Itinerary and Prices
Itinerary and Prices
Wednesday October 5: Arrive in Ponta Delgada (flights not included in the price). On arrival make a taxi transfer (€10 per taxi - 10min journey) to the 5-star AZOR Hotel, your luxurious base for the stay in the Azores. Your booking is on a bed and breakfast basis.
Direct low cost and charter flights are available from Portugal, Spain, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Denmark, Sweden. Connecting scheduled flights available through TAP/SATA via Lisbon and Porto.
Thursday October 6: Breakfast, day at leisure - optional activities include Whale and Dolphin watching or water sports. 7pm Welcome drinks and race briefing with number and T-shirt distribution. Overnight at AZOR hotel.
Friday October 7: Breakfast, day at leisure. 6pm Ponta Delgada 5K. Overnight at AZOR hotel.
Saturday October 8: Breakfast. 8am transfer by coach to the start of the Serra Tronquiera 16K. There will be snacks and drinks at the finish and time to explore the town of Nordeste before returning on the coach to Ponta Delgada. Overnight at the AZOR hotel.
Sunday October 9: Breakfast. Transfer by coach to Sete Cidades for the start of the final race, the Volcano Half Marathon at 9am. There will be snacks and drinks at the finish and time to explore the town near the Lagoon before the coach transfer back to the hotel. 7pm celebration dinner and prize giving. Overnight at AZOR hotel.
Monday October 10: Breakfast. Optional day trip to Furnas (cost in addition to the basic package) a spa town in the middle of the island. Coach leaves at 9.30am and the price includes entry into thermal park and Parque Terra Nostra spring resort and gardens followed by lunch, including the option of Cozido das Furnas, a stew cooked underground by the heat of the volcano. Overnight at AZOR hotel.
Tuesday October 11: Breakfast, day at leisure to take in a hike along the coastal path or perhaps whale watching or deep sea fishing. Overnight at AZOR hotel.
Wednesday October 12: Breakfast and check out of the hotel for individual transfer to the airport (€10 taxi) for your return flight.
The five-night package follows the same programme with arrival on Thursday October 6 and departure on Tuesday October 11. Should the arrival of you flight on October prevent you from attending the race briefing and number distribution, there will be an alternative race briefing at 10am on Friday October 7.
Prices Per Person in UK£s TWIN/DOUBLE SINGLE ROOM
7-Night Hotel Package £749 £1199
5-Night Hotel Package £589 £899
Race Entry Fee £150
Supporter Fee £30
Day trip to Furnas (included lunch) £75 per person
(The supporter fee covers the non-runner cost of daily coach transfers to and from the race locations, If you are staying in the hotel but do not wish to attend any of the races, then the supporter fee does not apply.)
A deposit is required at the time of booking: £300 for Runners; £150 for supporters.
The final balance is due ten weeks before departure although we will not ask for your final balance until we are certain the Challenge can go ahead. In the event that Covid restrictions prevent us running the Challenge in 2022, your deposit is fully refundable.
A twin or double room booking is only available for two people booking at the same time. If you are travelling alone then the single room price applies.
The package price includes seven nights at the 5* AZOR Hotel in Ponta Delgada on a bed and breakfast basis; welcome drinks and celebration dinner in Ponta Delgada and services of 2:09 Events staff throughout.
Race entry fee includes coach transfers to and from the race locations and the hotel; entry into the three races; fully supported marked routes; medical support; drinks and refreshments during race 2 and 3 as well as at the end of each race; drinks and light refreshments at the end of the challenge in Sete Cidades; commemorative medal; race T-shirt; free digital race photos; prizes for the first overall male and female competitors, first 40, 50 and 60+ finishers male and female.
The Challenge is organised by 2:09 Events Ltd, a UK based travel and events business.
Run Azores is aimed at international runners booking one of the travel packages. There is no entry-only option for international runners.
Not included in the package: International flights to and from the Azores, transfers between the airport and hotels; meals, drinks or activities except those mentioned in the itinerary