After a two-year break, we invite you to discover the Lithuanian canyons of Mars again. Such are the quarries of Naujoji Akmenė for us. Join us on this space journey where the most vital attribute of an astronaut’s outfit will be hiking boots. Here you will find mountains reminiscent of other planets and unbelievably large machines, sometimes weighing as much as 720 tons.
As a matter of fact, the quarry landscape is constantly changing, and in the two years passed, it has managed to expand even more, which means even more hiking, that sometimes, it seems, is on the edge of the abyss. So on this hike, three different quarries and three different routes are presented to you: 19, 30, and 38 km. Pick one of them and go down to this space hike odyssey!
Registration prices rise on 29th July 4 pm.
Registration prices rise on 29th July 4 p.m.
Pupils, seniors and children up to 7 years of old can choose a price type with a discount.
Durig the collection of starter packs all participants registered with a discount will be asked to provide a document confirming their status.
Registration prices rise on 29th July 4 p.m.
Coming up from the start area, you will reach the expanded Karpėnai quarry, which will become your primary object of research. And the gigantic digging machines of this quarry have managed to find themselves in different places in the two years – so it will open up to you from entirely different angles. Of course, one of the most impressive is the excavator, which weighs as much as 720 tons. So on this route, you will be constantly accompanied by a unique quarry landscape that is not seen anywhere else in Lithuania.
When you come up from the start area, you will find what the hiker who has chosen any of these routes will see – the expanded Karpėnai quarry and the huge excavation machines that have changed their positions. However, if one quarry is not enough for you, then by choosing this route, you will also have the opportunity to explore the Menčiai limestone quarry and even more excavation machines that are stunning in size. So the unique industrial atmosphere will accompany you throughout the hike.
When you come up from the start area, you will start the lengthiest odyssey of this hike. Here you will find both the expanded landscape of the Karpėnai quarry and the Menčiai limestone quarry and, of course, their impressive excavating machinery, weighing incomprehensible amounts. Not only that, you will be the only one of all the hikers to reach the renewed and arranged sand quarry of Alkiškiai, which will look like a true oasis in this canyon trip to Mars. So we do no doubt that this route will give you the most cosmic impressions.
THE PROCESS OF THE EVENT
All participants must arrive at the start area L. Petravičiaus aikštė 2, Naujoji Akmenė 85132, Lietuva, (GPS: 56.321816, 22.881320)
After arriving to the start area, your ticket will be scanned (mobile versions accepted) and you will be handed out your starting package, which contains:
After registration, you are allowed to begin the hike on the designated time for your route, which can be found in the route comparison area.
Hikers without the opportunity passport to pick up the starter packages will be bale at a dedicated location near the start area and will start the hike at a time of their choice.
Having regard to the threats of Covid-19, please maintain a safe distance, wear masks in the crowded places and disinfect Your hands regulary.
Rest and assistance stops will be set up all across the hike route, in which you are required to check-in with your participant pass. You will also be able to replenish your water supplies, have a cup of tea, grab a snack and if need be, receive first medical assistance.
TRANSPORTATION AFTER TERMINATING YOUR HIKE EARLY
Participants wishing to terminate their hike early will have to get to the nearest rest and assistance stop. From there, they will be brought back to the start area by designated vehicles. At the finish zone, participants should present their participant pass to volunteers and will receive a diploma with the exact number of kilometres walked.
All of the hike routes are radial, thus you will start and finish and the same place – L. Petravičiaus aikštė 2, Naujoji Akmenė 85132, Lietuva, (GPS: 56.321816, 22.881320). Here, the participants who have successfully completed their chosen route will be awarded with nominal diplomas (on demand) and medals. However, the hike is not a race, thus your time will not be recorded and there will be no rewards for the first hikers crossing the finish line.
When registering, all participants agree with hike regulations.
PARTICIPANT PASS WITH ROUTE MAP
Check-in marking table, orientation map and useful information.
Bottled water at start zone and refill in most stops.
REST AND ASSISTANCE STOPS
Every 4-5 km set up stop for participant check-in, services and rest.
In most stops.
For all participants.
For 30 km and 38 km participants.
For participants identification.
First aid kit in each stop.
Back to the start area if it is decided to terminate the hike.
STORAGE OF BELONGINGS
In the starting area.
After successfully completing the chosen route.
Nominal with marked number of kilometres walked.
7 August 2021
19 KM: 07:00 – 14:00
30 KM: 07:00 – 13:00
38 KM: 07:00 – 12:00