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BULGARIA — 2018-08-17 — Asenovgrad. "Persenk Ultra 160km, Wild Boar Ultra 110km, Orehovo 50km". The Orehovo 50km will start on August 18.

SLOVAKIA — 2018-08-17 — Chtelnica. "100 Míľ Krajom Malých Karpát (100 MKMK)". UCSG & PC & RB & Friends in cooperation with Slovak Ultra Trail association is inviting you to attend the 7th edition of the ultra trail and long distance non-stop hike event The Small Carpthian's 100 Miles Trail (100MKMK). 100 MKMK (established in 2012) is the first ultra trail and long distance non-stop hike event in Slovakia with a course total distance over 200 km (also it was the first slovak 100 miler). The three challenging courses of 100MKMK (The Shadow Warrior 208km/+7500m, Last Ronin 171km/+6000m and The Black Knight 138km/+4750m) are located in the beautiful scenery of Small Carpathian mountains. The event is recommended for more experienced ultra trail runners and long distance hikers.

ROMANIA — 2018-08-18 — Cârțișoara. "2X2 Race". The only race in Romania that has the complete track at an altitude above 2000 meters, being extremely technical and surely one of the most difficult mountain ultra-marathons in the world. The course has 45km length and 4200m vertical climb and takes the competitors on the two highest peaks in Romania, Moldoveanu (2544m) and Negoiu (2535m), on top of the spectacular ridge of the Fagaras Mountains. Competitors will be selected after verifying the minimal acceptance conditions, that emphasize having at least a moderate mountain running experience, to ensure handling the huge physical and mental effort they will endure. Limited number of competitors: 200.

NORWAY — 2018-08-25 — Tromso. "Tromso Mountain Ultra 50k and HalfUltra 25k". Join TMU50 and get an experience of beautiful nature just outside the city. We are opening for 200 place on ultra50km race. The race starts in Snarbyeidet and goes over the mountains and finish at Tromsø Camping in the Valley of Tromsdalen. In addition to the 50km we also offer HalvUltra25km that starts and finish at Tromsø Camping in Tromsdalen.

UNITED KINGDOM ENGLAND — 2018-08-25 — Eastbourne. "South Coast Challenge". Take on some of England's finest scenery - up the stunning Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the South Downs way to a Brighton mid-point. Devil's Dyke, breathtaking views, ups & downs all lie ahead before historic Arundel comes into view after an amazing journey you'll never forget. Join this exciting 'Ultra' in 2018. Ideal for seasoned ultra runners or marathon competitors who are up for a new challenge. The rest stops with tailored menus, medics, massage, baggage transfers, and full route signage sets our events apart from most events out there. All runners receive: FREE hot food at Major Rest Stops (except 1st) & at the finish line; FREE snacks & drinks at all Major & Mid Point Rest Stops; FREE energy gels & energy drinks; FREE Baggage Transfers (30 L rucksack MAX); Medics & doctors on hand at all Rest Stops; Massages available at 55km Rest Stop; Specialised runner warm up and stretch at the start line; Finishers medal, T-shirt & glass of bubbly; Shuttle service from the finish line to nearest mainline station; Support vehicles on hand throughout event; Timing chips & timing website for friends / family to track you.

ITALY TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE — 2018-08-26 — Tres (Trento). "Quater pass ent el bosc, Maratona della Val di Non".

ITALY LOMBARDIA — 2018-08-26 — Vedeseta (Bergamo). "Valtaleggio Trail".

ITALY VALLE D'AOSTA — 2018-08-29 — Courmayeur (Aosta). "Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie (TDS)".

ITALY VALLE D'AOSTA — 2018-08-31 — Courmayeur (Aosta). "Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix (CCC)".

GERMANY THURINGIA — 2018-08-31 — Fröttstädt. "thüringenULTRA".

ITALY EMILIA ROMAGNA — 2018-09-01 — Pennabilli (Rimini). "AVP501 Endurance Trail".

ITALY VENETO — 2018-09-02 — Asiago (Vicenza). "StrafeXpedition".

ITALY LOMBARDIA — 2018-09-02 — Serina (Bergamo). "Ultra Maga Sky Marathon".

ITALY VALLE D'AOSTA — 2018-09-07 — Gressoney-la-Trinité (Aosta). "Ultra Tour Monte Rosa".

ALBANIA — 2018-09-07 — Berat. "The Hidden Treasure". 220km – 6 stages (+8000m / -8000m). Imagine running through cultural mysteries in unexplored nature. Experience the most undiscovered Balkan country, which was just opened for visitors a few years ago. Start the race in the World Heritage city of Berat and finish in the spectacular amphitheatre in the ancient Greek/Roman city and World Heritage Site of Butrint, which is beautifully located at the Ionian Sea. Enter a challenging race off the beaten tracks with stunning scenery. Immerge in a cultural rich country and interact with the locals.

ITALY TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE — 2018-09-08 — Molveno (Trento). "Dolomiti di Brenta Trail".

UNITED KINGDOM ENGLAND — 2018-09-08 — London. "Thames Path Challenge". Keen Challengers will take on the main Thames Path Challenge following England's greatest river this September. Our full 100km route heads upstream from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful scenery all the way to Henley. The Thames Path Challenge will be one of the UK's biggest Ultra Run events in 2018. Setting out early Saturday morning, before the walkers onto a clear path - runners will pitch their stamina and speed on the full 100km ultra marathon course, either of the two 50km 'marathon plus' routes, or two of the 25km legs which are just over a half-marathon! All runners receive: FREE hot food at Major Rest Stops (except 1st) & at the finish line; FREE snacks & drinks at all Major & Mid Point Rest Stops; FREE energy gels & energy drinks; FREE Baggage Transfers (30 L rucksack MAX); Medics & doctors on hand at all Rest Stops; Massages available at 50km Rest Stop; Specialised runner warm up and stretch at the start line; Finishers medal, T-shirt & glass of bubbly; Shuttle service from the finish line to nearest mainline station; Support vehicles on hand throughout event; Timing chips & timing website for friends / family to track you.

ITALY VALLE D'AOSTA — 2018-09-09 — Courmayeur (Aosta). "Tor des Géants".

ITALY SICILIA — 2018-09-09 — Bronte (Catania). "Etna Extreme del vulcano".

ITALY BASILICATA — 2018-09-10 — Policoro (Matera). "6 Days UMF - Italian UltraMarathon Festival". It is a 6 Days, 100K, 100 Miles, 6-24-48 Hours and Marathon running race. The race will happen in the touristic town of Policoro, on the Ionic Sea, in the ancient Magna Grecia. The track (1065 metres) is completely under a pine grove at 50 metres from the sea, in the beautifull (and full equipped) Policoro Village Camping. All race's facilities such as bar, restaurant, market, coin laundromat, pool, baby-club, bathrooms, showers, masseur, barbecue, athlete's accomodations are along the track.

ITALY VALLE D'AOSTA — 2018-09-11 — Gressoney Saint Jean (Aosta). "Tot Dret".

ITALY ABRUZZO — 2018-09-16 — Cappadocia (L'Aquila). "Ecoultramarathon Scorrendo con il Liri".

ITALY PIEMONTE — 2018-09-23 — Santo Stefano Belbo (Cuneo). "Trail del Moscato". Located in Santo Stefano Belbo (birthplace of Cesare Pavese), Cossano Belbo, Castiglione Tinella Mango and the province of Cuneo, this is an event running through the beautiful and rugged hills that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Organized by ASD Dynamic VB Center with the support of the Piedmont Region, the intention is to promote this sector (as narrated by Cesare Pavese in his novels) from a sporting point of view. Langhe is one of the more beautiful, quaint and charming places in Italy, known for its wine and forest landscape. A combination of stunning scenery, with rugged hills sloping down, and gentle slopes completely covered with vineyards. From the top of the mountain the view extends to the Alps beyond the Monte Rosa massif, a distance that disappear on clear days and be reveals a wonderful and incredible scenery. The area also offers great food, wine and dozens of houses in which to taste and drink the food and the local wine (Moscato, Barolo, Barbaresco, truffles). A territory "still wild, even if transformed by man" with optimum slopes for this type of sporting competitions. On the track there are trails, dirt roads, gravel roads vineyards, forests and small villages with a lush vegetation. The course is executable and challenging but without visible sections, suitable for those who are well-trained. This event has grown in popularity from 150 to 1,800 participants in the latest edition. The three races available are named after Cesare Pavese's novels, and all start at Piazza Umberto I, in S. Stefano Belbo: Lavorare Stanca (Hard Labour), 54 km and 2800 m D +. Starting at 7:30 am (96% of the course is on dirt roads and trails). Qualifying race for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc ®. This race is also part of the Grand Prix IUTA ultratrail 2017 and the solidarity Short Circuit Race ("I run to find the cure"). Paesi Tuoi (Your Villages), a 21 km 1100 m D +. Starting at 09:30 am (96% of the route is on dirt roads and trails). Sali Scendi (Up and Down), a 10 km 550 m D + non competitive event. A Starting at 10.00 hours. Other activities: Nordic Walking trails, 21 km and 11 km, starting at 10:15am. Wine and food trail walks, organized in 5 stages between vineyards and farms to allow the participants to taste the local products and excellent wine. Departures at 10.30. Kids Fun Run at 11:00 am at the Piazza Santo Stefano Belbo, a run through the village centre for all children up to 13 years of age. As part of the organizers intention to clearly combine sport and solidarity in this event, it is part of the 30 races of the CCS (shorted Solidarity) event, and ASD Dynamic is committed to donate part of the 2018 proceeds to help build a motherhood in Africa (Mali).

ITALY TOSCANA — 2018-09-23 — Chiusdino (Siena). "San Galgano Run".

TUNISIA — 2018-09-27 — Tozeur. "Ultra Mirage el Djerid 100km". The Ultra Mirage© El Djerid (UMED) is the first 100km Ultra Trail taking place in the stunning Tunisian Sahara desert. A single stage race that takes runners across a wide diversity of terrains, ranging from soft sand, small dunes, rocks, dried river beds, oasis... Runners will have 20 hours to finish the race with very specific deadlines to reach each of the five checkpoints which will be between 15-20km apart. Both medical and technical help as well as water supply will be available at each checkpoint. This race is open to all types of athletes, from professional ultra runners to anyone passionate about ultra trails, with a lot of training of course. Our upmost priority is the security and the well-being of our runners, volunteers and organisers. That is why UMED works very closely throughout the race with the Tunisian Army, local Police and the National Guards to ensure that everyone stays safe at all times and enjoys the adventure. The race has also the backing of local authorities which have put significant means in place to make it a success! Where: Tozeur, Tunisia, North Africa. When: Saturday 29 September 2018. Time: 7:00am race starts. Timing: 20h max time (3am Sunday) with specific deadlines for each Check Point. Current Record: 08h48m50s by Morocco's Mohamed El Morabity in 2017. Category: Trail Ultra XLong (ITRA classification) > more than 100km. Distance: 100km single stage (5 check points). Check Points: Every 15-20km. Basic food (local dates, fruits, bread), water and medical assistance provided. Terrain: small sand dunes, sand, salt lake, dried river beds, rocks, very little elevation overall. Temperature: expect a dry hot weather with temperature in mid 30C during day time and low 20C at night (historical average). Essentials: runners expect to carry a limited amount of safety equipments. Runners: all runners welcome (18 minimum age on race day). Maximum race participants: 300. Winners Prize Money: EUR 3,000 for first female and EUR 3,000 for first male - other prizes to be announced for top 3 for both female and male categories. ITRA Points: 4 (subject to course validation). Qualifying Race: 4 UTMB® and others (subject to course validation). Price: EUR 350 per runner (includes domestic flights from Tunis Carthage airport, ground transport, accommodation in 4* hotel in half board for 2 nights - sharing room, insurance, race entry, exclusive UMED cap, shirt and bag, medal and certificate for finishers). Logistics: Runners expected to fly into Tunis Carthage airport (connected to all major European cities). Departure will be on Friday 28th September from Tunis to Tozeur international airport. Return on Sunday 30th September late afternoon.

GREECE — 2018-09-28 — Athens. "Spartathlon". Spartathlon is the event that brings this deed to attention today by drawing a legend out of the depths of history. The idea for its creation is belongs to John Foden, a British RAF Wing Commander. As a lover of Greece and student of ancient Greek history, Foden stopped his reading of Herodotus' narration regarding Pheidippides, puzzled and wondering if a modern man could cover the distance from Athens to Sparta, i.e. 250 kms, within 36 hours.

ITALY PIEMONTE — 2018-09-28 — Cantalupo Ligure (Alessandria). "Run for A.I.L.".

ITALY TOSCANA — 2018-09-30 — Alberese (Grosseto). "Trail Parco Maremma".

ITALY VENETO — 2018-09-30 — Velo Veronese (Verona). "Lessinia Legend Run".

GERMANY BAVARIA — 2018-10-06 — Rothenburg. "Taubertal 100".

FRANCE — 2018-10-06 — Boulieu-lès-Annonay. "Boulieu Trail". Venez découvrir le nord Ardèche sur nos parcours pour tous les niveaux de 12-20-50-100km et aussi le 100km en relais 4.

POLAND — 2018-10-06 — Częstochowska. "Waligóra Run Cross". Ultramaratonu 53km +2500m / -2500m; Półmaratonu górskiego 25km +1095m / -1095m.

SPAIN — 2018-10-06 — Forna. "Botamarges".

FRANCE — 2018-10-07 — Mauves. "Trail de Mauves en Vert". Le TMV revient en 2018 pour sa 6ème édition et il y en aura pour tous les goûts, de la moyenne distance, du long, de la marche nordique chronométrée et des courses enfants.

UKRAINE — 2018-10-10 — Gurzuf. "Crimea X Run". This 4-day stage trail race (4-day mountain marathon) Crimea X Run runs along the southern coast of the Crimea, passing all the main natural, historical and architectural sights of the peninsula. The sportspeople do the cross-country running ~ 170 km with total height gain of 9000 meters. Term of the event in 2018: October 10-13. This is a sport event that implies running along natural terrain in free pace or within the framework of competition. It includes the elements of cross-running and mountain running.

MAURITANIA — 2018-10-20 — Ouadane. "Trans 333". October 20 marks the 20th anniversary of the Trans 333. It is a historical edition, sharing exceptional and indescribable moments - 333km and 160km non stop in the Mauritanian desert.

TURKEY — 2018-10-20 — Urgup. "Cappadocia Ultra-Trail". Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail is an ultra trail run that takes place along the hills and valleys of the unique Cappadocia region, a UNESCO world heritage site. The distance is about 119 km with a variation in altitude of 3730 m+. The race starts on October 20, 2018 at 07:00 in Urgup city centre. Participants should finish the route under 24 hours in a semi-sufficient way, i.e. they should carry equipment that is necessary to ensure the safety of their run for possible weather conditions.

SOUTH KOREA — 2018-10-20 — Jeju City. "Trans Jeju". This is the biggest ultra distance trail event on the volcanic island Jeju, South Korea. Participants will run through the Hallasan National Park (UNESCO World Heritage), which is extremely diverse: at various altitudes there are more than 1800 species of subtropical, temperate and subarctic plants flourishing on the Halla volcano (the highest mountain in South Korea) that change distinctly with four seasons, offering runners ever-changing scenery. Surrounding the mountain's peak is the world's largest forest of Abies Koreana, which have become popular today as Christmas trees. This ultra offers majestic views, including the crater lake called Baekrokdam and Youngsil Giam, a cliff composed of weird-shaped rocks. 2018 Trans Jeju will be held on 56km, 111km races and this is the longest trail running course in Korea with roughly 1000 competitors from more than 30 countries who have participated in this race. Come and join us for Trans Jeju on October 20-21 2018.

ITALY LAZIO — 2018-10-28 — Viterbo. "China Francigena".

ITALY PIEMONTE — 2018-10-28 — Andorno Micca (Biella). "Trail Monte Casto".

ARGENTINA — 2018-11-04 — Buenos Aires. "Vuelta al lago Epecuén". El próximo domingo 4 de noviembre de 2018, en las ruinas de Villa Epecuén, se correrá la segunda edición de la Vuelta al lago Epecuén. Tras el éxito de la primera edición, la carrera volverá a realizarse con la misión de asentarla como uno de los eventos más importantes de la región que busca unir el pasado con el presente sin olvidar el futuro de una geografía única en la Argentina.

MOROCCO — 2018-11-10 — Marrakech. "Morocco Trail Race". Less than 125 miles far from Marrakesh, the Ait Bouguemez valley known as Happy Valley, is verdurous backdrop in the heart of the Central High-Atlas at the foot of the M'Goun peak culminating at +13000ft high. Everything is gathered to offer an exceptional race with wild and colored endless mountain and the warm welcoming of the Berber inhabitants. Morocco Trail Race will be the first ultra-trail to wander those tracks still wild!

SPAIN — 2018-11-11 — Robledillo de la Jara. "Desafío Robledillo". Una carrera por montaña que discurre por el mirador más emblemático de la Comunidad de Madrid, en la que combinaremos el recorrido por un tramo medieval con la ascensión a la Peña de la Cabra por su vertiente sur, siguiendo la arista de pizarras y cuarcitas que crea los espectaculares Canales de la Cabra.

COSTA RICA — 2018-11-22 — Manuel Antonio. "Costa Rica Trail - La Transtica". The Costa Rica Trail - La Transtica is a multi day Trail race, with a prologue and 5 stages with refreshment and assistance points, night in bivouac for a total distance from 71 mi (117 km) (Adventure Race) to 122mi (200 km) (Extreme Race). The main objective of the race is to discover the Costa Rica and its way of life and to share this experience with the locals through a sporting competition with humanitarian goals. Between two oceans, the race defines itself by a unique crossing of a natural amazing paradise in the discovery of a new culture and way of life, "Pura Vida". Starting from Pacific Coast to reach Caribbean Coast through amazing and varied landscapes combining beaches, valleys, river crossing, rainforests, coffee trees, sugar cane plantations and palm groves. On the way the competitors, will discover an exceptional flora and fauna and will be associated to donations of medical and school equipment, moments of emotion, exchanges and sharing. During the bivouacs, hosted by the local communities, they will enjoy the welcome from Costa Rican people. The Costa Rica Trail, La Transtica: coast to coast from the beach of Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast up to Puerto Viejo de Limon on the Caribbean Coast. The change of scene is amazing; the runners are plunged into the deep heart of Costa Rica far from the tourist standards. In Brief - Type: Ultra Trail in 5 stages. Date: From November 22nd to November 30th, 2018. 11th Edition. Place: Costa Rica. Region: Costa Rica crossing from east to west, from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean coast through the mountains and jungle of the Central valley. Extreme race: 200 km from 30 to 48 km per day with a total positive gain of altitude of 9200 m qualifying for 5pts UTMB. Adventure race: 117 km from 20 to 30 km per day with a total positive gain of altitude of 5300 m, qualifying for 3pts UTMB. Competitors: 50 max for 2018.

ANTARCTICA — 2018-11-23 — Larsen Ice Shelf. "The Last Desert". A 6-stage, 250-kilometer self-supported race.

ANTARCTICA — 2018-11-24 — Ellsworth Mountains. "Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100km". Adventure marathoners and ultra athletes are always looking for the next big challenge. It could be a remote desert marathon, a high altitude mountain marathon or a jungle marathon. However, mainland Antarctica represents the last frontier, the final great wilderness to be conquered. And now adventure athletes like you can do it.

CHILE — 2018-12-06 — Pucón. "El Cruce". Cross the Andes, linking Argentina and Chile, for a distance of over 100 kms, divided into 3 stages. Since Andes provides many steps through which unite both countries, the route changes every year, maintaining unique geographic settings in the world.

ARGENTINA NORTE NEUQUINO — 2018-12-08 — Andacollo. "Trail del viento". Trail del Viento solo tendrá dos distancias, un Trail (+/-25 km) y un Ultra Trail (+/- 55 km). Creemos fervientemente en nuestra intención de dar un salto de calidad en lo que se refiere a la dureza del circuito. Estamos convencidos desde nuestros inicios que Trail del Viento, su destino final, era una carrera de montaña compleja, mucho mas técnica de lo que fue hasta ahora.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — 2018-12-11 — Dubai. "Al Marmoom Ultramarathon". The Al Marmoom Ultramarathon offers 3 gruelling distances; the world's longest desert ultra-run 270km over 5 days as well as continuous 100km and 50km ultra runs. All three distances are self-sufficient, with water and tents supplied, and across desert terrain in the breath taking Al Marmoom Desert Reserve, Dubai UAE. Terrain will change from hard sand tracks to soft moving dunes, and the route will include overnight camping, 5 stages and regular check points. The Al Marmoom Ultramarathon will test physical strength and mental stamina as participants take in the beautiful desert landscape and spot indigenous and migratory wildlife.

ARGENTINA NEUQUéN — 2018-12-13 — San Martin de los Andes. "La Mision". The 14th edition of La Misión, an authentic adventure, is already underway. Again in the month of December and again in Villa la Angostura... the snowy landscapes return. The most spectacular and exciting trekking expedition in South America and unique in the world for its format that includes four days and three nights! The Mission is an unparalleled sporting event unlike any other race. The essence and spirit of The Mission has to do with the extraordinary experience that one lives during the race in one of the most spectacular scenarios of the Andes Mountains, in the middle of Patagonia Argentina. The Mission is a race that is realized in self-sufficiency and in total freedom since each one chooses its pace of march and where to camping to sleep. A person can complete the whole course just by trekking and stopping to sleep the three nights of the race.

NEW ZEALAND — 2019-01-18 — Welcome Rock. "Revenant Ultra Adventure Run". Venue: Welcome Rock Southland. 45 minutes south of Queenstown on Kingston Garston Highway #6. Unsupported race for either individual or two person team competitors. 4 laps with a total race distance of more than 190km & a little over 16,000m of vertical ascent. Totals are taken from what we think is the fastest navigated route. We have navigated the course numerous times! Any navigational alternatives may increase overall distance and vertical climb, probably decreasing your chance of success. Total allowable time of 60 hours. The first cut off is enforced after the completion of lap 2 which must be completed by 30 hours. The second cut off is enforced at the end of lap 3 which must be completed by 45 hours. Competitors unable to meet the lap cut off times will not be allowed to continue and will be withdrawn from the race. Unmarked course between a number of checkpoints that MUST be navigated and reached in sequence. There is route choice between checkpoints.

NEW ZEALAND — 2019-02-06 — Rotorua. "Tarawera Ultramarathon". Haere mai! Welcome to the 11th annual Tarawera Ultramarathon, New Zealand's most prestigious trail ultra. Part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour. Runners can complete the 102, 50km, 20km distances, or the 100 Mile Endurance Run. The event is based in Rotorua New Zealand. There are seven lakes, forests, waterfalls and the most stunning scenery imaginable. The spectacular course runs through places of cultural significance to local Maori people. Around 2000 participants with more than 800 international athletes will compete. Some of the world's best elite trail ultra runners take part. A great first-time challenge, some will run for the personal challenge, train like never before and enjoy that medal at the finish-line. Join us in Rotorua and experience this special land and its people. Welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon. Entries open Saturday 1 September at 11 am NZ time. Race week is held from 6-10 February 2019.

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