NO ONE SAID IT WAS GOING TO BE EASY, BUT HARD… The HARD CRO 2017 is over. 21 starters from Austria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia and United Kingdom spreaded across country from Molunat in attempt to finish in Ilok under 110h or 120h, with approximately 1400 kilometers in their legs. With no route […]
Big article about #HC2017 scanned and available in PDF (only in Croatian language). Jutarnji_Article_25.06.2017
Thanks to Ivan Puja, racer #429 for beautiful promotion of our race in “Moja Planeta” magazine. It’s on Serbian language but everyone knows how to use Google translator! Very interesting articles inside, about HC starts on page 37. Read here: Moja planeta #61 Text (.docx file) is here for translation HARD-Beaty-Cro
FOUR CORNERS OF CROATIA
HARD CRO is an international ultra marathon cycling race in Croatia. Event is organised in June, before the peak of tourist season, with the intention of repeating it each year. The challenge consists of completing the route (around 1.400 km) in less than 5 days, cycling through the most attractive locations in Croatia and all four corners, east, north, west and south. The race is for solo riders or pairs in self supported style.
All the contestants are to be fully autonomous, with no support along the route, caring about their own food, equipment, bicycle and pauses. However, organiser will provide in Lifeclass Terme Sveti Martin and Savudrija (control points) apartments for short sleep, showers and lunch. No route plan is suggested, each contestant should make their own route and plan the ride individually. It is important to reach the finish line before time runs out, within the time limits!
HARD CRO 2017 entered as first self supported race in qualifying races for
Race Across America!
In mutual efforts and goals to build stronger awareness about ultra cycling, this collaboration perfectly landed for sport in general, to reach these goals faster and better. Recognized as a sports event that meets RAAM criteria, this is also recognition to our sponsors and supporters who contribute in building and maintaining race quality while constantly improving. We thank you for continuous endorsement.
It's a game changer.
What does it mean for HC racers actually?
The rules stay the same, the time limits stay the same, for "HARD CRO finisher" title. Anyone wants to use this "wild card " for future RAAM editions must meet new recommended time limits, that will be announced soon after official confirmation.
This is huge advantage because it makes financially and logistically much easier to qualify, so racers can easily focus on financing RAAM and looking for sponsors to support them.
General informations how to qualify for RAAM here: