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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VIRGINIA — 2019-01-01 — Triangle. "Red Eye 50km". The course consists of three repeats of a 10-mile loop in Prince William Forest Park, with a short loop at the beginning of the first loop to make it 50km, more or less. If you don't like the recommended course, just run anywhere you want to - this is not a real event. We will not generally hang a lot of streamers, but hope to mark the important turns. The trails are well-blazed. Important Note: Any markings will be taken down by the third loop. So pay attention and learn the course on the first two loops! This is not a real race, no trophies, no T-Shirts, no race entry fees, just the opportunity to run forest trails with your friends. Results will not be posted. Runners should be sure to check in before the race with race director Dave. Check in again after each loop, and, very important note, let Dave know when you have finished, should you bail prior to finishing the full 50k. We will have the one unmanned aid station at the start/finish. We may provide water and some energy replacement drink. In keeping with the Team Slug tradition of this run, we ask that the runners contribute to the aid station, which usually then evolves into a small feast. Please don't bring too much food. Bring enough for you and a couple of inconsiderate participants who bring nothing. Don't bring something for everyone. We generally have had to throw a lot of food away in previous years. There will be no mid-loop aid, but each loop will go through the Turkey Run area after roughly 7 miles, where there is a bathroom. You can get water there. We will not have drinking cups. Bring a water bottle to pour fluids in or just drink out of the container. This event was established before the invention of the Camelbak. www.vhtrc.org/news/redeye

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NEW JERSEY — 2019-01-05 — Summit. "Watchung Winter Ultra". Run through beautiful Watchung Reservation in north-central NJ. These low-key, minimal-support, informal trail runs will provide an excellent opportunity to test your mid-winter training. Four options: 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon or 50K (measurements are approximate).

ITALY FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA — 2019-01-06 — San Dorligo della Valle (Trieste). "La corsa della bora". www.s1trail.com

ITALY EMILIA ROMAGNA — 2019-01-13 — Traversara di Bagnacavallo (Ravenna). "Ultramaratona della pace sul Lamone".

ITALY LOMBARDIA — 2019-01-13 — Bione (Brescia). "Winter Trail Monte Prealba". www.bionetrailersteam.it

PHILIPPINES — 2019-01-13 — Kayapa. "Mount Pack Ultramarathon". 50k/30k. Start: January 13, 2019, Sunday, 3:00 AM / Kayapa Central School Finish: January 13, 2019, Sunday, 5:00 PM / Kayapa Central School. Awarding and Closing Ceremonies: January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM. Runners not able to make the cut-off time in any of the cut-off stations will hire a vehicle that will ferry them back to Kayapa Central School. Cut-off time is defined as the time you leave the station and NOT the time you arrive. 50 Kilometers: Fourteen (14:00:00) Hours / January 13, 2019 Sunday, 5:00 PM (Runners must reach Mount Pack Summit in 8:00:00 hours), 30 Kilometers: Nine (9:00:00) Hours / January 13, 2019 Sunday (Runners must reach Banao Station in 4:30:00 hours). www.kotmtrailrun.com/index.php/mount-pack-ultra

NEW ZEALAND CENTRAL OTAGO — 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 &16,000m (ish) of vertical ascent. Totals are taken from what we think is the fastest navigated route. 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. www.revenant.co.nz

FRANCE — 2019-01-19 — Bures-sur-Yvette. "Raid 28". En janvier 2019, vous allez encore découvrir de nouveaux tracés dans des régions inédites pour le Week-End du Raid 28. En effet, l'UltraRaid 28 partira de Fontainebleau, le Raid 28 et l'EquipO'Trail 28 de La Ferté-Alais, le SemiRaid 28 de Dourdan et le Bures 28 de Bures sur Yvette. www.raid28.com

ITALY VENETO — 2019-01-20 — Monteforte d'Alpone (Verona). "Montefortiana, Trofeo Sant'Antonio Abate, Maratonina Falconieri". www.montefortiana.org

ITALY TOSCANA — 2019-01-27 — Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo). "Ronda Ghibellina". www.rondaghibellina-trail.com

ITALY MARCHE — 2019-02-03 — San Benedetto del Tronto (Ascoli Piceno). "Maratona sulla sabbia". www.maratonasullasabbia.altervista.org

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. www.taraweraultra.co.nz

ITALY TOSCANA — 2019-02-17 — Cortona (Arezzo). "Trail città di Cortona". www.sporteventscortona.com

ITALY TOSCANA — 2019-02-24 — Siena. "Terre di Siena Ultramarathon". www.terredisienaultramarathon.it

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARIZONA — 2019-03-02 — Sonoita. "Old Pueblo Endurance Runs". Started by a group of local trail runners, all friends, who are still friends, two of whom were married in these mountains. Unknowingly they were actually early pioneers of trail running in Arizona. A sport that has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Since its inception in 1985, Old Pueblo has taken on many forms and has had different routes, starts, finishes, distances, race directors and its share of ups and downs. But it has always been run on the flanks of the beautiful Santa Rita Mountains. And so it continues. By entering this race you will be running in the footsteps of Arizona history. Not only of Arizona Trail Running History, but of early Native Americans whose footsteps have long marked these trails. Of early ranchers, farmers, migrants and miners who managed to etch out a living in this arid land. Many of their descendants are still here. Starting at the historic mining site of Kentucky Camp the race takes you into the rugged, rocky shadow of Mt. Wrightson along the Arizona Trail. Looking down at you from 9452’, it is one of the tallest peaks in southern Arizona. You will seldom lose sight of it as you run the course. It is truly a beautiful area. So come run in the footsteps of the pioneers and let’s see if you are made of the same cloth! www.oldpueblo50.com

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CALIFORNIA — 2019-03-02 — Cool. "Way Too Cool 50K Endurance Run". Way Too Cool 50K Endurance Run presented by Clif Bar welcomes you to the 30th annual running on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8 A.M. This race has become the most sought after 50K in the United States for veterans and novices alike. The breathtaking trails, spirited aid stations, amazing views and pure fun, make this an adventure you won't want to miss. After your run, kick back and relax as you enjoy delicious & hearty fare. Warm your soul with a cup of homemade soup prepared by ultra runner and chef, Tim Ruffino. Finally, satisfy your sweet tooth with our signature frog cupcake! www.wtc50k.com

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UTAH — 2019-03-02 — Oljato. "Monument Valley Ultra". The Monument Valley Ultra on March 2, 2019 will feature three races on March 2, 2019: a 50-miler, 50K and Trail Half Marathon. All three courses are entirely dirt, mostly singletrack and includes very challenging terrain and climbs in one of the planet's most dramatic landscapes. Online registration for all races is now open through February 28 at www.navajoyes.org or until the events are sold out. If there are still open slots, on-site registration will be held on Friday evening and Saturday morning. The View Hotel is the host hotel and is offering a 20% discount on room rates, available at monumentvalleyview.com. Friday packet pick-up, pre-race dinner and start/finish will all take place in the park Visitor Center and at The View Restaurant. All proceeds benefit the Navajo Trails Initiative, Dine' Bike Project and other youth/community wellness programs across the Navajo Nation. Contact Tom at +1-928-429-0345 for general race info. If you have any other registration questions, please contact Josh at +1-970-403-2794. www.navajoyes.org/events/monument-valley-ultra/

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NORTH CAROLINA — 2019-03-02 — Fontana Dam. "Fontandango". Fontandango is a 10 Mile loop made up of primarily well maintained single track trail, mixture of rolling hills and short steep climbs on the property of Fontana Village Resort in Fontana Dam, NC. Runners will enjoy scenic views of Fontana Dam and surrounding mountains with a well supported route of 3 aid stations per loop. Runners may register for the 10 mile race (1 loop) 50k race (3 loops) and 50 mile (5 loops). There is a 50k relay option for up to 3 people (1 loop per person). www.mrrunningpains.com/fontandango-mar-3-2018

SPAIN MENORCA — 2019-03-08 — Ciutadella. "Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º". www.camidecavalls360.com

ITALY SARDEGNA — 2019-03-10 — Domusnovas (Sud Sardegna). "Trail del Marganai". www.traildelmarganai.org

ITALY VENETO — 2019-03-16 — Vicenza. "Ultrabericus Trail". www.ultrabericus.it

ITALY UMBRIA — 2019-03-17 — Castiglione del Lago (Perugia). "Strasimeno". www.strasimeno.it

HUNGARY — 2019-03-21 — Budapest. "Balaton Szupermaraton". The Lake Balaton Supermarathon is a great race for those who look for real challenges. It is a 4-day-long event, in which the participants run about 48 km each day, 196 km all together. The course leads on a bicycle path and small roads around Hungary's famous lake, the Lake Balaton. Not only individual runners, but also relay teams can take part in the race. The members of the relay teams can freely decide on the daily distances of the teammates. Since 2011 the runners can also join the event only for the weekend, they can take part in the last two days, running the half of the set distance, thus a half circle around the lake. One can join the race only for one day as well and run a marathon enjoying the peaceful country and the views of the lake on Saturday. https://balatonsupermarathon.runinbudapest.com

ITALY TOSCANA — 2019-03-23 — Radda in Chianti (Siena). "Chianti Trail Ultra". Chianti Trail Ultra is a running event in Italy, in the Tuscan countryside near Florence, in the capital of Chianti Classico wine region, Radda in Chianti. www.chiantiultratrail.com

ITALY TOSCANA — 2019-03-30 — Firenze. "Ecotrail Florence". www.ecotrailflorence.com

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NORTH CAROLINA — 2019-03-30 — Corolla. "Blackbeard's Revenge Ultra". In 2019 we are proud to bring our ultra fans a new race for us - Blackbeard's Revenge 100 Mile, 100 Mile Relay and 100 Kilometer. A point to point race from Corolla, NC to Hatteras, NC! Why the name "Revenge", you ask? Well, I will tell you! The Outer Banks are finicky. Temperatures could be 80 and they could be 20 degrees. Winds could be calm but will most likely be much higher. This course is flat, but it can also be lonely and seem never-ending at times. This event is going to be fun, but I promise, it WILL test you! Come on out and try the 100 mile or 100 K race. If you are not ready for those distances yet, make your way to the Outer Banks as a relay and have some fun running with us! The course is 100% paved road with beautiful views, friendly people, and great memories all along the way! www.triviumracing.com/event/blackbeards-revenge-100

ITALY TOSCANA — 2019-03-31 — Vinci (Firenze). "Una corsa geniale, Da Leonardo a Pinocchio". www.tomontecatini.com/eventi

ITALY LIGURIA — 2019-04-06 — Monterosso al Mare (La Spezia). "Sciacche Trail". www.new.sciacchetrail.com

ITALY TOSCANA — 2019-04-07 — Montecchio Vesponi di Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo). "Trail delle Valli Etrusche". www.trailrunpro.it

ITALY EMILIA ROMAGNA — 2019-04-25 — Castel Bolognese (Ravenna). "50 km di Romagna". www.50kmdiromagna.com

ITALY TOSCANA — 2019-04-26 — Castiglione d'Orcia (Siena). "Tuscany Crossing". www.tuscanycrossing.com

SOUTH AFRICA EASTERN CAPE — 2019-04-26 — Hogsback. "Merrell Hobbit Trail Runs". Date: 90km 26th & 27th April 2019 / 38km & 16km & 5km Saturday 27th April 2019. Start & Finish: Arminel Hotel, Hogsback, Eastern Cape. Entries: www.mountainrunner.co.za / www.entrytickets.net. Entries Open: 1st November 2018. Entry Fee: R3700. The Merrell Hobbit Journey is a 2 day staged run of the Amathole Hiking Trail. Just thirty brave journeymen and women share in the adventure covering 90km of varied and magical terrain. From Maden Dam explore the enchanted indigenous forests and intriguing Amathole Mountains up to Cata mountain hut to pass the night with good food, good cheer and tired company. The next morning forge onward past cascading waterfalls and across crystal clear streams while enveloped in glorious vistas, and no small amount of sweat, to finally descend into Hogsback. Meanwhile, the 38km run on Saturday may be referred to as the short one at this event but this phenomenal route is consistently noted as the most value per kilometer trail run in the country. Showcasing an immense variety of terrain and challenges, the course has determined runners building a very special relationship with the ups and downs of mountain running. The 16km and 5km routes are neither flat nor easy, but very doable and see a mixture of racers and casual runners all loving the magical vibe of the forest along well marked routes. www.mountainrunner.co.za

ITALY FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA — 2019-04-27 — Cormòns (Gorizia). "Ecomaratona del Collio Brda". www.colliobrdatrail.it

FRANCE — 2019-04-27 — Lillebonne. "Le Radicatrail". Venez vivre l'intensité les 27 et 28 avril prochains. Le programme : Ultra trail le Radicassant de 123km le samedi matin qualificatif 5 points UTMB®, D+ 3835m; Trail court de 14km le samedi après midi; Trail nocturne de 17km le samedi soir, le Radinoctrail; Trail de 34km le dimanche matin qualificatif 1 points UTMB®; Trail de 60km le dimanche matin qualificatif 3 points UTMB®. Et les fameux défis : Le Petit Défi 51km (17km + 34km) qualificatif 2 points UTMB®; Le Grand Défi 91km (14km + 17km + 60km) qualificatif 3 points UTMB®; Le Super Défi 183km (123km + 60km) qualificatif 6 points UTMB®; Le Crazy Défi 200km (123km + arriver suffisamment tôt pour le nocturne de 17km + 60km) qualificatif 6 points UTMB®. Le Radicatrail c'est aussi des Kids trails le samedi après midi avec garderie ensuite, une marche nordique classée et une randonnée, des hébergements en dortoir avec petit déjeuner compris les vendredi et samedi soir, un village avec animations tout le week-end. 2500 participants en 2018. Renseignements: 02 35 31 93 53. www.radicatrail.free.fr

BELGIUM — 2019-04-27 — Bouillon. "La Bouillonnante". 73km 3250 D+ / 50km 2450m D+ / 29km 1300m D+ / 15km 600m D+ / 5km 150m D+. As past years, we wait for you to sample excellent Belgian beers (school "Croix Blanche de Bertrix") and to feast on with a delicious bread with sausage (Bouillon volleyball). Before and after the awards ceremony (03:00/03:30 pm) party with a Belgian music group. www.la-bouillonnante.org

NAMIBIA — 2019-04-28 — Swakopmund. "The Namib Race". The Namib Race is a 250-kilometer / 155-mile, six-stage, seven-day, ultramarathon across the oldest desert in the world, the Namib Desert in Namibia. The race takes place in the Namib Desert in the Skeleton Coast National Park on the coast with the Atlantic Ocean. Competitors will see a great diversity of scenery and terrain including beach where the desert meets the Atlantic Ocean and through seal colonies, through salt pans, past salt lakes which are home to flamingos, through the infamous dunes of the Namib desert, into dry riverbeds where a hint of water gives way to lush green vegetation, past deserted oil and diamond mines and across vast open red desert plains and hills. www.4deserts.com/namibrace

MALTA — 2019-05-04 — Ghajsielem. "Xterra Gozo Trail Run". A coast-hugging, 50km/21km trail-running event that circumvents the island of Gozo, a jewel in the Mediterranean and sister island of Malta. One of the most beautiful venues for a race is in springtime, in the Mediterranean, and the island of Gozo is the perfect mix of beach, cliff-edge, lush valleys and small villages. The race cut-off times are relaxed to encourage beginners to take part, and those wishing to enjoy the trail, rather than race it. The 21km trail is run over the last part of the course, finishing in Ghajnsielem. Avid cyclists are encouraged to participate in the Mountain Bike Challenge that follows the 50km run route. www.maltaxterra.com/event/gozo-trail

ITALY LOMBARDIA — 2019-05-05 — Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca (Varese). "Lago Maggiore International Trail (LMIT)". The Lake Maggiore International Trail is an absolutely magnificent race course, which will take you high above Lake Maggiore, where you will have some seriously crisp, breathtaking views across the mountain tops and over the blue waters of one if Italy's most renowned lakes. Ultra Trail K 53 D+ 3800 / K 20 D+ 1300. www.lmit.info

ITALY TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE — 2019-05-18 — Riva del Garda (Trento). "Garda Trentino Trail". www.gardatrentinotrail.it

ITALY CAMPANIA — 2019-05-19 — Agerola (Napoli). "Amalfi-Positano Ultratrail". www.amalfipositanoultratrail.it

ITALY TOSCANA — 2019-05-25 — Firenze. "100 km del Passatore". www.100kmdelpassatore.it

ITALY PIEMONTE — 2019-05-25 — Forno Canavese (Torino). "Trail del Monte Soglio". www.trailmontesoglio.it

ITALY VENETO — 2019-06-08 — Forno di Zoldo (Belluno). "Dolomiti Extreme Trail". www.dolomitiextremetrail.com

PARAGUAY — 2019-06-08 — Melgarejo. "Ultra-Trail Guaraní (UTG)". A non-stop race and nature trails linking the four main paths within the National Park of Ybyturuzú (red trail, trail yellow, orange and blue trail path) of individual participation and has distances for all profiles of athletes, from beginners to trail running and middle distance runners to experienced ultramarathoners over long distances and slopes. Ultra-Trail Guaraní is synonymous of a majestic nature. The impressive Ybyturuzú Hills (in spanish) or Yvytyrusu (in guarani) is constituted by a series of hills lying between Guaira and Caazapá departments of the Republic of Paraguay. Today is one of the main areas of conservation eastern region and is home to both the highest peak (Tres Kandú Hill, 842 m) as one of the higher waterfalls, the Salto Suizo, 40 meters high. Distances are: 10, 22, 50 and 100 kilometers. www.ultratrailguarani.com

SWITZERLAND TICINO — 2019-06-14 — Tesserete. "Scenic Trail". Scenic Trail is officially the best Swiss Trail Running race. Panoramic trails of peerless beauty are the fil rouge along the postcard scenaries of our five races. www.scenictrail.ch

PORTUGAL — 2019-06-16 — Ponte da Barca. "Serra Amarela Sky Marathon". Carlos Sá Nature Events®, in partnership with the Municipal Chamber of Ponte da Barca, will organize the second edition of Serra Amarela Sky Marathon on the 16th June 2019. This event will mark the page of one of the sports that grow the most in the World: running in nature. The races will have the distances of 48 km, 33 km, 23 km and 15 km, starting and finishing in the village of Entre Ambos os Rios. Sky Marathon 48 km is the main race. Sky Running, a variant of Trail Running, will take its participants along unspoilt paths, preserved villages, castles, rivers and green vegetation, with incredible views over the water mirrors of Albufeira de Vilarinho das Furnas and Albufeira de Tomante, in this mountainous massif in the only National Park of Portugal - the Peneda-Gerês National Park. Program: 15th June 2018, 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm Race bib distribution (Paços do Concelho, Ponte da Barca); 16th June 2018, 06:00 am to 06:30 am Race bib distribution (48 and 33 km), 06:30 am Obligatory Gear Control (Sky Marathon 48 Km), 07:00 am Start Sky Marathon 48 km and Sky Race 33 km, 07:00 am to 08:30 am Race bib distribution (23 km and 15 km), 09:00 am Start Sky Race 23 km and Mini Sky Race 15 km, 10:30 am Expected arrival of the first athletes Mini Sky Race 15 km, 10:30 am Expected arrival of the first athletes Mini Sky 33 km, 11:00 am Expected arrival of the first athletes Sky Race 23 km, 12:00 noon Expected arrival of the first athletes Sky Marathon 48 km, 01:30 pm Prize giving ceremony. www.carlossanatureevents.com/en/serraamarela

ITALY LIGURIA — 2019-06-22 — Castiglione Chiavarese (Genova). "Alvi Sea Trail Liguria". www.alvitrail.com

ITALY VENETO — 2019-06-27 — Cortina d'Ampezzo (Belluno). "Lavaredo Ultra Trail, Cortina Trail, Ultra Dolomites". www.ultratrail.it

AUSTRIA — 2019-06-27 — Gastein. "Infinite Trails". This unique and innovative race format sees pro and amateur runners compete side by side as relay teams of three to claim the adidas INFINITE TRAILS world title. First the runners complete a joint Prologue to determine their start slot for the relay race, which commences with a chasing start. Each team has to tackle a demanding, 120km+ long course consisting of three distinct loops that play to various running strengths. The time stops when the relay runners have raced the final kilometer together and cross the finish line as a team. www.infinitetrails-worldchampionships.com

ITALY TOSCANA — 2019-06-30 — Pistoia. "Pistoiabetone". www.pistoia-abetone.net

FRANCE CORSICA — 2019-07-04 — Corte. "Restonica Trail". L'Ultra Trail di Corsica 110km; La Restonica Trail 69km; Le Tavignanu Trail 33km; U Giru di Tumbone 15km; L'Andata (marche) 9km. www.restonicatrail.fr

SWITZERLAND — 2019-07-06 — Verbier. "Trail Verbier Saint-Bernard". After heavy snow this winter every pass are still covered by snow, but it will be ok in July! You can already discover the following parts: Verbier - Sembrancher, Saleinaz - La Fouly, Lourtier - Les Schleurondes. That's the famous last climb, the tough one! You can't reach La Chaux yet but you must turn back at the top of the steep climb or go to Les Schleurondes and go down by the Mayens de Sarreyer. www.trailvsb.ch

ANDORRA — 2019-07-19 — Ordino. "Ronda dels cims". Runners traverse the entire Principality of Andorra across its most iconic summits. 170 km, 13.500 m D+, 450 runners, 62h max. www.andorraultratrail.org

ITALY VALLE D'AOSTA — 2019-07-20 — Saint Oyen (Aosta). "Ultramarathon du Fallere, Tour du Fallere". www.ultramarathonfallere.it

ITALY TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE — 2019-07-26 — Bolzano. "Südtirol Ultra Skyrace". www.ultraskyrace.it

MONGOLIA — 2019-07-28 — Ulaanbaatar. "Gobi March". The Gobi March (Mongolia) is one of the four races that comprise the world renowned 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series of 250 kilometer / 155 mile, six-stage, seven-day, self-supported rough-country, endurance footraces. In 2016, the Gobi March celebrated the 50th race of the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series and in 2018, the Gobi March moved to Mongolia! The Gobi March course is located in the Karakorum region in Central Mongolia. The course takes you through vast green grasslands, stupas and temples, sand dunes, great rock valleys and old forests, while competitors will at times sleep in traditional Mongolian yurts. The Long March will take you through wide Mongolian steppes as you make your way towards the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of the Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape and further to the ancient city of Karakorum, the former capital of Genghis Khan's empire. You can also experience the colourful culture of the Naadam Festival, held during the time of the race. www.4deserts.com/gobimarch

SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE — 2019-08-01 — Potberg. "Merrell Whale of Trail Journey". Start & Finish: De Hoop Collection, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape. Distance: 53km over 2 days. Discipline: Ultra Trail Running. Entry Fee: R6800 Day 1 takes you 28km over the Potberg mountain and through fynbos valleys until the coastline calls a stop at the welcoming Noetsie hikers Hut. Continue to explore the wild beach cove or relax around the firepit and put your feet up for the afternoon whale extravaganza put on in the bay. Your overnight bag awaits you as well as a sumptuous feast. After a leisurely breakfast on Day 2, first marvel at the famous athletes flying past as they complete the second half of their route and then join the field of the official Whale of Trail race runners covering 25km of rocky cliff ridges, open beach and flowing coastal path. You however, can divert to investigate the caves if you wish, frolick a while wherever the desire strikes you, and run that beach stretch on fresh legs. Just finish at Koppie Alleen any time before dark! Join the festivities there and back at De Hoop race village. www.whaleoftrail.co.za

NORWAY — 2019-08-24 — Tromso. "Tromso Mountain Ultra 50 and HalfUltra25k". Run in wild Arctic nature above the Arctic circle! We invite you to take part in Tromsø Mountain Challenge, one weekend with four races in three days. The mountains of Northern Norway offer some great contrasts: loafer-terrain, mountains and fjords, steep hills and slopes, lush green mountain terraing and a view that offers new strength! Take part in the Triple or choose a single race. We have something for all Levels and ambitions! Are you up for the challenge? www.msm.no/en/arrangement/mountain-challenge/

FRANCE CORSICA — 2019-09-05 — Bastia. "Ultra Corsica". Corsica is a small continent on its own, with oustanding geographical diversity. Within minutes, the landscape is changing from pristine bays, glitzy coastal ports and fabulous sandy beaches to steep rocky peaks, breathtaking valleys, dense forests and dormant hilltop villages. The Ultra Corsica is the only road footrace for ultra-runners that offers the opportunity to run 1000 km around the Island of Corsica in 17 days. It is an extreme physical challenge to run the 1000 km route designed to attract the most competitive ultra-runners from all over the world. Each of the stages of the Ultra Corsica is completely unique from the others due to the amazing geological diversity of the island. The Ultra Corsica is an invitation to live an adventure out of the ordinary by participating to the only Tour de Corse footrace. What better place to meet new friends in the ultra and trail running community? You won't regret joining us for your next wilderness running adventure! You will walk away from our race feeling like you've pushed your limits physically while being visually rewarded as well. www.ultracorsica.com

PORTUGAL — 2019-09-20 — Serra d'Arga. "Grande Trail Serra d'Arga". The Grande Trail Serra d'Arga is organized by Carlos Sá Nature Events®. It has also the support of the Municipal Chambers of Caminha and Viana do Castelo and the support of Dem, São Lourenço da Montaria, Estorãos, Arga de São João, Arga de Cima and Arga de Baixo. From the 21st to 23rd of September 2019 it will be held several races part of this great event: GTSA 80KM, GTSA 53KM, GTSA 33KM, GTSA 21KM, GTSA 14KM, GTSA Sunset, GTSA Vertical and GTSA Kids. This fantastic races pass through many preserved historic villages such as S. João d Arga, Mosteiro S. João de Arga, Arga de Baixo, Arga de Cima, S. Lourenço da Montaria (and its fantastic river, Âncora) and Dem, belonging to three different municipalities: Caminha, Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo. The Serra d'Arga has a territory of 4500 hectares and is part of the mountainous massif of Peneda-Gerês. Also known as the Sacred Mountain due to its centuries-old paths, it hides several kilometers of Roman sidewalks that connect the villages in a unique and magical place! Wildlife is very present here. The Iberian Wolf finds in this massif an excellent refuge. The famous wild horses are hardly seen in such large numbers as in this mountain. The fox and many other animals find their home here. Serra d'Arga has its own microclimate. In Portugal there's no other mountain with so much altitude leaning against the Atlantic. Only ten kilometers separate the sea from the 825m altitude of this mountain at the North of Portugal. Its fabulous waterfalls are an attraction for both walkers and trail runners and even for summer swimmers. The "Pinchos", name for these waterfalls, are already a name easily recognised by most visitors. www.carlossanatureevents.com/en/gtsa

CHILE — 2019-09-29 — San Pedro de Atacama. "Atacama Crossing". The Atacama Crossing (Chile), is a 7-day, 6-Stage, 250-kilometer / 155-mile self-supported footrace located in the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world located in north of Chile. The course of the Atacama Crossing takes competitors across a wide variety of terrain and includes approximately 1,683 meters (5,521 feet) of ascents and 2,508 meters (8,228 feet) of descents over the 7-day race. Starting at 3,300 meters / 10,500 feet above sea level, the course takes competitors through canyons and valleys (including the rainbow coloured Arcoiris Valley, the Valley of Death and the Valley of the Moon), up old Inca roads, past salt lakes and small Chilean villages, and across sand dunes, salt flats and rivers, always surrounded by a range of stunning volcanoes including the iconic Licancabur at 5,920 meters / 19,420 feet. Competitors will race more than 1 mile above sea level, covering the horizontal crossing of the country of Chile (250 kilometers / 150 miles). www.4deserts.com/atacamacrossing

TUNISIA — 2019-10-05 — 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. www.ultramirage.com

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ILLINOIS — 2019-10-12 — Vernon Hills. "Des Plaines River Trail Races". Half-Marathon, Marathon and 50 Mile Ultra Marathon along the beautiful and fast Des Plaines River Trail in Lake County, Illinois. This is a truly special running course. The DPR Trail is a wide, crushed gravel track, free of roots and rocks, and very flat. All of the major road crossings are managed by way of bridges or viaducts (with only 4 minor road crossings along the whole 50 Mile course, 2 on the Marathon course, and none for the Half-Marathon course). This is a great track through alternating lush forests and open wetlands. With cool temperatures expected, and given the flat terrain and ideal running surface, you'll find these to be extremely fast courses. Marathon is a Boston Qualifier! Come out and join us for a great run! www.desplainesrivertrailraces.com

IRELAND — 2019-10-19 — Howth. "Howth Summit - Gaelforce 10k". A 10KM TRAIL RUN IN THE CITY? STRANGE BUT TRUE. 10KM TRAIL RUN AROUND HOWTH HILL SUMMIT. This 10km trail run route takes you from Howth village to Howth Hill Summit along rough tracks, grassy trails & sealed roads. VIEWS TO KEEP YOU INTERESTED. You will not have to worry about the boredom of long straight roads and dull scenery. You will be treated to sweeping views, making the climb worth every effort. GIVE YOUR SUMMER TRAINING A NEW FOCUS. Set yourself a goal, whether this is to be your first 10km or your fastest 10km, and get out there over the summer. www.gaelforceevents.com/en/gaelforce-howth-summit-10km-trail-run


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