Carlos Sá Nature Events®, in partnership with the Municipal Chamber of Ponte da Barca, will organize the third edition of Serra Amarela Sky Marathon on the 26th and 27th June 2021. The bet on Serra Amarela arise from the recognition of the fantastic potential of this region, with all its beauty and wildness, for the practice of outdoor sports in Portugal. This event will have several races. On the 26th June will be held the 3,5km SASM Prologue. On the 27th will be held the competitive races of 48 km, 30 km, 15 km. There will be also a 9km solidarity walk to the local fire-fighters. The Ultra Trail 48 km is the main race. The 48km and 30km races will have a maximum number of registrations of 250 each. The event will also have the Serra Amarela Kids, non competitive races for children from 6 to 17 years old. The Serra Amarela Kids' races are free and the registration should be done on the event's day.
The participants will have the opportunity to run along unspoilt paths, preserved villages, castles, rivers and green vegetation, with incredible views over the water mirrors of Albufeira de Vilarinho das Furnas and Albufeira de Tamente, in this mountainous massif in the only National Park of Portugal – the Peneda-Gerês National Park.
26 th June 2021 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm – Race bib distribution in Primary School in Ponte da Barca Village center
05:00 pm - SASM Prologue 3,5KM start
27th June 2021 06:30 am – 07:30 am – Race bib distribution (48 and 30 km)
07:30 am - Transfer to the start line (48 Km and 30km)
08:30 am – Start Ultra Trail 48 km and Long trail 30 km - Alto Lindoso Dam's underground gallery
07:30 am – 09:45 am – Race bib distribution (15 km and 9km walk)
10:00 am – Start Short Trail 15 km and 9km walk - Entre-ambos-os-rios village centre
11:30 am – Expected arrival of the first athletes 15 km
11:30 am – Expected arrival of the first athletes 30 km
12:00 noon - Serra Amarela Kids
12:30 noon – Expected arrival of the first athletes 48 km
01:30 pm – Prize giving ceremony
All participants must go to the Entre-ambos-os-rios village centre autonomously. From there, the 48km and 30km participants, will be transferred to the start line, at Alto Lindoso Dam’s underground gallery (this transfer is assured by the organization).
The entrance at the Alto Lindoso Dam’s underground gallery will be only permitted to the participants transferred at the organization buses. Therefore, we ask all the participants in these competitive distances to gather at the Entre-ambos-os-rios village center (gathering point) to be transferred at 7h30am on the 27th June.
If the restrictions on crowds due to the Covid-19 Pandemic continue and it's not possible to start from the Underground Gallery, the organisation will find an alternative starting location.