Volcanoes Half2019-06-27T10:20:16+00:00

Volcanoes Half Marathon

Sete Cidades, Azores. 30  November 2019.

Join 500 other TRIBE runners for a stunning trail Half Marathon around a volcanic crater in the Azores. The run is taking place on the final day of TRIBE Run for Love 3. All followed by huge team celebrations in the Atlantic sun!

Check out our two race entry packages below.

The event

When

30 November 2019

Where

Sete Cidades

Fundraising goal

£250,000 team fundraising

Distance

Volcanoes Half Marathon, 21km

Run with us

Package 1

Flights + 3 Nights Accommodation + Race Entry (£499)

Package includes:

  • Flights: Flights to and from the Azores, through our flight booking agent (Student Universe).
  • Accommodation: Three nights accommodation in the Azores (Friday 29th November – Monday 2 December).
  • Transfers: Scheduled transfers within the Azores.
  • Party: Post-race BBQ and celebrations in Ponta Delgada.
  • Welcome Pack: TRIBE Welcome Pack (inc TRIBE tee and training plan)
  • Race entry to Volcanoes Half Marathon.
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Package 2

2 Nights Accommodation & Race Entry (£249)

Package includes:

  • Accommodation: Two nights accommodation in the Azores (Friday 29th November – Sunday 1 December).
  • Transfers: Scheduled transfers within the Azores.
  • Party: Post-race BBQ and celebrations in Ponta Delgada.
  • Welcome Pack: TRIBE Welcome Pack (inc TRIBE tee and training plan).
  • Race entry to Volcanoes Half Marathon.
  • NB: Runners need to book their own flights to and from Ponta Delgada. Flights go via Lisbon and cost c. £150 – 300.
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FAQs

What is the Volcanoes Half Marathon?2019-06-26T08:58:41+00:00

The Volcanoes Half Marathon is a stunning trail Half Marathon around a volcanic crater (referred to as Sete Cidades) in the Azores, taking place on Saturday 30 November 2019.

The run will bring together 500 runners from across the world to run together, support TRIBE Freedom Foundation and fight modern slavery.

The event is followed by huge post-race celebrations in the Atlantic sun! Join the team for a running adventure you will never forget.

When should I arrive and depart for the Volcanoes Half?2019-06-26T09:21:17+00:00

Package 1 includes flights arriving in the Azores on Friday 29 November and departing on Monday 2 December.

If you have selected Package 2 or 3, we advise everyone to arrive in the Azores on or before Friday 29 November. Although many people will be arriving earlier in the week. You are welcome to book your own accommodation to explore the Azores before/after the Volcanoes Half Marathon.

We anticipate most runners will fly home on either Sunday 1 December or Monday 2 December.

Which flights should I get for the Volcanoes Half Marathon?2019-06-26T09:22:18+00:00

Runners who select Package 1 will have their flights included (see FAQ below for details). Packages 2 and 3 do not include flights.

There are lots of flights to the Azores every day and we envisage lots of the team getting different flights (i.e. find the cheapest one you can!). Many people will also be opting to fly out early/stay on for longer, to make the most of their time on the Azores.

Most flights go via Lisbon and prices should be between £150-300. Check out RyanAir or TAP Air Portugal for a variety of options.

What are the times of Package 1 Flights?2019-06-26T09:23:26+00:00

Outbound (Friday 29 November)
TAP Air Portugal TP 1367 29NOV: LHR London Heathrow to LIS Lisbon (12:25 – 15:10)
TAP Air Portugal TP 1863 29NOV: LIS Lisbon to PDL Ponta Delgada (16:35 – 18:00)

Return (Monday 2 December)
TAP Air Portugal TP 1860 02DEC: PDL Ponta Delgada to LIS Lisbon (13:30 – 16:45)
TAP Air Portugal TP 1358 02DEC: LIS Lisbon to LHR London Heathrow (18:50 – 21:35)

How does it work if my flights are included?2019-06-26T09:24:18+00:00

We have pre-booked a number of seats for runners who select Package 1 with flight booking agent, Student Universe. If you select this option you will be sent a secure form to complete your flight booking via Student Universe. Flight details and payments will be processed by Student Universe. This ensures that your flights are ATOL-protected.

*The Package 1 entry fee is £499. This comprises:
£201 payable directly to TRIBE in respect of accommodation and race entry.
£298 payable to Student Universe (a subsidiary of Flight Centre) for Return flights on or before 19 July 2019 (via a secure link).

Where should I stay if I arrive early and leave late from the Azores?2019-06-26T09:25:23+00:00

There are lots of accommodation options in the Azores. From Airbnb, to hostels and hotels. We encourage you to explore the island! If you are looking to stay somewhere centrally we can suggest staying around Ponta Delgada.

What accommodation is included for the Volcanoes Half?2019-07-31T14:31:10+00:00

Package 1 includes three nights accommodation:
Friday 29th: Stunning lakeside camping in Sete Cidades (what3words address: ///downfield.goggle.sentiment)

Saturday 30th: Azor Hotel (5*) (Address: Av. Dr. João Bosco Mota Amaral, 4, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Portugal)

Sunday 1 Dec: Azor Hotel (5*) (Address: Av. Dr. João Bosco Mota Amaral, 4, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Portugal)

Package 2 includes two nights accommodation:

Friday 29th: Stunning lakeside camping in Sete Cidades (what3words address: ///downfield.goggle.sentiment)

Saturday 30th: Azor Hotel (5*) (Address: Av. Dr. João Bosco Mota Amaral, 4, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Portugal)

 

How should I get to the campsite at Sete Cidades (on Friday 29 November)?2019-08-06T11:27:16+00:00

At 18:30 hrs vans/cars will transport Volcanos half marathon runners from Ponta Delgada to the campsite (runners on Package 1 or 2 only).

Where is the start line for the Volcanoes Half?2019-06-26T09:28:07+00:00

The start will be in Sete Cidades. Exact location TBC.

How should I get to the Volcanoes Half start line?2019-06-26T09:29:17+00:00

The TRIBE team campsite on Friday night is within walking distance from the start line. Locals taking part in the half marathon will meet us at the start line on the morning of the race.

If you are sorting your own accommodation on Friday night, you will need to make your own way to the start line in Sete Cidades. It is a 45-minute drive from Ponta Delgada.

Who are we fundraising for?2019-06-26T09:30:46+00:00

TRIBE Freedom Foundation was established by the TRIBE community in 2017. Our mission is to fight modern slavery and end human trafficking. Inspired by Run for Love – an epic 1,000 mile journey to fight human trafficking, thousands of everyday athletes and adventurers have pushed their limits to raise +£250,000 for TRIBE Freedom Foundation. We work by raising awareness of trafficking and supporting frontline projects to fight modern slavery. We empower the TRIBE community to create an impact.

What is our fundraising target?2019-06-26T09:31:28+00:00

Our goal is to fundraise £250,000 for TRIBE Freedom Foundation to help end modern slavery. We simply ask every Volcanoes half marathon runner to aim to fundraise £400 for the Foundation and give fundraising their best shot!

There are lots of ways for you to fundraise as a team and we will be on hand to help every runner to maximise their impact with helpful guidance on match funding, JustGiving and setting up fundraising events.

What are the timings for the Volcanoes Half Marathon?2019-06-26T09:32:33+00:00

Registration will be from 09:00
Race start at 10:00

Afternoon: From 12:00 onwards there will be cold beer/wine/BBQ.
From 14:30 transfers will be available to transport runners back to the Azor hotel for check-in and massive post-race celebration!

It’s my first trail race, am I able to do the Volcanoes Half?2019-06-26T09:33:27+00:00

The Volcanoes Half Marathon is an undulating route with incredible views and clear trails. Not overly technical. With the right training plan, nutrition and support from TRIBE every runner should be able to complete the course. Bear in mind that walking is almost unavoidable when running off-road, especially when running uphill!

Lots of hikers will be taking on the Half Marathon!

How technical/difficult is the Volcanoes Half Marathon?2019-06-26T09:34:04+00:00

An undulating route with incredible views and clear trails. Not overly technical. Bear in mind that walking is almost unavoidable when running off-road, especially when running uphill!

Do I have to run the whole thing?2019-06-26T09:34:46+00:00

No! You are welcome to walk jog or run at the speed you are comfortable at! In fact, walking uphill and other parts of the course will help you go further, lower your heart rate and enhance your race!!

Lots of hikers will be taking on the Half Marathon!

What do I need to pack?2019-06-26T09:35:36+00:00

We will provide a full kit list for the Volcanoes Half Marathon in due course.

When is it taking place?2019-06-26T08:59:38+00:00

The Volcanoes Half Marathon is taking place at 10:00 on Saturday 30th November 2019. There are multiple race packages to choose from: 

Package 1 (£499): Three nights accommodation + Flights (Friday 29th Nov to Monday 2nd Dec)

Package 2 (£249): Two nights accommodation (Friday 29th to Sunday 1st Dec) 

Package 3 (£119): Race entry only (Saturday 30 November)

What is included in Package 1 (Flights + 3 Nights Accommodation + Race Entry) (£499)?2019-06-26T09:01:16+00:00

This package includes:

  • Flights: Flights to and from the Azores, through our flight booking agent (Student Universe).
  • Accommodation: Three nights accommodation in the Azores (Friday 29th November – Monday 2 December). Two nights (half-board) in a 5* hotel (Azor Hotel) and one night camping under the stars! 
  • Transfers: Scheduled transfers within the Azores. 
  • Party: Post-race BBQ and celebrations in Ponta Delgada.
  • Welcome Pack: TRIBE Welcome Pack (inc TRIBE tee and training plan)
  • Race entry to Volcanoes Half Marathon. 

*The Package 1 entry fee is £499. This comprises: 

£201 payable directly to TRIBE in respect of accommodation and race entry. 

£298 payable to Student Universe (a subsidiary of Flight Centre) for Return flights on or before 19 July 2019 (via a secure link). This ensures that your flights are ATOL-protected.

What is included in Package 2 (2 Nights Accommodation + Race Entry) (£249)?2019-06-26T10:10:44+00:00

This package includes:

  • Accommodation: Two nights accommodation in the Azores (Friday 29th November – Sunday 1 December). One night (half-board) in a 5* hotel (Azor Hotel) and one night camping under the stars! 
  • Transfers: Scheduled transfers within the Azores. 
  • Party: Post-race BBQ and celebrations in Ponta Delgada.
  • Welcome Pack: TRIBE Welcome Pack (inc TRIBE tee and training plan).
  • Race entry to Volcanoes Half Marathon. 
  • NB: Runners need to book their own flights to and from Ponta Delgada. Flights go via Lisbon and cost c. £150 – 300.
What is included in Package 3 (Race Entry Only) (£119)?2019-06-26T09:04:46+00:00

This package includes:

  • Race entry for fully marked and marshalled route.
  • Post-race BBQ and evening celebrations in Ponta Delgada. 
  • TRIBE Welcome Pack (inc bespoke TRIBE training plan).
  • Exclusive TRIBE Run for Love medal / momento.
  • TRIBE training tee and additional sponsor goodies!
  • Scheduled transfers to and from Sete Cidades. 
  • Well stocked TRIBE feed stations.
How do I sign up?2019-06-26T09:05:40+00:00

You can sign up for the Volcanoes Half Marathon via Eventbrite. Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tribe-volcanoes-half-marathon-the-azores-tickets-63425051035

What is the itinerary for the weekend?2019-06-26T09:10:28+00:00

NB: Please note that:

  • Package 1: Includes three nights accommodation + flights (Friday 29th Nov to Monday 2nd Dec)
  • Package 2: Includes two nights accommodation (Friday 29th to Sunday 1st Dec) 
  • Package 3: Includes entry only (Saturday 30 November)

 

**Friday 29th Nov**

Arrival Day

Afternoon: Runners to arrive at Sete Cidades campsite from 1600. We will be providing coaches to and from Ponta Delgada. Upon arrival into camp, the tents will be set-up, toilets on location and hot water available for dehydrated meals.

Evening: There will be drinks and beers available for all runners! Runners to prepare dehydrated meals for supper.

Accommodation: Stunning lakeside camping in Sete Cidades (what3words address: ///downfield.goggle.sentiment).

 

**Saturday 30th Nov** 

Race Day

Morning: Runners to prepare breakfast at the campsite.

Race timings: Registration from 9:00 // Race start 10:00

Afternoon: From 12:00 onwards there will be cold beer/wine/BBQ. From 14:30 transfers will be available to transport runners back to the Azor hotel for check-in.

Evening: 17:00 Prize giving will commence / Conference area in Hotel. From 18:00 Dinner will commence followed by the party at the Azor Hotel.

Accommodation: Azor Hotel (Address: Av. Dr. João Bosco Mota Amaral, 4, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Portugal)

 

**Sunday 1st Dec**

Departure Day (NB: If you selected Package 2)

Morning: Hotel breakfast included for all runners. Package 2 runners depart (unless you are extending your own trip in the Azores). Participants will make their own way to the airport in shared taxis. The airport is 10 minutes from the Azor Hotel. 

Afternoon: Package 1 runners rest and recovery.

Evening: A chance for Package 1 runners to explore Ponta Delgada and try one of the many local restaurants.

 

**Monday 2nd Dec**

Departure Day (NB: If you selected Package 2)

Morning: Hotel breakfast included for Package 1 runners. Package 1 runners depart (unless you are extending your own trip in the Azores). Participants will make their own way to the airport in shared taxis. The airport is 10 minutes from the Azor Hotel.

 

How many people will be involved?2019-06-26T09:11:53+00:00

The Volcanoes Half Marathon will be open to 500 runners, including local runners in the Azores!

Can anyone join the run?2019-06-26T09:13:19+00:00

Everyone is welcome to join the run! There will be runners from across the world and of all different experiences and abilities, including lots of hikers. The course itself is not too technical and challenging, just stunning!

How much does the Volcanoes Half cost?2019-06-26T09:15:41+00:00

There are three different package options for you to choose from:

PACKAGE 1: FLIGHTS + 3 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION & RACE ENTRY (£499)*

PACKAGE 2: 2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION & RACE ENTRY (£249)

PACKAGE 3: RACE ENTRY ONLY (£119) 

 

*The Package 1 entry fee is £499. This comprises: 

£201 payable directly to TRIBE in respect of accommodation and race entry. 

£298 payable to Student Universe (a subsidiary of Flight Centre) for Return flights on or before 19 July 2019 (via a secure link). This ensures that your flights are ATOL-protected.

What is the TRIBE Freedom Foundation?2019-06-26T09:17:46+00:00

TRIBE Freedom Foundation was established by the TRIBE community in 2017. Our mission is to fight modern slavery and end human trafficking. Inspired by Run for Love – an epic 1,000 mile journey to fight human trafficking, thousands of everyday athletes and adventurers have pushed their limits to raise +£250,000 for TRIBE Freedom Foundation. We work by raising awareness of trafficking and supporting frontline projects to fight modern slavery. We empower the TRIBE community to create an impact.

In 2019, TRIBE Freedom Foundation is supporting two of the most innovative and impactful frontline projects:

  • Ellas Home is an East-London safe-house providing rehabilitation, accommodation, and support for women exiting situations of trafficking and exploitation.
  • Snowdrop is a Sheffield-based charity and one of the first in the UK to provide long-term follow-on support for survivors.