Check the frequently asked questions to prepare Volcano 100 Miles.

Frequent questions

Who can attend VOLCANO 100 Miles?

All those people, men and women who want to test their physical and mental abilities, in an unrepeatable environment. Volacano 100Millas is a race with freedom of pace. With room for both elite athletes and adventure lovers with good physical condition.

Can a friend come, familiar with me?

Yes. The Volcano100millas organization offers a companion program in parallel to the race that allows you to travel together, see your family or friends during daily stages, departures and arrivals, camps, etc .. Find out more at info@volcanoultramarathon.com or at http: //volcano100millas.com/pack-acompanante

Is it safe to participate in Volcano 100millas?

The safety and enjoyment of our competitors is our priority, safety is a priority at all times, our event has the full support of an experienced medical and safety team. Our medical team is available from the moment you are in our care to ensure you are able to participate, maintain your health during the event and help with the difficult decision to withdraw from the race if such a decision is required.

Our event has been fully evaluated by the staff that will direct your steps. But like any extreme sporting event we are not free from danger, we must always be attentive to any unforeseen physical or on the ground, applying common sense.

What is included in my payment?

Our version includes the following:

  • Base Camp Transfers
  • Luggage transfer
  • Shared accommodation: tents or hotels (where applicable)
  • Water during the race (available from the first day at the base camp)
  • Food after having crossed the finish line
  • Experienced Career Director
  • Support team
  • Medical staff
  • Local multilingual support staff
  • Full digital photographs of the entire race
  • Finisher medal
  • GPS tracking equipment
  • Tourist activity

What is not included in the cost of your ultras?

Our Ultra Marathon does not include the following:

  • Vaccines (more information provided in your welcome pack)
  • Travel insurance / evacuation insurance (essential)
  • Local visas / taxes (where applicable)
  • Personal expenses (drinks / souvenirs, etc.)
  • Any personal equipment
  • Race food and energy supplements
  • Meal before the race
  • Extra nights accommodation
  • Flights

When is the last time I can book the race?

You can reserve a race number up to 2 weeks before the race, however, due to the remote location of the event and the limited number of competitors that can participate, we recommend booking your as soon as possible, to ensure your participation in the career.

Can you help us with the kit requirements?

Yes, you will receive a complete list of the kit in your welcome package. If you have any questions regarding your kit, do not hesitate to contact us.

What level is necessary to participate in Volcano 100 Miles?

Volcano 100millas is open to a wide range of people, with different sporting abilities, free rhythm race, with cut and close times at check points and wide goals for different race rhythms. However, the hardness of the stages in terms of unevenness and distance, make it a selective test for those who are not accustomed to running or walking at a good pace long distances and important slopes, keep in mind that it must come with something more than a basic sports preparation.

On what type of terrain does Volcano 100millas run?

The terrain is varied and mainly runs through jungle trails, dry and wet mountains, volcanoes and crossing. It is outside the usual routes of passage and transit of people. There are very few sections without unevenness, whether positive or negative, Costa Rica’s own geography means that we must overcome all these types of land, we must pay close attention to the flora and fauna of the country since it will require a lot of attention to keep us out of danger We must remember that you participate in an extreme event.

Where does the race take place?

With departure in the central part of the country, traveling much of its land towards the Pacuare river.

Passing through some of the largest and oldest volcanoes in Costa Rica, a few meters from the crater of some of them, passing through dead areas due to volcanic activities;

Constantly discovering unusual corners, communities, tribes and natural areas, one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity on the planet. We will travel between 100 and 3000 meters high.

What day does the race start exactly?

On December 13 at 06:30 am, the 1st edition of Volcano 100millas is released

What time will we get up?

The wake up time is free, it is recommended between 2 or 2: 30h before the start, at that time the hot water is ready for the preparation of breakfast, up to 30 minutes before departure, which will begin the briefing.

What is the closing time of arrival at the finish line from the start?

The closing times of the passage controls, as well as the entry into the finish line are published in the race regulations.

Maximum time 40h.

In any case enough time estimated by the organization to complete the itineraries for a person with a good physical condition. But don’t relax.

If I get out of control, can I continue on the run?

If a runner enters outside the cut-off times established by the organization, you will be eliminated from the competition and taken out of the race for your own and group’s safety.

Can I stay alone on the track because of the slow pace of my rhythm?

In no case will any participant be left alone on the track. A SWEEP team from the organization is always behind the runner in last position.

Should we bring liquids and food during the race?

Yes, a minimum of calories, established in regulations, this will be verified on the day of delivery of your bib and must accompany the entire route for the day of consumption.

ATTENTION to the emergency calorie kit. REMEMBER, event in semi assistance.

What is the distance between supplies?

It depends on the stages, although as a general rule, the supplies can be found every 10 or 12 km.

What is in the supplies?

Water and a solid contribution to be established by the organization. In the CP (step control) we will have medical assistance as well as a rest area.

Will the route be marked?

The route will be duly and sufficiently signposted in order to avoid unwanted “clipping.” Mandatory to carry the GPX track in any of the formats (gps, clock, etc)

Should I bring medical or medical supplies?

In the CPs (passage controls), as well as in the camps there is a health care service available to the participants. In any case, each runner can carry the material he deems.

What should I do if I want to leave?

Dropouts are situations reflected in the career regulations. They can occur before the start of the stage or during the course, the abandonment must be communicated in one of the step controls, career personnel or organization. Whenever possible, the runner must reach the finish line by his own means together with the organization team that is in the race queue. If this is not possible, a pick-up procedure will be activated by the race management.

Can i get lost

Although the course of the race runs through clearly marked paths, and therefore following the itinerary should not pose any kind of complication, the possibility of getting lost is objectively possible, so that each runner will have a ROAD BOOK.

In any case, if there is a manifestly complex area, it will be monitored by a person from the organization who will give the relevant indications.

Is there mobile phone coverage?

Although the course of the race runs through clearly marked paths, and therefore following the itinerary should not pose any kind of complication, the possibility of getting lost is objectively possible, so that each runner will have a ROAD BOOK.

In any case, if there is a manifestly complex area, it will be monitored by a person from the organization who will give the relevant indications.

How is the camp?

The camp will have an organization area and a corridor area. The corridors will be housed in individual stores and the services available will be: dining store, medical services store, camp chief store at the entrance of the same and W.C.

How will we sleep in the camps?

In “igloo” type tents. It is recommended to carry a sleeping mat and sleeping bag that would be included in the life bosa.

Will I have electricity at the camp?

Yes, but limited in quantity and schedule. For obvious reasons, they will not have power, the organization will try to put the means for it, be aware of the limitations, so you can load any item (camera, mobile, watch, etc ..)

Is the water I will drink during the race safe?

The water supplied by the organization, both in supplies and meals, will be all bottled. The organization will mark the areas along the route where it recommends drinking water.

Can I buy food or drink during the stage?

NO, it is advised that it carries a penalty.

Are there medical staff during the race to attend the runners?

A medical team will be at the exit and stage arrivals. Also, one or two members of this team are in the course of the test in the passage controls.

What is the expected weather during the race?

In general terms, the weather in Costa Rica consists of two seasons: the dry and wet season, we will be crossing the country in both environments. In any case, and given the global meteorological changes, we must take into account the personal equipment in case of any unforeseen weather, check out the material recommendations.

It should be noted that the test is carried out at different heights, so we can calculate that the minimum temperatures at the highest points of the race, especially at night and dawn, can reach 0 oC or -5oC, this step will be done in the night from 9 to 10.

Should I bring warm material?

We will be in a dry and humid environment, but we will have stages at quite a height, a complete change of cold is recommended, it will be delivered to the organization to be provided for that night.

Do I need vaccines to enter Costa Rica?

There are no mandatory vaccines, although it is advisable to consult with the External Health Services of our Community, as well as having the tetanus, essential or reminder vaccine updated.

Is a visa necessary to enter Costa Rica?

To enter Costa Rica it is necessary to have a valid passport with a minimum validity of 90 days, for VISA check your nationality and requirements.