Transalpine Run – Running across borders

Transalpine Run – Running across borders

Are you an Ultra Distance Marathon lover? Would you be able to run one marathon per day during a week? If the idea of running 251 kilometres in 7 days sounds well for you, the Transalpine Run is perfect for you. What makes Transalpine Run so special? The Transalpine Run is a sporting event that any marathon fan must know. This race will not only test your endurance, but it will give you the opportunity to admire, along its 7 stages, the stunning Alps landscape. Departing from Germany, the Transalpine will make us cross the Alps through Austria to end up in Italy. By the end of the last stage, you will have covered 251,30 kilometres and tackled 15,135 metres of elevation. Furthermore, the new route specially designed for 2016 will bring the competitors to the first stage in a glacier, to visit the Dolomites and experience new paths, with the highest finish line ever in the history Transalpine Run. However, if the idea of running through these stunning natural treasures is not reason enough for you to register for the Transalpine Run, maybe you will be interested in knowing more about one of the most important facts that make this race so special. As such an experience is better when shared, the registration is open only for couples, and not for individuals. Therefore, you will need to team up with somebody and enter the competition in one of this 8 different categories: Men, Female, Mixed and Senior (over 50 years old) for Men and Female. Furthermore, the organizers have put a lot of attention to one key element: keeping...
Berlin Marathon – A race full of records

Berlin Marathon – A race full of records

Berlin has so much to offer to its visitors, that they would never get tired of walking its streets and learning about such an important city. Running the Berlin Marathon is a pleasure for the senses and will become, without any doubt, an unforgettable experience for any runner that takes part in it. Berlin Marathon – visiting the city from a totally different perspective Although the course changes often, for the last few editions the departure is set underneath Victory Column, behind Brandenburg Gate. This column, built in 1864, is crowned by a golden statue of the goddess Niké, considered the representation of victory and justice. Therefore, starting the marathon on this exact spot, becomes something very symbolic for the runners. Along the 42,195 metres of the marathon, we will run across the streets of Berlin, and therefore, the history of this city. The course, as it is set for 2016, will take us to places such as Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Cathedral, Alexander Platz, the Reichstag and Kaiser Wilhelm church, among many others. The finish line is currently set at Branderburg Gate, it was crossed for the first on 1990, after the reunification of Germany. Not only you will be amazed by Berlin’s architecture and monuments, but you will feed the support of the Germans, who will be following the event and supporting all the competitors, creating a party atmosphere where also many music bands will give a note of colour to the race. Berlin Marathon in numbers The first Berlin Marathon took place in 1974, when Germany was still divided, and 244 people participated. 41 years later,...
Safesport ID helps you to organize your race…for free!

Safesport ID helps you to organize your race…for free!

We are thrilled to share the news about our brand new service, to help you organizing your race. It’s no secret that at Safesport ID we love sports and we are always looking forward to be able to help race organizers with the logistics of the event for free. This is the reason why we have just launched our new website www.vipraces.com, where we make available different packs so that you can choose the one that better fits your needs. What do we offer? As you browse our different packs (Gold, Silver and Bronze), you will find the following services: Online inscription: once you register your race in our website, the participants will be able to register and make the payment through our website. We won’t charge you or the participants with any commission and once the deadline is reached, we will make a deposit in your bank account. We print your race bibs: and you will be able to chooses the design that you like the most among those available on our website, and customize them with the name of your race. Promotion of your race in our Social Media channels (Facebook and Twitter) as well as our blog. Your race will be included in our calendar so that our visitors can check it whenever they visit our website at http://www.safesportid.com/en/race-calendar Why do we offer these services for free? At Safesport ID we make bracelets for sports people and we are passionate by two things: sports and marketing. We are glad to be able to share our knowledge and our infrastructure so that we can help you organize...
Cape Epic – Pedalling with the lions

Cape Epic – Pedalling with the lions

A few years ago, Kevin Vermaak, South African, was worried: there were not enough mountain bike races in Africa, therefore, he decided to create his own. That is how, in 2004, the Cape Epic race was born. However, how is it possible that in Africa there were not enough bike races in such a big continent? Well, maybe after reading this article you will get a better idea on why. Cape Epic is the most televised mountain bike event in the world and gathers, during 8 days, the best and toughest mountain bikers in the world, together with amateur bikers. All the competitors are selected by lot and in 2016 30.000 people applied for a place in the lot, but only 1.200 made it to the final competition. Cape Epic is for partners. Besides being selected, pay the registration fee (1.500 €) and fly to South Africa, you will need to find somebody you can participate with. The elements of this race make necessary to participate with somebody else, but also being able to share such an intense experience with somebody is, indeed, a great opportunity. Ask anybody who has participated in the Cape Epic, they will all agree on one thing: you never know what is going to happen, as you will be surrounded by dangers: Fallings, extreme heat, floodings, wild animals and the accumulated fatigue make essential to go with somebody else.   However, and according to the rules, you cannot be more than 2 minutes away from your partner. In case you get very far away from each other, you will face a one-hour penalty, and...
Norseman Xtreme Triathlon – The most extreme and coldest triathlon in the world

Norseman Xtreme Triathlon – The most extreme and coldest triathlon in the world

The Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway has become the most extreme and demanding triathlon in the world. At the same time it’s one of the most stunning and unique events. Let’s find out why. The spectacular start of the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon Have you ever thought about starting a triathlon jumping into the cold water of the Norwegian fiords? Well then stop imagining because at the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon is possible. Maybe this is not the most unique element of this event, but let’s get real, seeing dozens of athletes jumping into the freezing Norwegian water at sunrise from a ferry is pretty cool. The weather in Norway, as you may imagine is not ideal for a triathlon, and despite being August swimming at 5 am in the morning in the Hardangerfjord fiord is not a piece of cake. “Awesome”, “stunning” or “amazing” are some of the words used by the triathletes at the Norseman Xtreme to describe the bicycle stage. This second stage will take us through the Norwegian mountains, reaching 1200 meters above sea level. During these 180 kilometres, the contestants will have time to admire the beautiful Norwegian nature, surrounded by wild animals. Once we leave the bicycle behind, it’s time to start the marathon. Out of the 42 kilometres of this stage, 25 are flat. After this, the triathletes will climb the local mountain, Gaustatoppen, arriving at the finish line at 1880 metres above sea level. However, due to the remote location of the finish line, only the first 160 contestants will make the final 4,7 km to the peak. Norseman is much more special...
DATEV Challenge Roth, the famous Ironman race which is not an Ironman race

DATEV Challenge Roth, the famous Ironman race which is not an Ironman race

The distance is the Ironman distance, even though the race is not part of the official Ironman series History The race has been held since 1990 on the Ironman distance and since 1984 also on short distance. It was formerly part of the Ironman series, until 2001. It has been held independently from WTC since 2002 with the name of Challenge Roth. These days it is known as DATEV Challenge Roth and it is probably the most important Ironman distance Race in Europe with over 4,000 participants.   The Course The first part of the race, the 3.86 km swim event, takes place in the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal around 10 km outside Roth. The subsequent 180.25 km bike course uses a two-lap course on the countryside, the course is mostly relatively flat with a tougher hill once per lap. The final marathon run goes once around a course with several turning points. Mostly the course goes on the same road after each turning point, so competitors meet each other. A major part of the course is along the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal. The finish is in central Roth.   World records set in Challenge Roth Men’s record: Jan Frodeno, 2016 – 7:35:39 Women’s record: Chrissie Wellington, 2011 – 8:18:13 Challenge Series Today DATEV Challenge Roth is a successful business model and mother race of the Challenge family. With over 40 Challenge races all over the world it is clear that organizer Felix Walchshöfer never regretted his decision to cancel the contract with WTC in 2002 and create his own Ironman race under the name of Challenge Roth....
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