The Houffalize Mountainbike Marathon or in short HouffaMARATHON will from now on be called the BeMC Marathon Houffalize and will form, together with the BeMC Marathon Bertrix a unique new classification.
The race in Houffalize also moves to a new date and a new race venue. The BeMC Marathon Houffalize will now take place mid September instead of in the end of August. In 2018 this will be on Saturday 15 September zijn. The start and finish will be on the domain of hotel Vayamundo.
The BeMC Marathon Bertrix will take place one month earlier on Wednesday 15 augustus, as was already the case in 2017.
In both races you can choose between three different distances, approximatly 100, 80 or 60 kilometer. Of course the necessary vertical metres of climbing will be present as well.
Contrary to what is usually the case with this kind of classifications, the final ranking will not be made based on points, but based on time. The total time needed for both races will be decisive. There will be prices for all distances and categories.
The entries open on 10 February 2018. Who enters both races simultaniously will profit from a special rate
Caution: to minimalize the impact on the environement on the one hand and to avoid traffic jams on the course on the other, the maximum number of participants in both races is limited to 600 riders per race!!