For the 11th consecutive year, the Association du PolyLiban is organizing the "Polyathlon des Cèdres" and PolyLiban "THE GRAND TOUR" 2018.

Poly-athletes wishing to participate in Polyathlon and/or PolyLiban are requested to download and read the full event guide which includes all details, safety measures, equipment checklist and important reminders before they register. 
You can find the guide here: 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fce0j3pNFZCBlLpZk_VAb_gNyYcn0kHF

Scroll down to read detailed info and program

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Polyathlon des Cèdres, September 21 to 23, 2018

The "Polyathlon des Cèdres" is the highest multi-sports event in Lebanon and the Middle East. This non-competitive and adventurous challenge aims at expanding personal limits and promoting rural tourism to discover Lebanon in a responsible way. This 11th edition of the Polyathlon will link Byblos coast to Qornet El Sawda (3088 m highest peak in Lebanon and the Near East). The challenge consists of 5 sports activities to be completed in less than 24 hours, all activities are MANDATORY except for the swimming stage (Optional): Sea Rafting 3 km, Sea Swimming 2 km, Cycling 100 km / +3,600 m elevation gain, Archery & Trekking 24 km.

Polyathlon des Cèdres detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/660409

POLYATHLON DES CEDRES CYCLING ROUTE IS PAVED AND SUITABLE FOR ROAD, HYBRID, OR MOUNTAIN BIKES

Level: DIFFICULT

Program:

Friday September 21st, 2018
4:00 pm Arrival to Ocean Blue resort in Byblos, check-in procedure
6:00 pm Equipment and bicycles check-up
7:30 pm Opening ceremony and pasta party
9:30 pm Stages briefing and safety measures

Saturday September 22nd, 2018
3:00 am Wake up and packing
3:30 am Breakfast and bags transfer
4:00 am Rafting stage (MANDATORY) 3 km
5:30 am Swimming stage (Optional) 2 km
6:30 am Bikes preparation
7:00 am Cycling stage 100 km / +3600 m
Group A: 100 km, Arrival between 3:00 and 4:00 pm to Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars, trekking to Qornet el Sawda starts at 4:30 pm
Group B: 100 km, Arrival between 4:00 and 6:00 pm to Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars
Group C: 64 km / +2300 m, Arrival to Tannourine El Fawka after 1:30 pm, bus transfer to Bcharreh Cedars
8:00 pm Dinner in Lebanese Army Ski School for group B & C
9:00 pm Dinner in Qornet El Sawda camp for group A

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
3:00 am Wake-up for Group B & C
3:30 am Trekking to Qornet El Sawda
8:00 am Arrival to Qornet El Sawda (Group photo)
8:30 am Trekking to Ouyoun Orghosh mountain pass
11:30 am Arrival to Ouyoun Orghosh mountain pass and bus transfer to Lebanese Army Ski School
12:30 pm Packing of bags and bikes transfer to trucks
1:00 pm Bus transfer to Byblos (only Polyathlon participants)
2:00 pm Bus transfer to Qolayat in Akkar (PolyLiban participants)
3:00 pm Arrival to Byblos
4:30 pm Arrival to Qolayat in Akkar

VERY IMPORTANT: The Polyathlon is a multi-sport event, to complete it, participants should do all the stages except for swimming (optional). Doing the trekking stage and sleeping in the Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars is exclusively reserved for the participants who complete the rafting, archery, and cycling stages.

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REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

>>>Polyathlon des Cèdres 2018 registration<<<

1. All participants should register on Ihjoz before Sunday September 16, 2018 https://ihjoz.com/polyliban

2. Pay online using a Credit Card (Visa, Master, or American Express), or pay IN CASH within 24 hours after you complete the online registration at any branch of Maliks, Khoury Home, or Liban Post

3. Participants who cannot register and pay online can do a DIRECT REGISTRATION and CASH PAYMENT during the Info Meeting on Monday September 3, 2018

4. After September 16th, registration for Polyathlon WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

5. To confirm the Polyathlon online registration ALL PARTICIPANTS should attend the Info Meeting and provide the following documents:
-Copy of your ID (or a copy of your Passport)
-Copy of your medical insurance (MANDATORY)
-Registration fees if you are doing a direct registration (34$ or 50,000 LBP)

6. Participants who do not provide a copy of their ID or Passport will NOT BE ALLOWED to participate in the event and to sleep in the Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars even if they registered online and paid the fees.

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INFO MEETING

The Info Meeting (MANDATORY for all participants) will be held on September 5th, 2018, @ 7:00 pm (AUST - Ashrafieh)

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Who can participate in the PolyLiban?
Anyone over 18 years old in good health with no heart or respiratory problems

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VERY IMPORTANT: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ARRIVE AT BYBLOS BETWEEN 4 & 6 PM ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21st TO:
- Sign the check-in sheet
- Get the safety number
- Do the equipment and bicycles check-up
- Attend the briefing session

Participants who do not complete this procedure WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to participate in the event and to sleep in the Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars

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For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on info@polyliban.org or call +961 3 567 880 or +961 3 168 746

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