14 a EDITION - 28 may - 4 june 2023

DISTANCE

Formentera, in 5 stages:
For the runners: every day a different location, which allows to better explore Formentera. Stages: 9, 8, 12, 8 and 21km.
For Walkers: same distances except for half marathon, 10 km.

HOTEL

At the Formentera To Run we planned to offer maximum comfort and relax with different possible accommodations.
With or without flight. 7 nights in Hotel with all-inclusive formula or half board treatment.
One scooter available.

ASSISTANCE

The route is totally marked.
With carton boards, ribbons and hi-visibility flags. The route is patrolled by medical and technical vehicles The route is patrolled by medical and technical vehicles

NEXT EDITION

28 May
4 June 2023

Formentera to Run - 28 May - 4 June 2023

What is Formentera to Run?

DESCRIPTION:
A wonderful holiday made of sea, sport and nature in the mediterranean paradise of Balear Islands: Formentera.
An exclusive programme offering a week-long holiday and a sport event, with 5 running days in the most charming spots of the island.
Accommodations are offered with 3 different options, all including one scooter per room with 2 pax, for 6 days.
As an option: one individual scooter or a car.

The Formentera to Run is part of stages races organized by Zitoway Sport & Adventure in sea/beach locations, such as Creta to Run.

FOREWORD:
The programme has limited number of registrations available: 150 runners for the stages programme “Formentera to Run” and 250 runners more for the Formentera Trail 21.1.

The race

NEXT EDITION

28 May
4 June 2023

The formula is a stages race: 5 courses almost totally off roadfor a total of 60 km ; a half marathon is the longest distance.
Max number: 150 runners

2 categories admitted, with same services and treatment:
– Runners. Competitive cateogry with timing and final rank.
– Walkers. Non-competitive category, no timing and nor rank. Max 30 walkers admitted.

Due to safety and race control, walkers are EXPECTEDto walk until they are reached by the race head. After they can choose their pace.

Same route for all, but Walkers will start 30 minutes in advance.
In the half marathon Walkers will walk only 10 km instead of 21.1.
To take part in the walk, is MANDATORY TO REGISTER IN THE CATEGORY.

Possible non-registered escorts will be asked not to join the regular group.
Both categories will bear the bib number, will be assisted and covered by an insurance.

IT’S STRONGLY RECCOMENDED to all Formentera Trail 21.1 to carry at least 50 cc of water (bottle or reservoir).

Stages description:

1st stage km 10,5 – Hotel Riu la Mola. Start directly from the hotel area.
Course featuring a long shoreside stretch with both sand and hard, jagged surface. In the inland the run is mainly on secondary dust roads.

2nd stage km 7.8 – Cap de Barbaria – 20 km transfer from Riu la Mola hotel.
The itinerary stretches in the wildest part of the island, mainly on off road trails: a short but very interesting stage.

3rd stage km 12 – Cala Saona – Transfer km 20 from Riu la Mola hotel.
Star in Cala Saona, dust roads and easy up-and-downs until Punta Negra cliff, with hard, jagged terrain. Climb 160 mt.

4th stage km 8 Savina – Plaja de ses Illetes – Transfer km 11 from Riu la Mola hotel.
Start close to La Savina port, run on dust roads and a couple of pretty long beach stretches. Climb 70 mt.

5^ tappa km 21 circa. Faro de La Mola – Faro de La Mola.5 km transfer from Riu la Mola hotel.
Last stage is the “Formentera Trail 21.1 “
It’s an entirely off road hal marathon, featuring a 420 meters climb. This stage is also a single individual race, for those who register only to it, with a specific rank.
Participants to14th Formentera to Run will be ranked individually also in theFormentera Trail 21.1.
The course stretches on off road trails and dust roads, both in the upper part of the island and in the lower: downhill (to Mitjorn beach via Stufador) – and climbing up back to La Mola (via Camino Romano). Difficulties are given by the terrain, varoiously jagged and demanding and by the climb (420 mt). Besides the finish line water point, more refreshments will be at 6th, 11th and 17th km.

Strongly reccommendedRunning with at least a 50 cc. water supply (bottle or camelbak). In case of high temperatures, three refreshments could be not sufficient for proper re-hydration.
Strongly reccomended carry a cell phone: the bib will bear an emergency phone number to call for any urgent need.

Walkers will start with runners from the lighthouse, walking only 10,00 km.

NOTES:
Total distance is approximately 60 km to run in 5 days. Friday is a rest day. The itinerary is almost totally off road and well marked. Water points are all at the end of each stage, except for the 3rd stage (12,2 km) with a half-distance refreshment, and for the 5th stage (21.1 km,Formentera Trail 21.1) where four refreshments are arranged.

IMPORTANT
As a respect for the registered participants, the race and the walk is exclusively reserved TO THE CLIENTS SPORTING THE OFFICAL BIB NUMBER.
Possible escorts without official bib number will be asked NOT TO USE RACE COURSE.
All service before, during and after the race ARE EXCLUSIVELY RESERVED TO PARTICIPANTS WITH OFFICAL BIB NUMBER.

Here some PHOTO

Formentera to Run Video

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Riu La Mola

Hotels are: Hotel Riu La Mola, INSOTEL Club Mar y land and Hotel Roca Plana.
These hotel offer three different levels of accommodation. The Riu la Mola, well known and appreciated for high quality services and food; the club Mar y land, located besides Riu La Mola hotel, very comfortable with a “family” taste and Hotel Roca Plana, a good, cheaper choice with good services and cuisin, fitting the needs of those who like the idea to be in Es Pujols, charming village, with its shops, restaurants and night life.
The headquarters of the organization is in the Riu la Mola.

Hotel Riu La Mola 4 stars.
It’s the best hotel in Formentera, appreciated for its location, its beach and the quality of the meals.
Double rooms, are nice and hi-standards, while several services are offered: 2 swimming pools, the SPA, a private beach and bars.
Is located at Platja de Mitjorn one of the largest and nicest beaches of the island.
Half board treatment, including drinks.
ALPITOUR Group – RIU
Alpitour-Riu subscribers will bear a special bracelet in order to enjoy an exclusive dining area at the restaurant, wtare and wine with no limitations at every meal.

Insotel Club Mar y land 3 Stars
Only 50 meters from Riu la Mola, on the same Mitjorn beach, it’s a simpler building, but pretty much family and sport-oriented. Accommodation is in bungalow, nice and comfortable, featuring microwave mini-fridge, fan, terrace or balcony.
FORMULA All Inclusive
Meals:
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the buffet of the main restaurant, local wine and beer, soft drinks and water are included.
• Two typical dinner included.
•Lunch and dinner (buffet, on reservation) by the swimming pool snack bar.
•Snacks and drinks available during the day (scheduled) at the swimming pool snack bar.
•Gluten-free food available. Information while booking is necessary.
• Extended breakfast until 11.00 AM at bars.
• Drinks by the glass included at the bars from 10.00 to 24.00: water, soft drinks, local wine and beer, local and international spirits
• By the bars: sweets selection from 15.00 to 17.00, ice-creams and snacks from 10.30 to 18.00.
Breakfast time cannot be modified; Those who like to have an early breakfast before the race, will have to organize their own breakfast by the bungalow.
Included in the fee cocktails and final party by the Riu la Mola hotel..

Hotel Roca Plana – Es Pujols cat. 3 Stars.
Owned and managed by the same family since1966, and recently refurbished, it’s located only 200 meters from one of the most beautiful beaches of entire Mediterranean sea.
Treatment is half board, drinks not included; expecially good is the food quality, as expected for a family-owned hotel. Located in Es Pujols, offers a very animated night life. All rooms feature, telephone, A/C, TV-SAT, safe, hair drier and terrace.

FLIGHTS AND TRANSFERS

Programs with the flight from Italy, include all the turnaround bus transfers to Ibiza harbour, and hotel in Formentera. Ferry Ibiza – Formentera (30 minutes) turnaround is included.
It’s possible to book the “Without flight” option; in this case flight and all the transfers are not included.

VEHICLES:
All the packages include one scooter every two persons (one per room) ; all scooters are 2 seats. Scooters offer the best solution for moving around in Formentera.
For single room choice, asking for an individual use scooter is mandatory., available with a small price supplement; this option is available to all the clients. It’s furthermore possible ask for a car in place of the scooter (extra fee to be quoted).
Both for scooters and cars showing a driving license is MANDATORY.

PRICES WITH FLIGHT:

Hotel RIU

WITH flight (turnaround)
1.420 Double room +
Half board
  • Flight Italia-Ibiza
  • Transfer airport-port
  • Ferry Ibiza-Formentera turnoaround
  • Scooter 6 days (sharing)
  • Water and wine at meals
  • Insurance
  • Cocktails and final party
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Hotel MARYLAND

WITH flight (turnaround)
1.090 Double room +
ALL Inclusive
  • Flight Italia-Ibiza
  • Transfer airport-port
  • Ferry Ibiza-Formentera turnoaround
  • Scooter 6 days (sharing)
  • Water and wine at meals
  • Insurance
  • Cocktails and final party
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Hotel Roca Plana

WITH flight (turnaround)
1.170 Double room +
Half board
  • Flight Italia-Ibiza
  • Transfer airport-port
  • Ferry Ibiza-Formentera turnoaround
  • Scooter 6 days (sharing)
  • Insurance
  • Cocktails and final party
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Race Fee

Runners and Walkers
250 If booked with a hotel package (with or without flight), a € 150 discount on the race fee will apply. Final race fee results € 100.
  • Bib number + NB branded T-shirt ​
  • Technical and medical assistance during the race
  • Water points/refreshments.
  • Medal + NB cotton T-shirt
  • Insurance
RUN

RPICES WITHOUT FLIGHT:

Hotel RIU

WITHOUT flight
1.120 Double room +
Half board
  • Scooter 6 days (sharing)
  • Water and wine at meals
  • Insurance
  • Cocktails and final party
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Hotel MARYLAND

WITHOUT flight
790 Double room +
ALL Inclusive
  • Scooter 6 days (sharing)
  • Water and wine at meals
  • Insurance
  • Cocktails and final party
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Hotel Roca Plana

WITHOUT flight
870 Double room +
Half board
  • Scooter 6 days (sharing)
  • Insurance
  • Cocktails and final party
  •  
2023

Race Fee

Runners and Walkers
250 If booked with a hotel package (with or without flight), a € 150 discount on the race fee will apply. Final race fee results € 100.
  • Bib number + NB branded T-shirt ​
  • Technical and medical assistance during the race
  • Water points/refreshments.
  • Medal + NB cotton T-shirt
  • Insurance
RUN



REGISTRATION FEE ONLY BIB € 250

(MAX 50 BIBS RUNNERS/WALKERS)

For those who'd like to arrange their own hotel, flight and vehicle, is possible to register by clicking here below:

SUPPLEMENTS



REGISTRATION FEE ONLY BIB € 250

(MAX 50 BIBS RUNNERS/WALKERS)

For those who'd like to arrange their own hotel, flight and vehicle, is possible to register by clicking here below:

PROGRAM 2023

Some advice

  1. What documents I need ? I.D. or passport
  2. Do I need vaccinations ? No
  3. What is the official currency in Formentera? Euro
  4. Is own SIM working in Crete ? Yes
  5. Do I need a license for the scooter? Yes
  1. Where is Formentera located? It is located in the Balearic Islands, off the coast of Spain
  2. What is the official language ? Spanish
  3. In what area of Formentera does the race take place? It takes place in various parts of the island.
  4. How’s climate ? Pretty hot but mildly windy.
  5. How are the temperatures? In rhe event period, 25°-28° C
  6. Which time zone ? GMT +1
  7. How is the terrain ? The terrain si pretty much variated, depending on the stage. These range from hard, compacted earthen soils, to rocky soils that require some attention due to the presence of stones, to more distinctly sandy
  8. What animals is possible to find ? Any dangerous animal.
  1. What is the compulsory equipment ? None
  2. How is the itinerary marked ? With fluorescent orange bows and arrows
  3. How are the routes ? Mostly off road.
  4. How do I manage personal trash ? Litter is strongly prohibited: trash must be carried to water points or finish line.
  5. What is served in the refreshment points ? Water, drinks, tea, biscuits, fruit.
  6. Does the cell phone pick up along the way? Yes, almost everywhere.
  7. Do I need a medical certificate ? Yes
  8. Is it advisable to have a personal insurance ? Yes
  9. Is there Zitoway staff along the routes ? Yes, several vehicles, including the medical one, patrol the race.
  10. In case of bad weather, will the race take place ? Yes
  11. IMPORTANT:

    WITH RESPECT TO THOSE WHO HAVE DULY ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM, THE RUN OR WALK IS RESERVED EXCLUSIVELY FOR MEMBERS WITH BIBS; ANY ACCOMPANYING PERSONS WHO DO NOT HAVE A REGULAR IDENTIFICATION BIB, WILL BE ASKED NOT TO USE THE TRAILS DURING THE RACE AND IN ANY CASE ALL IN-RACE AND POST-RACE SERVICES ARE RESERVED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THOSE WITH BIBS.

  1. What kind of accommodations are available ?The 2 accommodations are Hotel Riu La Mola and Hotel Roca Plana; and they represent 2 different accommodation options that nonetheless allow for sharing the various common moments that the organization has fielded in the program. The headquarters of the organization is in the Riu la Mola.

    Hotel Riu La Mola cat. 4 stars Sup.
    It is the best hotel on the island, best known for its magnificent location, beach, and the care, quality, and abundance in the meals served in the well-kept evening buffet. The double rooms, with the possibility of a single room at extra charge, are well-kept and well-maintained, and the complex enjoys many supporting services and facilities such as the 2 swimming pools, SPA, private beach, and entertainment. It is located in Platja de Mitjorn one of the largest and most beautiful beaches on the island. Half board service, breakfast and dinner with drinks included.

    Gruppo ALPITOUR – RIU
    Alpitour – Riu subscribers will bear a special bracelet in order to enjoy an exclusive dinner area at the restaurantwater and wine with no limitation included at meals.

    Insotel Club Mar y land cat. 3 stars.
    Only 50 meters from Riu la Mola, on the same Mitjorn beach, it’s a simpler building, but pretty much family and sport-oriented. Rooms are all nice and comfortable bungalows, featuring a sleeping room, a small living room with sofa, micro-wave hoven, mini-fridge, TV sat, ceiling fan, terrace or balcony.

    Hotel Roca Plana – Es Pujols cat. 3 Stars.
    Owned and managed by the same family since1966, and recently refurbished, it’s located only 200 meters from one of the most beautiful beaches of entire Mediterranean sea.
    Half board treatment, drinks not included. Very much appreciated is meals quality, as one should expect from a family owned hotel. Located in Es Pujols, offers a very animated night life. All the rooms offer, telephone, A/C, TV-SAT, safe, hair drier and terrace or balcony.

  2. Is there internet in the accommodations? Yes
  3. Which plug (adapter) do I need to charge my devices in the lodge? European plugs
  4. What is served as meals ? The buffet restaurant will offer a wide selection of meals: meat, fish, pasta, rice, vegetables, bread, pizza, cheese and desserts.
  5. I have nutritional special need, what do I do ? Any special nutritional requirement must be communicated to Born2Run agency.
    1. What are the most appropriate shoes for running the Formentera To Run? The terrain is mostly compact and rocky, with sections to run along cliffs that can be tricky. Structured, well-built shoes are surely advised, to prevent ankles injuries.
    2. And what socks ? Technical socks with variated thickness or single-toes socks are advisable.
    1. How do I dress for the race ? Usual running clothing is appropriate for the conditions; possible windy conditions should be considered.
    2. I do the Formentera To Run as a RUNNER: Are the sticks useful? No
    1. What do I put in my Emergency Kit ? Wide range antibiothic, ant-diarroea, antipyretic, pain killers (ibuprofen). A medical h24 assistance is provided.
    2. Are there mosquitos or other insects ? No