The TransPerfect Mountain Challenge Benefiting AFANOC,
l’Associació de Familiars i Amics de Nens Oncològics de Catalunya

Vallalta, Sant Iscle de Vallalta - Barcelona

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About the Event

Barcelona TransPerfect employees, friends and families will take part in the Mountain Challenge for the second year in a row. This year, we want you to join us! Sign up and participate in our Challenge, which will take place in a more accessible area to expand the event and make it attractive for more mountain lovers. The event will feature an orienteering race with three different levels and two trail running distances. The goal is to raise €50,000 and to have more than 400 people participating. The TransPerfect Mountain Challenge is in partnership with a local Barcelona children’s cancer organization. All proceeds from the event will go directly to AFANOC (Associació de Familiars i Amics de Nens Oncològics de Catalunya.)

WHAT IS AN ORIENTEERING RACE?

Orienteering is a competitive sport that requires navigational skills, using a map and compass in order to travel quickly from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. Participants are given a topographical map, normally a specially prepared orienteering map, which they then use to find control points. At the TransPerfect Mountain Challenge you will receive a map 10 minutes before the start. You gain points at every station you check-in at so that you can earn as many as possible before your time is up. The location of the stations will depend on the level.

READY FOR THE CHALLENGE?

In order to participate, you would need to register through RUNEDIA, please make sure you read the instructions before. Any questions? Please contact us through mountainchallenge@transperfect.com

Do you want to help the teams reach their target? Donate through this link.

RACE LEVELS


There will be 5 levels of challenge: 3 levels of orienteering (Xuklis, Turtle and Fox) and 2 trail running courses.

ORIENTEERING LEVELS


Xuklis

Family level – 3 hours

Includes fun challenges for the whole family

Turtle

Medium level – 3 hours

You can either walk or run this level

Fox

Advanced level – 6 hours

You can either walk or run this level

TRAIL RUNNING LEVELS


Gazelle

10 or 21 km trail running courses with
450 or 1000 metres elevation gain.

10 km trail course


21 km trail course


MUSIC FESTIVAL


We're about to confirm the line-up for the TransPerfect Mountain Challenge Music Festival. For now we can confirm the following two bands.

is a Barcelona trio with a style that combines indie rock with nineties vibes. Led by a powerful female voice, the band sing about topics ranging from social criticism to insecurity and fears.

In 2019 they published their debut EP, ‘Find Your Freedom’, produced by Mark Dasousa in Atomic Studio. Since its début, they have been performing in a variety of venues and events nationwide. Recently they have been touring in Valencia and Alicante and have been the support band for ‘Against The Current’. They have accompanied them on their three Spanish tour dates (Bilbao, Madrid and Barcelona) during their world tour.


Vicenç Pedret (voice and rhythmic guitar), Pepe Montero (solo guitar), Kevin Halfon (bass), and Roger Moreno (drums) make up the band, Ocata. The beach of Ocata brought them together in 2015 and since then they have been singing about everyday life, accompanied by electric guitar chords.

Preparations for the new chapter in Ocata’s career began in April, when they signed with Blind Records (Barcelona) for the recording of their first LP under the production of Santos & Fluren, the same producers responsible for the most well-known bands of the Spanish indie rock scene (Love of Lesbian, Izal, Sidonie, etc.).

Mountain Challenge Information


The 2019 Mountain Challenge will take place in the Vallalta Valley, between Sant Iscle and Sant Cebrià de Vallalta. This valley is located between the Montnegre Mountain Range and the Mediterranean Sea. Only 45 minutes away from Barcelona City center.

Schedule

07:30 Registrations

09:00 Departure rogaine 6 h

09:30 Departure trail 21 km

10:00 Departure trail 10 km

12:00 Departure rogaine 3 h

15:00 Arrivals

15:30 Awards ceremony

16:00 – 0:00 Music festival

Click here for directions to Vallalta

TransPerfect’s Commitment


Summary 2018

For the second consecutive year, Barcelona TransPerfect employees friends and Families are committing to help AFANOC. Through the TransPerfect Mountain Challenge they will be fundraising to make the house of Xuklis even more of a home for the families and kids staying there. All money raised will go towards a living room renovations, a kitchen extension, the installation of solar panels and much more.

BARNABY WASS, Senior Vice President: “When he was 18 months old, my son Leon was diagnosed with leukemia and we received amazing support from a small non-profit that helps families of children with cancer: AFANOC. The invasive treatments needed to fight cancer mean that you are living in and around the hospital for many weeks. Throughout this time, the family’s day-to-day tasks continue alongside the treatment and can add to the struggle – having a decent meal, being able to shower, organizing supervision for the children when both parents visit the doctor - something as commonplace as a playroom for the kids to help beat the boredom is a real blessing. AFANOC provide fridges, lockers, game rooms and volunteers, as well as housing for families of patients from out-of-town. They are a small organization, but trust me they make a big difference. AFANOC was there for us during the tough times, and now that Leon has recovered we feel it is our time to give back. YOU can make a real difference: sign up and get your family, colleagues and friends to join us!"

Learn More

To learn more about AFANOC, visit: www.afanoc.org.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I support you in another way?

Sure! Any donation, no matter how small, is a great help. We will also need volunteers on race day. Contact us by sending an email to mountainchallenge@transperfect.com.

What if I want to do orienteering (rogaine) but I don’t have a team?

Email us at mountainchallenge@transperfect.com and we’ll help you find one.

Can I take part even if I’m not a TransPerfect employee?

Of course! The event is open to all who wish to take part.

Is this event suitable for children?

The Xuklis level is designed for families with challenges and games for everyone. There will also be activities for the younger ones after the orienteering challenge.

Do I sign up as part of a team or individually?

You have two options: run or walk the orienteering races in teams of 2 to 5 people or run the trail races individually.

Do the Trail Runs have a time limit?

Yes. The 10 km must be completed in 2 hours and 45 minutes and the 21 km in a maximum of 5 hours.

Sport is not for me. Can I just go to the Festival?

Of course you can! Plus it’s free entry.

What do I wear?

Remember, this is a sporting event in the mountains. The routes will not be on asphalt, there will be dirt roads and if you do orienteering you’ll run through the forest. You will need appropriate clothing and footwear.

What is Rogaine?

It’s a type of orienteering race where participants decide the route to reach the highest score passing through control points within the set time limit.

Shall we bring something to eat or drink?

There will be a few check points at various points of the trails, but we recommend you bring a bottle of water, especially if you’re doing orienteering. At the end of the races there will be a bar with drinks and food.

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