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XI Trilhos dos Abutres® Edition Regulation

28th to 30 thJanuary

Associação Abutrica 2022

1. Participation conditions

> Ultra Trilhos dos Abutres 55 km – UTA – Older than 20 years

> Trilhos dos Abutres® 30 km – TA –Older than 20 years

> Mini Trilhos dos Abutres 21 km – MTA – Older than 18 years

> Trilhos Júnior José Godinho (500m/1000m/1500m/2000m/2500m/10.000m) – TJ – From 6 to 17 years

By registering for the Trilhos dos Abutres® event, you agree to the following:

● I declare that I have read and understood the regulation (available at;
● I understand and approve the participation conditions that appear in the regulation;
● I agree to respect all items of the regulation;
● I agree to scrupulously respect and promote ethics;
● I declare that I am aware of the medical contraindications that this event may trigger, and consequently release the organization from any responsibility for any medical problem that may arise during the event due to negligence on my part;
● I have read and understood that, in the event of a false declaration of the requirements required in the tests, the organization reserves the right to cancel my registration without being entitled to any refund.

The pre-registration/registration in the XI Edition of the Trilhos dos Abutres® races presupposes the full acceptance of the rules established here.

In order to participate it is imperative:

To be conscious of the distances and specific difficulties of trail running, the positive and negative slope of these and to be adequately prepared, both physically and mentally.

Of having acquired, before the event, a real autonomous capacity in mountains that allows the management of the problems that arise from this type of races, namely:

  • Being able to face, without external aid, adverse weather and environmental conditions (heat, solar exposure);
  • Knowing how to handle physical or mental problems resulting from extreme fatigue, digestive problems, muscular and joint pain, small injuries, etc.;
  • Not being accompanied by elements/athletes that aren´t registered in the race;
  • Taking all mandatory material during the race;
  • Placing your waste in the places provided by the organization.

No outside help will be allowed outside the place defined by the organization only on the 50km UTA course, so the athlete must be aware of his physical condition (see point 1.4) and manage his problems that arise for an activity in the mountains, in a way that safe.

The organization defines a specific area for assistance to the athlete by the accompanying person or person responsible for the team. This area is located next to the supply in Nossa Senhora da Piedade in Tábuas, at kilometer 28. They are identified with signs and with defined boundaries. In these areas the athlete can receive food, change equipment. The athlete is obliged to keep the mandatory equipment, being able to leave/change other non-mandatory equipment. It is only allowed to stay in this area to escorts or team members, previously registered, and identified. Each athlete will have to make a previous registration to identify the element of the support team. Members of the support teams cannot access the athletes’ exclusive supply area, nor request any type of liquid supply.

The number of the race bib is personal and non-transferrable and should be used in the front part of the body, preferably at chest height, and must be visible at all times. In case of withdrawal, disqualification or time barring, the athlete is forced to deliver their race bib to the organization, without any loss if it is returned in the end of the race (in the finish line or secretariat).

The name and the logotype of sponsors cannot be modified or hidden.

The chip is placed in the race bib.

The infringement of these rules leads to the penalty set in article 2.11.

A bracelet will be placed on the athletes when retrieving their bag, which will allow them to have access to supply zones, massages and showers. The bracelet is personal and non-transferable.

Inadequate behaviour, as in using offensive language, verbal or physical assault, throughout the event, can be punished.

The degrees of punishment can be: a warning, disqualification, expulsion and consequent prohibition of registering in further events (at least in the following edition).

The use of offensive language, verbal assault in social networks, blogs, or pages of the Associação Abutrica and the Trilhos dos Abutres® will be punished with the prohibition of registration in the event, in the following edition, and blocked in social networks.

These conducts will be sanctioned according to the article 2.11.

Any contact with the organization should be done through the contact formulary available in the page or through the email:

The organization does not hold itself responsible for answering to any other forms of contact, namely: other emails of the Associação Abutrica or Facebook messages.

2. The race

Associação Abutrica organizes the Trilhos dos Abutres® event (trademark registered by the organizer), 11th edition, on January 28, 29 and 30, 2022.
The Trilhos dos Abutres® event consists of 4 events, with a total of 1,400 participants;


The Trilhos dos Abutres® event consists of 4 events, with a total of 1,400 participants.

  • UTA – Ultra Trilhos dos Abutres;
  • TA – Trilhos dos Abutres;
  • MTA – Mini Trilhos dos abutres;
    These are open events for athletes who have submitted the assessment criteria in the pre-registrations/registrations (see point 3).
  • TJ – Trilhos Júnior José Godinho.


In parallel, the following events take place:
● ExpoTrail® (registered trademark by the organizer) – an exhibition of sports equipment, with a higher incidence on the Trail;
● Event Prize Ceremony


The organization follows, permanently, the evolution of meteorological conditions, being able to cancel the race at any time.

Due to ‘force majeure’ reasons, the race may be cancelled, according to the legislation, during the critical period of fires.


The execution of this event is only possible with the help of the dozens of volunteers.


Participants must be correctly prepared with, at least, one hour of advance, correctly equipped and ready to participate in the race. There will be a control zero, which will open 1h30 before the race, and will close 10 minutes before the start.

The organization will not delay starts due to athletes’ delays, in which case they will be able to start the race with the existing delay.


Friday, November 12th, 2021

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

  • City Hall at Miranda do Corvo
    3.30 PM | Press Conference 11th Trilhos dos Abutres®

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Friday, January 28th, 2022

  • Municipal Market at Miranda do Corvo
    5:00 PM | Expotrail® opening
    5:30 PM | Opening of the Secretariat
    6:30 PM | Opening ceremony
    9.30 PM | Thematic meeting
    11:00 PM| Closing of the Secretariat

Saturday, January 29th, 2022

  • Municipal Market at Miranda do Corvo
    06:00 AM | Opening of the Secretariat
    06:30 AM | Opening of Control Post “0” for UTA
    08:00 AM | UTA departure
    09:00 AM | Closing of the Secretariat
    12:40 PM | Expected arrival of the first UTA athlete
    5:00 PM  | UTA Awards Delivery
    6:00 PM  | Opening of the Secretariat
    8:00 PM  | UTA finish line closure
    10:00 PM | Closing of the Secretariat

Sunday January 30th, 2022

  • Municipal Market at Miranda do Corvo 
    6:00 AM   | Opening of the Secretariat
    6:30 AM   | Opening of Control Post “0” for TA
    8:00 AM   | TA departure
    8:10 AM | Opening of Control Post “0” for MTA
    9:00 AM | MTA departure
    9:30 AM | Closing of the Secretariat
    10:50 AM  | Expected arrival of the first MTA and TA athletes
    12:30 PM | Delivery of MTA and TJ Awards
    2:00 PM   | MTA finish line closure
    2:30 PM   | Delivery of TA Awards
    3:00 PM   | TA finish line closure
    3:30 PM   | Expotrail® Closing
  • Centro de Estágio de Trail Running e BTT at Vila Nova
    10:00 AM | Trilhos Júnior “José Godinho”
  • Gondramaz Village
    10:30 | Trilhos Júnior “José Godinho” – Juvenis Race (10.000m)

The courses of Trilhos dos Abutres® are composed by pathways, trails, old irrigation systems, forest roads, roads, historical areas, riversides, boulders, etc. Signalized zones of the Vila Nova Trail Running Stage are mainly used. However the trials aren’t completely closed, and in this sense the participants should have in consideration the fact that there might be vehicles, people and animals circulating in one or another direction of the trials’ courses.

The crossing of public roads must earn the maximum attention by the participants.

GPS tracks of the courses will be available, however, the signalization on the ground must prevail. This is done with the ‘abutres´® inscription (trademark of the Associação Abutrica) tapes, and red and white plates. The colour of the tapes will be revealed on the days before the event.

There will be defined alternative courses, to forearm the need of altering trails in the day of the trials.


*See the menu “Races” in

To avoid passing through more sensitive areas in a safety point of view, the following passage times are established:

To continue participating, athletes must arrive and exit from the control post before they close. Otherwise, disablement will be done, situation which implies the delivery of the Race bib/Chip to the organization. If the athlete decides to proceed in the course, it is at his own responsibility and full autonomy, and can be charged if evacuation or rescue services are required.

An electronic time control system will be used, by the intermediate of a chip placed in the race bib. In the control posts there will be an electronic carpet or another device that will record the athlete´s passage.

The marking of the course is the organization´s responsibility, and the athletes must respect it throughout the race, being expressly forbidden to opt to go through shortcuts.

Throughout the course, there will be four control posts. The athletes must stop in order to have the checkpoint registered on their race bib. The athletes must respect the order of arrival to the checkpoint. If the race bib is not in the front part of the body, at chest height, and always visible, the athlete must place it as recommended, and can be penalized. The course will be in an open-road system, the athlete is responsible for crossing roads, fulfilling the road traffic regulations.

The organization reserves itself the right to alter in any way the course and the position of the control or supply posts, without previous warning. In extreme weather conditions, or any other condition that puts the safety of the athletes at risk, the start can be delayed by a maximum of two hours, time period after which, the race is cancelled. The race can also be suspended, reduced, or stopped due to the previously mentioned weather conditions. In both cases there will be no refund right.

Aid stations will provide athletes with food and drink to be consumed on site. The organization will not put glasses in the supplies, and athletes must bring their own containers.
– There will be first aid positioned at the finish line and at the Senhora da Piedade. It is critical that participants help anyone in distress, alert the nearest checkpoint and / or contact the organization.
– Participants must abide by the decisions of specialized medical personnel.

During the competition, all athletes must be accompanied by all the mandatoty material. At any time during the race, members of the organization, referees and control point officials may check the same. The athlete must allow these checks to be carried out without contesting, otherwise they will be excluded from the race in accordance with the list of penalties listed in Article 2.11.



The organization will check with each athlete if they have this material, as the event will take place in areas that reach 950 meters of altitude, with great exposure to cold and wind. Temperatures compared to the time of year may be below 0ºC.
The organization according to the weather forecasts may change the mandatory equipment.

Since there won´t be a blocking of road traffic, the participants must follow the traffic rules in localities and public roads, under the penalty of having to assume potential damage and compensations resulting from their infringement.

The supervisors of the race and those responsible for the checkpoints are responsible for the application of this regulations’ rules, and are thus authorized to apply the penalties and disqualifications established in the table below.


The participant assumes, by his free and spontaneous will, the risks and consequences resulting from the participation in the race, whether being moral, physical, material or any other kind. The organization, as well as anyone involved in the organization of this event, is exempted from the responsibility.

The registration in the race implies the total acceptance of the present regulation.

The XI edition of Trilhos dos Abutres is an ECO-event, all participants having to follow the organization’s recommendations, in terms of environment and sustainability

The organizer takes out civil liability and personal accident insurance, as required by LEI. The Personal Accident insurance deductible is €90, payable by the participants.

In the event of an accident, the participant must, first of all, contact the organization, which will arrange for their referral to the most appropriate medical institution for their state of health.

Any and all expense documents related to a claim already reported will be settled in advance by the respective claimant and their originals sent to the insurer for later reimbursement.

The organization will not assume the participation of claims, which it did not become aware of in a timely manner to activate the insurance (maximum time of 24 hours.)

Participants over 70 years of age, according to the Particular Conditions of Insurance, are not covered by the coverage of Treatment Expenses and Disability.

The organization offers a secure ticketing option. This option allows the athlete to receive the entire registration fee under the conditions mentioned in the annexes (annex 1 and annex 2).

The insurance must be purchased at the time of registration, it is not possible to purchase it later. For registrations up to €39.99 the value is 1 euro, for registrations over €40 the value is 2.5 euros. It is necessary to indicate the correct citizen card number and NIF to validate the insurance.

3. Registrations

The registration of either pre-registration or registration, depending on the proof and type of registration process, must be done through the specific form that will be available on the Site;

Pre-registrations by email or phone will not be accepted. When registering, athletes who want to participate, accept the general terms of the regulation.

In this edition, and continuing the mission that Associação Abutrica has been developing in recent years, the protection of the environment and the reduction of the ecological footprint, creates eco-registration. This registration aims to reduce the consumption of natural resources, to reduce the production of pollutants and of course, to reduce the cost of registration. Since a is still a test version, this edition will have a limitation of 20 places per test.

The lifting of the dorsal depends on the presentation of an identification document.

Athletes with valid entries will be notified in order to make payment within 3 days and complete the entry process.

An ATM reference will be issued, so you must pay the indicated amount within the stipulated period. The registration is automatically canceled if the payment is not made within the deadline, consequently losing the place. No new payment references will be issued.


UTA vacancy distribution – 650*:

  • 100 organization (sponsors, national champions, solidarity number, totalists, guests, ITRA ranking, etc..)
  • 280 draw
  • 100 foreigners
  • First 50 men at the Ultra Trilhos dos Abutres 2020;
  • First 20 women at the Ultra Trilhos dos Abutres 2020;
  • 50 ATRP ranking of the Ultra Trail Championship (until October 15, 2021);
  • 20 eco-registrations.

TA vacancy distribution – 350:

  • 50 organization sponsors, national champions, solidarity number, totalists, guests, ITRA ranking, etc.)
  • 170 draw
  • 20 foreigners
  • First 30 men at the Trilhos dos Abutres 2020;
  • First 30 women at the Trilhos dos Abutres 2020.
  • 30 ATRP ranking of the Long Trail Championship (until October 15, 2021
  • 20 eco-registrations.


MTA vacancy distribution – 300:

  • 30 organization sponsors, national champions, solidarity number, totalists, guests, ITRA ranking, etc.)
  • 170 draw
  • 20 foreigners
  • First 30 men at the Mini Trilhos dos Abutres 2020;
  • First 30 women at the Mini Trilhos dos Abutres 2020.
  • 20 eco-registrations.


Periods of pre-registrations and registrations:

  • The pre-registration period starts on October 15, 2021 and ends on October 31, 2021.
    Validation from 1 November to 11 November 2021.
    Draw on November 12, 2021*.

*The draw will only take place if the number of pre-registrations exceeds the number of places for each event.


The Solidarity Rib will be used to attribute to non-profit entities/projects in the Miranda do Corvo region. The joint value will be the excess of the normal value of each test. The amount paid will not be refunded.

In case the athlete wishes to cancel their registration, they should contact the organization by the email All information referring to the registration and the IBAN must be provided.


The period of refunds is the following:

  •  Until 31st od December 2021 > 50% of the amount will be returned
  • From January 1st, 2022 > No refunds will be made.



The organization will not allow an exchange of race bibs between athletes. The openings that become free due to withdrawals will be filled in according to the draw’s list order.


  • Race bib
  • Official event shirt
  • On-line athlete’s guide
  • Finisher award (if the arrival to the finish line is within the trial’s time limit)
  • Trophy for the first 3 places in each category (see point 4.1)


  • Race bib
  • Gift of presence
  • Trophy for the first 3 places in each category (see point 4.1)


  • Dorsal
  • Online Athlete’s Guide

The secretariat will operate at Miranda do Corvo Municipal Market, with the following hours:

Friday, January 28th, 2022
Municipal Market in Miranda do Corvo
5:30 pm | Accreditations Front Office Opening
11:00 pm | Closing of the Accreditations Front Office


Saturday, January 29th, 2022
Municipal Market in Miranda do Corvo
06:00 am | Accreditations Front Office Opening
09:00 am | Accreditations Front Office Closing
06:00 pm | Accreditations Front Office Opening
10:00 pm | Accreditations Front Office Closing


Sunday January 30th, 2022
Municipal Market in Miranda do Corvo
06:00 am | Accreditations Front Office Opening
09:30 am | Accreditations Front Office Closing

– The organization validates the registration by assigning the number of the race bib to the athlete.

– The athlete must confirm his/her presence in the event, which will later allow him/her to pick up the participant kit.

– Regarding the check-in process, the organization will inform the athletes later, making the disclosure up to two weeks before the date of the event.

– The participant’s kit must be collected by the participant.

– Participants who are unable to pick up the bib within the scheduled time, and always for reasons of force majeure, may do so after the closing time, simply by sending an email to the organization in a timely manner requesting the pick-up. late, (

-In case the athlete cannot participate in the event, he may authorize a third party to pick up the athlete’s kit. To do so, you will have to send an email to with the identification of the person who will do the survey. The delivery of the dorsal will only be made after the start of the race.

The organization only delivers the Athlete’s kit in person, and can be picked up until February 5 at a place and time to be arranged. It will not be delivered in any other way, not even with delivery on charge.

  • Access to all supplies established by the organization
  • Time of personal timing
  • Support in health cares during the trial and in the arrival to the finish line
  • Shower
  • Recovery massage
  • Transportation for the arrival, in case of abandonment or being impeded by the organization to continue in the trial. We reinforce that the transport for the arrival is always dependent on the bus circulation, between the arrival and the collection points. The organization cannot define schedules. In case of withdrawal the athletes must go to the collection or safety points, with the exception of cases of illness/accident. The access to these services is dependent on the use of the bracelet, so it is encouraged that the athlete only remove the bracelet at the end of the event.
4. Definition of date, place and time of awards ceremony

Saturday, January 29th, 2022
Municipal Market in Miranda do Corvo
5:00 pm | UTA Prize Ceremony

Sunday January 30th, 2022
Municipal Market in Miranda do Corvo
12:30 pm | MTA and TJ Prize ceremony
1:00 pm   | MTA finish line closure
2:30pm    | TA and TJ Prize ceremony

The age categories will be defined automatically according to the data given by the participants in registrations, and having as a reference the age that the athlete will have on the 31st of December of the current competitive season. Team classification will be attributed according to the 3 best times of the general.

At the 3 races, there will be prizes for male and female generals.


4. Definition of date, place and time of awards ceremony

5. COVID19

  1. Due to the increased incidence of the number of positive cases of COVID19 in recent days in Portugal (56,426 per day), specifically in Miranda do Corvo, which amounts to 3,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the event organization decided to adopt restrictive measures for the local health authorities to allow its realization;
  2. Thus, athletes are not allowed access to the event who; 
    > Are diagnosed with COVID-19, even if asymptomatic; 
    > Present symptoms of the disease (sudden onset of fever or cough or breathing difficulty) 
    > Are in the isolation period; 
  3. If there is a suspected case, the Contingency Plan is activated following the procedures in accordance with the Directorate General of Health. If the athlete is transported by the club’s vehicle, it is the responsibility of the club director to ensure his/her return home with due safety;
  4. The athlete is the focus of the whole event and the only element that may take off the mask during the competition period. In this sense his access to the event depends on the presentation; 
    > Presentation of valid digital recovery certificate; 
    > Presentation of a negative test SARS-CoV-2 (rapid antigen test performed within the last 48h or PCR test performed within the last 72h)
  5. To ensure the event and the mitigation of COVID19, no access to baths and “hard ground” is allowed (athletes who paid for the hard floor will be refunded upon delivery of the dorsal)
  6. We ask you to comply with the COVID19 signage of the event, namely, the circulation flows are identified on the ground by arrows.
5. Information

6. Informação

All information related to the event, and Miranda do Corvo, that isn´t referred in this regulation can be consulted in:

The accompanying kit is a service elaborated to allow any companion to be near the trails, in the locations with more interest, which are defined by the organization. In the past edition, this service was a success, leading the organization to repeat this innovative idea.

This service is supported by 3 buses which will go through the defined courses and established schedules. There will be a paper guide that contains all information. This guide will be given to the athlete when he collect his race bib, or in case of purchase in the day of the trial, in the sales counter.

The athlete is responsible for the transport of wrappings (identified with the race bib number) and other non-natural garbage, which come from gels, bars, etc. in their own CamelBack or Belt, depositing it in the nearest supply point or carrying it until the finish line.

It is not allowed to destroy or purposely alter any kind of natural element (walls, plantations, signals, marks, etc.) throughout the course.

The organizing entity reserves themselves to the exclusive right of Trilhos dos Abutres® image exploration, and photographical and journalistic audiovisuals of the event. Any project or publicity support produced for publishing must first obtain consent of the organization. The use of publicity materials given by the organization, (breastplates, stickers, etc.) is mandatory. Modifying, bending or hiding this material are actions that will be punished.

The acceptance of this regulation mandatorily implies that the participant authorizes the usage of their image to promote the trial in all communication systems (radio, written press, video, photography, internet, billboards, social networks, etc.) and grants all the right to its publicity and commercial exploration which is considered appropriate to execute, without right, by the athlete, to receive any economical compensation.

The data of the participants indicated in the registration forms will be registered by the organizing entity and StopandGo company, for processing effects in the event, namely the insurance company, participant list, news and classifications. All participants can exert their right of accessing, rectifying or annulling their personal data, by sending an email to In case the participant is an associate of the ATRP – Trail Running Portuguese Association, the act of registration presupposes the authorization of their data being transmitted for classification elaboration, statistics and event evaluation effects, procedures of the Association´s responsibility.

These rules can be edited, changed or improved at any time by the organizer, without prior notice. The fact of registering implies acceptance of the present regulation.

V.10 – 10/15/2021 – Version placed online, Abutres website and StopandGo website
V. 20 – 12/27/2021 – Placement of intermediate time barriers; Changing the MTA time; Changing the location of Junior Rails.
V. 30 – 01/05/2022 – Elimination of the juvenile category in the MTA, for not complying with the minimum age allowed
V. 40 – 01/21/2022 – COVID indications

The organization will decide on all matters related with the event and that haven´t been an object of regulation or on bad interpretations of the present regulation