MULTISPORT TEAM RACE

8.10.2022.

47

KILOMETERS

TRAIL

64

KILOMETERS

BIKE

24

KILOMETERS

KAYAK

1

16 km

Porozina - Predošćica

2

64 km

Predošćica - Osor

3

19 km

Osor - Artatore

4

8 km + 16 km

Artatore - Veli Lošinj

5

12 km

Veli Lošinj - Mali Lošinj

ApoXiomen is a team adventure race located on the islands of Cres and Lošinj. It consists of 3 disciplines: running, mountain biking and paddling. The race route is covering both islands with its start on the northern part of Cres and its finish in the town of Mali Lošinj.

The route is not marked so the teams are required to use GPS navigation to follow it. Shortcutting the course is strictly forbidden.

Race Concept

The race is 135 kilometers long and divided into 5 sections.

At the end of every section is a transition area where the teams are changing the discipline. Disciplines are: running, mountain biking and paddling. Additional 3rd member of the team is a HELPER and has to meet the team in the transition area. The main task of the HELPER is to transfer all the team equipment, food and drinks and to help the team to start the next section as fast as possible. HELPER can assist the team only in the transition areas but can also replace one of the team members for any complete section. This way the HELPER is temporarily becoming a RACER and the roles are swapped.

Team Format

Apoxiomen is a 3 people mixed team race where ONLY 2 of the team members are racing and the 3rd person is a HELPER. Every team has to have at least 1 woman to be in a competition for the main ranking and the win. HELPER is allowed to replace one team member on every transition area where they then switch roles for the entire following section. The only exception is kayak section where they can swap team members in the middle of the section on the designated area. Female team member has to participate in at least one part of the kayak section.

Two racing team members are racing together and are not allowed to separate more than 50 meters during the entire race. Racing team members can assist each other by pushing or carrying gear.

If team wants to be in the main ranking and categorised as mixed, the female team member has to finish at least 3 sections and all 3 disciplines. That means that a female team member has to do at least 1 trail section, full bike section and part of the kayak section.

Helper's Duties

Mandatory
Arbitrary
+ Transfer the team to the race start in Porozina
+ Prepare and deliver bikes to TA 1 in Predošćica
+ Collect bikes in Osor on TA 2 after the MTB section
+ Replace a team member on one or more sections
+ Prepare gear/food/drinks for the team on every transition area and help the team to do the transition as fast as possible
+ Deliver personal paddles and kayak gear to the team to TA 3 Artatore (if the team uses their own gear)

Race Course

Download file: ApoXiomen.gpx
PAVED ROAD
GRAVEL ROAD
TRAIL
SEA

POROZINA - PREDOŠĆICA | TRAIL 16 km

PREDOŠĆICA - OSOR | BIKE 64 km

OSOR - ARTATORE | TRAIL 19 km

ARTATORE - VELI ŽAL | KAJAK 8 km

Veli Žal - 
DOZVOLJENA PROMJENA ČLANA EKIPE

ARTATORE - VELI LOŠINJ | KAJAK 16 km

VELI LOŠINJ - MALI LOŠINJ | TRAIL 12 km

A ili B

Teams can choose A or B option

T 1

TRANSITION 1
Predošćica - Start of the BIKE leg

T 2

TRANSITION 2
Osor - Start of the TRAIL leg

T 3

TRANSITION 3
Artatore - Start of the KAYAK leg

T 4

TRANSITION 4
Veli Lošinj - Start of the TRAIL leg

Route Details

  • TRAIL 16 km | Porozina - Predošćica

    The race starts with running section from Porozina, through Tramuntana, over the peak Sis to Predošćica.

  • BIKE 64 km | Predošćica - Osor

    MANDATORY SECTION FOR THE FEMALE TEAM MEMBER
    Teams are biking on the D 100 main road towards olive groves in Cres. They are passing the olive trails all the way to Cres, then continue on fire roads to town of Valun. After Valun they will climb to the pittoresque town of Lubenice, follow the trail to village Vidovići and descend to Martinšćica. Teams will then follow the road to Stivan where they will turn for the trail to Ustrine and finally Osor where the bike section ends.

  • TRAIL 19 km | Osor - Artatore

    This trail section will take the teams from Osor to the ridge of mountain Osoršćica where they will pass peaks Televrin and St. Nikola and follow the trail to Artatore.


  • KAYAK 8 km + 16 km | Artatore - Veli Lošinj
    TIME LIMIT 14:00

    MANDATORY SECTION FOR THE FEMALE TEAM MEMBER
    Teams will switch to kayaks on the TA in Artatore and then paddle next to the island Murtar, following the south side of the island, all the way to Mrtvaška and Veli Lošinj.
    Kajak section is divided into 2 parts where female team member has to finish at least one kayak part.

  • TRAIL 12 km | Veli Lošinj - Mali Lošinj

    From Veli Lošinj teams will go on foot towards St.Ivan and descend to the south side of the island, towards Krivica bay. They will follow the coastal trail to the race finish in Mali Lošinj.

The race starts on Saturday 8.10. at midnight (0:01) in ferry port Porozina.

The race finish is on the main square in the town of Mali Lošinj.

Teams who don’t make the kayak TA cutoff time will paddle only the first part of the kayak section (8km) to Veli žal bay. This is the same place where teams who made the cutoff time are allowed to switch kayak team members. Short coursed teams will then run directly 2 km to the finish line.

 

Teams have 21:00 hour to finish the full course. The race is closed at 21:01 h.

CHOICE

The fastest team riding the B option will be awarded with valuable Giant prize.

At the designated point of the bike section teams will have a choice of route: longer and safer option (option A) or shorter and technical option (option B). Team who chooses the option B gets 30 minutes deduction time on their bike section.

OPTION A
OPTION B

Every Leg Matters

To make the race even more interesting we will award fastest mixed teams on each section of the race as well as the the overall winners. Only teams with a female member racing the section will be eligable for the section prize. On the kayak section only the teams who finish the whole section with the female member are eligable for the section prize.


The fastest team on each section will be awarded with 500 kn, followed be 300 kn for the 2nd team and 200 kn for the 3rd team.

Starting Fee

APOXIOMEN

LIMIT 30 TEAMS
200 PER TEAM
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Registration opens 8.6.2022.

ORGANIZED BY:

  • T-shirt x 3
  • kayak, paddles, seats and life vests 
  • lunch at the finish x 3
  • Croatian Mountain Rescue Service
  • Bike bib x 2
  • T-shirt bib x 3
  • race organization
  • photos
  • GPX of the course
  • finishers medals

Payment details:
Udruga outdoor aktivnosti POKRET ODMORA
Malešnica 50, Zagreb
Account number: HR2624020061100873997

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Transfer their team to the race start in Porozina ferry port
  • Deliver and prepare bikes in trasition area in Predošćica
  • Collect bikes in Osor at the end of the bike section when team arrives
  • Prepare gear/food/drinks for the next section in each transition area and help teams to do the transition as fast as possible
  • Deliver organisers or personal paddles and kayak gear to the team

Since we want this race to be fair we prefer to have similar conditions for everyone which is the reason kayaks are provided by the organiser. You can use your own paddles and paddling gear. Kayak model for the race is RTM Ocean Duo with seats.

We recommend you to use MTB hardtail or a full suspension bike.
Porozina is a small ferry port and therefore it is difficult to find a parking spot there for a day. This is also one of the reasons why you will need a 3rd team member. Helper will drop you off in Porozina and follow the entire race.

There are 2 solutions to this question. First one is that the not driving member is a very strong athlete and can do all the sections so there is no need for driving. The other is that you have an additional person who is not the team member but can drive the car. Every team can have one additional person as a driver only.

Yes. In both cases team members can decide which disciplines to do. Team of 3 females does not have a separate category and are counted as mixed team.

Yes. In order for the team to be in the main ranking, female team member has to finish at least one trail section, bike and part of the kayak section. Team can decide if the female member is doing more than is mandatory.

No, but they will be ranked behind all the teams where the female member finished all the mandatory disciplines.

There are 2 solutions to this question. First one is that the not driving member is a very strong athlete and can do all the sections so there is no need for driving. The other is that you have an additional person who is not the team member but can drive the car. Every team can have one additional person as a driver only.

Mandatory Gear

  • headlamp
  • first aid kit - one per team

  • headlamp
  • first aid kit - one per team
  • bike
  • bike helmet
  • rear bike light

  • headlamp
  • first aid kit - one per team
  • dry bag
  • whistle
  • kayak - provided by organization
  • paddles - provided by organization
  • personal flotation device - provided by organization

Why Apoxiomen?

The name Apoxiomen came from the beautiful ancient scultpure of the young athlete Apoksiomen. The sculpture was recovered from the sea 2 decades ago and has since became the symbol of island Lošinj. Adding the letter “X” instead of “ks” in ApoXiomen, we’d like to emphasize the extreme nature of this race. Apoksiomen is also changed to ApoXiomen under influence of XTERRE which is an off road version of IRONMAN.