Tag: UNESCO World Heritage


Running Hadrian's Wall - Anna McNuff

In April 2014 Anna and her friend and history teacher Lydia Birch set out to run 86 miles along the Hadrian’s Wall trail in the North of the UK. They ran dressed as Roman soldiers and went into schools in London afterward to tell kids all about the history of Britain’s oldest wall. Hadrian’s Wall, also called the Roman Wall, Picts’ Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in AD 122 in the reign of the emperor Hadrian.For around three centuries, Hadrian’s Wall......

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Running the Jurassic Coast - Anna McNuff

In December 2015 Anna McNuff decided to do a 96-mile jog along the Jurassic Coast through the British countryside.She was joined by fellow Roman runner Lydia and star of BBC2 SAS Ultimate Hell Week, Danny Boy Bent, all dressed as a dinosaur.They started at the western gate in Exmouth and ran to Old Harry Rocks at the Eastern end of the Jurassic Coast. The hugely diverse and beautiful landscape is underpinned by incredible geology of global importance. In 2001 it became a World Heritage Site.Rocks across 95 miles of this coastline record 185 million......

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Cradle Mountain Run

An 80 km run through Tasmania’s beautiful wilderness. The Cradle Mountain Run is a one day traverse of Tasmania’s famous Cradle Mt to Lake St Clair Overland track. The beauty of this run is that it traverses wild alpine areas of Tasmania’s Cradle Mt Lake St Clair National Park and World Heritage Area. The altitude of the track in several areas of the plateau is greater than 1000 meters, which by world standards is not high, but here is well above the tree line. This low tree line illustrates the exposure and harshness......

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Run to Save Takayna ultramarathon

The first 65K Takayna ultramarathon and Takayna 22K was held on April 5th 2019. These runs traversed grass plains, amazing sands tracks along rugged wild coastlines and bush tracks. Race registration for 2020 is open and is strictly limited to the first 150 runners. The Bob Brown Foundation is all about action with a vision to protect Australia’s wild and scenic natural places of ecological and global significance. The first place on their radar was the stunning Tarkine in a remote part of North West Tasmania. The Tarkine is a vast wilderness area......

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Silk Road Ultra

In 2016, the U.S. Department of State sponsored ultra-marathon legend Dean Karnazes while running the ancient Silk Road to mark the 25th anniversary of these countries’ independence from the Soviet Union. Dean ran 525 kilometers in 11 days from Tashkent, Uzbekistan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Almaty, Kazakhstan as part of the Sports Envoy program. Running an average of 50 miles per day, Dean will be connecting with people along the way on behalf of the United States, conducting running clinics, giving talks, and inviting people of all ages to join him in fun......

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Norway

The Norway Fjord Trail is an intense and unique immersion in the Sognefjord and Hardanger, two of the most beautiful regions in Norway, also known as the Fjords region. This new trip offers an original discovery of Norway roaming to enjoy a maximum of landscapes in just 7 days. The race is a summary of Norway with courses that highlight each landscape of this country: fjords, snowy plateaus, valleys, canyons. The fields will also be very variable: paths, scree, stairs, peat, etc … The 4 steps selected claim a wild and natural spirit that......

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THREE CRANES MULTIDAY CHALLENGE

The Karkloof Conservancy was officially formed on the 19 March 1998. The Conservancy is made up of local landowners interested in the protection of biodiversity in the Karkloof and has been actively involved in a number of community projects in the area for the past 13 years. The Karkloof Conservancy covers an area of 40 000 hectares in the Karkloof, KwaZulu-Natal. The area includes wetlands, grasslands and huge tracts of forest, which are all protected biomes. The farmers of the Conservancy participate in various environmentally friendly farming practices, ensuring that they maintain their......

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CITY OF THE SUN RACE

Run one of the 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the U.S. Cahokia Mounds, a U.S. National Historic Landmark. The 5K Trail Run begins at the Interpretive Center and goes through the cultural and natural parts of the ancient archaeological site. You can also do the 1 mile walk instead. The course includes paved surfaces, forested areas, grassy fields, and gravel trails. Some portions will be wet or muddy depending on the recent weather. The finish line is directly south of Monks Mound, the biggest earth work in the Western Hemisphere at 100......

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CAPPADOCIA ULTRA TRAIL

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. Starting in the city center......

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GOLDEN RING ULTRA-TRAIL

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. Join >3000 participants from around the world and choose from a wide variety of distances:......

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