Big bear's ultra

The new arrival on the Slovak ultrarunning scene for 2023 is the new event Big Bear's Ultra. BBU will be held on September 23-24, 2023. It offers two routes, the longer of which is also the longest route within the Slovak Ultratrail League 2023. 

The BBU 100+ hundred route with parameters of 118 km / +6300 m has its start and finish at Budatín Castle. This 100+ loop will take you around Žilina - more precisely through the hills of the Kysucká vrchovina (Dubeň, Straník), Malá Fatra with Veľký and Malý Kriváň and Suchý in its Krivánská part and with Minčol in its Lúčanská part, as well as the Strážovské vrchy and Súľovské skaly (Žibrid, Kečka).

BBU100+: Budatínsky Hrad – Dubeň – Straník (CP1) – Kotrčiná Lúčka – Sedlo Žiarce – Lutiše – Belá (CP2) – Snilovské Sedlo (CP3) – Veľký Kriváň – Malý Kriváň – Suchý – Chata pod Suchým (CP4) – Nezbudská Lúčka – Strečno (CP5) – Špicák – Sedlo Javorina (CP6) – Minčol – Pod Krížavou – Kobylie – Čipčie – Turie (CP7) – Porúbka (brod) – Skalky – Tlstá Hora – Dielnice (CP8) – Budzogáň – Žibrid – Sedlo Patúch – Kečka – Roháčske sedlo – Hrad Hričov (CP9) – Hričovské Podhradie – Ovčiarsko (CP10) – Hradisko – Strážov – Budatín

Approximately half the distance event of the Big Bear's Ultra, starting in Strečno and ending in Budatín, runs from Strečno along the same route as the main hundred-kilometer race. The BBU 60+ route has parameters of 62 km / +3500 m and during the September 23-24 will take you to Malá Fatra and Strážovské vrchy and Súľovské skaly.

BBU60+: Strečno (CP5) – Špicák – Sedlo Javorina (CP6) – Minčol – Pod Krížavou – Kobylie – Čipčie – Turie (CP7) – Porúbka (brod) – Skalky – Tlstá Hora – Dielnice (CP8) – Budzogáň – Žibrid – Sedlo Patúch – Kečka – Roháčske sedlo – Hrad Hričov (CP9) – Hričovské Podhradie – Ovčiarsko (CP10) – Hradisko – Strážov – Budatín

Both courses of Big Bear's Ultra - BBU100+ a BBU60+ - are part of the 9th edition of Slovak Ultratrail League. Both courses have been certified by ITRA (BBU100+ for 5 points, BBU60+ for 3 points) and are contained in the list of ITRA National League races as well as races with UTMB Index.

BASIC INFORMATION
Race type Mountain ultramarathon
Organizer      emControl, s.r.o.
Edition 1.
Date 23.-24. September 2023
Mountains Kysucká vrchovina, Malá Fatra, Strážovské vrchy
Course parameters 118 km / +6300 m
62 km / +3500 m
Start places BBU100+: Budatínsky hrad (castle)
BBU60+: Strečno
Start times BBU100+: 06.00 CET
BBU60+: 09.00 CET
Courses Information about the courses can be found HERE
Aid stations 10 (BBU100+) a 5 (BBU60+)
Finish Budatín
Time limits BBU100+: 32 hours
BBU60+: 18 hours
Web https://www.bigbearsultra.sk
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E-mail info@trailcentrum.sk

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