Offer includes the bib for the HMDS adventure and 3 nights in a double room.
Limited for the first 100 to register
Due to the current situation that Turkey is going through following the earthquakes that took place in February 2023, the HMDS Cappadocia, initially scheduled from May 21 to 27, 2023 is postponed to June 2024.
Get ready to live a magical parenthesis!
On the program of this new HMDS: a week of adventure in Cappadocia with 3 stages, to be covered at your own pace.
You will sleep 3 nights on the HMDS bivouac, in the middle of beautiful and unusual rock formations and 3 nights in a hotel (1 night before, 2 nights after).
You will have the possibility to choose between 3 different distances: 70, 100 or 120km, divided into 3 stages.
Here is the breakdown:
The stages of the HMDS can be completed at your own pace: walking or running.
More info on the distances and format here
What is included in the offer:
It will be possible to book extra nights to arrive a day earlier, or stay 2 days longer.
When registering, you will be able to inform the name of the people with whom you would like to share your accommodation. If you don’t provide any information, you will be assigned with other participants who speak the same language as you.
The companion offer allows you to live the HMDS Cappadocia - Turkey adventure with friends and family who are not racing.
The companion persons will be with you the night before the start of the HMDS. They will be able to attend the start of the first stage, support you every day at different points along the route, and attend the finish of the last stage.
More information about the accompanying persons program to come.
We have set up ultra-flexible registration, cancellation and postponement conditions, so that you can book with complete peace of mind.
If you have any doubts about the adventure, you can postpone your participation free of charge until 60 days before departure.
Our conditions allow you to cancel without charge until February 20, 2023.
In case of cancellation of the event by the organization, you will be refunded 100% of the amount you paid within 60 days.
Details of cancellation and postponement conditions are available in the HMDS Cappadocia - Turkey 2023 Rules and Conditions of Sale.
Capadocia is without a doubt, a place that you must discover once in your life! Located in the center of Anatolia, Capadocia is characterized by its fairy chimneys and its troglodyte dwellings carved in the rock. The Capadocia region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The centuries have replaced the sand dunes of Capadocia with fascinating cone-shaped rock formations. This new HMDS destination will delight trekkers and runners alike with a rolling playground with slightly less sand than other HMDS.
INFO HOW TO GET THERE?
You need to book your flight tickets to arrive at Kayseri Airport (ASR), Turkey.
Transfers between the airport and the hotel will be organized on Sunday May 21 and Saturday May 27. The journey takes about 1 hour. We advise you to arrive early enough on Sunday, May 21 to enjoy your first day on site and to do the technical controls serenely.
When registering, you will have the possibility to add a night on Saturday May 20 to arrive one day earlier. In this case, you will have to go to the hotel by your own means.
PROGRAM OF THE WEEK
Sunday: arrival at the hotel, material/medical controls.
Monday: transfer by bus, first stage, night at the bivouac.
Tuesday: second stage, night at the bivouac.
Wednesday: rest day, night at the bivouac.
Thursday: third stage, night at the hotel.
Friday: free day, Gala evening.
Saturday: transfer to the airport, end of the HMDS adventure.
Depending on your desires, you can extend your stay if you wish to continue discovering Turkey.
You can choose between 3 distance formats: 70, 100 or 120 km, spread over 3 stages.
These distances are given as an indication and are likely to be revised downwards according to the type of terrain and the difference in altitude of the routes.
WHAT DO I TAKE WITH ME?
If it’s your first HMDS, you probably have a lot of questions. Once you register, we'll send you a full checklist of the material, but here is the principal to have per person:
You can bring a large suitcase with more clothes, which you will leave at the hotel and find after the HMDS adventure.
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The event is organized by WAA.
The prices for the HMDS Cappadocia - Turkey 2023 are as follows:
Additional nights: 60€ per night.
The prices are individual.
INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION
ULTRA-FLEXIBLE REGISTRATION CONDITIONS
Cancellations are possible without charge until February 20, 2023
From February 21, 2023 to March 15, 2023 included, 25% of the total amount of the registration will be kept by the organization in case of cancellation.
From March 16 to April 15, 2023 included, 50% of the total amount of the registration will be kept by the organization in case of cancellation.
From April 16, 2023, no refund is possible, however it will still be possible to postpone your registration according to the conditions of the event.
Here are the conditions of postponement:
During the race, you will be surrounded by the medical and organization teams from the beginning to the end of the stages.
The courses are marked with stakes every 50/100m, so it is almost impossible to get lost.
You will all be equipped with a GPS beacon with an alarm button, allowing the organization to locate you at any time.
A medical tent is present at the bivouac where you can go at any time.
You can pay by:
The number of instalments may vary depending on the date of registration. The registration will be 100% validated once the total amount of the registration is paid.
Consult the HMDS Cappadocia - Turkey 2023 Regulations and Terms of Sales.
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