> Article 1.

Club de Muntanya Dements, in collaboration with the City Council of Eslida and the City Council of Aín, will organize the Marató dels Dements and the Mitja d'Eslida, which will take place on November 11, 2023, departing from the Sports Center of Eslida (Castellón). They will also organize the Mitja d'Ain, which will take place on November 12, 2022, with starting point at José Sorribes square in Aín (Castellón). The completion of the Mitja d'Eslida and the Mitja d'Ain will lead to the classification in Dements by stages.


> Article 2.

The set of races that make up the Marató dels Dements event are three races on foot, nationally, by mountain and consisting of driving through the heart of the Sierra Espadán passing through the municipal districts of Eslida, Aín, Azuébar and Fondeguilla:

  • Marató dels Dements with 42,5km y 3808m of elevation altitude +/-
  • Mitja d'Eslida with 21km y 1925m of elevation altitude +/-
  • Mitja d'Ain with 23km y 2007m of elevation altitude +/-

The joint participation in the Mitja d'Eslida and the Mitja d'Ain will give rise to the combined classification called Dements by stages with 44kms and 3932 meters of elevation altitude +/-.

To finish the races,  runners will have a maximum time of:

  • 11 hours (Marató dels Dements)
  • 5:30 hours (Mitja d'Eslida and Mitja d'Aín)


The Marató dels Dements is based on an ethic, and essential values ​​shared by the runners, the sponsors, the volunteers and the organizers.


Do not leave garbage in nature, use the containers available, respect the flora and fauna, strictly follow the marked route without using shortcuts and mark food gels&bars with your bib number . The organization will use whenever possible reusable or recyclable material and will proceed to the collection of possible waste substances along the route in order to preserve the environment and uses in the most sustainable way possible the natural area that makes up the Natural Park of the Sierra de Espadán .

> Article 4. SOLIDARITY

The respect of the runners, the volunteers, the sponsors and the public are essential elements of the Marató dels Dements.


The Marató dels Dements will be a technical and very tough mountain race carried out in semi-self-sufficiency, and participants are advised to be in very good physical condition and have experience in this type of races, in view the of high level of demand. Under no circumstances it could be considered a trail initiation test.

Participants will have to be prepared to manage sometimes difficult race conditions and a physical or mental state due to extreme exhaustion.


For the event, the following categories will be established :

a) Marató dels Dements:

  • Absolute masculine and absolute feminine
  • Male and female Senior. Born since January 1, 1984.
  • Male and female Veterans. From 40 to 49 years old (including all those born in the year 1983)
  • Male and female Master. Over 50 years (including all those born in 1973)
  • Female, male and mixed couples, these must arrive at the same time at the finish line after completing the course together. If it is proven that this has not been the case, they will be excluded from said classification.
  • Local male and female for those registered and born in Eslida or Aín

b) Mitja d'Eslida:

  • Absolute masculine and absolute feminine
  • Local male and female for those registered and born in Eslida

c) Mitja d'Ain:

  • Absolute masculine and absolute feminine
  • Local male and female for those registered and born in Aín

d) Dements by Stages:

  • Absolute masculine and absolute feminine
  • Local male and female for those registered and born in Eslida or Aín

The classification in the Marató dels Dements by stages is exclusive of the classification in the Mitja d'Eslida or in the Mitja d'Ain, except for purposes of race records or local cassifications.

The registration will be open to anyone 18 years of age on the day of the race for the Marató dels Dements event and for all those who are 16 years old on the day of the celebration of the event in the events Mitja d'Eslida and Mitja d'Ain with parental authorization.


To authenticate the registration it will be essential to accept the regulations and to exempt the organizers from liability in case of accident or personal injury suffered during the competition or afterwards by signing the Statement of Responsibility during the registration process.

> Article 7. INSURANCE

The organization of the race will contract a civil liability and accident insurance for all participants whether federated or not. The insurance and the organization will not be responsible for the consequences that may lead to irresponsible attitudes on the part of the runner.


All participants renounce to use the right of their image and authorize the organization and its sponsors to freely use and publish any photograph or video recorded in the context of the race.


The price of registration is:

  • €55 Marató dels Dements (60€ since September 1st)
  • €60 Dements by Stages (65€ since September 1st)
  • €31 Mitja d'Eslida (35€ since September 1st)
  • €31 Mitja d'Ain (35€ since September 1st)

The registrations will be made through our website.

In case of justified reason the runner will be entitled until September 30, 2023 to receive 75% of the registration, and 50% from October 1 to October 15 2023 both inclusive if requested to Since October 16, 2022 there will be no refund.

The change of race modality or the change of registration name will be allowed, always subject to availability of places until October 15, 2023 inclusive. The change of modality will entail a management fee of €5, and the difference must also be paid in case of opting for a higher-ranking test, or the difference being returned in case of opting for a lower-ranking test. The change of registration name will have a management cost of €10 in the case of the Marató dels Dements and Dements by Stages, and €5 in the case of the Mitja d'Eslida and the Mitja d'Aín.

At the closing of registrations, the waiting list will be activated on the platform, which will cover, in strict order, any dropouts that may occur. If the registration is accepted while on the waiting list, five days will be available to formalize it. Once the deadline has passed, the registration will be rejected and the participant will be excluded from the waiting list.

> Article 10. REGISTRATION

Registration includes:

  • Virtual Briefing
  • Liquid and solid food supplies during the race and at the end of it
  • Healthcare
  • Massage at the finish area
  • Shower and cloakroom service
  • Trail runner bag based on the collaborators and sponsors
  • Report of the time and diploma online through the mychip website
  • Finisher medal


The opening of registrations will be on July 1, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. in A maximum of 450 entries will be accepted in the case of the marathon, and 100 registrations in the case of the Marató dels Dements in stages. The number of places in the Mitja d'Eslida and the Mitja d'Ain will be determined at each moment by the number of people enrolled in Dements in stages covering a maximum of 150 joint places between registrations in Dements by stages and Mitja d ' Eslida, and 300 between registrations in Dements by stages and the Mitja d'Ain. The organization will reserve of 50 places among all the tests that make up the event for possible commitments with sponsors and collaborators.

> Article 12.PROGRAM

Friday 10, November
  • 17:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Pick up of bibs in the Centre Esportiu d'Eslida.
  • 19:30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. - Talk round table multi-purpose Municipal Pavilion of Eslida.

Saturday 12, November

  • 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. -Collection of bibs in the Centre Esportiu d'Eslida.
  • 7.30 a.m. MARATÓ DELS DEMENTS START at Principe Felipe Street of Eslida with closing at 6.30 p.m. and MITJA D'ESLIDA START at Principe Felipe street of Eslida with closing at 1.30 p.m.
  • Delivery of trophies and gifts: from 1:30 p.m. for the Mitja d'Eslida and from 4 p.m. for the Marató dels Dements in the Multipurpose Municipal Pavilion of Eslida.

Sunday 13, November

  • 06:30 a.m. to 07:45 a.m -Collection of numbers in the Social Center d'Ain in the Sorribes Fuster square.
  • 08:00 a.m. MITJA D'AÍN START in José Sorribes Squarein Aín with closing at 1:30pm for the Mitja d'Ain
  • Delivery of trophies and gifts starting at 1:30pm for the Mitja d'Ain and Dements by stages at the Sorribes Fuster square.

> Article 13. PASS CONTROL


A step control is established for the Marató dels Dements in KM 18 (DIVING MARATHON-MEDIA) in 4h, in KM 27 in 7h and in KM 35 in 8h30. The runners of the Marató dels Dements who have exceeded these disqualification schedules will be redirected by security to the next checkpoint where the dorsal will be removed. 


A step control is established for the Mitja d'Aín in KM 10 (BARRANC DE LA CARITAT) in 2:45h. and in KM 18,2 (COLL DE BARRES) in 4:45h. The runners of the Mitja d'Aín who have exceeded these disqualification schedules will be redirected/transported by security to the next checkpoint where the dorsal will be removed.

It will be the members of the organization identified as LAST RUNNER OF THE RACE who will have the power to withdraw the bib number at the pass-time controls for those who do not pass them.

> Article 14.TRACKING

The different races that make up the "Marató dels Dements" event take place almost exclusively on trails and mountain roads, of which a large majority are part of some G.R, P.R or S.L. During the race the riders will cross the heart of the Sierra Espadán passing through such emblematic points as: Pico Espadán, Barranc del Roig, Strut de L'Aljub, Alto de La Batalla, Alto de La Costera, Penya Blanca, La Mosquera, etc. .. The runners will obey, like any other visitor, to the rules that govern the Natural Park of La Serra Espadà.

> Article 15. FOOD SUPPLIES

There will be several types of refreshments distributed along the route of the Marató dels Dements and the Mitja d'Eslida (Kms.7, 11, 15 and meta):

  • - Light (only water) - Km 7
  • - Food supplies (drinks, sweet foods, salty foods, supplements) - Km 11, 15, 21, 27, 30, 34, 40 and meta.

There will be 4 provision stands distributed along the course of the Mitja d'Ain- Km 7, 13, 18 and goal.

For sustainability and ethicsreasons, there will be no glasses in the provision stands, so the runner should carry their own container of liquids

> Article 16. RACE BIBS

The presentation of an identity document with photography will be necessary for the withdrawal of the chip and the number. In no case can these be changed with a third party without the approval of the Management of the Marató dels Dements.

Safety pins will not be distributed next to the number, each athlete must have it planned to ensure the support of the number.

During the race the number must always be visible on the front of the corridor. In no case will a dorsal or gifts be sent to a runner's address in the case of non-participation.

In the case of a runner being found, on the day of the race, with exchanged a dorsal, they will be banned for life from participating in this race.

The runner's bag will only be delivered during the hours established for the collection of bib numbers and in the space set aside for incidents until the finish line closes, both on Saturday and Sunday. In no case will the event be sent after the event has not participated.


For all races:

  • Thermal blanket
  • Whistle
  • Minimum water reserve of 1L. It must be refilled at each refreshment points with special emphasis on kms.21 (mandatory from 11 a.m.) and 34 of the Marató dels Dements (mandatory from 1 p.m.) and km.14 of the Mitja d'Ain (mandatory from 10 a.m.)
  • Heat-insulating windbreaker with hood with a minimum of 10,000 columns of waterproofing and breathability (depending on the time can be excluded by organization the obligation regardless of whether it is advisable)
  • Full mobile phone charging with GPS connected 

Additional for Marató dels Dements:

  • Frontal Light or Similar for all those who pass through the control of material with time exceeding 4h (with this measure we ask that you be consistent given the dates, so that anyone who expects to be above these times take it into consideration).

There will be a control of material at km.21 of La Marató. The required equipment will be reviewed for all participants. It will be the trail runner who has the obligation to show the mandatory material to those responsible for control. The runner who does not carry the required equipment will be removed the number and will be disqualified.


Personal assistance will be tolerated exclusively at the refreshment points except for the delivery of mountain poles that can be made at any point along the route. It is forbidden to accompany the runner during the course outside the refreshment areas.


Except in case of injury, it will only be possible to leave at a control point, not being able to return in the opposite direction of the race. If this point is not accessible by vehicle, the runner will have to access the nearest evacuation point by their own means. It will be forbidden to leave the marked route without having informed the organization and be duly authorized.


The organization can temporarily detain a runner or force them to leave if they consider that their condition endangers their physical integrity or their safety.


In case of adverse weather conditions, the organization will reserve the right to neutralise the race, modify the course, disqualification schedules, the time of departure of the race and even cancel it taking into account the observations of 112 of the GVA. An alternative route is planned with 35.7 km and 3040+ if necessary.

Failure to hold any of the tests for the causes for the aforementioned reasons in the previous section will not entitle the runner to the refund of the registration fee, leaving the organization in charge of finding an alternative date.


Those in charge of the organization will watch over the application of the regulations and will be authorized to disqualify runners if:

  • They leave the route taking a shortcut.
  • They receive assistance outside the provisioning areas and the recognized for mountain poles.
  • They leave garbage along the route (at this point we will be very strict, the sanction will imply disqualification and being banned from participating in the event for life)
  • They do not assist a person in difficulties (injury, extreme exhaustion, hypothermia, etc ...)
  • They do not go through a checkpoint.
  • They leave a checkpoint after the disqualification schedule.
  • Assignment to another trail runner of your race number
  • Put the health of another trail runner or member of the organization at risk.
Other penalties:

  • Not having the required equipment when passing the equipment control.

We will be very strict with the disqualifications and penalties since we believe that each and every one of the runners must compete in the same conditions (except level of physical condition since that depends on each one).

> Article 23. CLAIMS

Claims may be submitted to the race jury. These must be presented at the latest 1 hour before the distribution of the race prizes.


> ArtIcle 24. PRIZES

  • Trophy will be awarded to the first three men and women of the general classification of the Marathon, and trophy to the first three of each category (male and female).
  • Prize for the first three male, female and mixed couples.
  • The prizes in sporting material or of another type contributed to the first classified of the different categories will depend on the sponsorship of the test, this Regulation will be altered with the purpose of incorporating the possible prizes.