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9th edition of Ehunmilak Ultra Trail opens for entry!

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Friday 10th November 2017
 
 
  • The Basque Highlands will host 1,300 trailrunners with 1,500 volunteers from 13-15 July 2018.
  • Entries for three races opened on Thursday 9th November at 17H (GMT+1): Ehunmilak-168km; Goierriko bi Haundiak-88km; Marimurumendi-42k
  • The 515 entries for G2h-88km sold out in one hour.  Entries for 42k-168k still available.
#Ehunmilak18 is the ninth edition of the hundred Basque miles (‘Ehunmilak’ means ‘one hundred miles’ in Basque), setting a new mark in the sustained growth of an event, which now hosts three mountain races,  sponsored by perfomance gear specialist Ternua.
 
All runners travelling from any country, together with their friends and families, benefit from a race organisation that’s one of the most committed to the details that you will find anywhere, with up to 1,500 volunteers. The great dedication, combines with the renowned Basque passion for endurance sports to ensure that at Ehunmilak you will never run alone.
 
The Goierriko bi haundiak (G2H-88km) sold out all entries in just one hour after opening registrations today at 17h (GMT+1) The Marimurumendi mountain marathon entries are also well on their way to selling out once again this year, as in previous editions. Finally, while the imposing main race of the event, the hundred miles Ehunmilak Ultra-Trail commands a deep respect that only veterans with years of experience and preparation take on, this 2018 event seems poised to be the first year were entries also sell out. 

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Images by Pete Aylward and Koichi Iwasa

New to Ehunmilak for 2018: The main novelties of this eighth edition revolve around the web services, special tourist package and live race coverage via gps, web and radio.
 
  • Extended web services, now available in english, spanish, basque and french.
  • Special Tourist pack available for international runners upon demand.
  • Live race coverage will be available via geolocation, video streaming and radiotrail.  All ultrarunners for the 88k and 168km races, will be geotagged by GPS, ensuring optimimum info for their followers plus top-notch safety for all. It is also worth mentioning the increase in emergency specialists to cover the route to make it even safer. Finally, fans will be able to follow the race by live streaming video as well as radio, with a live show of up to 30 hours by #radiotrail from the race´s website and other media.
 
Races to be held on 13-14-15 July, with start and finish from Beasaín, Gipuzkoa: The three events of this eighth edition will be held from 13 to 15th of July, with departure and arrival in Beasain. the main location af the Basque Highlands region known as "Goierri" and offer the chance to summit the iconic Txindoki and Aizkorri peaks. 
 
Key data from 2017 to 2018: the last edition of the race registered 1,189 trailrunners, of which 9.6% women.
 
  • Ehunmilak Ultra-Trail (168km): 409 registered runners from 15 different countries, of which 20 were women. In the 3-people team mode,16 teams were registered. The 515 entries for 2018 are expected to sell out for the first time in the event history.  
  • Goierriko 2bi haundiak (88k):  515 runners from 3 different countries enrolled, of which 37 are women. Entries for 2018 already sold in one hour.
  • Marimurumendi (42k):  265 participants registered from 5 different countries, of which 57 are women. Half of the entries for 2018 have already sold out.
 
In 2017 the event attracted runners and journalists from 16 countries, including: Japan, Portugal, France, Germany, United States, Andorra, United Kingdom, Argentina, Austria, Uruguay, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Hungary. This 2018 the international component is expected to reach much higher level as the race unique reputation keeps growing by word of mouth among the trail running community. The number of volunteers continues to increase year after year,  with more than 1500 volunteers to help in this edition. As in previous years there will be a bus service for fans, friends and family to follow the event live from one site to another with five special bus lines created for the event.
 
Race live coverage: Runner Geolocation, Video streaming and radiotrail show.
 
  • The Ehunmilak.com website will be completely changed during the days of the race to add all different ways to follow the event live
  • There will be a geolocation system to follow all runners at the Ultra-Trail-168km and Goierriko bi haundiak-88k.
  • Live video images or streaming on the web and on the giant screen of the main square of Beasain with live images of the most interesting areas of the tour.
  • Radio show live by #radiotrail team at MaratonRadio.com (official radio of ehunmilak 2018), to offer +30 hours of live broadcast in 3 languages ​​(Basque, Spanish and English), with live connections coming from different points of the route.T
 
For more information: Official Hashtag #Ehunmilak18
 
Website:  www.ehunmilak.com
Twitter: @ehunmilakg2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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