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MADAGASCAR ULTRA TRAIL 2018

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Is admitted for the ultra trail Madagascar, anyone from both genders, aged from 16 years old by the time the race will start. Anyone can be admitted as a supporter for the Ultra Marathon. Under age participants (Runners and supporters) will have to provide a discharge letter signed by at least one of their parents the day of their entry in order for them to be accepted in the race, and must be accompanied by a responsible adult all along the race. The entry form for the ultra trail is available on the left column of this page. It is possible to register for the Ultra Trail:

  • On the event’s website
  • By email: contact@racing-madagascar.com
  • At the office of Boogie Events in Antananarivo: Trio Property Building, Tana Waterfront, Ambodivona, Antananarivo 101.

All runners must attach a Health Certificate dating less than 6 months and attesting his/her physical capacity to participate to a long run sporting event. A empty copy is available on the organization’s website. The Health Certificate MUST be provided to the organization during the registration or at the latest, during the bib collection one day before the start of the race. The last day of admission to the Ultra Trail Madagascar is the 8th of June, 2018 at midnight, subject to availability of remaining entries. The entries limit is set at 50 runners.

  • Entries opening: Thursday, 1st of September 2016
  • Entries closing: Sunday, 11th of June 2017 or 100 runners quota reached
  • Latest arrival for runners in Diego Suarez: Sunday, 9th of July 2017
  • Race check-in is on Monday, 10th of July 2017
  • Race is from Tuesday 19th to Sunday 24th of July 2017
Entry fee for Madagascar Ultra Trail 2018 is 1 550 euros per runner.

Entry procedure:

  1. Fill in the form on this page
  2. The ultra trail organization will come back to you to confirm your pre-entry
  3. The payment for your entry can be along 2 methods:
    • By electronic funds transfer (Bank fees at your charge)
    • By credit card on the organizer’s website: https://www.boogieevents-madagascar.com/en/

Commitment is firm and conclusive and includes all services as follows:

  • The bib and 3 race shirts
  • Logistics (Water supplies, camp putting up and putting down, checkpoints, drop bags transportation)
  • Breakfast, lunches, dinners on camps and cocktail for the closing ceremony
  • Accommodation for the nights before/after the race in the organization’s partner hotel (B&B)
  • Accommodation in tents on the camps
  • Security guards in camps
  • Medical assistance throughout the race and in the camps
  • Public liability
  • 1 prize for Finishers

The entry does NOT include:

  • Airplane tickets
  • Accommodation outside the dates of the event
  • Visas, vaccines
  • Side activities not mentioned in the event’s program

Foreigners wanting to travel to Madagascar must carry a passport with a validity more than 6 months counting from their arrival in Madagascar. To book the trip to the meeting point in Diego Suarez, Boogie Pilgrim provides free assistance for each entrants of Madagascar Ultra Trail.

All entry cancellations must be done by email. No cancellation will be considered by fax or phone. Refund applies as follows:

Notification dateRefund
Before January 8, 201860 %
From Jan. 09 to March. 08, 201850 %
From March 09 to May 08, 201840 %
From May 09 to June 08, 201830%
After June 08, 2018No refund

Bib swapping is not allowed. In case of injury of the runner occurred after entry and non-totally healable before the event, the injured runner can ask a race postponement for next year. In this purpose, the runner must request a demand to the medical committee. This request must be attached with a detailed medical file. If the medical committee agrees on it, the runner will be granted registration for next year’s race. All requests must arrive at the latest ten days after the injury occurred.

Download the following documents in PDF files:

VISA A touristic visa is compulsory for all foreigners willing to travel to Madagascar. You can get it at the airport when you land. At the immigration desk, you have to provide your return ticket and your passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the day your land in Madagascar. You can pay for the visa stamp in euro or USD.  CURRENCY The ariary worth currently around 3 700 for 1 euro. For your travel expenses, we recommend you to use foreign currencies in cash (Euros or dollars). Credit cards are accepted in very few hotels and ATM are only in the largest cities. We recommend you to change at the airport when arriving. All banks use the same rate in average. Do not change your money at the black market. LANGUAGE People speak more or less French all over the island. Few people speak English. However, tourism’s professionals speak more and more these three languages. At Boogie Events, we provide English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian speaking guides. HEALTH Vaccines: No vaccines are requested by immigration laws to enter to Madagascar. However, we highly recommend people to come with up to date vaccinations against: B hepatitis, Typhoid fever, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio. Anti-malaria treatment: In spite of stronger risks on the coast than in the highlands, during the rainy season more than during the dry season, Malaria is everywhere in the island all along the year. Therefore, an anti-malaria treatment must be taken before, during and after your stay in Madagascar. WEATHER The ultra runnign race is held during the best season to travel in Madagascar: the dry season from April to November. However, from June to September it is winter season on the highlands (Antananarivo). During the day, temperatures are around 18°C. But at night, temperatures can drop down till 5°C. CLOTHING & LUGGAGE Casual, comfortable and easy-to-wash clothing is strongly advised. A warm jacket is indispensable when landing in Antananarivo (Southern winter in the highlands). Keep luggage size to a minimum for your own comfort and ease the transport. Don’t forget: Mosquito repellent, sun screen, flashlight or headlamp for camps.
Our exclusive travel partner Boogie Pilgrim® is ready to help you planning your trip before and after the race. Flying to Antananarivo:

  • From Paris: Direct flights with Air Madagascar, Air France, Corsair.
  • From Johannesburg: Direct flights with Air Madagascar, South African Air Link.
  • From Nairobi: Direct flights with Kenya Airways.
  • From Mahé: Direct flights with Air Seychelles.
  • From Saint Denis (Reunion Island) : Direct flights with Air Austral, Air Madagascar.
  • From Mauritius: Direct flights with par Air Madagascar and Air Mauritius.

From Antananarivo to Diego Suarez : Daily flight with Air Madagascar.

ENTRY FORM ULTRA TRAIL MADAGASCAR

PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM BELOW

*TITLE:

*LAST NAME:

*FIRST NAME:

*E-MAIL:

*PHONE:

*NATIONALITY:

*PASSPORT NUMBER:

*OCCUPATION:

*BIRTH DATE:

*BLOOD TYPE:

*VEST SIZE:

ALLERGIES, RECENT SURGERY, UNDER MEDICATION:

*NAME OF YOUR EVACUATION INSURANCE (MANDATORY):

*PERSON TO CONTACT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

*EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE NUMBER - WITH COUNTRY CODE:

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