This is a very hard but stunning Mountain Marathon for the experienced runner who is looking for a real challenge. The trail will lead you of the beaten track to areas which are rarely visited by others than locals. First we warm up by running uphill a few kilometers on a remote asphalt road before turning into an old path down the slippery jungle on a trail connecting villages in two valleys. This is the land of both Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities.
We will run through their small wooden village gates and hopefully see that it is season for harvesting of rice. The first climb is serious and will require fast walking for some. The trail goes round a mountain covered by rice fields and a forest and we drop down into the limestone valley of Ta Phin and soon we are connected to the half marathon route when crossing the main road. Expect your will be about double compared to a flat race! Therefore you must bring water and extra energy. If you are still racing at 5.30 PM and do not have a headlamp, you will be cut off.
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Alongside the race entry fee, we also offer 3 day and 4 day add on packages and packages for supporters
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Open to experienced runners above 18 years, who have completed at least 1 marathon.
Maximum time: 15 hours.
Read more about optional and required equipment here.
Our 42 km race is a 2 (new) points qualifying race for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® . Read more about the conditions here