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TMX presents the seventh edition of this amazing three-consecutive-day race running through one of the most magnificent places of the Andes Mountain Range.
This edition will be split between Argentina and Chile. We will run through unbelievable trails! This time we will live the Portillo (Chile) and Aconcagua (Argentina) experience in an awesome way, the unique way El Origen can offer.

The race course will take you through immense valleys, steep ridges, swampy areas, mule trails and the old trans-Andean railway. Throughout the race course, runners will be accompanied by snow-capped peaks and glaciers, as well as the impressive view or the Aconcagua and the Tolosa Mountains. They will cross the Andes through the old Cristo Redentor pass, and run by the Inca Bridge, Durazno Bridge, Juncal Glacier and Inca Lake.

The Organization Team’s headquarters will be located in Portillo. In addition to the traditional camp, we will offer multiple accommodation options where we will keep the classic El Origen camaraderie spirit!

The news is that El Origen 2018 includes one more distance, 30 Km, ideal for trail-running beginners.

Live an unforgettable experience! See you in El Origen 2018.

Date:

March 1, 2, and 3, 2018

Place:

Portillo – Aconcagua. Chile – Argentina

Distances:

– 100K: From 30 km to 40 km per stage.
– 50K: From 15 km to 20 km per stage.
– 30K: From 10 km to 12 km per stage.

Etapas:

1st Stage: Aconcagua Park – Durazno Bridge– Banderita Mountain – Inca Bridge
2nd Stage: Las Cuevas – Cristo Redentor – Inca Lake, Portillo
3rd Stage: Juncal Glacier– Inca Lake, Portillo
3 days, 3 nights (optional camp).

Categories:

100K:
– Individual
Teams x 2
50K:
– Individual
Teams x 2
35K:
– Individual
Teams x 2

Minimum age to take part in El Origen 100K is 17 years old, becoming 17 no later than March 1, 2018; participants under 18 years old must submit an authorization signed by his/her father, mother or legal guardian.
Minimum age to take part in El Origen 50K is 17 years old, becoming 17 no later than March 1, 2018; participants under 18 years old must submit an authorization signed by his/her father, mother or legal guardian.
Minimum age to take part in El Origen 30K is 15 years old, becoming 15 no later than March 1, 2018; participants under 18 years old must submit an authorization signed by his/her father, mother or legal guardian.
When picking up the kits, it is COMPULSORY to submit a current Medical Fitness Certificate signed by a doctor and the Informed Consent.

Accommodation:

We will have three nights in camp setting, lodge or hotel on the banks of the Inca Lake with awesome landscapes and the ideal comfort to relax, rest and mingle among runners and the Organizing Team. You will be able to choose among the multiple accommodation options offered under the “ALOJAMIENTO” (Accommodation) section in Portillo, setting of the Organization Team’s headquarters. You can also choose other accommodation options nearby Portillo, bearing in mind that you will have to attend the compulsory talks, and go to the start line at the established times.
All runners staying with the Organizing Team will have to choose an ACCOMMODATION option, since it is not included in the registration.

Documentation:

Remember that we will cross the border between Argentina and Chile. Everyone must submit the corresponding valid documentation in force. Minors must have their obligatory permit.

Mandatory Items:

Each person must have his/her Mandatory Items regardless if they run in teams.
These items must be carried along the three race stages either wearing them or in the backpack (both ways are accepted).

By runner:
Competitor’s number (provided by the Organizing Team)
1 backpack that goes through the shoulders
1 helmet. Not having the helmet will result in disqualifying the competitor.
1 waterproof jacket
1 fleece or micro-fleece jacket/pullover
1 pair of sunglasses
1 long tights: they cannot be replaced by long compression socks or calf pads.
The official t-shirt must be worn over any other garment (provided by the Organizing Team).
1 fleece beanie
1 pair of fleece gloves
1 first aid kit
1 cellular phone
1 whistle (toy whistles are not allowed)
1 head torch with charged batteries
1 survival blanket
1 water bottle

If the competitor does not have the Mandatory Items in any of the stages, he/she shall be penalized on per stage basis with 30 minutes for each missing item: 1 waterproof jacket, 1 fleece or micro-fleece jacket/pullover, 1 pair of sunglasses, 1 long tights: they cannot be replaced by long compression socks or calf pads.
If the competitor does not have the Mandatory Items in any of the stages, he/she shall be penalized on per stage basis with 15 minutes for each missing item: 1 fleece beanie, 1 pair of fleece gloves,1 first aid kit, 1 cellular phone, 1 whistle (toy whistles are not allowed), 1 head torch with charged batteries, 1 survival blanket, 1 water bottle

Recommended Items:
These items should be carried in the self-care bag.
Air mattress or sleeping pad
Igloo tent
Towel and toiletries
Gaiters
Blister care kit: Hipoglós, scissors, disinfectant, gauze, towel, Moleskin to cover blisters
Sandals: They are essential to have the feet in the open air after each stage.
Cap, hat or beanie
Warm jacket
2 pairs of well-used running shoes (1 pair for trail run and 1 pair for regular running)
Heater and water saucepan
GPS
Digital photo camera
Note: Participants should also have utensils such as knife, fork and spoon.

The first aid kit must have:
6 self-adhesive bandages (Moleskin, Compeed, band-aids)
2 rolls of elastic bandage of 1,50 m length by 10 cm width
2 rolls of NON-elastic bandage of 1,50 m length by 7,5 cm width
4 surgical dressing pads for deep wounds
3 individual packages of sterile gauze (10 x 10 cm) to cover wounds.
1 roll of adhesive tape of 3 cm by 3 cm
60 ml of povidone iodine solution
6 pills of anti-diarrheal (loperamide)
6 pills of anti-histamine (loratadine)
100 ml of sunscreen F30
3 packets of re-hydration mineral salts
3 pills of ibuprofen 400 mg
1 pair of disposable latex gloves
1 pair of small scissors
1 pair of tweezers
Note: The first aid kit is designed for the 3 days of the race; therefore, its content should be rationed proportionally for each day.