Champions of the Flyway 2015 – Event Itinerary
|21st – 22nd March||Race Teams arrive at Tel Aviv Airport, pick up hire cars and drive to the Agamim Hotel in Eilat.|
|22nd March||Scouting Day 1 – 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.|
|20:00||Champions of the Flyway opening event and dinner at the Eilat Birdwatching Park.
|23rd March||Scouting Day 2 – race teams explore the course further – from early morning (unguided).|
|15:00||Special Night Tour – Meet the Desert Tawny Owl – A special night tour to the Judean Desert with HADORAM SHIRICHAI and IOC leaders to meet the mysterious Strix hadorami. This unique “gala” tour is limited to COTF participants and available at a special subsidized price with all proceeds going towards the Champions of the Flyway 2015 campaign.|
|24th March||Scouting Day 3 – race teams continue to recce and plan their routes – from early morning.|
|13:00||Information Exchange Meeting – all race teams assemble at the Agamim Hotel to share results from their scouting and hold a “tactical” meeting with the race organizers.|
|25th March||Champions of the Flyway Race Day
00:01 – The race begins
19:00 – The finish line opens
23:59 – The finish line closes – To qualify all teams must submit their checklists by this deadline!
|26th March||Champions of the Flyway awards ceremony and closing event at the HILTON Hotel.