Organizing team | Camp 6 – Antafihamalama bay

Partnership with Malagasy Athletics Federation for timing the event

We value cultural and sport exchange during the event

Partnership with the Malagasy Paralympic Committee for the solidarity race

Last day, before the solidarity race starts in Diego Suarez

MADAGASCAR ULTRA TRAIL 2019

THE PARTNERSHIPS

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The Malagasy Athletics federation (FMA) considered Trail running as a running specialty with the 1st trail championship in 2016. It is encouraging to see that this sport is growing in Madagascar. In the trail running values, you can find the social share and experience. Madagascar Ultra Marathon agrees with these values by sponsoring entries for local Malagasy athletes. The goals of this sponsoring are:

• Helping these young athletes discover trail running, more used to train on athletic tracks than trails

• Share with them the trail running values, with an exchange of running experiences between them and the international runners

• Allow them to experience an international sport event in Madagascar. There are very few sport event of this kind in Madagascar

• Helping them to be more known abroad, and sometimes sponsoring them for international events (OMTOM Trail run 2018 in Cape Town for Jacquis Justin)

• Let them challenge with elite runners from abroad. These foreign elites were surprised by the Malagasy combative running and were truly challenged!

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The Malagasy Paralympic Committee (MPC) exists since 10 years in Madagascar. Despite an unfavorable context to develop disabled sports (Political crisis), MPC is representing today more than 700 athletes, 26 clubs and 12 regional leagues. The partnership with Racing Madagascar ultra marathon is expressed with 2 actions:

1. The Solidarity run: The solidarity run unites local authorities, runners of Racing Madagascar, disabled athletes and Diego’s inhabitants in a friendly event. During this Solidarity run of 3kms after stage 6, Racing Madagascar ultra marathon helps to highlight the courage of these athletes. Racing Madagascar event is an opportunity to highlight disabled sports in Madagascar (Wheelchair basketball, athletics, volley…). The disabled sports federation of DIANA region is gathering 3 clubs and 100 athletes. For them, everything is a challenge to perform in their sports in Madagascar. It is indeed culturally difficult for Malagasy society to accept physical disability.

2. Sponsoring entries for Disabled athletes: Racing Madagascar Ultra marathon push forward its commitment by sponsoring the entries for Malagasy Paralympic athletes for the whole event. During 2016 and 2017 editions, we had the chance to host Revelinot (Arm Amputated) and Zephirin (Nearly Blind). They ran the race with other valid athletes coming from all around the world. And they were not just going through the motions, considering their impressive performances!

ULTRA MARATHON ORGANIZING TEAM

Sonja GOTTLEBE

Event Director

  • Team coordination
  • International promotion
  • 30 years in tourism industry in Madagascar
  • Boogie Events co-founder

Pierre BEGUIN

Course Director

  • In charge of rules compliance and safety on the course
  • Director of a ski school in France
  • High altitude guide worldwide
  • Former course director for 12 ultra marathon worldwide

Patrice RAOULL

Event co director

  • Public relations
  • Medical team coordination
  • Former physiotherapist for 30 years
  • Boogie Events co-founder

Cédric THOMSEN

Media Manager

  • Press relations
  • Photo and video coverage
  • Closing ceremony
  • Entries administration

Vivi RAZAKA

Logistics Manager

  • Camps, cook, and cars coordination
  • Water and electricity on camps
  • Safety on camps and on the course
  • 20 years in tourism industry in Madagascar

Saholy Razafindratsima

Travel Manager

  • Logistics before and after the race
  • 20 years at Boogie Pilgrim, travel partner of the ultra marathon
  • Local Hotels and flights booking