Departure to Checkpoint 1: After starting from the lower gate of Ephesus, you will reach the upper gate of Ephesus by running 3.7 kilometers from the asphalt road. When you reach the upper gate of Ephesus, you will enter a thin path. Following this path, you will pass through the fence and pass over the ancient city of Ephesus. After you exit the fence, you will turn left on the path. Continue along this path.
After 600 meters, the path will turn into a thin path. Note the marking here. After 500 meters, the thin path will turn back into the thick path. At this point, turn around and look back. Don’t forget to take a selfie with a view of the ancient city of Ephesus.
Continue along the thick path to the paved road. This paved road is the asphalt road of the village. Continue 400 meters from the asphalt road and make a right turn. After running 200 meters from the path, you will reach Kuşadası-Şelçuk main road. Continue along the path, crossing the paved road with the direction of your friends on duty. Continue along this path. First you will see the camel wrestling area and then the site. Continue on the road at the edge of the site and take the asphalt road.
Run across the asphalt road to the sea with the guidance of your friends on duty. Pay attention to the signs at this point. After going to the beach, turn left. Continuing through 600 meters of sand, you will reach the Richmond checkpoint on the 12th kilometer. Run from the ground near the water, the sand is hard in this part.
Your total altitude gain will be 350 meters and your altitude loss will be 320 meters. Going to checkpoint 2: After exiting the checkpoint, continue 1 kilometer straight from the sand. Turn left into the hotel. Continue through the hotel and onto the paved road. Continue along the path, crossing the paved road. By continuing along the path, you will reach the Arvalya checkpoint at the 15th kilometer. Your total altitude gain will be 410 meters and your altitude loss will be 340 meters.
Going to Checkpoint 3: After exiting the checkpoint, cross the paved road and enter the path. You’ll continue along the thick path. You noticed the signs at the crossroads. Continuing along this thick path, you will reach the Virgin Mary checkpoint at the 23rd kilometer. Watch The Last Exit. Only 200 meters but a little steep your total altitude gain will be 510 meters if your altitude loss is 845 meters. Departure to Checkpoint 4: After exiting the checkpoint, follow the path for 500 meters. Make a right turn and enter the other path.
Before the path, you will run 1 kilometer downhill. Then you will go 1.1 kilometers uphill to the asphalt road. Stay on the right side of the road as you run along the paved road. After turning left on the asphalt road and running 700 meters downhill, you will turn right and enter the thick path again.
Continue along this thick path. On the 28th, you will be separated from the athletes who run 61 and 120 kilometers. Athletes running 61 and 120kilometers continue straight, while you and athletes running 23 km will turn left and enter the fire path. After a steep descent from the fire path, you will go back to the path.
You’ll take a left on the path. Continuing along this path, you will reach the Ephesus upper gate checkpoint at the 35th kilometer. If your total altitude gain is 1400 meters, your altitude loss will be 1400 meters. Going To The Finish: After leaving the checkpoint, you will cross the paved road and enter the thin path. Continue along the thin path and enter the fence. You’ll follow the thin path until you come out of the fence. At the exit of the fence, you will make a right turn and enter the path.
You’ll continue along the path to the asphalt road. Be careful with the markings when you get to the asphalt road. Continuing straight from the asphalt road, you will reach the lower gate of the ancient city of Ephesus. By passing the security gate, you will go to the Kusadasi Selcuk Highway. From the main road, you will cross the road and enter the Mulberry Road.
This way, you turn right. Continue on the Dutlu road to the center of Selcuk, turn left and pass next to the Isabey Mosque at the finish point in the Station Square. Congratulations on completing this challenging 40.6 km adventure. Your total altitude gain will be 1470 meters and your altitude loss will be 1460 meters.
The Virgin Mary Mountain Marathon gives 1 ITRA Point.
Cut-off time is 7 HOURS.
There are COVID-19 compulsory rules and mandatory materials in the New Normal Period Race Boards. The mandatory materials will be checked on the kit table and the start time.