Itinerary & stages
The 2013 edition of Jungle Marathon will take place in the Floresta National de Tapajos, in Para, Brazil, between the 3rd and 12th of October 2013.
This information relates to all participants of the race.
October 3rd 2013
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 1500hrs)
October 4th 2013
1200hrs Arrival at Prainha
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
1930hrs cultural dance show
October 5th 2013
0830hrs medical briefing by medical director
0900hrs Medical checks
1100hrs jungle training
1330hrs-1700hrs jungle training
1900hrs race briefing for stage one. Excess kit transferred to boat
October 6th 2013
An accompanied acclimatisation hike/run will be provided for marathon runners
October 7th 2013
an accompanied acclimatisation hike/run will be offered for marathon runners
October 8th 2013
Marathon runners will go early to the deep jungle campsite and have a short accompanied hike from there
October 9th 2013
and end of the 120km distance
October 10th- October 11th 2013
Stage 5- non stop overnight stage
October 12th 2013
Finish of 254km race in Santarem.
1200hrs-1600hrs Arrivals lunch.
1500hrs Transfer to hotel.
1900hrs Prize giving and finish party.
Overnight in a local hotel
October 13th 2013
Departure from Santarem
The total distance to be covered is either: 42km in one stage, 120km in 4 stages over 4 days, or 242km 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- 108km
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 .