30 MAY 2020: THE BALI OF HOPE ULTRA, INDONESIA
A unique 7-day experience built around an overnight coast to coast 84K ultra marathon and aligned with a deep purpose: to transform the lives of 100 children and their families here.
The Bali Hope Ultra was born when Tom Hickman, a Bali expat and amateur runner, realized he needed a bigger purpose. A 30km early morning run from Ubud to Canggu in May 2017 to raise money for a stranger with a spinal injuries was the first step.
When he met Duncan Ward, founder of Classroom of Hope, a plan was born to run through the night across Bali to fund 10 kids through school in one of the poorest areas in Bali. That mission was completed on August 19th 2017.
Fifteen runners from around the world, including celebrated endurance athlete and philanthropist Samantha Gash, will change the lives of a generation of children in Bali.
Participants will enjoy some of the best hotels and food the island has to offer during their mission to transform an entire village.
The double marathon takes place on 26 May. Registration for the inaugural adventure is closed now.
17-19 July 2020: GOLDEN RING ULTRA-TRAIL, SUZDAL, RUSSIA
A trail race for runners of all backgrounds and levels of experience in the heart of Russia.
Founded in the 11th century, Suzdal is one of the oldest towns in Russia and home to more than 300 unique historical sites and monuments from ancient Russia, including several that have been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Awarded federally protected status in 1967 and surrounded by expansive forests and fields, Suzdal offers visitors a chance to travel back in time.
6-12 SEPTEMBER 2020: GOBI MARCH 7 STAGE FOOTRACE, CHINA
The Gobi March takes place in Hami region in the eastern part of Xinjiang Province in China.
Along the 250K / 155MI of the course, you pass through local villages and across grazing lands where shepherds tend to their flocks.
The region has a number of highlights, including the beautiful Tian Shan Mountains, vast grass lands, sand dunes and villages of ethnic minorities.
Participants traverse 250 kilometers in seven days over rough country terrain with only a place in a tent and water provided.
The terrain includes grasslands, farmlands, dirt tracks, riverbeds, rolling hills, mountain valleys, plains and plateaus.
You will be supported by highly qualified staff, all with experience in hiking, marathons and ultramarathons, and medical teams specializing in wilderness medicine.
The Gobi March is one of the 4 Deserts Races, recognized as the most prestigious outdoor footrace series in the world. Apart from the Gobi March, the series consists of the Sahara Race (Namibia), Atacama Crossing (Chile) and The Last Desert (Antarctica).
9-11 OCTOBER 2020: MESASTILA PEAKS CHALLENGE, MAGELANG, CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA
A unique and extreme trail running event that offers beautiful scenery in the heart of Java, with five race distances: 100K, 65K, 42K, 21K, 11K.
A technical, tough and at times intimidating race with steep hills, unused tracks, overgrown jungle trails, small village roads, rice paddies, and bridges.
You’ll cross and climb five mountains: Mt. Andong 1726m, Mt. Merbabu 3145, Mt. Merapi 2930, Mt. Telomoyo 1894m and Mt. Gilipetung 1400m with a cumulative gain of up to 7758m, before finishing and relaxing in the Mesastila Resorts and Spa retreat of MesaStila.
Elevation gain: 7758Hm (100K), 4832Hm (65K), 2641Hm(42K).
Highest point: 2930m.
Participants need to provide details of a qualifying event name and time result record:
100K: Participants are required to have completed road or trail race with minimum distance of 50KM.
65K: Participants are required to have completed road or trail race with minimum distance of 42KM.
42K: Participants are required to have completed road or trail race with minimum distance of 21KM.
21K and 11K: No qualification is required, but runners are strongly advised to read more and educate themselves with the nature and challenges of trail running.
Mesastila Peaks Challenge is a UTMB Qualifying Race:
100K: 5 pts (new) / 4 pts (old)
65K: 4 pts (new) / 2 pts (old)
42K: 3 pts (new) / 1 pts (old)
21K: 1 pts (new) / 0 (old)
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 150 (100K), 115 (65K), 42 (42K).
17 OCTOBER 2020: CAPPADOCIA ULTRA TRAIL, URGUP, TURKEY
An unforgettable trail experience where dreams blend with the reality in heavenly lands.
Fairy chimneys, rock churches and the patterns of the colorful frescos covering underground cities inspired the design and the idea of running in this unique region made this organization possible.
With its magical nature situated between the reality and dream, the synthesis of the cultural heritage of ancient civilizations, one of the most spectacular sports organizations of Cappadocia.
Explore the valleys and plateaux of Cappadocia region, listed as one of the Unesco World Heritage places.
The Salomon® Cappadocia Ultra Trail is a running event with 114 km length and climbing of 3340m+.
Starting in the city center of Urgup, competitors need to carry the equipment helping them to run safely under natural conditions according to the semi-self sufficiency rule and they have to finish the race in 22 hours.
Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail 110K: 114 km, 3340 m+
Salomon Cappadocia Trail 60K: 61 km, 1810 m+
Salomon Cappadocia Trail 30K: 35 km, 940 m+
100K:5 points UTMB
61K:3 points UTMB
35K:2 points UTMB
The Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail is part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour and is also a qualifying race for the Western States Endurance Run.
23-29 NOVEMBER 2020: NEPAL IMPACT MARATHON
This is not just a race, it is a 1-week adventure that takes you right into the heart of Nepal.
You will experience Nepal in ways few others ever have. Immersive and powerful.
You’ll even get to enjoy sunrise yoga in the shadow of the Himalayas, as well as the warm rum punch around our Sunset Bar campfire.
The way the group will come together throughout the challenge is truly addictive.
Understanding your impact, both direct and indirect is what the entire trip is all about.
We empower you to work hard and fundraise for grassroots organizations that fight every single day to achieve The Global Goals.
We camp in the shadow of the Himalayas.
We bring water to entire villages and schools.
We see a group of individuals become on community.
We run over 2000m of climbing up to 2350m of altitude.
We touch the lives of thousands.
You will never be the same again.
After five days working and living in our stunning Athletes’ Village up in the mountains of Kakani, it’s time to run them.
The course has it all: Nepali villages, technical trails, Himalayan views, jungle running (watch out for leopards), and an epic arena finish.
Through the community, through the solitude of the stunning Shivapuri National Park, through the depths of your inner strength, the ultimate run.
Distances: 10km, 21km & 42km
Nepal Impact Marathon
28 NOVEMBER 2020: THE PUNISHER 50, DAVAO, BABAK SAMAL ISLAND, PHILIPPINES
The 6th Mountain Trail Ultra in the hot and humid Mindanao at the MAREX Beach Resort has 3 distances to choose from:
50 miles (80K), 50K and 25K of pure mountain trail running mixed with single track and dirt roads for all levels, from newbies to professional trail runners.
You’ll capture the most amazing scenic view of this island, including mountains, forest, peaks, ridges, rocks, cliffs, beaches, blue waters, waterfalls, and spring, all in one race!
The race qualifies for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB):
50 miles (78.6K, 2030m D+ / 2030m D-, cutoff time: 9 hours): 3 Itra points
50K (49.2K, 1270m D+ / 1270m D-, cutoff time: 6 hours): 2 Itra points
The 25K has a cutoff time of 3 hours.
All 3 races have strict cut-offs at every aid station as well.
To qualify for the 50 miles and the 50K race you must at least be a marathon respectively a half marathon finisher of a trail or mountain race and not a whiner. Must be 18 years of age, if not, must provide parental consent and must have current Medical Certificate.
28-29 NOVEMBER 2020: IDA ULTRA, BALIKESIR, TURKEY
Get ready to run in the homeland of Zeus, while taking the sun on your back.
The Ida Mountains area, between ÇANAKKALE and Balıkesir, is located north of the Edremit Gulf.
The Ida Mountain area is covered with forests and Fagus and is known as the 2nd largest oxygen source in the world.
You will have the opportunity to see all of the historic villages overlooking the Gulf of Edremit.
The starting point of the 94.5K Ida Ultra is Yeşilyurt village, which is connected to Küçükkuyu town. You will start to race in the grounds of a wonderful Aegean village, with 550 years of history, stone houses, unparalleled nature and olive gardens where you can see every color as you run. The race will be completed almost completely on pathways and gravel roads. From time to time in towns and villages the roads will be paved, other than those roads there won’t be run on asphalted roads.
Following the course you will cross creeks, pass through olive gardens, cross over historic bridges and run through the roots that no one has ever entered before.
There are 7 control points during the course. Since the weather will be cold by the time the race is organized, hot soup will be served at the 3th and 4th station and finish point. The race must be completed within 18 hours.
The 36.3K Zeus Run will start at the Yeşilyurt town square simultaneously with the Ultra Marathon, through respectively Adatepe village, Narlı village, Doyran village and will end in old Altınoluk. Except for the village centers, the course passes through pathways and olive fields. In only 2 sections there is an asphalt entrance of 500 meters. Due to the cool season there will be plenty of fountains, stream passes and shade. The race must be completed within 7 hours.
The 15.16K Village Run will take place in the pearl of the Aegean between the 2 beautiful villages Yeşilyurt and Adatepe, alongside the olive gardens with a view of Edremit. There is a sweet tough altitude gain of about 640 meters. The race must be completed within 3 hours.
The Ida Ultra and Zeus Run are qualifying races for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) 2019:
IDA ULTRA (3400m D+ / 3520m D-): 4 Itra points
ZEUS RUN (1440m D+ / 1490m D-): 2 Itra points
DECEMBER 2020: THE NORTH FACE 100 ULTRA TRAIL CHALLENGE MOGANSHAN, ZHEJIANG, CHINA
(date to be confirmed)
TNF100 Mogonshan is a qualifying race for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB).
By completing the 60K race of 63.7K (3060m D+ / 2550m D-) you’ll earn 4 ITRA points, and if you finish the 30K race: 30.6K (1530m D+ / 1020m D-) you’ll get 2 ITRA points.
Both races are limited to 1000 participants; in the 6K race can max 800 people take part.
The 60K race has a 16hr cut-off; the 30K race has a 9hr cut-off.
DECEMBER 2020: ULTRA-TRAIL PANORAMIC, MAE HONG SON, THAILAND
(date to be confirmed)
A challenging race in the north of Thailand with panoramic beautiful scenery.
The course has lots of variety in terrain, and with the biggest obstacle in the end: Mieang Mountain! A long mountain climb with 1200 metres of elevation gain, before the big descent to the finish. There is a different start point, but the same finish point in Pai.
There are 3 distances to choose from: 100 miles, 100K, 50K and
Additionally there’s a 10K road race, accessible for everyone.
To qualify for the 100 miles race, participants must complete 100 km distance race event at least once within 18 months.
ULTRA-TRAIL PANORAMIC is a qualifying race for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc.
100 miles (162.9km / 7130m D+ / 6970m D-), cut-off time: 48 hours, qualifies for 6 Itra points.
100K: (103.7km / 3480m D+ / 3970m D-), cut-off time: 32 hours, qualifies for 4 Itra points.
50K (47.1km / 1680m D+ / 1680m D-), cut-off time: 14 hours, qualifies for 2 Itra points.
DECEMBER 2020: GEDE PANGRANGO 100, WEST-JAVA, INDONESIA
(dates to be confirmed)
GP100 is a self-supported, community organized race, a great end of year challenge, with UTMB points to be earned.
One of the most challenging trail running races in Indonesia, summitting two mountains, Mount Gede 2958 m and Mount Pangrango 3019 m, with total elevation gain 2500 m per lap.
The 4th Edition presents a new 300KM category, which will break and test runners’ mental strength and will.
The race qualifies for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) 2019:
300K (Elevation Gain: 30000m, cutoff time: 150 hours): 6 Itra points
100K (9670m D+ / 9670m D-, cutoff time: 40 hours): 5 Itra points
75K (7250m D+ / 7250m D-, cutoff time: 28 hours): 4 Itra points
50K (4840m D+ / 4840m D-, cutoff time: 18 hours): 4 Itra points
25K (2420m D+ / 2420m D-, cutoff time: 9 hours): 2 Itra points
27-29 DECEMBER 2020: HK168, SHING MUN RESERVOIR, HONG KONG
HK168 is an ultra-endurance race that takes place in Hong Kong, and starts and finishes at Tai Mei Tuk. It covers some of the most beautiful scenery in Hong Kong, including remote villages, ancient forests, nature trails, reservoirs and steep hills.
The race has 4 distances in 2017, varying between 19 and 161K.
The HK168 (161.5K) race course is divided into 4 major sections. The first section goes around the northeastern part of Hong Kong and then goes up to Tai Mo Shan to finish the second section at Tsuen Kam Au. The third section goes around the Tai Lam Country Park and comes back to Tsuen Kam Au. The last section starts to climb Tai Mo Shan again and crosses the Shing Mun Reservoir to finish point under the Lion Rock.
The race qualifies for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB):
HK168 (161.5K, 7880m D+ / 7870m D-, cutoff time: 45 hours): 6 Itra points
HALF168 (85.3K, 4390m D+ / 4390m D-, cutoff time: 29 hours): 4 Itra points
55K (54.7K, 2530m D+ / 2520m D-, cutoff time: 21 hours): 3 Itra points
20K (19.4K, 1000m D+ / 1000m D-, cutoff time: 5 hours): 1 Itra point.
To enroll in the HK168 you must have finished a 100km trail race within the last 2 years.
To enroll in the HALF168 you must have finished a 100km trail race or a 50-km trail race in less than 12 hours within the last 2 years.
16 JANUARY 2021: Angkor Ultra-Trail
The 3rd edition of the Angkor Ultra-Trail will take place on the archeological site of Siem Reap in Cambodia, ranked as a World Heritage by UNESCO.
You’ll run past majestic temples, through forests, tiny little rural villages, past rice fields.
There are 5 distances to choose from (16K, 32K, 42K, 64K, 128K), so this exciting trail event is for every kind of runner.
The new routes, crossing varied numerous temples and villages, from narrow paths through dense vegetation, jungle, rice fields (sometimes with water up to the knee) and sandy tracks, have spiced up the race.
15-17 JANUARY 2021: Hong Kong 100
The Vibram® Hong Kong 100 is an ultra endurance point-to-point race, that takes place every year in January. The 100km course starts in Pak Tam Chung on the Sai Kung Peninsula and covers some of the most beautiful scenery in Hong Kong, including remote and unspoiled beaches, ancient forests, nature trails, reservoirs and steep hills.
The course is based around Hong Kong’s famous Maclehose Trail, but with some diversions to ensure that runners spend more time in its most scenic sections, as well as finishing with the descent from Hong Kong’s highest peak (Tai Mo Shan).
It includes a cumulative elevation gain of over 4500 meters. The cut-off time is 32 hours.
The race is part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour (UTWT), and kicks off every year these series of ultra races around the globe. It’s also a qualifying race for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB).
With everyone’s generous donations, HK$701,807 has been raised for various charities in 2017: HK$215,220 to Blind Sports Hong, HK$288,587 to Food Angel, HK$120,000 to Free to Run and HK$80,000 to Hong Kong Breast Cancer Fund.
MARCH 2021: IRAN MARATHON, IRAN
(date to be confirmed)
In modern times the marathon has become a symbol of peace. Men from different nations run together in unity!
This new marathon is about much more than running. Runners and supporters from more than 50 countries will attend this race to discover the Persian culture, history and food. Together they will enjoy, eat, discuss and celebrate.
This first Iran marathon intends to open New Horizons and make a better future.
Iran’s barring of women from spectating and participating in sporting events has been a controversial topic, particularly in the recent case of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian law student who was jailed for attempting to watch a volleyball match. But in contrary to last year, women are allowed to participate in this second edition!
MARCH 2021: BORNEO WILDLIFE MARATHON, BORNEO, INDONESIA
(date to be confirmed)
The Borneo Wildlife Marathon, Half-marathon or 50K race gets you out of your traveling and running routine gives you the chance to experience some new exciting adventure.
You will have the chance to interact with the locals, challenge yourself running and enrich your life and leave Borneo knowing that you have done something good helping to save the Orangutans.
The Borneo Wildlife Marathon and Half-Marathon start in Palangkaraya in Central Borneo. Prepare yourself for an amazing week.
The packages include accommodations, meals, Sei Gohong Orangatan tour to Kaja Island, Bapallas Island Palangka Raya. Proceeds will be donated to the Orangutan Project.
11 APRIL 2021: PYONGYANG MARATHON NORTH-KOREA
2021 will be the eighth year that the Pyongyang Marathon (or Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon) is open to foreign amateur runners. A unique chance to get to know one of the world’s most mysterious countries.
You can run the 10k, half or full marathon.
All three of these races follow the same course, which is fully recognized by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations).
For 2017 the race is a return course through the city center. Runners will go past many of the iconic buildings, monuments, and streets of Pyongyang, before heading out into the countryside, just outside the urban center, before running back again.
This new route, which is IAAF bronze label certified, gives runners the chance to see more of the capital than in previous years, and also allows more interaction with people along the course, as it includes more parts of the city than ever before. All races will start and finish inside Kim Il Sung Stadium, in front of a Korean crowd of max 50,000 people.
All non-Korean participants are required to enter the country as part of an organized tour group.
Just a few thousand people are granted entry to the DPRK every year, and tourists compose only a fraction of this number. Taking part in the Pyongyang Marathon via an organized tour is a great opportunity to be able to visit North-Korea.
8 MAY 2021: CONQUER THE WALL MARATHON, CHINA
The Conquer the Wall Marathon has no equal and is an event that separates the tourists from the adventurers. It will test you like no other race.
The Conquer the Wall Marathon is the longest running international marathon on the Great Wall of China. A locally organized event held annually in May, offering a full selection of runs including a full marathon (42.2K), half marathon (21.1K), 10K and 5K distances.
The Great Wall was built along the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against invasion. It is often compared to a huge dragon winding up and down in the mountains, grassland, and desert.
When the Great Wall was constructed, the designers intentionally varied the height of the steps to upset any running charge by invaders. It’s a design strategy which has also upset the thousands of runners from around the world who try to conquer the wall each year.
The 20,000+ steps you will encounter will vary in height from a few centimeters to over 40 cm in height, with many of the original sections little more than underfoot rubble. Apart from the ca 30K of stairs you’ll be challenged by a ca 12K steep trail. The message here is to train for rugged conditions and to be prepared for the worst!
From the excitement of the start line to the solitude of an ancient landscape, the Conquer the Wall Marathon will leave you with an experience that will last forever.
23-29 MAY 2021 JORDAN IMPACT MARATHON
The Bedouin culture, the Dead Sea, the pop-up Athletes’ Village in the middle of the desert; this will be a full, immersive and completely unique way to experience Jordan and the magic of Wadi Rum.
Jordan is the 2nd most water scarce country in the world. We will be working alongside the Crown Prince Foundation to support projects right at the heart of changing this situation.
After five days working and living in our stunning pop-up Athletes’ Village in the middle of Wadi Rum, it’s time to run them through the sand, through the solitude of the desert, and through the depths of your inner strength.
You can choose from 10km, 21km & 42km distances.
Set in challenging terrain, it’s a sandy, dusty trail race that has enough elevation to keep your legs happy but enough stunning vistas to keep your mind rewarded! Forget about your Personal Best and enjoy every single step of this unique course.
The Athletes’ Village, staffed by the local community, will be your home for the week. You’ll be spending your mornings enjoying yoga as the sun rises over the desert peaks in the exact spot where films from Star Wars to Indiana Jones to Aladdin have all been shot. The centre point of the camp will be our fire with all your fellow Impact Runners, that’s where the magic happens and life-long friendship are forged.
The whole week is a very beautiful way to experience a very beautiful nation and this community.
Jordan is one of the world’s most water scarce countries and with a growing population, due to their open door policy to refugees from neighbouring countries, the challenge gets bigger each day.
By blending experience and knowledge to find possible changes with exponential impact, we can begin to find relatable, understandable and real ways for Impact Runners to help tackle the biggest water and sanitation problems.
Funding the first water desalination filter will allow the foundation to go out and pitch for grants to touch the remaining communities.
Jordan Impact Marathon
MAY 2021: BHUTAN THE LAST SECRET, MULTIDAY RACE, BHUTAN
(date to be confirmed)
Run in the happiest country on earth!
Bhutan is the only country in the world that measures the progress of society in terms of “Gross National Happiness”.
You’ll experience the charm and magic of one of the world’s most secret countries with an amazing landscape.
Run through an evergreen prime forest, rural villages, pass amazing monasteries and immerse yourself in traditional Buddhist culture.
The 200K stage race will start 80km east of Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, and finish in the most spectacular monastery on earth, Taktshang Goemba (The Tiger’s Nest).
After six days the race finishes at the most spectacular and mystic monastery on earth, hanging in the cliffs at an altitude of 3000m with an outstanding view of the Paro valley, the Taktshang Goemba, also known as “The Tiger’s Nest”.
During the race week of six stages, you’ll stay in farmhouses more than a century old, tents and a monastery at 3500m. All competitors and organizers will stay in the same place and breakfast, light lunch and dinner are provided.
Each runner has to carry her/his personal and mandatory racing equipment in one bag, which will be transported from camp to camp.
It’s a qualifying race for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) with 5 points.
29 MAY 2021: TENZING-HILLARY EVEREST MARATHON, NEPAL
This spectacular mountain marathon commemorates the first successful ascent of Everest Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Late Sir Edmund Hillary on 29th May, 1953, as a tribute to these heroes.
Starting from Everest Base Camp at 5,356m, the 42.2K/26.2mi trail passes through Everest National Park and Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar, the Buddhist monasteries of Pangboche (one of the oldest in the area) and Thyangboche, up to Kalapatthar summit at 5545m/18200ft. From there you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks.
Although the course is basically downhill, there are two steep uphill sections as well. There may be snow and ice on the upper part and experience on rough terrain is essential.
Participants will have to be in Nepal three weeks before the race to acclimatize to the high altitude. During these weeks you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour in the capital Kathmandu, a 14-day trek to the marathon starting point under medical supervision, and an ascent of Kala Patthar (5545m/18200ft) for the best views of Everest.
You can also join a Half Marathon or do a trek from the Base Camp in case you don’t run.
May 2021: HARDCORE HUNDRED, PHILIPPINES
(date to be confirmed)
Hardcore 100 Miles (H1) is the longest trail race in the Philippines. It belongs to an exclusive club of 100-mile races worldwide that have a total elevation gain of more than 35,000 feet.
It takes you to two major peaks: Mount Pulag (2747masl) and Mount Ugo (2150masl), and several hills and hamlets in between.
The course leads you along single track trails, dirt/gravel paths, dry stream beds, grasslands, farmlands, forest trails and hanging bridges. Less than 10% of the route is made up of concreted roads.
You’ll face many challenges in this 100-mile (160-kilometer) trail race so you must be prepared to make decisions for your own safety under uncertain conditions without expectation of immediate assistance.
To be able to register you must have officially finished a 100-kilometer trail race. Results must be verifiable over the internet.
Part of your registration fee goes to the KOTM scholarship fund and outreach projects.
Race info: Hardcore Hundred
OCTOBER 2021: ANNAPURNA 100, NEPAL
(date to be confirmed)
16 edition of Ne
pal’s original ultra-marathon.
A trail running race at an altitude of 2151m, with hills, forests, great views of an enormous 8000m peak, Hindu and Buddhist culture.
It is probably the only ultra race where you get a tikka on your forehead at 50K and a guirlande of flowers around your neck.
The race has two courses of 100K and 50K.
elevation change: +4030m / –3871m
100K: 3 PTS (5 NEW)
50K: 1 PT (3 NEW)
Latest registration 15th October.
1-3 May 2021: GREAT WALL FESTIVAL, CHINA
If you love techno music then this festival with a 5K Run on the Great Wall might be for you.
The Great Wall was built along the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese empires and the essential trade caravans on the Silk Road against invasion.
Headliners of the festival: Nina Kraviz, Dixon, Chris Liebing; Carl Craig, Recondite.
If you look for more of a running adventure there are several other options to explore the Great Wall.
November 2020: PHUKETON, THAILAND
(date to be confirmed)
Asia’s major running festival in the Saphan hin park, a seaside park with a long history and a symbol of Phuket island. With a marathon, half marathon, 10k race, jelly beach run, color fun run, running expo and food & music fest.
Explore the most beautiful view of the running paradise island Phuket by running uphill from Rawai beach to “Promthep Cape”, 200 meters above sea level.
International elites from more than 20 countries will participate in the marathon.
KATHMANDU VALLEY RIM RUNNING TOUR, NEPAL
A multi-day running camp that will provide ideal training for the 170K Ultra Tour Monte Rosa race on the Swiss-Italian border, as well as for other multi-day or ultramarathon races.
Kathmandu is especially beautiful in the winter. It is surrounded by a ring of hills which can be linked together to allow circumnavigation of the entire Kathmandu Valley. It makes for a 100-mile journey with a lot of ascent and descent.
“It’s a great adventure,” says Lizzy Hawker, training camp leader and elite ultrarunner who set a Fastest Known Time (FKT) on this route in March 2016. This running tour breaks the journey into manageable stages with time to enjoy the running, the views and the culture.
You’ll cross the highest summits of Kathmandu Valley including Shivapuri Peak (2732m), Champa Devi (2278m) and Phulchowki (2762)m and you’ll run through a wonderfully varied landscape with jungle forest, ridge trails and paddy fields. On a clear day it’s possible to see the big mountains from Manaslu and Annapurna to Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and Langtang Himal. Just beautiful! Accommodation in comfortable hotels and lodges.
Pair it with the iconic Stupa to Stupa 50km trail run challenge on 24 March 2018 for the ultimate exploration of the Kathmandu hills.
Minimum group size of four and maximum ten participants and one or two young Nepali runners will join as well. All levels are welcome.
More info: Kathmandu Valley Rim Running Training Camp