Algarve Running Challenge 2019

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Event Location : Monte Gordo / Vila Real, Portugal

Tour Code: TFARC1/2019


06 - 10 November 2019

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The “Algarve Running Challenge” / ARC includes 4 separate races on different running surfaces or you can take part in just the 2 events of the “Algarve Running Weekend”/ ARW

BEST VALUE AUTUMN RUNNING BREAK – WORLD CLASS TRAINING FACILITIES – ESTABLISHED EVENT

The events are: 5 km Cross Country Handicap, time graded One Mile Track Time Trials, a 3 km Beach & Trail Loop Relay and finally a 10km Guardiana Trail Race.

ARC awards are based upon times and Age Related Time tables for men & women for each race and the 4 race series, so that older runners can compete on equal terms with younger ones. ARC Presentation BBQ Lunch free for all runners and their friends

ARC WEEK PACKAGES*  from only £ 339   ARW WEEKEND  PACKAGES*  from only £ 199    * incl. race entries

Click here for Full details of the 2019 programme

Click here for ARC 2019 Booking Form

THE VENUE:

All events are held at the premier running & athletic track & gym training facilities of Monte Gordo and Vila Real as used by Team GB and other international teams for Olympic Games & major event preparation. Suitable for all standards of runners in the footsteps of the elite!

The beach resort of MONTE GORDO is located on the border of Portugal and Spain in the Algarve region of Portugal. With a transfer time of less than an hour from Faro it is an excellent location for this multi-sports festival.  The Vila Real Sports Centre is just a short distance away from the host hotel.

The Vila Real Sports Centre is the base for the competition – it is internationally regarded as a training base for elite athletes and was the holding camp for the British athletics team prior to London 2012. The Sports Centre played host to the European Masters Athletics Champs – Non Stadia in 2016.

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HOTEL EVENT PACKAGES:

4* DUNAMAR Aparthotel: our event HQ located on the beach. The spacious 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments are all equipped with a telephone, television, heating / air conditioning, hairdryer, terrace, safety box, kitchen appliances, microwave and toaster. There is a bar, restaurant, internet access, gym, sauna, swimming pool, parking, 24hrs reception, shop. The evening buffet restaurant package supplement offers exceptional value. Live music entertainment at the hotel.

Guests can enjoy regional dishes as well as international cuisine in Hotel Apartamento Dunamar’s restaurants. The poolside snack bar offers a selection of refreshing drinks and grilled snacks.

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OPTION 1: 8 Days / 7 nights packages from £ 299  per person 

OPTION 2: 7 Days / 6 nights packages from £ 269 per person

OPTION 3: 4 Days / 3 nights packages from £ 179 per person      

Race Entries from £ 40 for ARC / £20 for ARW 

GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE!

FLIGHTS:

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There are a large number of flights available from all over the UK to Faro Airport.

Fares below are based upon flights checked in June 2019 and are guide-line ‘from’ prices only. All fares include 20kg luggage, taxes and administration fees and RETURN AIRPORT TRANSFERS. Please advise if hand luggage only is required:

Stansted: flights from – £ 99 p.p  / Gatwick: flights from – £ 89 p.p 

Bristol: flights from – £ 109 p.p / Liverpool: flights from – £ 89 p.p

Manchester: flights from – £ 89 p.p / Glasgow: flights from – £ 89 p.p

Airfares and seat availability are subject to change up until time of booking. Checked-in luggage at a supplement from £40 – £80 return depending on route and carrier  

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

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Faro Airport to Hotel & Return from: £ 20 – £45 per person (supplement for single travellers)

Final transfer prices will depend upon client numbers travelling on each transfer. The price to pay will be confirmed closer to the time of travel

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