General Information - (last update: 03-09-2018)

Pampa

Pampa 2018 13th edition

This year, 2018, we schedule two events again:

- Pampa Training camp: November 10 - 11th 2018 (mushers welcome as of Friday November 9th @ 17h00)
- a Race on December 8 - 9th 2018 (mushers welcome as of Friday December 7th @ 17h00)

The whole Pampa crew is very much looking forward to both happenings, and we hope you do too!

Registration and entrance fee payment by bank transfer are mandatory for both events, since maximum 100 teams can enter for each event.
After 100 teams where enlisted you will be placed on a waiting list.
Entrance fee payment will be refunded after the event if your name was on this waiting list and you were not allowed to start.

Registration for the Training Camp opens September 15th 2018 12:00 PM (Noon 12:00) for ALL
Race registration opens November 12th 2018 12:00 PM (Noon 12:00) for ALL

Please Note that from this year there will not be a online entrants list due to the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
We will publish a provisional startorder a few days before the race on this website.

So, if you wish to take part in both events you need to sign the corresponding registration form for each of them.

Continue to read below for all related information. If you have any questions please first consult our FAQ pages.

Where

Pampa Range, Helchteren 3530 Limburg, Belgium

Directions: Take exit 29 on the E314/A2 (Leuven to Aachen) and follow the N74 in the direction of Helchteren/Eindhoven.
After this follow the signs N715 Helchteren.
After about 5km, at Helchteren centre, turn right (Second traffic light after you enter the village Helchteren) onto the N719 (Kazernelaan) in the direction of Bree and Meeuwen Guitrode
After that you will pass the military base on your left.
After approx. 2km, turn right (Just after the 50km zone sign) at the former "café 't Sonnis". At the right there is a sign with Pampa Range on it.(Blue marker on the map)
This is the "Sonnisstraat" which you just have to follow all the way to the Pampa Shooting Range (Follow the signs Pampa Range) at the end of the road.

Navigation: 51° 3'4.24"N, 5°26'0.30"E

Route

When

Pampa Training camp: November 10 - 11th 2018 (mushers welcome as of Friday November 9th @ 17h00)
The 13th edition of the International Pampa Sleddog Race: December 8 - 9th 2018 (mushers welcome as of Friday December 7th @ 17h00)
The stake out for the Training Camp will be opened at Friday 9th November as of 17:00 hours and at Friday 7th December 17:00 hours for the race.

Do not arrive too early: due to military exercises, the site will be inaccessible beforehand and is strictly prohibited.
Please respect these timings or we loose our credibility versus our hosts...

Trail info

Training Camp: trail distances 3,5,7,9,12,17,19,20,22 & 24km + extra loop
Race: Sprint distances 5,7,9 & 12km
There will be a Mid Distance class during the race event: Distances will be determined. More information will follow later.
Tour during Race event (yes/no): Will be determined. More information will follow later.

  • By signing up for the events, you agree with all rules and regulations that apply.
  • Schedule Pampa Training Camp, November 10 - 11th 2018

    • Stake Out opens Friday November 9th 2018 @ 17h00
    • Administration & Vaccination check Friday from 19h00 to 21h00 & Saturday from 09h00 to 10h00 @ Secretariat.
    • Starting BIB is mandatory and you must wear it visible when you are on the trail.
    • Free training Saturday & Sunday; First training 07h00, last training 20h00 and last training 12h00 on Sunday.
    • If the trail is build-up and open (depending on the trailteam) and you have a BIB number it is possible to train on Friday evening already.
    • Return of the BIB numbers on Sunday between 14h00 and 15h00 @ Secretariat
    • 12h00 - 16h30 catering hamburger and soup on Saturday.
    • AMCB Mushing initiation. More information will follow soon.
    • Mushing Belgium Happy Hour 18h00 @ the tent on Saturday.
    • Dogs in the boxes from 23h00 to 06h00

    Schedule Pampa Sleddog Race: December 8 - 9th 2018

    1. Stake Out opens Friday December 7th 2018 @ 17h00
    2. The Pre-race quad, cart, scooter etc. and mandatory equipment check is in the starting zone before you start.
      So make sure everything is ok!
    3. Administration & Vaccination check Friday from 19h00 to 21h00 & Saturday from 09h00 to 10h00 @ Secretariat in the tent.
    4. Briefing trailposts Saturday 09h30 @ Secretariat
    5. Mushermeeting Saturday 09h30 @ The tent.
    6. First start Saturday @ 10h30 (Mid-Distance teams first, followed by the race classes).
    7. Sunday first start @ 09h00.
    8. Saturday 12h00 - 16h30 catering hamburger and soup and on Sunday between 12h00 and 16h00
    9. Return of the BIB numbers on Sunday between 14h00 and 15h00 @ Secretariat in the tent.
    10. Podium and Awards on Sunday 16h00 @ The tent.
    11. Dogs in the boxes from 23h00 to 06h00

    If you have any more questions consult our FAQ pages and please feel free to contact us through the Contact page.

    The Pampa crew