MEDICAL ADVICE

In order to enjoy your participation in the “Route of Truce”, you must be in good shape and healthy on the day of the race.

After welcoming you, we would like to draw the attention of all participants, and especially of those who have not been adequately prepared during the preceding period.

All participants should be aware that in any case, either you had a medical examination, particularly a cardiovascular one or not, or whether there is a precedent medical problem of any nature or not, the responsibility of participating or not rests solely with the participant runners.

The following are intended to inform all participants as best as possible, to contribute to your performance as well as to your pleasant and safe participation.

On the eve of the race

Avoid intense training and take an early rest on the previous day. Ready all you need for your participation from the night before.

The previous day’s dinner should be light and proportionally rich in carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta, potatoes).

Do not neglect your hydration, especially if the temperature on the day of the race is forecasted to be higher than seasonal temperature.

Avoid alcohol during the last few days.

 

 

 


On the day of the race
 

  • Don’t run if you are not feeling well, even if it is something you have longed for and you have been preparing for it hard. Most medical incidents occur to athletes who, although not feeling well, participate normally because they do not want to be absent from a particular sport event. If you feel that you have a fever, if you are vomiting, if you have diarrhea or chest pain, please do not take part in the “Route of Truce”. Do not risk your health.
  • Dress appropriately, depending on the weather. Wear shoes that you have previously used for running and you know that will not cause blisters on your feet.
  • Have a light breakfast a few hours before the starting time and avoid fats.
  • Leave early from the place of your accommodation to the starting point and avoid anything that might cause you stress.
  • Start your race well hydrated. Up to half an hour before the race you can consume 250ml of water.

During the race

Remember that the longer the race and thus the physical fatigue, the greater the importance of proper and regular hydration and nutrition. Drink fluids regularly, but not too much. Don’t get more fluids than the amount you feel you need. Prefer the preparations you have already tried in other similar events or in your daily workout. Prefer fluid and viscous preparations that are digested more easily by the body. Run according to your level of preparation, or run without pushing yourself, especially if the level of your preparation for the race you are participating in, is not satisfactory. Follow this advice and you will most likely meet the requirements of the race without needing any medical assistance. Doctors will medically cover the race and volunteers will be along the route to provide you with the necessary assistance, if needed.

At the finish line

When you finish the race, do not stand still. Keep walking, especially if you feel dizziness, and drink enough fluids to make up for those lost during the “Route”.

Go to the place where you will pick up your belongings as soon as possible, get your backpack and wear dry and warm clothes. Then, make sure you drink fluids but in a slow rate. Make sure you eat a little later, always at the same slow rate. After finishing the race, do not drink large quantities of water. If, for any reason, you weakness, dizziness, or unable to move, seek medical attention immediately.