To raise funds for a charity in Loulé, Timo Kokkila, CEO of Pontos Group, the developer of Ombria Resort, will participate in the Algarviana Ultra Trail (ALUT) between the 25th and 28th of November.
Starting in Sagres, Timo Kokkila will travel approximately 300km along the inland pedestrian path of Via Algarviana, together with his partners Markus Aho, Nelson Viegas and Rui Silva until Alcoutim, on the other side of the region, in a 71-hour time and with a positive accumulated slope of 6680m D+.
All donations will go to Fundação António Aleixo, a non-profit organization based in Loulé that works across multiple social action projects and fights against exclusion (see details below). Whoever wishes to donate can do it here:
The ALUT is a pedestrian sports event in nature, taking place almost entirely on the Via Algarviana. Part of the European Footpath Network (Route GR13), this popular walking route crosses the interior of the Algarve for about 300 kilometres, namely the three Algarve mountains, the craggy barrocal subregion, the hills and part of the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina Natural Park. Also, this long-distance path passes nearby Ombria Resort.
The race is organised by ATR-Associação Algarve Trail Running and has the support of Região de Turismo do Algarve, ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal and Associação Almargem, the managing entity of Via Algarviana.
The António Aleixo Foundation is a private, non-profit, and public service institution created in Loulé on May 25, 1995, with the commitment to contribute to the development of the Loulé Municipality, following social, cultural, artistic and scientific objectives.
The Foundation's main objectives are eradicating social inequalities and improving living standards of individuals and families; preventing elderly dependency and promoting autonomy; providing physical care and psychosocial support to beneficiaries and families to contribute to their well-being and supporting social and community integration.