Introduction

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, from south to west, north and east, stretching through country, solo or pairs and self supported.

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 Savudrija and St. Martin on Mura (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 in Ilok before time runs out, within the time limits!

THE HARD CRO 2017 IS LIMITED TO 100 RACERS.

#HARDCRO2017 race commences from Molunat!
Racers will again be hosted in the “Monika” autocamping site, in Molunat. On Saturday morning (17th June, 2017.), race registration opens, with an evening party to warmly welcome you with great food and drink provided*. On Sunday, race registration will be closed and a pre-race briefing will be held. All racers are entitled to stay in the “Monika” autocamping site for free, together with families and/or friends. We look forward to seeing you!"

*additional fee for food and drink costs.

AGENDA

SATURDAY, 17th June 2017:

- Registrations (+Bike check) 09:00-18:00h
- Welcome Party, 19:00h
- Dropbag boxes

SUNDAY, 18th June 2017:

- Registrations (+Bike check) 09:00-13:00h
- Briefing 15:00h
- Dropbag boxes

MONDAY, 19th June 2017:

- Race start according to determined individual schedule, 09:00h

All important details will be pointed out and included in race manual.

Qualifications

It’s not necessary to qualify to enlist in the race. However, it’s considered an advantage to have experience with marathon bicycling rides in order to finish the race successfully within the time limits. All types of bicycles are allowed, technical suitability of bicycle and equipment is responsibility of the contestant. Helmet, appropriate lighting and reflective vest are mandatory equipment. To enlist in the race, you have to have more than 18 years of age. Check the Rules.

Organiser

The organiser is cycling club „BK Samo Sport“ - sports organisation of enthusiasts as well as sporting professionals, a temporary member of CCF (Croatian Cycling Federation). The mission of the club is to promote cycling as a sport and also cycling in all spheres of life, as well as spreading tolerance among all road users while respecting the rules and the infrastructure.

THE TEAM