INFORMATION

2022

Three Races to make everyone Happy!

ELITE

approx. 18k

1000m D+

Team of Two

Man, Woman or Mixed

Minimum age 18

SOCIAL

approx. 12k

700m D+

Team of Two

Man, Woman or Mixed

Minimum age 16

FAMILY

approx. 6k

400m D+

Team of Two

Man, Woman or Mixed

Minimum age 8

*Minimum age: 8 years old.
**Children between 8 years & 13 years old must be under the supervision of an adult.

Where is the meeting point for the race start?

Le Trail Pacific 2022 will take place at TOP ROCK – Saama village in the North of Efate Island.

What are the meeting times?

Runners of the three races are expected at the starting site at 6.30 am at Top Rock – Saama (45 km, 1 hour from Port-Vila).

How can I get to the race location?

  • By carPlaces are very limited, please organize carpooling.
  • By bus – We will organize buses from Port Vila for an additional cost of 500 vatu per person

Car Park

Only the organization’s buses are authorized to enter the village.

We are expecting 632 runners.
Two car parks are provided for you cars.
Parking sites will be indicated by assistants. Please follow their instructions.

Places are very limited, please organize carpooling.

Traffic will be temporarily interrupted when the races start.

We ask runners and car drivers to be extremely vigilant (near the Saama village) during all the event!

Buses

If you cannot get to the race place. Buses will be organized from Port Vila for an additional cost of 500 vatu per person (in addition to the registration fee).

Check in and BIB distribution

You must collect your bibs and t-shirts before your race start! OR you may be disqualified.

It will be possible to collect your bibs and t-shirts from 6:15 am.
To facilitate the distribution of bibs and t-shirts, please remember your number or team name.
It will be emailed to you few days before the race.

See your team number

Start time

Please note that it is the responsibility of each team to ensure that they arrive at the start site on time with their bibs attached to the front of their chest.

  1. ELITE (approx. 18k) – 7:15 am
  2. SOCIAL (approx. 12k) – 7:45 am
  3. FAMILY (approx. 6k) – 8:15 am

A briefing will be given for the 3 races at 7.00 am.

The races will start at the scheduled time.
Any late teams will be automatically disqualified.

Equipment

Please note that no water, food or equipment will be present at the different checkpoints of the race.

There will be no water bottle distribution!
You must bring your own bottles.

Water tanks will be available at the village only to refill your water bottle (departure and arrival).

Equipment suitable for walking/running in the wilderness and self-sufficiency is therefore essential:

  • A pair of walking/sport shoes (flip-flops are not allowed).
  • A bag containing at least 2 Liters of water.
  • Food to sustain your effort for a period of 3 to 7 hours.
  • A 40 cm long strapping.
  • 1 charged telephone for the team.
  • 1 whistle for each team member.
  • The map of your course (to be printed by yourself).

It is recommended to have your legs covered (pants, high socks, tights, …), a hat, a pair of gloves.

The organization reserves the right to check the conformity of the equipment of each runner, and, if necessary, can decide to prohibit the departure or to disqualify a team not having the required material.

Race’s Progress

Le Trail Pacific is a race for teams of 2, men, women or mixed.

For safety reasons, it is essential to stay in pairs during the whole race. If the runners get separated, the lead runner will be stopped at the checkpoints and will have to wait for his teammate to continue the race.

At each checkpoint, make sure that the controllers have checked your team’s numbers (be patient if there is a wait, take advantage of it to eat and drink).

Courses

The 3 courses are marked with orange paint and cloth tape.

At regular intervals, you will also find information posters informing you about your progress, according to the official map of your course.

Please note that the pink markers are reserved exclusively for the organizers’ access. Do not use them under any circumstances, otherwise you will be disqualified.

3 courses are at your choice ; do not overestimate your abilities and choose the one best suited to your current aptitude.

  • From the start to CP1: the 3 races follow the same road, but with 30 minutes staggered departures, which should allow for a smoother passage through the checkpoints.
  • At CP1: the Family course is separated from the Elite and Social courses (see map). Elite and Social teams who do not wish to continue their course can take the Family course, but have to inform the CP controllers. They will be disqualified from their course, but reclassified in the other one.
  • At CP2: the Social and Elite courses separate. Elite teams that do not wish to continue their course may take the Social course provided they inform the CP controllers. They will be disqualified from their course but reclassified in the other one. ATTENTION time limit to pass to the CP2 for Elite: start time + 2 hours 30, so 10.00 am. After this time, Elite teams will automatically be directed to the Social course.
  • At CP4: Elite teams will find a second time barrier: start time + 5 hours, so 12.30 pm. Beyond this time, the Elite teams will be disqualified. They will be directed to vehicles or will be able to continue on foot to the finish by a shortcut that will be indicated by the organization.
  • At the “Tree point” (see map), the Elite and Social courses meet and follow an identical road to CP 3 (Social) / 5 (Elite).

Abandon / Disqualification

If you wish to abandon your course (permanently or by changing course), do so only at a checkpoint by giving your bib number to the controllers who will take the appropriate measures.

The disqualification of the team will be pronounced in the following cases:

  • Change of course at CP1 or CP2 (but with possible reclassification to the lower course);
  • Absence of race number or race number not visible on the chest;
  • Exchange of race number before or during the race, not in accordance with the organization;
  • Not respecting the time barriers at CP2 and CP4;
  • Taking a road that does not conform to the courses established by the organization;
  • Deliberate refusal to continue the race without waiting for the team member at a CP;
  • Non assistance to another team

If only one team member wishes to drop out, the team will be disqualified, but the remaining rider will be allowed to continue as long as he is progressing with another team.

Security

Safety is everyone’s business.

By your behaviour during the event, you must make sure to maintain your own physical integrity by adopting a speed adapted to your aptitude and physical condition. The speed of a team is that of its slowest element; identify your partner’s abilities and place him or her in the lead in order to adopt the right speed.

Throughout the course, ProRescue staff will be present to provide first aid if necessary. They will be equipped with a radio and will be able to take the most appropriate measures for your situation.

If you need assistance:

  • Stay on the road ;
  • Identify with your map the nearest Prorescue point and try to get there ;
  • Use your phone by calling : 555 3153
  • Ask for assistance from another team ;
  • Use your whistle to alert the teams around.

3 Promedical station will be at your disposal for this event:

  • Start/Finish site;
  • PC4
  • PC5

Gregory (physiotherapist, osteopath, sport physiotherapist and manual therapist) will also be present at the Saama village before and after the race to help you (free of charge).

After Race

Free fruits will be available upon arrival.

K2 Kitchen will be present if you wish to eat.

See the Menu

Winning Prize & Prize-Giving Ceremony

A prize-giving ceremony is planned on the finish site of the 3 races at 12.00pm.

The first 3 teams of the 3 categories (men, women, mixed) will be rewarded for the 3 courses.

  • ELITE
    • First place men’s team: 10,000 VT
    • First place women’s team: 10,000 VT
    • First place mixed’s team: 10,000 VT
  • SOCIAL
    • First place men’s team: 6,000 VT
    • First place women’s team: 6,000 VT
    • First place mixed’s team: 6,000 VT
  • FAMILY
    • First place men’s team: 5,000 vatu K2 Kitchen voucher
    • First place women’s team: 5,000 vatu K2 Kitchen voucher
    • First place mixed’s team: 5,000 vatu K2 Kitchen voucher

Results

The results will be published online and live as the finishers arrive.

Free wifi will be available provided by 3 Link Powered by Kacific

After Party

An after party is scheduled from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Banyan Bar in partnership with the 83 islands distillery.

FAQs Section

About the Race

Where is the start of the race?

North Efate Island
More info coming soon.

See on the map

How many runners can they run per team?

TWO runners per team only

When can I pick up my race bib and t-shirt?

Your t-shirt and race bib are available on race day only.

On the race day, go to the Official tent to confirm your participation and collect your race bib and t-shirt from the meeting place at the time indicated for your race.

About the Registration

Where can I register my team?

2 Options:

  • Register your team online by clicking on the button below
  • Register your team by coming to the AJC office in town during working hours.
    From Monday to Friday:
    Morning – 7:30 to 11:30 // Afternoon – 1:30 to 5:30
AJC Office

What is the register deadline?

The Registration & Payment deadline :

  1. Early Bird: July 1 to August 31
  2. Last Minute: September 1 to September 9
  3. Last Chance: September 10 to September 18

About the Payment

Can I pay online?

Yes, payments can be made directly online with a VISA card.

HERE

What are the other payment methods?

You can pay by check or cash.
All payment instructions are available on the registration page.

What is the payment deadline?

The Registration & Payment deadline :

  1. Early Bird: July 1 to August 31
  2. Last Minute: September 1 to September 9
  3. Last Chance: September 10 to September 18