km wide.
Its area is bigger than Sao Paulo, and it is composed by huge white sandy dunes moving with winds and hides ponds whose colours
change from light-blue to the dark blue. It is the only desert in the world with thousands of ponds. It is marvellous!
One of the most beautiful places in the Brazilian desert is in the Maranhao state: this sea of dunes covers 70 km along the seaside
and enters 50 km deep into the land. The Maranhenses lençois: This formation reveals very impressive landscapes, made of unforgettable lakes, contrasting with white sandy dunes which can be up to 40 meters high. There is no access road ; if you want to know it, you will have to face both dunes and heat.