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SELECTION PROCESS AND REGISTRATION FEES

The Brazil135 Ultra IS NOT YOUR MAMMA'S Race! 

 

It is grueling, It is tough, 

It is magical, It is beautiful, It is a Journey,

It invites the unexpected, 

but above all, 

It is completely addictive! 

WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE A PEEK AT THE VIDEOS AND  PHOTOS PAGE

BEFORE MAKING THE DECISION TO  PARTICIPATE IN THE BRAZIL135 ULTRAMARATHON! 

1. THE SELECTION PROCESS: 

1. All applicants will be evaluated against a set of rules by our team judges. 

2. All entry forms will receive equal consideration. 

3. The considerations will be forwarded to the race director 

4. The final decision on acceptance of registration will be up to the race director, Commander  Mario Lacerda. 

5. All entrants will receive an email from the race director with the final decision and  considerations. 

2. QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: 

The Brazil135 Ultramarathon is not a race for BEGINNERS, therefore: 

 

​1. For 135 Miles Distance:

 

1.1 It is Mandatory: 

  • Have participated and finished  in at least 2 (two) 100 or 100+ Miles;

or 

  • Have participated and finished in at least 1 (one) Ultraman Race;

or

  • Finisher of 1 (one) race of 135 Miles.

or

  • Top 3 Big Dog's World Championship Backyard Ultra

 

For 2025, you are qualified If you are a Brazil135 Veteran, having participated and having finished at least 2 (twice), including one 80 Miles, and another category:  55 Miles,   2x Relay or 4x Relay, in any order or combination. 

Examples.

One 80 Miles and One 2x Relay  

One 80 Miles and One 4x Relay

One 80 Miles and One 55 Miles

*  Previous participation in Brazil135 Ultra as crew members will be considered.

1.2 Not Mandatory, but Good if you have: 

a) A list of races that demonstrate the runner's ability to run on various types of terrain  and elevations; 

b) A list of races that demonstrate the rider's performance with minimal official  external support; 

c) Although Brazil135 is an event that qualifies for other international races,  the main purpose of Brazil135 is to be a journey that allows runners to demonstrate  resilience when faced with challenges and that can leave at the end of their run with a life experience that can be applied in everyday life.  Therefore, the reason why you say you want to run this journey will be given significant weight. 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Don't be put off if you are not invited. . We hope you will take this opt-out as a step forward  to encourage you to work even harder towards your goal. If you are not accepted to participate in the 135 mile  distance, we may recommend that you transfer your application to one of the shorter distances, 55 or 80 miles. 

2. For the 80 Miles Distance: 

2.1 Mandatory: 

• At least 2 races of 50+ km 

2.2 Not Mandatory but nice to have: 

More than 2 (two) 100ks and several 50+ks and several Marathons. Even better if they are on  varied terrains. 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Don't be put off if you are not invited. . We hope you will take this opt-out as a step forward  to encourage you to work even harder towards your goal. If you are not accepted to participate in the 135 Miles  distance, we may recommend that you transfer your application to one of the shorter distances, 55 Miles or one  of the relay modes. 

2.3. For the 55 Miles Distance: 

1.1 Mandatory: 

 

  • At least 2 (two) Marathons. 

1.2 Not Mandatory, but nice to have: 

More than 2 50k runs, some 50 Miles or 80 km. Even better if they are on varied  terrains. 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Don't be put off if you are not invited. . We hope you will take this opt out as a step forward to encourage you to work even harder towards your goal. If you are not  accepted to participate in the 135 Miles distance, we may recommend that you transfer  your application to one of the relay modes. 

3. WHEN AND HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED? 

If you have been accepted, you will receive an email from the Race Director, Mario  Lacerda, on September 1, 2023. 

If you have not been accepted, you will receive a phone call or WhatsApp call  from the Race Director, Mario Lacerda, during the last week of August 2023. 

4. BIBS:  

A list of all accepted runners will be published on September 30th. It  can be seen in the menu IMPORTANT TO KNOW/GUESTS 2024 

5. YOUR SPOT:

There is no spot transfer in Brazil135. That means that  the invitation to participation is only valid for the year you were invited.

5. REGISTRATION FEES 

a) Cancellation:

If you cancel your registration, once accepted, for any reason, there will be a retainer of U$300.00. The difference will be returned  to the runner. 

5.1. Brazilians:  

To be considered invited, at least 30% of the total registration fee  must be paid by September 20th. If payment is not made by  

September 20th, the invitation will be canceled as we understand that  the runner has not accepted the invitation. In this way, the runner's  vacancy will be transferred to the next accepted runner on the waiting  list. 

The final date for payment in full is December 20th, 2023. If there is a lack  of payment for more than 1 month, in the case of installment payments,  the invitation will be considered as not accepted and the vacancy will  be transferred to the next runner accepted that have been placed on the  waiting list. In this case, there will be a refund to the runner in the  amount of 50% of the total amount paid less U$25.00 (twenty-five dollars). 

1. 135 Miles Solo: R$ 1.330,00  

2. 80 Miles Solo: R$ 970,00  

3. 55 Miles Solo: R$ 600,00  

4. 80 Miles 2x Relay: R$ 450,00  

4. 135 Miles 2x Relay: R$ 1.105,00 (ea)  

5. 135 Mile 4x Relay: R$ 1.060,00 (each) 

5.2. South Americans:  

Due to the difficulty in wiring values between South American  countries, South American runners can pay the registration fee on the  day of the Pre Race Meeting. 

1. 135 Miles Solo: R$ 1.330,00  

2. 80 Miles Solo: R$ 970,00  

3. 55 Miles Solo: R$ 600,00  

4. 80 Miles 2x Relay: R$ 450,00  

4. 135 Miles 2x Relay: R$ 1.105,00 (ea)  

5. 135 Mile 4x Relay: R$ 1.060,00 (each) 

 

5.3. North America, Europe, Asia, Australia 

To be considered invited, at least 30% (US$300.00) ( of the total registration fee  must be paid by September 20th. If payment is not made by  September 20th, the invitation will be canceled as we understand that  the runner has not accepted the invitation. In this way, the runner's  spot will be transferred to the next accepted runner on the waiting list. The installment's payment calendar is:

1) By October 20th: US$ 230.00

2) By November 20th: U$230.00

3) By December 20th: US$ 230.00

1. 135 Miles Solo: U$ 990.00  

2. 80 Miles Solo: U$ 700,00  

3. 55 Miles Solo: U$ 500,00  

4. 80 Miles 2x Relay: U$ 350,00  

4. 135 Miles 2x Relay: U$ 700,00 (ea)  

5. 135 Milles Relay 4x: U$ 600,00 (each) 

a)  international athletes from the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand,  will  be provided free of charge with: 

Support from the Race Director Mário Lacerda:

1.0 - SUPPORT PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO BRAZIL

1.1 If you need help to arrange your support team with Brazilians, the Race Director Mário Lacerda will guide to get the right  crew members:  pacers. drivers and interpreter.

1.2 The Race Director will also supervise your deal with the Brazilians support team, to make sure that a fair deal will be done.

  • The cost for one person  as a driver, pacer or interpreter  is 50 US$ per day.

  • You can also rent a car, from your Brazilian driver or at the airport. In any case  the prices have to be very close to each other.

  • We recommend that you get in Brazil  on the Sunday before the Pre Race Meeting and leave Brazil one day after the race ends. The total number of days of your stay in Brazil will be around 8 days.

  • Your Brazilian driver will pick you at the airport and will drive you to  the city of Águas da Prata where the race starts.

  • Your Brazilian driver will drive you back to  the airport after the race ends from Paraisópolis city  to  the airport (GRU) from where you will leave Brazil. 

2.0  SUPPORT BEFORE THE RACE :  If you face any difficulties  once you have  landed in Brazil, and need assistance,  the race Director will be available for you.

3.0  SUPPORT DURING THE RACE: If anything  unexpected happens with your support team or support car, the Race Director will provide the means  to help you to continue the race. 

4.0  SUPPORT AFTER THE RACE: If you face any difficulty  after the race and before you board back to your country, and need assistance,  the race Director will be available for you.

5.0 - IMPORTANT:

5.1 Never hire a person to be part of your support team in Brazil without the clear consent of the Race Director Mario Lacerda;

5.2 You will be under  the Race Director   responsibility from the moment you land in Brazil until you board back to you country.

b) All international athletes are responsible for paying: 

1. Any crew member and/or companions accepted by you. The payment have to be done directedly to the  crew member and/or  companions. 

2. Any vehicle and/or insurance used during your stay in Brazil. 

3. Transportation of gas during your stay in Brazil. 

4. Accommodation for your Brazilian support team members while in Brazil. 

6. REFUND POLICIES:
 

  • 100% refund if cancelled before October 20th (minus U$25.00 platform refund fee)

  • Credit for next year if cancelled after October 20th;

7. IN CASE OF CANCELLATION OF THE RACE DUE TO ACTS OF GOD OR OTHER UNEXPECTED CIRCUMSTANCES: 

In case of cancellation of the race, before the start or during the race by acts of God  or other acts of any nature that put the health or life of the athletes at risk, your registration spot will be guaranteed for the next year's race:

.

- 50% (FIFTY) of the fees will be transferred as credit for the next year, if the cancellation happened before the start line.

- If the cancellation happens during the race, there will be no fees to be credited. 

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