The Worlds' wildest eco adventure. A 100km/222km footrace through primary Amazon Jungle in the Tapajos National Forest, near Santarem, Para, Brazil

Jungle Marathon

Itinerary & stages

The 2014 edition of Jungle Marathon will take place in the Floresta National de Tapajos, in Para, Brazil, between the 2nd and 11th of October 2014.

This information relates to all participants of the race.

October 2nd 2014

Arrival in Santarem

Transfer to boats at Alter do Chao.
Install you hammock and relax.
Departure for overnight sail to Jungle base camp at 2330hrs.
(Boats will be available for boarding from 1800hrs)

October 3rd 2014

1200hrs Arrival at base camp.

1300hrs -1400hrs lunch.
(Please note all competitors are required to be self-sufficient from their arrival in Brazil. Hot water will be provided on the boat and at the base camp/ and campsites throughout the race.)

1430hrs Welcome briefing

1500hrs- 1700hrs Kit check

1800hrs-1930hrs Dinner

1930hrs cultural dance show

October 4th 2014

0700hrs-0800hrs Breakfast
0830hrs medical briefing by medical director

0900hrs Medical checks

1100hrs jungle training

1200hrs-1330hrs lunch

1330hrs-1700hrs jungle training

1800hrs-1900hrs Dinner

1900hrs race briefing for stage one. Excess kit transferred to boat

October 5th 2014
Stage 1
An accompanied acclimatisation hike/run will be provided for marathon runners

October 6th 2014
Stage 2
An accompanied acclimatisation hike/run will be offered for marathon runners

October 7th 2014
Stage 3
Marathon runners will have a short accompanied hike/run from there.

October 8th 2014
Stage 4
42km Marathon
and end of the 127km distance

October 9th- October 10th 2014
Stage 5- non stop overnight stage

October 11th 2014
Final stage.
Finish of 255km race.
1200hrs-1400hrs Arrivals lunch.
1500hrs Transfer to hotel.
1900hrs Prize giving and finish party.
Overnight in a local hotel

October 12th 2014
Departure from Santarem


The total distance to be covered is either: 42km in one stage, +-127km in 4 stages over 4 days, or +-255km in 6 stages over 7 days. Difficulty on the Jungle Marathon is not measured by distance,but by terrain.

The stage distances are approximately as follows, but are subject to change at the discretion of the race director:

Stage 1- 23km

Stage 2- 25km

Stage 3- 34km

Stage 4- 42km

Stage 5- 50km -150km- the stage distance will not be disclosed before the start.

Stage 6- 22km

The course route is along pre-existing paths, trails and tracks through primary jungle. There will be natural obstacles to pass including streams and shallow rivers. The route will be well marked using coloured tape, paint markings and the use of landmarks to find your way.
Although great navigational skills are not a prerequisite, commonsense is. The night stage will be clearly illuminated and along easily navigable .

Posted by: Admin on Feb 24, 04 | 2:40 am
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