Champions of the Flyway 2017 – Principles and Official Race Rules
|23th – 24th March||Arrival of teams to Eilat. All teams (or most team members) must aim to be in Eilat no later than March 24th.|
|24th March||Team Scouting Begins – Optional. Led by Israel’s top birders. A full day of touring the best sites in the Negev and the Arava Valley enabling participants to get a good feel of the “playing field” and practical and logistical issues. Join Hadoram Shirihai, Jonathan Meyrav and the Eilat Birds Festival groups exploring the playing field. Teams may choose to do their own scouting as well.|
|25th March – 19:00||COTF meets Artists for Nature” event . In this special COTF opening event we will host the artists for nature foundation artists and enjoy an exhibition of sketches from the Artists for Nature trip. The event will include several speakers, a logistical briefing towards the race and more. Sponsored by LEICA.|
|26th March – 20:00||COTF opening dinner at the Eilat Birdwatching Park – Hosted by ZEISS .|
|28th March||00:01: The race begins|
19:00: The finish line opens.
23:59: The finish line closes.
|29th March||Champions of the Flyway awards ceremony and closing event at the Hilton Hotel.