4th CARRERA DE BAJA
LA PAZ / LORETO / SAN CARLOS – BAJA CALIFORNIA - MEXICO
WITH MARCO OLMO
The third edition of Carrera de Baja (from here on CdB)
is organized by W.W.P. ORGANIZATION in cooperation with
the Mexican Tourism Authority.
It is a trail running race in
The friendly and relaxed
environment, which marks the events labelled W.W.P.O.,
will allow you to get close to this sport with the right
approach in safety and in good company. On the other
hand, the expert and competitive athletes will be given
the chance to face a landscape where the wild nature
…Answer the voice of the wind, the invitation of nature,
the questions of the heart, answer the call!
Join us and live as a protagonist a new event!
The event will take place in five stages:
Sunday, October 19th
Arrival in La Paz
Transfer by coach from La Paz to
Tuesday, October 21nd
1st Stage – 27 km
Undulating course on dirt
Start at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, October 22rd
2nd Stage - 32
Undulating course over the giant
Start at 9 a.m.
Thursday, October 23th
3rd Stage - 10 km
Completely flat course nearby
Loreto, exciting arrival at the Mission by the Plaza.
Start at 10 a.m.
Friday, October 24th
4th Stage – 21 km
Mixed course on the beautiful
Magdalena Island, short boat ride in order to get there.
Start at 11 a.m.
Saturday, October 25th
5th Stage – 10 km (also
alternation on beaches and rocky capes at Paya Tecolote
by La Paz.
Sunday, October 26th
Departure from La Paz
The event is also open to
non-expert athletes. The whole course is in complete
safety, but caution and an adequate preparation for the
distances to cover and the altimetry to overcome are
The final ranking will be drawn up
on the basis of the sum of the five times of the five
stages. Then in sequence, the athletes who will withdraw
in one or more stages will be ranked on the basis of the
It is also foreseen a so-called
“3x10” ranking, for the athletes who will take part in
the last 10 km of the 1st, 3rd,
and 5th stage.
Race timing system will be
performed by the timekeeper team of W.W.P ORGANIZATION.
The race courses have been marked out with the
precious cooperation of the multi-champion Marco Olmo,
16x Marathon des Sables Finisher and 2x Ultra Trail du
Mont Blanc winner and 4x Desert Cup winner.
The race is open to athletes, turned 18 before October
20, 2013. The participants will be divided into two
The participants must
have a sports license, for which it is required a
medical clearance to compete in competitive sports,
signed by one of the physicians of the Federation of
Sports Medicine and whose date does not expire before
the end of the competition.
Non-licensed participants must show the same kind of
certificate attesting the athlete’s fitness to
competitive athletics, been issued for less than a year.
Copies of Clearance will not be
W.W.P. Organization have subscribed a insurance with UISP whose coverage includes the competitors against damages and repatriation, as long as they are in the race, that is as long as they are not disqualified, withdrawn or after the cut-off time. Athletes are recommended to subscribe an individual insurance policy.
Competitors must be semi-self-sufficient. At each single
stage, any participant MUST carry: (on pain of
Personal bib number, given by the
Organization, which must always be perfectly and
entirely visible and attached to the front of the shirt
Flasks or the like containing a
litre of water at least (except in the stages shorter
than 12 km)
Food supplies according to each
Trail shoes or closed running
footwear are mandatory. It is forbidden to wear sandals
or open shoes
Hiking sticks are optional.
Athletes’ equipment will be checked at the start and end
of each stage.
It is at athletes’ expense:
- their own food supplies for each single stage.
(It is recommended to bring supply
for the longest four stages from one’s own country).
It is recommended to
wear sunglasses and a cap.
There will also be checkpoints and passage points, also
surprise ones, where the competitors must have their bib
stamped and must sign the transit card.
The organizers reserve the right to make rule, course
and start times changes at any time.
The participants grant press and the organizing
committee permission to use and publish the pictures
taken during the race.
Race bag pick up will be on Sunday 20 October at 7 p.m.
at Hotel Marina in La Paz. The general briefing will be
held on Sunday 20 October at 8 p.m. in the same hotel.
Briefings will be also held at the starting line of each
single stage half an hour before the start.
Courses will be marked with colourful tapes and/or
orange directional arrows.
Participants are fully aware of the risks connected with
this competition and voluntarily assume full
responsibility in taking part in this event.
Organization will not be liable for any losses, damages,
illness, injuries, including death.
Participants can be disqualified if they:
miss the check at the start or in
one of the checkpoints over the courses;
do not have one of the mandatory
pieces of equipment (see article 7);
use a means of transport;
receive non-authorized aid;
throw rubbish out of the aid
refuse to be visited by the race
doctors in any time of the race;
are tested positive for doping.
Any athlete can be drawn at random to undergo drug
testing, during or after each single stage;
use threats or verbal abuses to
the Organizing Committee or behave improperly. The
Organizing committee have the ultimate and final
authority to disqualify athletes.
Upon registration, athletes acknowledge that they have
read and understood the contents of these Rules and they
have agreed to the terms. Any possible complaint can be
lodged within an hour of the race, leaving $50 deposit
which will be given back only in case the complaint is
The Organizing Committee is
President of W.W.P. Organization
and race director Alberto
Person in charge for the courses
and sponsor/media coordinator Dino Bonelli
- W.W.P. Organization Sports
Director and Responsible for logistics Giorgio Codias
One aid station at about half of
the course in the stages longer than 20 km including:
water, salt, coke, jelly and/or energy bars.
At each aid station, all
participants MUST fill in their flasks with at
least 1 litre of water.
It is strictly forbidden to throw
rubbish all over the course, ON PAIN OF DISQUALIFICATION
(see article 14). Rubbish must be thrown at the aid
Medical assistance will be
provided at the start and end of each single stage and
over the course, thanks to an off-road vehicle which
will follow the whole competition. Moreover, a medical
off-road vehicle or ambulance will always be on the
A quad or other vehicle fitting
the features of the course.
PRIZES will be awarded to:
the first five athletes of the
absolute male and female rankings.
the first ranked team; the ranking
will be drawn up on the basis of the sum of the first
three best times scored by the members of the team. Each
team can be composed by a maximum of five athletes.
ENTRIES OPEN ON 01th
FOR EACH SINGLE ATHLETE:
1.200.00 (accompanying people $ 1.150.00)
(accompanying people € 850.00)
01/05 TO 30/06/2014 $ 1,420.00
(accompanying people $ 1,350.00)
€ 1.050.00 (accompanying people € 1.000.00)
TO 30/09/2014 $ 1,690.00
(accompanying people $ 1,620.00)
€ 1.250.00 (accompanying people € 1.200.00)
€ 260,00 - $ 350,00
Extra night in La Paz € 60,00 - $
UPON REGISTRATION YOU NEED TO PAY A NON REFUNDABLE 200€
OR 250$ TO GUARANTEE YOUR BIB. The rest must be paid
Upon registration it will possible
to subscribe a personal insurance of $ 80 (€ 60), which,
in case of withdrawal within 30/09/2014, allows a refund
of 80% of the amount paid. After that date no refund
will be given.
ENTRIES WILL BE CLOSED WHEN THE
MAXIMUM OF 100 ATHLETES IS REACHED.
Registration will be accepted only once payment is
Athletes MUST also fill in the race entry form, to be
downloaded on the website
Payment by bank transfer to:
BANCA ALPI MARITTIME
Credito Cooperativo Carrù
H.O.: VIA STAZIONE,
12061 CARRU' CN
REASON: ENTRY TO
CARRERA DE BAJA 2014.
Entry form (to be download from the website
and copy of payment must be emailed to
Upon registration, participants or
single accompanying people (therefore not taking a
double room) must say if they prefer sharing a double
room with another person of the same gender or staying
in a single room, paying a surcharge.
Entry fee includes:
overnight stay and breakfast at
Hotel Marina (3 stars) in La Paz, nights of 20 and 26
half board at Hotel Oasis (3
stars) in Loreto, from the dinner of Monday 21 October
to the breakfast of Thursday 24 October. All beach-view
rooms, close to the beautiful sandy beach in Loreto. The
Hotel is furnished with solarium and large heated
Half board at Hotel San Miguel (3
stars) on Friday 25 October.
Race entry and rich race bag
Assistance all over the course
during the five race days.
All the means of transport from La
Paz to Loreto and return and all the transfers at start
and end of each stage.
Transfer by ship to the islands of
the race stages
T-SHIRT CARRERA DE BAJA.
2014 Finisher’s medal
SUNDAY 20 October 2014
competitors and accompanying people’s arrival at the
assigned Hotel in La Paz (own means of transport).
MONDAY 21 October 2012 at 9 a.m.
departure by coach to Loreto.
TUESDAY 22 to FRIDAY 25 October
races in the morning (see art. 2), excursions and relax
in the afternoon (for the accompanying people, free days
with the possibility to follow the athletes at the
starting line, finishing line and sometimes over the
course). In the afternoons possibility of practicing
scuba-diving, snorkelling, fishing, sailing, surf, golf
with a specialized agency and local guides. (All the
extras are at an extra cost ).
FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER transfer by
coach to San Carlos for the fourth stage. Short boat
ride to Isla Magdalena where yo will be running on
amazing sand-dunes. Following the stage we will then
transfer to La Paz by bus.
SATURDAY 26 Bus transfer to
Playa Tecolote where we will be running the last stage.
Prize giving ceremony and farewell party.
SUNDAY 26 October return to one’s
ENTRY FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Round-trip journey from one’s own
country to La Paz (Mexico). It is highly recommended to
book in advance in order to get the best fares. You can
reach La Paz via Mexico City (Mexico) or Los Angeles
All the lunches
Sunday 27 October dinner (for the
ones who have not boarded yet)
Drinks during meals.
Excursions and afternoon
All is not clearly expressed in
the section “entry fee includes”.
For any possible dispute, the place of jurisdiction is