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is the Mirador Challenge?
Mirador Challenge is a medium-distance endurance
walk of approximately 27 kilometres which links
a network of 15 viewpoints located along the wonderful
coastline of Jávea. The concept behind the development
of the Mirador Challenge was primarily to
open up this official network of "miradors"
to many more people who would be otherwise unaware
of their existence. The secondary aim was to
create a timed endurance walk covering many different
types of terrain that would complement Jávea's excellent
sporting and leisure calendar. Click here
to see the route of the Mirador Challenge. In 2012,
we had 17 teams competing and you can read about
their exploits by clicking here.
2013, we have introduced two options for walkers:
"SPORTS" and "LEISURE". The
former option is for those who want to test themselves
by covering the entire length of the challenge in
the fastest time possible. In 2012 a team from the
Blanca Mountain Walkers
set a very fast time of 4 hours and 22 minutes which
just screams out to be beaten! The latter option
at those who want to take in the stunning views
from each of the miradors and spent a minimum time at each one with an additional task of completing
a short quiz about them. In this case, only
the time taken to walk between each mirador will
be counted within a total time limit of 8 hours.
registration form (in Word format) can be downloaded
The registration fee is 50€ per team which includes
insurance and a snack with refreshments during
can take part in the Mirador Challenge?
over the age of 16 with the drive and determination
to get themselves along the 27 kilometres route from
the forest of La Granadella in the south to
the windmills of Els Molins in the north can take
part in the Mirador Challenge. For the 2013 edition,
the event will be limited to 20 teams of five people
per team and registration is open NOW!.
I have to be mega-fit to take part in the Mirador
really, although we do recommend that everyone who
wishes to take part embarks on a few training
sessions in the weeks leading up to the event
and, if you live in the area, it would be advantageous
to spend a couple of hours each week walking
several sections of the route to get accustomed
to it. On the day of the event, the Cruz
Roja will be on hand to administer any medical
attention that might be required and our network
of checkpoint supervisors will also be in contact
throughout the day to ensure that everyone is in
good order to continue. If you have the drive and
determination to continue through the pain barrier,
you will complete the Mirador Challenge.
is the next Mirador Challenge?
next Mirador Challenge will be on Sunday 7th April
2013. Registrations will close on Tuesday
2nd April 2013 and there will be a pre-event
non-obligatory meeting for representatives of each
team on Friday 5th April during which a
draw will take place to determine the order of start
from La Granadella. (Those wishing to take part
in the more sedate "LEISURE" challenge
will begin first, followed by the faster "SPORTS"
section.) The challenge itself will begin at
8.00am prompt when the first team will leave
the start-point at the mirador of La Granadella
and embark on a 27 kilometre walk to the other end
of the municipality.
we raise money for charity?
And if you would like to put a link on the javeamigos.com
website for your chosen charity, just let us know.
don't fancy the walk but I'd like to be involved?
Mirador Challenge 2012 couldn't have been possible
without our superb network of checkpoint supervisor
volunteers who were roused from the Saturday morning
slumber or whisked away from their breakfast table
without so much as a hint of complaint to ensure
that the event passed off smoothly. Aside from the
76 walkers spread across the 17 teams, over 30 more
people were involved in the Mirador Challenge 2012
and we would be always grateful for any additional
help for the 2013 event. Such assistance would include
spending a couple of hours at one of our superb
miradors acting as checkpoint supervisors,
assistance at both the start and finish especially
the latter with regards to finish-line food and
drink, assistance with the early morning transport,
and general running around to ensure that the event
runs at smoothly as possible. If you can help, please
contact us at the email address given below.
you need any sponsorship?
We are very grateful for Blacktower
Financial Management (Int) Ltd
for sponsoring the Mirador Challenge 2012 and without
their valuable assistance, we might not have been
able to provide the sort of event we were aiming
to deliver. In 2013 there will effectively be two
"mini-challenges" with a set of awards
for each. Your backing would be invaluable to ensure
that this year is an even better Mirador Challenge
for our teams! If you can help, please contact us
at the email address given below.
ORGANISERS OF THE MIRADOR CHALLENGE WOULD LIKE TO
THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR SUPPORTING THE 2013 EDITION
ON SUNDAY 7th APRIL. PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO
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