RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon Georgia
The Great Caucasus
In 2020, the TWELFTH edition of the RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon will take place in the Southern Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia.
The host town is Tbilisi, the charming and colorful capital of Georgia. Renowned for its green valleys and vineyards, ancient culture and history, monasteries and castles from medieval times, delicious food and wine, and picturesque countryside villages dotted around the mountains, RacingThePlanet Georgia: The Great Caucasus will take you back in time to cross the mysterious lands between Eastern Europe and Western Asia.
250 KM, 6-Stage Footrace
The total distance of the course is approximately 250 kilometers / 155 miles. The approximate distances per stage can be seen below:
Date Kilometers / Miles
Stage 1 Sun, 23 August 40 km / 25 miles
Stage 2 Mon, 24 August 40 km / 25 miles
Stage 3 Tue, 25 August 40 km / 25 miles
Stage 4 Wed, 26 August 40 km / 25 miles
Stage 5 Thu, 27 & Fri, 28 August 80 km / 50 miles
Stage 6 Sat, 29 August 10 km / 5 miles
Georgia is a country of hills and mountains so the course has some elevation and hills, but there is no technical climbing involved. The majority of the course is at an elevation of 1,000 to 2,000 meters / 3,300 6,600 feet but there are some sections that are approximately 3,000 meters / 10,000 feet.
The course is primarily on single track, fields and donkey trails. The terrain will consist of a combination of grasslands, fields, rocky terrain, gravel tracks, river beds, open plains, forest trails and some river crossings. We recommend that you look at the PHOTOS to get an idea of the terrain and also what the hills look like.
During each stage, checkpoints are located approximately every 10 kilometers / 6 miles along the course. All checkpoints include shade, water for drinking (normally in a large bottle with a pump), and volunteers and medical staff to check competitors and offer support.
Afbeelding van candoyi