BRIEFING - 13th SNOW RUNNING SIERRA NEVADA CLASSIC

Race Committee 13th Andalusian Championships.
Competition Jury

  • Race Director: Pablo Ruiz de Almirón Megías
  • Athletes’ representative: Silvia Lara and Andrés Viedma.
  • Referee-judges:
    Principal: Antonio Fernando García
    Assistant: Belinda Ruiz
    Assistant: Jose Mª Peula
  • FADMES Delegate: Rodrigo Sánchez Garrido
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Planned timetable

  • 17.30 h. Cloakroom CETURSA Building
  • 17:40 h: Call to the start box.
  • 18.30 h: Official Start – Andalusian Championship and  Snow Running Sierra Nevada CLASSIC.
  • 19.30 h: Approximate arrival of first runner.
  • 19.30 h. Access to showers and changing rooms in CETURSA Pradollano machinery building.
  • 21:30 h: Approximate arrival of last runner.
  • 21.30 h: Prize-giving  Telecabina Cinema 

Weather forecast

Here is the forecast for February 3 at 2600 m altitude.

METEO 030224

Compulsory equipment

Material obligatorio Snow Running Sierra Nevada by Diputación de Granada 2024

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST carry the following equipment throughout the entire race course:

The use of manufacturer-approved snow micro-crampons is mandatory for participation in the race.

Micro-crampons permitted for SkySnow competitions must have at least 10 metal spikes of 8/10mm distributed between the toe and the heel. Shoes with built-in crampons are permitted as long as they have at least 10 metal spikes of 8/10mm.

  • Photocopy of Passport (with identifying image) or ID card.
  • A headlight and a red taillight with spare batteries or a fully charged battery.
  • Clothing (upper body): 3 layers of warm clothing to fit the participant (depending on weather conditions):
    • 1st layer (inner): thermal vest (short or long-sleeve).
    • 2nd layer (middle): long-sleeve, breathable windbreaker jacket.
    • 3rd layer (outer): breathable raincoat. (It is not necessary to wear it, but in the backpack).
  • Clothing (lower body): 2 layers (depending on weather conditions):
    • 1st layer: thermal leggings completely covering the thigh and leg. The use of cropped trousers is forbidden.
    • 2nd layer (outer): waterproof and breathable trousers. (It is not necessary to wear it, but in the backpack).
  • Long thermal gloves.
  • Warm hat.
  • Technical shoes for mountain running, with rigid soles to anchor chains for snow running. They should include a waterproof and breathable membrane.
  • A thermal blanket of at least 1.8 m2. Modifications are not permitted after certified manufacture.
  • A reusable container for liquids (collapsible cup, can, thermos, soft flask, etc.).
  • In case of carrying energy bars, gels, etc., participants must mark them with their race number.
  • Mobile phone, turned on and fully charged. The emergency number provided by the organization’s staff during the briefing should also be saved on the phone.

In case of carrying energy bars, gels, etc., participants must mark them with their race number.

Race Course

We made a small change in the route that does not affect either the elevation gain or the initially planned distance.

Trazado Snow Running SN by Diputación de Granada con Rivera del Genil 2024

Course marking

The route will be marked with flags. Green and red flags will be interspersed in the sections with the same course for all categories.

The sections exclusively for the senior level will have green flags.

There will also be illuminated beacons, but part of the race course will be illuminated by the El Río slope floodlights.

Banderolas señalización Snow Running Sierra Nevada

Cutting times

  1. Km 2.4 – Crossing of “Playa” with “Ribera del Genil” (2561m) 19:20 h.
  2. Km 5.7 – Borreguiles (2700m) next to the first aid station at 19:55 h.
  3. Km 12.7 – Pradollano Finish Line (2100m) 21.30 h.

Safety recommendations

  • Do not leave the marked areas of the route.
  • Carry the phone with which you registered with enough battery.
  • Duty of assistance: in case of a participant who needs it
2019 Snow Running Sierra Nevada. Foto © Niccolò Guasti

GOOD LUCK ON THE RACE!!!