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javeamigos.com | WALKING IN JAVEA - THE MIRADOR CHALLENGE

Length: 29 kilometres
Ascent: 560 metres
Descent: 520 metres
Record Time (2015): 4 hrs 24m
Average Time (2015): 5 hrs 15m
Grade: medium-high
Equipment: Sturdy Footwear,
Water, Camera.
Start: N 38° 44.639, E 0° 11.614
Height: 142m a.m.s.l.

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javeamigos.com | WALKING IN JAVEA - THE MIRADOR CHALLENGE

javeamigos.com | WALKING IN JAVEA - THE MIRADOR CHALLENGE

javeamigos.com | WALKING IN JAVEA - THE MIRADOR CHALLENGE

What is the Mirador Challenge?
The Mirador Challenge is a medium-distance endurance walk of approximately 29 kilometres which links a network of 15 designated viewpoints located along the wonderful coastline of Jávea. It is aimed at teams of five walkers who begin in the early morning at the Granadella mirador and then pass along the coast in a northward direction to arrive at the last viewpoint of 'Els Molins', the iconic windmills which sit above the town of Jávea and afford stunning views all the way back to the start-point.

The idea 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.

There are two disciplines for taking part in the Mirador Challenge:

Sports
The 'Sports' option is for those who want to test themselves by covering the entire length of the challenge in the fastest time possible and in 2012 a team from the Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers completed the course in 4 hours and 22 minutes. In 2013 the winning team THE ORIGINALS set a time of 5 hours and 10 minutes to recover the title won in 2010, the first Mirador Challenge event. This time was smashed by TEAM EXTRANJEROS in 2014, who crossed the finish line just 4 hours and 16 minutes after having left the start at Mirador La Granadella. A route modification in 2015 meant that a new record was up for grabs and TEAM MAMIL has set a time of 4 hours and 24 minutes for future events. Running is not allowed in this section and teams will be penalised with time added to their final time if they are seen to do so.

Leisure
The 'Leisure' option is for those who want to take in the stunning views from each of the miradors spending a pre-determined amount of time at the each checkpoint as wel as completing additional tasks at six mandatory stops. They can choose whether to stop or not at the remaining viewpoints but must not stop for more than five minutes. Their final time is adjusted to remove the time spent at the miradores as well as add any time for failure to complete tasks or missing checkpoints and other penalties. In this section, there is a time limit of eight hours to complete the course; any team that is deemed unlikely to complete the whole course within this time-frame will be disqualified and finish their experience at the next available mirador.

The Route
The Mirador Challenge follows an established route along the stunning coastline of Jávea from Mirador La Granadella in the south to Mirador Els Molins in the north.

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Who can take part in the Mirador Challenge?
Anyone over the age of 16 with the drive and determination to get themselves along the 29 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. You don't have to be mega-fit to take part but we do recommend a few training sessions in the weeks leading up to the event and if you live in the area if would be advantageous to spend a couple of hours each week walking through several sections of the route to get accustomed to it. Look out for the special orientation sessions in February and March in which we will be offering guided walks of the whole route - in sections - to indicate the recommended route of the Mirador Challenge.

When is the next Mirador Challenge?
The next edition of the Mirador Challenge is scheduled for Sunday 3rd April 2016 (to be confirmed). The registration period opens on Monday 29th February 2015 and will close at 6.00pm on Friday 1st April 2016. The event is limited to 30 teams of five walkers.  There will be a pre-event social meeting for representatives from each team taking part on Friday 1st April 2016 during which a draw will take place to determine the order of start from Mirador La Granadella with those wishing to take part in the 'Leisure' discipline setting off first, followed by the faster teams competing in the 'Sports' section. The first team will set off from Mirador La Granadella at 08:00 followed by the rest of the teams at three or four minute intervals, depending on the number of teams taking part in the challenge.

To keep up to date with news and information about the forthcoming Challenge, you can join our Facebook group: The Mirador Challenge.

I don't fancy the walk but I'd like to be involved. What can I do?
The Mirador Challenge wouldn't be possible without the superb network of checkpoint supervisor volunteers who rouse themselves from their Sunday morning slumber without so much as a hint of complaint to sit patiently checking teams through each checkpoint. Aside from the walkers, more than 30 people were involved in the Mirador Challenge in 2013, many of them spending just a couple of hours at one of Jávea's beautiful viewpoints, enjoying the scenery as well as the wonderful camaraderie of the teams, whilst others assisted with team transport and general running around to ensure that the events ran as smoothly as possible. If you fancy being part of the Mirador Challenge, please drop us a line to the email given at the bottom of this page. We are also always on the look-out for sponsors whose invaluable financial support helps us to provide the sort of event we want to deliver.

The Mirador Challenge 2015 - Results

 

Sports
Adjusted Times for Penalties

Leisure
Adjusted Times

4hrs 24 - Team Mamil
4hrs 26 - The Nordic Walkers
4hrs 29 - The Originals
4hrs 39 - Time Travellers
4hrs 42 - Alesmosa
4hrs 42 - Blue Balloon
4hrs 46 - Karoon & Pepe C
4hrs 56 - RBL Marchers
4hrs 56 - El Caloret
5hrs 01 - Witness the Fitness
5hrs 12 - Kelly's Heroes
5hrs 16 - The Gym Moraira
5hrs 33 - Road Runners
5hrs 47 - Los Chaskis

4hrs 36 - Sherpas Xŕbia 2
4hrs 50 - CBYA Machos
5hrs 01 - Xeremells OC
5hrs 06 - Fenoll Marí
5hrs 12 - Sherpas Xŕbia 1
5hrs 21 - Miradobles
5hrs 42 - Mirador Marauders
5hrs 48 - CBYA Chicas
6hrs 00 - Walkie Talkies
6hrs 03 - Serendipity
6hrs 08 - 5 Shades of Grey
6hrs 28 - Justin's Beauty
6hrs 28 - RBL Strollers
6hrs 33 - Reflections Moraira
8hrs 58 - Justin's Hair

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Team Mamil
Winners - Sports

The Mirador Challenge 2014 - Results

 

Sports

Leisure
Adjusted Times

4hrs 16 - Team Extranjeros
4hrs 20 - Team BLU
4hrs 29 - The Originals
4hrs 42 - Victorious Secrets
4hrs 50 - Profigura Fitbabes
4hrs 52 - Leclercq Surfing
5hrs 05 - GM Superstriders
5hrs 48 - Blanca Fit Bullets
5hrs 50 - Bernia Team
6hrs 04 - Jo Carlisle's B&TB
6hrs 06 - Serendipity
7hrs 01 - Time Travellers

4hrs 44 - Sherpas Xŕbia 1.2
5hrs 01 - CBYA
5hrs 03 - Metafit G&G
5hrs 04 - LES Chicas
5hrs 05 - Xeremells OC
5hrs 24 - Sherpas Xŕbia 1.1
5hrs 37 - Team Spectrum
5hrs 41 - Treatment Works
6hrs 06 - The Golden Oldies
6hrs 32 - Team JITC
6hrs 56 - Metafit Marchers
7hrs 07 - Language Academy
7hrs 11 - Walkie Takies

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javeamigos.com | MIRADOR CHALLENGE 2014 Winners
Team Extranjeros
Winners - Sports

The Mirador Challenge 2013 - Results

The Mirador Challenge 2012 - Results

Sports

Leisure
Adjusted Times

5hrs 10 - The Originals
5hrs 35 - Victorious Secrets
5hrs 38 - Forest Ramblers
6hrs 29 - Leclerq Surfing
6hrs 31 - Feel Great Breaks

5hrs 17 - Los Sherpas de J.
5hrs 20 - Serendipity
5hrs 49 - Team Smovey
6hrs 09 - Viviendo Exp.
6hrs 31 - Holy Walkamolies
7hrs 15 - The G Team

Invitation Teams*

4hrs 58 - Team JITC
6hrs 39 - Team Bruno
* These were undersized teams which were allowed to complete the route but on the understanding that they would not be eligible for a trophy.

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Sports

4hrs 22 - CBMW Cabras (3)
4hrs 23 - CBMW Jabalis
4hrs 33 - CBMW Ladies (3)
5hrs 00 - Striders
5hrs 05 - Equipo de Oliva 'A' (3)
5hrs 08 - Los Sherpas de Javea
5hrs 11 - Bandolers
5hrs 11 - Serendipity
5hrs 15 - Gintonik
5hrs 19 - The Originals
5hrs 34 - Sussex Ramblers
5hrs 40 - Camino Real
6hrs 03 - Mountain Llebeig Buenas Sensaciones
6hrs 11 - Club de Atletisme Llebeig
6hrs 27 - The Nail Station*
7hrs 03 - Xŕbia Viva
7hrs 54 - The G Team (3)

* The Nail Station missed one checkpoint and attracted a ten minute penalty.

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