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August 13, 2016

2016 Results

Magnificent peaks, enigmatic glacial lakes and wild winds await for you in Aladaglar National Park for a sky trail around Demirkazik Peak.

Hear the call of the mountains!

45+ km, 3500+ m

Registration will be open between February 29, 2016 14:00 (EET) and March 20, 2016 14:00 (EET)!

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Thanks!

Raidlight® Aladaglar Sky Trail, the longest sky trail race of Turkey, has been completed on August 13, 2016. 42 of the 97 participants, who came together at the start line at Demirkazik, Nigde, finished this difficult route. We congratulate all our participants for their great performance!

As ORDOS and Argeus, we are very happy that Raidlight® Aladaglar Sky Trail has been completed in a safe and secure way both for the participants and the organization staff. We are grateful to all of our volunteers, especially to the members of METU Mountaineering Club (ODTU-DKSK), METU Lifeguard and First Aid Society (ODTU-OCIT) and ORDOS, who take charge at every step of the route from the start to the finish line. Without them this event would not be possible. Thanks a lot!

We are especially thankful to the Governor of Nigde, District Governor of Camardi, UMKE, AFAD, and JAK teams for their support.

Hope to hear the call of the mountains together next year!

Raidlight® Aladaglar Sky Trail

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StartDemirkazik Village-12.4-1891-142-
1.Celikbuyduran12.4 5.418913381426183:30
2.Direktas17.810.922297397607415:30
3.Maden Yayla28.711.02968575150110958:15
4.Tekepinari39.7 7.13543622596100910:45
FinishDemirkazik Village46.8 0.03605-3605-12:00

Rules and Regulations


1. General Information

Raidlight® Aladaglar Sky Trail, is a mountain trail run, which tours around the Demirkazik Peak (3756 m) of the Aladaglar National Park, in Nigde, Kayseri and Adana provinces. The distance is about 45+ km and the elevation gain is 3,500+ m.

The race starts on August 13, 2016 at 5:00 a.m. in Demirkazik Village. Participants should finish the route under 12 hours in a semi-sufficient way: they should carry equipment that is necessary to ensure the safety of their run for possible weather conditions.

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Winners of 2015


Overall
Standing
Bib NoName SurnameTeam / ClubBirth DateCategoryNationalityGenderTime
1248Davood ShirkhaniSalomon Iran1975M40+6:27'
2297Kemal KukulTeam Raidlight Turkey1965M40+6:30'
3347Soner BüyükatalayORDOS1979M6:51'
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Elena Polyakova

Emin Yavuz

ALper Tali

Mehmet Önelge

Mehmet Ali Ok

Nuretiin Ozcan

Mert Derman

Sirin Mine Kılıç

Coraline Chapatte

Muazzez Özçelik

Burak Kılıç

Coraline Chapatte

Arzu Demirsoy Duman

Derya Duman

Ali Değer Özbakır

Banu Aysolmaz

Aykut Çelikbaş

Mert Derman

Yücel Kalem

Caterina Scaremelli

Ceren Hancıoğlu

Caterina Scaremelli

Nurettin Özcan

Benoît Laval

Burçak Özoğlu Poçan

Mert Derman

Mert Derman

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List of Participants

NoName SurnameTeam / ClubBirth DateCategoryNationalityGenderRegistration Date  
1.Burcu UzerİTÜDAK1980F2016-02-29 14:03:35  
2.Sondre BjotveitNORWAY1979M2016-02-29 14:04:01  
3.Ece SaraoğluORDOS1984F2016-02-29 14:04:35  
4.Seha İşcanRUNDAMENTAL1975M40+2016-02-29 14:04:56  
5.Serap EmilORDOS KoşAnkara1977F2016-02-29 14:05:04  
6.Buğra AltundalRundamental1990M2016-02-29 14:05:21  
7.Dağhan KurtgilIndividual1983M2016-02-29 14:05:42  
8.Mehmet Ali OKVodafone TR1973M40+2016-02-29 14:05:46  
9.Tuna OrbayKosAnkara1973M40+2016-02-29 14:05:58  
10.Ergün KızılaslanBireysel1974M40+2016-02-29 14:06:02  
11.Tarık Ali CoşkunBireysel1968M40+2016-02-29 14:06:06  
12.Akgün ÖzsoyUKNetrunner1974M40+2016-02-29 14:06:11  
13.Sinem AlevIndividual1982F2016-02-29 14:06:17  
14.Serdal Televibireysel1982M2016-02-29 14:06:34  
15.Bora MavişORDOS1975M40+2016-02-29 14:06:58  
16.Mustafa CihanORDOS1971M40+2016-02-29 14:07:12  
17.Cem DoğanIndividual1971M40+2016-02-29 14:07:15  
18.Esra ErginIndividual1984F2016-02-29 14:07:25  
19.Akif AydogarIndividual1978M2016-02-29 14:07:41  
20.Gökmen SayaroğluGEDOSK - Gebze Doğa Sporları Kulübu Derneği1977M2016-02-29 14:07:44  
21.Kemal IşıtanBireysel1985M2016-02-29 14:08:21  
22.Ali Değer ÖzbakırİTÜDAK1980M2016-02-29 14:08:40  
23.Burçak ÖzoğluORDOS-KoşAnkara1970F40+2016-02-29 14:09:06  
24.Irmak SipahioğluRUNDAMENTAL1993M2016-02-29 14:09:10  
25.Yüksel AktiAtaşehir Koşu/Adım Adım1959M40+2016-02-29 14:09:12  
26.Feramuz AtakORDOS1964M40+2016-02-29 14:09:37  
27.Tanju Kubilay Yararbireysel1972M40+2016-02-29 14:10:41  
28.Haluk KorkmazyürekIndividual1956M40+2016-02-29 14:11:11  
29.Aylin Savacı ArmadorIndividual1974F40+2016-02-29 14:11:19  
30.Ozan GüvenIndividual1985M2016-02-29 14:12:47  
31.Nurettin ÖzcanIndividual1976M40+2016-02-29 14:12:58  
32.Musa SerdemMavi Toros Yıldızı1967M40+2016-02-29 14:13:34  
33.Eylem Elif MavişORDOS1973F40+2016-02-29 14:13:42  
34.Emrah ÖzcanİMAK1984M2016-02-29 14:14:04  
35.Cumali ÖzkanIndividual1975M40+2016-02-29 14:14:23  
36.Duygu BasogluItudak1986F2016-02-29 14:14:47  
37.İsmet İnanIndividual1974F40+2016-02-29 14:14:59  
38.Mert DermanASICS TEAM TR - ANKYRA1975M40+2016-02-29 14:15:51  
39.Nazım YamanATAŞEHİR ATLETİZM1960M40+2016-02-29 14:16:38  
40.Emre AytekinBireysel1980M2016-02-29 14:19:06  
41.Gürhan AkdağIndividual1971M40+2016-02-29 14:20:17  
42.Erhan GülerIndividual1961M40+2016-02-29 14:20:26  
43.Yunus Emre DemirIndividual1993M2016-02-29 14:20:46  
44.Gökalp SaklıMarathonist1982M2016-02-29 14:21:02  
45.Hüseyin KaymazTeam Kronos1988M2016-02-29 14:22:58  
46.Ömer ArtanIndividual1979M2016-02-29 14:23:58  
47.Fırat KaraTeam Raidlight Turkey1972M40+2016-02-29 14:25:34  
48.Enes Tahir Ozanbireysel1986M2016-02-29 14:25:37  
49.Fatih CoşkunBireysel1966M40+2016-02-29 14:25:46  
50.İbrahim SertIndividual1974M40+2016-02-29 14:26:20  
51.Kemal KukulTeam Raidlight Turkey1965M40+2016-02-29 14:27:10  
52.Ahmet Ziya MortaşIndividual1981M2016-02-29 14:27:27  
53.Murat AkkayaTeam Raidlight Turkey1979M2016-02-29 14:30:35  
54.Emrah DirmitHümak, Ankyra1986M2016-02-29 14:32:09  
55.Muazzez ÖzçelikTeam Raidlight Turkey1975F40+2016-02-29 14:33:00  
56.Sezgin OturmazAKUT1970M40+2016-02-29 14:34:42  
57.Hasan OnatMarla1969M40+2016-02-29 14:34:47  
58.Cevdet AlyılmazDoruk Dağcılık ve Doğa Sporları Kulübü1964M40+2016-02-29 14:36:16  
59.Şirin Mine KılıçTeam Raidlight Turkey1969F40+2016-02-29 14:36:32  
60.Hasan Emre AralIndividual1973M40+2016-02-29 14:36:49  
61.Davood ShirkhaniSalomon Iran1975M40+2016-02-29 14:38:51  
62.Tanzer SatırAydos 5371969M40+2016-02-29 14:40:27  
63.Metin Can İlhanKuzey Geyikleri DSK1989M2016-02-29 14:41:28  
64.Aslı Sertçelikbireysel1983F2016-02-29 14:42:34  
65.Nathalie MauclairTeam Raidlight1970F40+2016-02-29 14:43:08  
66.Ferhat BayramKoşu dünyamız1989M2016-02-29 14:43:37  
67.Yalçın CeylanBike Frekans1978M2016-02-29 14:44:23  
68.Can ArtamIndividual1981M2016-02-29 14:47:33  
69.Veysel ÇetinerKoşu Dünyamız1966M40+2016-02-29 14:49:09  
70.Hakan ErturkIndividual1973M40+2016-02-29 14:52:55  
71.Alper DalkılıçADVENTURE RUNNERS1978M2016-02-29 14:53:02  
72.Oral AkköseTrailrunning Würzburg1979M2016-02-29 14:53:44  
73.Sinan Yildizbike frekans1985M2016-02-29 14:59:15  
74.Ayhan TaşkıranAdımAdım1965M40+2016-02-29 15:00:45  
75.Elena PolyakovaSalomon Turkey1981F2016-02-29 15:01:27  
76.Hüseyin YumrutaşGEBZE DAĞCILIK VE DOĞA SPORLARI1971M40+2016-02-29 15:03:56  
77.Deniz YusufoğluIndividual1981F2016-02-29 15:05:21  
78.Tugay KabanEge Üniversitesi Doğa ve Dağcılık Topluluğu1994M2016-02-29 15:09:14  
79.Kaya Aydın AlpayIndividual1981M2016-02-29 15:22:40  
80.Ufuk GüvenIndividual1960M40+2016-02-29 15:27:41  
81.Serkan ÜlkütanırBireysel1973M40+2016-02-29 15:29:58  
82.Fedai KürtülIndividual1961M40+2016-02-29 15:34:13  
83.Tolga YücelIndividual1969M40+2016-02-29 15:39:34  
84.Murat Alper TalıYoldançıkanlar1983M2016-02-29 15:41:09  
85.Doğan Nadi ÇetinkayaMUDANYA KOŞU GRUBU1970M40+2016-02-29 15:56:26  
86.Gürsel SolmazIndividual1962M40+2016-02-29 15:58:32  
87.Ceyhun EsenIndividual1971M40+2016-02-29 16:31:44  
88.Chancerel ClaireUSDAX1964F40+2016-02-29 16:41:42  
89.Payam DibadgeIndividual1984M2016-02-29 17:06:14  
90.Derya Cil ErenIndividual1984F2016-02-29 17:15:47  
91.Mustafa KızıltaşOutdoor lycia1958M40+2016-02-29 17:35:37  
92.Faruk KarSalomon Turkey1973M40+2016-02-29 17:44:09  
93.Utkuer YaşarSalomon Turkey1970M40+2016-02-29 17:48:02  
94.Sermin Akın KurtIndividual1979F2016-02-29 17:49:46  
95.Rıza DinçerÇUKUROVA DOĞA GEZGİNLERİ SPOR KULÜBÜ1963M40+2016-02-29 18:11:17  
96.Hikmet BaşkırYDK - Yildizli Dagcilar Spor Kulubu1968M40+2016-02-29 18:18:33  
97.İsmail ErenIndividual1975M40+2016-02-29 18:42:18  
98.Seyran SucuOutdoorlycia1966M40+2016-02-29 18:52:48  
99.Cem KayaIndividual1987M2016-02-29 21:19:46  
100.Michael FrancoIndividual1977M2016-02-29 22:10:42  
101.Dinçer SertkayaFERDİ1972M40+2016-02-29 22:16:24  
102.Emilio Alonso VegaC.M. Oxigeno1969M40+2016-02-29 22:39:05  
103.Ragıp YılmazIndividual1978M2016-02-29 23:10:28  
104.Fehime Serin YılmazIndividual1976F40+2016-02-29 23:15:35  
105.Erhan BaysalIndividual1980M2016-02-29 23:19:45  
106.Turgay KuruçaylıoğluTFKB KOŞU KULÜBÜ1982M2016-03-01 00:05:21  
107.Muhammet Emin YavuzKadıköy Runners1989M2016-03-01 00:48:57  
108.Çağrı PalutIndividual1984M2016-03-01 09:11:54  
109.Ali GürelBURSA DAĞCILIK VE DOĞA SPORLARI İHTİSAS KULÜBÜ1980M2016-03-01 09:13:33  
110.İlkay BaylamIndividual1976M40+2016-03-01 11:56:15  
111.Zeren AhmetIndividual1980M2016-03-01 12:48:30  
112.Süleyman KayaAdaNisan&Kıvanç1963M40+2016-03-01 13:05:36  
113.Emre ToptaşODTÜ DKSK1987M2016-03-01 13:07:10  
114.Hasan ÖzerIndividual1955M40+2016-03-01 17:30:09  
115.Sinan KahramanIndividual1965M40+2016-03-01 19:23:43  
116.Huseyin KocMarathonist1960M40+2016-03-01 20:08:51  
117.Itır UzPAN DAĞCILIK VE DOĞA SPORLARI KULÜBÜ1977F2016-03-01 21:27:11  
118.Hakan TilgelAOSK1973M40+2016-03-01 21:46:15  
119.Emre AyarKertenkeleler1990M2016-03-02 09:47:48  
120.Dilek ÖzgürelIndividual1978F2016-03-02 12:43:35  
121.Duygun YurteriIndividual1984M2016-03-03 21:05:09  
122.Murat ÇağlayanDERETEPE DAĞCILIK VE DOĞA SPORLARI KULÜBÜ1977M2016-03-06 21:08:46  
123.Bakiye DuranTeam Ultra Trail Runner1959F40+2016-03-15 12:09:40  
124.Yücel ArslanPAN DAĞCILIK VE DOĞA SPORLARI KLÜBÜ1991M2016-03-17 14:07:16  
125.Hülya ÖzçiçekAnadolu Dağcılık1969F40+2016-03-18 12:15:15  
126.Orhan AydınalpANADOLU DAĞCILIK (ANADAK)1975M40+2016-03-18 14:11:48  
127.Mehmet ÖnelgeBikoşu Adana1979M2016-03-20 20:05:35  
128.Serkan ArıkanIndividual1982M2016-03-21 12:00:27  
129.Ashkan AlmasiIndividual1985M2016-04-11 14:37:24  
130.Serkan ErtemIndividual1977M2016-07-11 13:47:22  
Pending Participants
131.Emre ZerenMarathonist1973M40+2016-02-29 14:28:41  
132.Coraline Chapattekoscora1981F2016-02-29 14:50:46  
133.Bilal GülTeam Ultra Trail Runner1982M2016-02-29 17:37:55  
134.İsmet Şahinpraksis1969M40+2016-03-01 00:36:05  

Info Point


Aladaglar

Aladaglar has the tallest mountains of the Central Taurus Mountains. Also known as the "The Alps of Turkey", it is one of the most popular places for mountaineering, hiking and trekking in Turkey.

Transportation

Nigde is accessible by domestic and international flights, by intercity buses, and by car. If you don't have a car, you need to take a minibus from Nigde to reach Demirkazik.

Accommodation

Accommodation options are limited in Demirkazik and its vicinity. But you can use the available mountain huts and pensions, or stay at your own tent.

Weather

Aladaglar has a warm and arid climate in August. However, sudden changes in the weather involving recipitation and cold can also be observed due to the mountainous conditions.

Photo: Dursun Simsek

Aladaglar

Aladaglar National Park is situated within the borders of Niğde, Kayseri and Adana provinces in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.


The name "ala-daglar" (crimson-mountains) comes from the rusty colour of its hills in the sunset. Aladaglar National Park hosts the tallest mountains of the Central Taurus Mountains of Turkey. The area covers four regions as Demirkazik, Yedigoller, Kaldi and Torasanlar, which have their highest peaks respectively as: Demirkazik (3756 m), Kizilkaya (3771 m), Kaldi (3688 m) and Vayvay (3565 m). Also known as the The Alps of Turkey, Aladaglar mountain region is one of the most popular places for mountaineering, hiking and trekking in Turkey.

The water streams from the high fountains of the hills and the magnificent glacier ponds surrounded by the mountains are the major national beauties of the region. Additionally the Kapuzbasi Waterfalls lies within the National Park's borders.

Besides these highland beauties the woodland shelters red pine, black pine and fir trees. Aladaglar is also the home of the famous Capra ibex, and other animals like wild boar, wolf, weaser and coyote. Bird watchers all around the world visit Aladaglar as well, to spot the various wild and singing birds of the region.


Transportation

Nigde is accessible by domestic and international flights, by intercity buses, and by car. There are regular minibus shuttles from Nigde to Demirkazik.

We are organizing a direct shuttle service from Nevsehir Airport, Nevsehir Bus Terminal, Kayseri Airport, and Kayseri Bus Terminal to Aladaglar for Raidlight® Aladaglar Sky Trail participants and supporters. This will be a paid shuttle service with no hassle of multi-leg bus journeys and with a cheaper price than regular bus services. One-way price is 50 TL (15 Euro).

There will be also a daily shuttle services from/to the race village from Nigde, Camardi, and nearby hotels.

If you want to use the shuttle service, please fill-in the shuttle request form, which is available on your personal page.

Alternatively, in order to reach Demirkazik you can take Camardi minibuses that depart from the Old Terminal in Nigde. One-way price is 10 TL (3 Euro).

+90 388 7112083


Flights

You may reach Nigde by Nevsehir Cappadocia (NAV) and Kayseri Erkilet International (ASR) airports. From the airports you need to go to Nevsehir or Kayseri Bus Terminals, from which you can take regular buses to Nigde.

Buses

Bus travel in Turkey is economic and comfortable. You may reach Nigde by scheduled buses which depart from all major cities of Turkey.

Car

If you are planning to reach Demirkazik by car, the travel takes about 6 hours from Ankara and 11 hours from Istanbul. Majority of the routes are double highway.

Accommodation

For accommodation in Demirkazik we recommend the following mountain huts and pensions. You can also place your tent next to Nevzat Ontas Mountain Hut.

You can contact us for alternative hotels, room availability and rates.


Mumtaz Cankaya Mountain Hut

Please contact us directly if you want to book a room.

Demirkazik Village, Camardi

+90 384 3414688

Aladaglar Camping

Please contact to hotel directly if you want to book a room.

Cukurbag Village, Martı District, No: 465, Camardi

+90 534 2018995

Tent Accommodation

If you want to stay in your own tent, you can camp near Mumtaz Cankaya Mountain Hut. Place is available for 10-15 tents.

Please contact us if you want to reserve a place for your tent.

Demirkazik Village, Camardi

+90 384 3414688

Prices include breakfast and taxes.

Weather

Aladaglar has a warm and arid climate in August. However, there can be sudden changes in the weather.


Average temperature in Demirkazik during August is 22°C. Maximum and minimum temperatures are around 5°C and 27°C, respectively. However, considering that the race will be mostly above 2000 m, the temperatures can be 10-15°C lower. There is no humidity and rainfall is also low.

On August 13, 2016 sunrise will be at 06:35 and sunset will be at about 20:15.
There will be around 14 hours of daylight during the run.

You can check daily weather forecast for Demirkazik at MountainForecast.com, AccuWeather.com and Weather.com. Current weather information with weekly and monthly summary reports can be accessed from the Aladaglar Meteorological Station and Webcam of Mountaineers of Yildiz Club (YDK).

Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a disorder caused by lack of oxygen at high altitude. A large part of Aladaglar Sky Trail takes place over 2000 meters of altitude and the participants can possibly be affected from AMS. The basic precaution for not getting AMS is acclimatization.


General symptoms of this sickness which happens due to the low atmospheric pressure at high altitudes are as follows: headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue. Especially in higher altitudes, chest pain, cerebral edema, pulmonary edema, coma and even death may occur if not interfered. For more information please see the article in Wikipedia.

In Aladağlar Sky Trail, runners showing signs of AMS before and at the first control point of Celikbuyduran pass and Emler summit will not be allowed to continue. Besides, additional health and rescue teams will do necessary controls in the first ascent between Sokullupınar highland and Celikbuyduran pass.

Organization

Raidlight® Aladaglar Sky Trail is organized by Argeus and ORDOS


Organisation Committee

ORDOS
Eylem Elif MAVİŞ
Hakan KOCAKULAK
Ömür BİRLER
Yücel TORUN
ARGEUS
Aydın Ayhan GÜNEY
Cemil ERDOĞAN
Kadir "Usta" ERDURU
Koray BOZUNOĞULLARI
Korhan AKER
Mehmet Nuri ÖZDEN
Pınar Arpınar AVŞAR

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