The marathon is going to be run on a section of the Lycian Way, between 220 and 240 kilometers. The whole Lycian Way is 509 kilometers long between Fethiye and Antalya. The actual details about the racecourse and the road-map will be given to the participants just before the race starts.
The route encompasses a variety of terrains, such as forest, mountains, rocky paths, beaches and steep slopes. Therefore, the track is extremely inconsistent. The altitude of track varies from 0 to 800 meters and has stony, rocky and at times dirt roads, pathways and sand. The terrain in some sections of the forest may be slippery because of the pine needles on the ground.
Partially existing causeways,make running and even moving faster so hard.On such sections quick walking is recommended.
The racecourse may cross over riverbeds. The depth of the water may differ from season to season.
For those ones having acrophobia, the some sections of the racecourse passing near cliffs may cause some problems.
For the summer season expected weather conditions in the area is warm during day but cooler at nights. However, high temperatures are not surprising.On some sections of the racecourse, since the valleys do not allow wind, weather may be irresistibly hot.
The racecourse of the Lycian Way is very well marked. The triple red and white strips over the rocks and trees define the route. Yellow signboards will partially tell you much about the rotation and distance, especially in the sections near the habitation. In some sections, in which the racecourse gets out of the Lycian Way and in some of those, there may be the risk of getting lost for the participants, some attendants and signs will be there. In such a case you get lost, please reach back to the last sign you have seen and try to find your way.
Each contestant will be given a GPS device and will be tracked by the search and rescue team.
To every participant, will be given road-maps including approximate distances,ground-figures, the coordinates of road ends and, checkpoints is possible. Using GPS is obligatory.
In checkpoints; water and basic medical services will be provided by the organization committee, the timings will be marked. The participants must run through the checkpoints and the main camping area. The participant who skip a checkpoint will be disqualified.
In the main camping area drinking water, hot water, tents, camping fire and main medical services are provided. The necessary food should be carried in the backpacks of participants during the race. It is forbidden to give extra-food to another participant. As enough water will be served, it is recommended to not drink water from indefinite water sources. The distance between the checkpoints is ranging from 8 to 13 kilometers. Since the ground and the temperature have tough conditions, drinking water in the checkpoints may not be enough and satisfying. There fore it is recommended to use water storage systems. But the participants should not be carrying too much extra water in their backpack.
The checkpoint will be closed after an exceptable time interval according to the conditions. The participants, who couldn't manage to reach the checkpoints in this period will be disqualified.The racecourse is suitable to be run 60% and to be walked 40%. This percentage may be come up to 80% to be run and 20% to be walked or 100% to be walked too, it is up to participant. The closing timing of the checkpoints will be determined within the conditions of a fast-walking participant.Walking slow or waste time on the way may cause not to be able to finish.
The director of the race is allowed to disqualify a participant out of the race because of many reasons like not following the rules. The director of the race is allowed to change the route, shorten, to make longer or to cancel the racecourse. After the addition of the timing of all the laps, the winner and the ranking of the runner will be acquired. The stops in the checkpoints and on the route will be added extra. In case there is objection about the timing, the official records are going to be used.