VIIth edition Olla Júnior
A race of 12,5 kms may seem short for the most seasoned runners, but it will require the same amount of effort as longer races. L’Olla Júnior climbs to Puigmal, at 2913 metres, following the same course as the Olla race, to end with a steep descent from Pic del Segre, 2809m, passing Coll de Finestrelles. The elevation gain is very high considering the relatively short distance of the race. We also need to take into account that the race is held in high altitude, therefore it is a demanding race and a tough test for the power and speed typical from this young age.
L’Olla Júnior has, in overall, the same technical difficulty, the same top elevation and more proportional elevation gain than the Olla clàssica. However it avoids the excessive repetition and the excessive work on the body joints and tissues that could affect younger sportsmen and sportswomen if they had to run the complete Olla race.
From the organitzation of l’Olla we have always tried to promote this specific race with the aim of making it an international reference race for young talents.
Taste the new Olla Júnior, enjoy it and become pioneers of this new challenge. Congratualtions!
Distance of 12’5km
CATEGORIES AND PRIZES
Prize for the first three male finishers and for the first three female finishers.
The organisation of l’Olla de Núria can offer 50 starting numbers for l’Olla Júnior. A waiting list will be created to cover possible cancellations. The waiting list and the list of registered runners will be available on the website.
Registrations will be open on 22nd April 2019 at 00:00h and will be closed on 31st May 2019 at 24:00h. Registrations will be monitored through the website inscripcions.cat, you will need to fill an application form with the necessary data.
Registrations will be closed on May 31st.
There won’t be cancellations of registrations.
–Members of Unió Excursionista de Vic with a federation licence 17 €
– Members of Unió Excursionista de Vic without a federation licence 27 €
– Non members of Unió Excursionista de Vic with a federation licence 15 €
– Non members of Unió Excursionista de Vic without a federation licence 25 €
Registrations on race day if there are available start numbers:
– 20€ runners with insurance (federated runners)
– 30€ runners without insurance (Non federated runners)
The registration for the race entitles you to:
– A return ticket for the rack railway from Queralbs.
– A race package with the bib number and the race chip.
– A race T-shirt.
– A 50% discount in the rack railway ticket. Each runner will have 4 tickets at a special price. The week before the race you will receive and email with a form that you will have to print and fill in for each accompanying person. This form will be needed to but the ticket at a reduced price only at the Queralbs station.
– Access to the race prizes awarded by the organisation.
You need a federation licence issued this year by the FEEC or by a federation recognised by the UIAA, thet insured the High Mountain races is needed. The TRIATLÓ i ORIENTACIÓ card is not valid.
If you do not have any of these licences you should tell the organisation when doing the inscription so that a temporary licence can be issued.
WEEKEND PROGRAM AND TIMETABLES
Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th of June 2019
The rack railway of La Vall de Núria grants the preservation of the environment in the valley and it is the best way to enjoy the amazing surroundings , making the trip an unforgettable experience.
NOTE: All the runners will access the rack railway from Queralbs station during all the weekend.
08.10h – Departure of the rack-railway from Queralbs
08.30h – 10.o0h Collection of bib numbers and race packs
10.30h – Race start
12.00h – Time limit of arrival for Olla Vertical
13.15h – Prize Awards Olla Vertical
13:30 h– Closing of clothing storage for Olla Vertical
16.00 – 17.30 – Trenca L’Olla
17.30 – 18.00 – Collection of special bib numbers
18.00 – 18.15 – Briefing
18.30 – 19.30 – Collection of race numbers
20.30 – Pasta Party
Access to Núria
06.40h – 7.00h – 7.30h
Departure of the rack railway from Queralbs. Special convoy for registered runners.
From this time on the timetable will be the official one that appears in the railway website.