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ITALY LOMBARDIA — 2019-07-19 — Chiesa in Valmalenco (Sondrio). "Valmalenco Ultra Trail (VUT)". www.ultravalmalenco.com

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 VENETO — 2019-07-20 — Asolo (Treviso). "Ultramaratona Asolo 100". www.asolo100km.com

ITALY EMILIA ROMAGNA — 2019-07-20 — Fanano (Modena). "Cima Tauffi Trail". www.cimatauffifanano.it

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

SWITZERLAND CANTON BERN — 2019-07-20 — Grindelwald. "Eiger-Ultratrail". The notorious Eiger stands at 3970m above Grindelwald and has been enthralling visitors to the valley for decades, most notably since 1858 when local Mountain Guides Christian Almer and Peter Bohren together with their guest Charles Barrington, reached the summit for the first time. The Eiger began attracting a wealth of aspiring mountaineers from all over Europe wishing to tackle its steep north face - known as the "last problem of the Alps" in north face climbing terms. It was finally conquered in 1938 by Anderl Heckmair, Fritz Kasparek, Ludwig Vörg and Heinrich Harrer, in a battle waged over 4 days. The race routes take in the most breath-taking viewpoints this area has to offer, passing through Grosse Scheidegg, First, Faulhorn (2680m), Schynige Platte, Wengen, Männlichen and Kleine Scheidegg, before tackling the awesome traverse along the base of the Eiger North Face itself. This Ultra Trail is a truly spectacular alpine experience for trail runners and all spectators. The E101, a race of 101km and 6700m height difference is a mighty challenge to even the most seasoned of trail runners. The E51 winds its wicked way to the Faulhorn at 2680m, where competitors are rewarded for their efforts with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks as the route continues on towards Schynige Platte. This route also has a Couples category for those wishing to test their strength - and friendship - as a team of 2. The E35 race delivers a great challenging route, while the E16 is suitable for all newcomers to trail running or as a fast tempo run for more ambitious runners. www.eigerultratrail.ch

RUSSIA — 2019-07-21 — Suzdal. "100km Golden Ring Ultra-Trail". Biggest trail race event in the heart of Russia. Running in a natural landscape at free speed includes elements of cross-country and mountain run. Distinctive feature of this sport are the landscapes – hills and mountains and also the deserts and dense woods. The city of Suzdal is chosen not incidentally as a place for competition. The city reserves "Honour Sign" for preservation of cultural heritage and development of tourism by the government of Russia and Unesco. Trail running in Suzdal includes cross-country run in the Russian remote places on the main sights and vicinities to 100 km and the different level of complexity, with possibility to survey one of the most ancient monuments of Russia and the nature and landscapes. (Distances of 10 km, 20 km, 30 km, 50 km, 100 km). With this project we want to draw the attention of the sports and business community to historical and remote corners of Russia, to strengthen the image of our Country as sports capital. www.goldenultra.ru

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

ITALY VENETO — 2019-07-27 — Piovene Rocchette (Vicenza). "Trans d'Havet". www.transdhavet.it

ITALY LOMBARDIA — 2019-07-27 — Carona (Bergamo). "Gran Trail Orobie". www.orobieultratrail.it

ITALY EMILIA ROMAGNA — 2019-07-27 — Ferriere (Piacenza). "Ferriere Trail Festival". www.ferrieretrailfestival.it

ITALY UMBRIA — 2019-07-27 — Campi di Norcia (Perugia). "Due giorni della Sibilla". www.runnersbacktocampi.com

ITALY PIEMONTE — 2019-07-27 — Macugnaga (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola). "Monterosa Est Himalayan Trail". www.meht.it

ITALY ABRUZZO — 2019-07-28 — Santo Stefano di Sessanio (L'Aquila). "Ultra maratona del Gran Sasso d'Italia". www.asdmcmanoppello.blogspot.it

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CALIFORNIA — 2019-07-28 — San Francisco. "The San Francisco Marathon". Find out for yourself when you run the 42nd annual Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. Take in the sites and sounds on your run-cation in San Francisco, while you visit and run with us. This is the premier west coast running event. We are USATF certified and a Boston qualifier. We are hilly, we are fast, scenic and unforgettable. You will join 27,000 other runners and run along the Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf and Crissy Field; speed past landmarks like Coit Tower, Golden Gate Park, and AT&T Park; and pound the pavement through San Francisco's liveliest neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury and The Mission. Choose from 4 distances: Marathon, two Half Marathons, 5k and Ultra Marathon and Run the Bay with us! www.thesfmarathon.com

ITALY FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA — 2019-07-28 — Ampezzo (Udine). "Trail delle Orchidee, Short Trail delle Orchidee". www.traildelleorchidee.com

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 — 2019-08-03 — 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

INDIA JAMMU AND KASHMIR — 2019-08-17 — Leh. "La Ultra, The High". This is an ultra marathon like no other. Never before was something labeled so cruel seeing the elements around it. When someone takes away 50% of oxygen around you, decreases the pressure where it is difficult for your body to adapt, and asks you to run 333 Kms under 72 hours, the idea surely seems insane. As part of the 10th anniversary this year, we are introducing a 555 km category that will go over 5 Himalayan passes, all above 17,500 ft. This feat is something that has never been attempted before in non-stop ultra running & the Himalayas. www.laultra.in

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/

ITALY LOMBARDIA — 2019-08-25 — Vedeseta (Bergamo). "Val Taleggio Trail". www.valtaleggiotrail.it

ITALY TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE — 2019-08-25 — Rumo (Trento). "Maddalene Trail". www.maddaleneskymarathon.it

FRANCE — 2019-08-26 — Chamonix. "Petite trotte à Léon (PTL)". The PTL® (Petite Trotte à Léon) is one of the events on offer within the framework of the UTMB®. Its conception is original and its unusual specificities distinguish it from other races. The spirit of the PTL® depends upon mental engagement, an adventurous team spirit as well as sporting values and also those of the mountains. This ultra-endurance pedestrian event leads participants on a large tour of Mont-Blanc (300km and 25000m of ascent), taking high routes, without way-markers on the ground, which necessitates the sense of orientation on and off paths. Each year the route is different to allow for the discovery of the richness and diversity of paths in France, Italy and Switzerland within the Mont-Blanc massif. The PTL® is realised in teams of 2 or 3 inseparable and loyally supportive people, without final ranking. The teams move through a rough, technically exacting and mentally and physically demanding mountain environment. With regard to the difficulties inherent to this event, applications are selected from a file of experiences submitted by each established team (see paragraph 2019 Registration). For its 12th year the start of the PTL® is fixed for Monday August 26th 2019 at 08:00, from the Place du Triangle de l'Amitié in Chamonix. The finishers will be judged in the same place, until Sunday September 1st at 16:30, so a maximum time of 152:30. The proposed course around Mont-Blanc, omnipresent, and its prestigious satellites, is this year still innovative and outstanding. You will cross little known areas, often difficult to access and with the most breath-taking views. www.utmbmontblanc.com

ITALY VALLE D'AOSTA — 2019-08-28 — Courmayeur (Aosta). "Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie (TDS)". Beautiful, technical, wild, demanding, there are so many adjectives to describe the TDS®. Acronym for "Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie" (the footprints of the Dukes of Savoie), the TDS® links the Aosta Valley to the Savoie, offering a voyage of discovery to the villages of the tour du Mont-Blanc and the mountains that surround them. To pass through this unique playground is to walk where history and mountains, the technicality of the terrain and the kindness of its inhabitants blend together. In addition to its traditional departure from Courmayeur, the 2019 edition of the TDS® will explore the Beaufortain region! The new route winds through the unmissable places of the massif such as Pas d'Outray, with its breathtaking view of the Pierra Menta and the Grand Mont (two mythical places to ski mountaineering) but also Hauteluce with its typical hamlets and its breathtaking view of Mont-Blanc; a re-invented TDS® awaits runners. With its unique landscapes, its friendly and alpine atmosphere and its many remarkable viewpoints, the TDS® is more than ever a world-class race and the adventure of a lifetime. It is up to you to come and write the history of the TDS®. www.utmbmontblanc.com

FRANCE — 2019-08-29 — Orsières. "Orsières-Champex-Chamonix (OCC)". Last week of August, trailers coming from the whole world will run beyond borders around the Mont Blanc range between France, Italy and Switzerland of the 4 events of the UTMB® featuring distances beyond 100km. The trail effect is contagious and arouses new desires! This great week just lacked one event: a race that starts in Switzerland. On a shorter version, this race will be perfect for fans of medium distances (in the category Trail Ultra Medium (M) between 42km and 69km). Therefore, for the less "ultra" runners wishing to get into the event of the UTMB® will find a race suitable for them to start the adventure. The UTMB® from Chamonix to Chamonix travels through 3 countries, the CCC® takes off from Italy and flies over Switzerland, TDS® opens towards the Beaufortain region and the OOC will now honour the Swiss Valais region. The race will start from Orsières located southwest of the canton in the Val d’Entremont. This valley offers unique landscapes: ultimate peaks on the eastern flanks of the Mont Blanc drawing the franco-swiss frontier, hanging glaciers on polished rocks, fiery torrents… The layout of the OCC goes through that nature, in a charming atmosphere before reaching Champex and the last part just as magical at the UTMB® or the CCC®. www.utmbmontblanc.com

ITALY VALLE D'AOSTA — 2019-08-30 — Courmayeur (Aosta). "Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix (CCC)". A race deep into wilderness using for the most the international path “Grande Randonnée du Tour du Mont-Blanc (GR TMB)”. Mountain race, with numerous passages in high altitude (>2500m), in difficult weather conditions (night, wind, cold, rain or snow), that needs a very good training, adapted equipment and a real capacity of personal autonomy. The CCC® has climbed from being the "little sister of the UTMB®" to becoming a unique race that is one of the most prestigious of the world. The start line at the centre of Courmayeur is tinged with an atmosphere that only Italians can provide, a rare emotional moment to the music of Vangelis. The first kilometres, on an original route, different from the UTMB®, quickly lead to 2500m of altitude to one of the most exceptional panoramas one can imagine, facing the Mont-Blanc and the Grandes Jorasses. The passage of the Grand col Ferret (2537m) marks the entrance of the race in Switzerland, where the competitors will be warmly welcomed by the volunteers of La Fouly, Champex and Trient. Already in France but so close to Switzerland, anyone can enjoy the authenticity of Vallorcine, before discovering after an incredible ascension the Vallons des Chezerys, a true corner of paradise with a magnificent view on the Mont-Blanc chain. It is then time to finally reach the arrival arch in the heart of Chamonix. www.utmbmontblanc.com

FRANCE — 2019-08-30 — Chamonix. "Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB)". Mountain race, with numerous passages in high altitude (>2500m), in difficult weather conditions (night, wind, cold, rain or snow), that needs a very good training, adapted equipment and a real capacity of personal autonomy. It is 6:00pm and we are more or less 2300 people sharing the same dream carefully prepared over many months. Despite the incredible difficulty, we feel serene thanks to the help and comfort offered with by 2000 volunteers who in a spirit of sharing and friendship are ready to partake in the same adventure. We are about to take off on a dream-world adventure. We will be rubbing shoulders with Aiguille de Bionnassay and crossing Col du Bonhomme by moonlight. At sunrise, we will cross Col de la Seigne into Italy and the magical Val Veni overlooked by Noire du Peuterey and the glaciers descending Mont Blanc. Later we will reach the Val Ferret, guarded by Dent du Géant and Grandes Jorasses before finally turning into Switzerland to relish the beautifully protected countryside. We will have to put up with fatigue, to overcome our fears and anxieties. Some participants, having pushed their limits to the extreme, will choose to break off the race keeping intact their hopes to make it from beginning to end at some later date. They will be rewarded for their achievement and their names will be added to the list with everyone else at the end of the race. The others will climb over Bovine and Les Tseppes. Then, with Aiguille Verte in front of them, under the vertical heights of the Drus and with majestic presence of Mont Blanc before them, they will dive down towards the finishing line in the heart of Chamonix. www.utmbmontblanc.com

ITALY BASILICATA — 2019-09-01 — Rapone (Potenza). "Ultramaratona delle fiabe". www.solocorsanew.blogspot.it

FRANCE CORSICA — 2019-09-05 — Bastia. "Ultra Corsica". CANCELLED. 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

ALBANIA — 2019-09-06 — 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. www.global-limits.com/the-hidden-treasure.html

ROMANIA — 2019-09-06 — Cheia. "Ciucas X3". CTA Ciucaş members come to support the amateur community in Romania by organizing the Ciucas X3 event - 21k, 42k, 105k. For 7 years, we have been joining outdoor enthusiasts and mountain lovers. www.ciucasx3.ro

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COLORADO — 2019-09-07 — Eagle. "Mountain Rats". The trail challenge takes place in the mountains, and runners can choose any of the following events: Heavy Half, Marathon or 50K. Located in Eagle, Colorado, a flat, scenic, and fast course known as the Septemberfest 5K is also held in conjunction with this popular event. The Septemberfest 5K will have the same start and finish line as the mountain race, and this event proudly welcomes all ages and abilities including walkers, joggers, and runners. The city's Septemberfest also occurs during this time, so while family and friends enjoy this event, runners can challenge themselves in the rugged mountain race. After the competitors complete the race, they can finally relax and enjoy a hot meal and beer while listening to live music with family, friends, and other participants. All of the proceeds of the event go toward SOS Outreach. https://go.evvnt.com/370757-0?pid=4454

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA — 2019-09-07 — Wellsboro. "Pine Creek Challenge". 100 mile or 100 kilometer run, 50 mile and marathon distance, all on the Pine Creek Rail Trail in beautiful Wellsboro, PA! 100 mile relay option also!!!! The "Pine Creek Challenge" is just that, a place to challenge yourself by seeing how far or how fast you can run. It will be a scenic trail run along Pine Creek in northern Pennsylvania. The Pine Creek Rail Trail stretches 63 miles from Wellsboro Junction to Jersey Shore and is repeatedly listed as one of the finest bike rides in the Northeast. This section is through the "Grand Canyon of the East", the Pine Creek Gorge. The Gorge stretches for 47 miles. It is nearly a mile wide and 1,450 feet deep at its deepest point. This section of Pine Creek is listed as a National Natural Landmark. It's popular with canoeists and rafters in the spring and trout fishermen are drawn here all year long. We have set up an out and back course that uses 25 miles of the upper canyon section. We will have the start/finish at Asaph. The 100 miler runners will go 2 out and backs to Blackwell, passing through the canyon 4 times. The 100k folks will go once to Blackwell and return. The 50 mile course will be half of the 100 mile course, going once to Blackwell. The marathoners will turn around just below Tiaghdaton. www.pinecreekchallenge.com

ITALY VALLE D'AOSTA — 2019-09-08 — Courmayeur (Aosta). "Tor des Géants". www.tordesgeants.it

ITALY SICILIA — 2019-09-08 — Bronte (Catania). "Etna Extreme del vulcano". www.100delvulcano.com

GEORGIA ABKHAZIA — 2019-09-08 — Gagry. "Abkhazia Wild Mountain Race". AWMR is not a running race and not trail running competition. This is a journey, a hike through the mountains so different that you can't even believe that a few hours ago you were walking on another stones, making you way through the woods. The journey that we put in 65 and 30 kilometers, filled with waterfalls, peaks, mountain passes. www.wildtrail.ru

FRANCE — 2019-09-13 — Saint-Nabord. "L'Infernal Trail des Vosges". www.linfernaltrail.com

INDIA UTTARAKHAND — 2019-09-13 — Rishikesh. "Uttarkashi 135". In 2019, Rishikesh to Uttarkashi mountain trails will see the sixth edition of 135 mile single stage race, through lower Himalayas, with a cumulative 34,000+ feet of climbing and just as much descent! A tough endurance mountain trail race India has seen from Globeracers' staple, this race beckons mountain race lovers from around the world to experience lower Himalayas, ending the race in a town that is known world over for its holy settlements, the famous Nehru Institute of Mountaineering Sciences, and a little further from the town, the Gangotri, the holy town on the river Ganges. Racers will run along the river Ganges for a good portion of the race, climb over hills in the middle of the night, and take on the final challenge of climb up to Uttarkashi at the end of the race. The route cuts through spectacularly scenic villages. Have you tested your endurance lately? Experience beautiful Himalayas in the month of September when rain soaked earth springs to life and cools the hills. www.globeracers.com/rof/#UKS

CANADA SASKATCHEWAN — 2019-09-14 — Swift Current. "Beaver Flat 50". Beaver Flat 50 is a hilly hard-as-hell trail run at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, SK with over 2300 meters of vertical gain across 50 kilometers. That's almost 8000 feet of total climb. The prairies are flat. This course is #anythingbutflat. Beaver Flat 50 is a tough get-your-feet-wet, wreck-your-shins, and roll-your-ankle kind of run. You're going to love it, hate it, and love it some more. Guaranteed. www.pskyrunning.com

RUSSIA — 2019-09-14 — Sochi. "Salomon Wild Trail". A running festival for friends and family. The opportunity to extend the outgoing summer on the Black Sea beach, discover new peaks in the mountains, allow yourself to rest in the climatic zone of the subtropics. During the festival there will be free trainings with guest experts and trail runners, yoga classes, concerts and much more! You can go hiking, soak in the open-air swimming pool near the starting town, or choose resorts for outdoor activities, spa programs, restaurants and bars. www.wildtrail.ru

ITALY BASILICATA — 2019-09-16 — Policoro (Matera). "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. www.6giornidelpantano.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

ITALY ABRUZZO — 2019-09-22 — Cappadocia (L'Aquila). "Ecoultramarathon Scorrendo con il Liri". www.scorrendoconilliri.it

ITALY PUGLIA — 2019-09-28 — Cagnano Varano (Foggia). "100 chilometri nel Gargano, Running and nordic walking tra le vie del Promontorio". www.la100kmnelgargano.it

TUNISIA — 2019-09-28 — Tozeur. "Ultra Mirage el Djerid 100km (UMED)". 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

IRAN — 2019-09-28 — Kerman. "Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon (ISRU)". The race is scheduled in two formats: the Integral 250 km (6 stages - 35/45 km per day with a long section of 70 km) and the Lite 150 km (6 stages - 20/30 km per day with a long section of 40 km). Athletes who run the Lite will have the advantage of being directly transported by jeep to the first checkpoint to run the daily stage. The two races, however, will share the same path, the same tented camps and will have the same time duration. All participants will carry their backpack (recommended maximum weight of about 10 kg) which will contain clothing, freeze-dried food - minimum 18,000 kcal and mandatory equipment. Athletes will depart from the camp in the morning. The camps will be dismantled from the staff on site and reassembled at the end of the stage after the athletes have started the daily stage. Each camp includes: sleeping tents, supplies of hot and cold water, a medical tent (doctors, nurses and medical equipment), a media tent (computer, wireless and satellite phone), 4WD vehicles and personnel for transfer and camps assembly/disassembly. At the end of each stage the athletes will arrive at tented camp that will host them for the night. Athletes of 250 km will run from 8:30 am to 3pm approx, from field to field. The organization will supply about 10 liters of drinking water. Either during the race or to base camps, runners are not allowed to use the water for washing. The race will take place in total safety, with medical and nursing staff present at checkpoints about every 10 kilometers path and tented camps (2/3 jeep with a doctor and nurse on board plus medical supplies). At checkpoints will also feature an assistant who will take the split time of the runners.

ITALY PIEMONTE — 2019-09-29 — 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. www.dynamic-center.it/eventi/presentazione-trail-del-moscato/trail-del-moscato-2019

ITALY TOSCANA — 2019-09-29 — Alberese (Grosseto). "Trail Parco della Maremma". www.utpmtuscany.com

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

ITALY PIEMONTE — 2019-10-04 — Cantalupo Ligure (Alessandria). "Run for A.I.L.". www.valborberatrail.it

FRANCE — 2019-10-05 — 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. www.boulieutrail.fr

RUSSIA — 2019-10-06 — Ilyinskoe. "X-Race Wild Trail". A race with technically difficult track and constantly changing terrain: dangerous descents, fords, dirt, narrow paths and overgrown roads. At any distance, participants will face a real wild forest, passing through the rubble and windbreaks. Any distance is an opportunity to see from all sides the stunning beauty of coniferous and mixed forests of Moscow region, rivers and fields, sandy hills, wetlands and abandoned clearings. www.wildtrail.ru

INDIA HARYANA — 2019-10-11 — Faridabad. "Bhatti Lakes Ultra". This is one amazing experience with a mix of tough trail, undulating thorn strewn paths, rocky sections that are slippery and sandy patches that one least expects in a city trail. The magic of this trail brings runners back to it, year after year. Experience the trail that mesmerizes the experienced and the amateur trail runner alike. The route is an out and back of the same trail. One complete lap (out and back) is 20Kms. Based on your race category, you will need to do as many laps as needed. The 10Kms category runners will use the trail up to 5Kms and return to the start point. www.globeracers.com/bhatti-lakes-ultra

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NORTH CAROLINA — 2019-10-12 — Danbury. "Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock Ultra 50K and 50 Mile Run". Have you had a chance to see the beauty of Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock State Park in the Fall? This race is filled with wooded trails, stream crossings and gorgeous views, representing one of the most beautiful and difficult new races in the country. www.pm2hrultras.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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WASHINGTON — 2019-10-12 — Tacoma. "Defiance 50K". Registration opens Saturday June 1, 2019. The Defiance 50k / 30k / 15k is scenic race that takes runners through the beautiful trails of Point Defiance, with over 700 acres of old growth forests and panoramic views of the Puget Sound. The event is limited to 350 trail runners. www.defiance50k.com

UNITED KINGDOM ENGLAND — 2019-10-12 — Drewsteignton. "The Race With No Name (Dartmoor Crossing)". Race Event: 35 mile challenging self-navigation ultra crossing Dartmoor National Park. At the 8 mile split you take the western split, where the Two Moors Way splits in to and rejoins at Widdecombe at Checkpoint 2. There will be 3 checkpoints at Fernworthy Reservoir car park (mile 13), Widdecombe (mile 17) and Scoriton (mile 24). Refreshments miles 8, 17, 24. Even in October, good weather cannot be assured and parts of the route can become boggy. There are 3 UTMB points up for grabs for the race event, which will be fully supported with a bag drop at Scoriton Village Hall. Challenge Event: 35 mile Dartmoor crossing, which includes checkpoints at mile 11, 17 and 24 along the Two Moors Way to Ivybridge. Feed stations at miles 8, 19 and 24. Based on a points system, you can run or walk to any of the 3 checkpoints. Our #paceperfect format offers points according to how close you are to the hour mark target time we set you and depreciates whether you are slower or faster than the target time and accumulates by the number of teams that are behind you. This encourages pacing and if you do it in teams a degree of teamwork. Navigation still plays an important part. Teams must stick together throughout and finish together at each checkpoint. Prizes will be awarded to the teams who have the highest aggregate of points across all checkpoints, as well as for each individual checkpoint. The fastest runners do not necessarily get the most points but the time targets will become increasingly harder after each checkpoint. You can drop out at any of our checkpoints to get points, which can be claimed for any future points races we organise. You will be collected at the checkpoint and taken to the village hall where warm food and refreshments will be put on. You will then be taken back to your car by one of our rapid response team, who are on standby throughout the day. Prices: The Race With No Name Ultra Early Bird (Dartmoor Crossing): GBP 50, The Race With No Name Challenge Early Bird Solo: GBP 55, The Race With No Name Challenge Early Bird Team: GBP 35. Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm. https://go.evvnt.com/415944-0?pid=6562

UNITED KINGDOM ENGLAND — 2019-10-12 — Linkenholt. "Wayfareres Way Ultra". This amazing run follows the Wayfarers Way from Coombe gibbet in the North of Hampshire to Emsworth in the South. 71 miles of lovely trail. The footpath approximates an ancient route that might have been used by drovers taking cattle for export. It passes through the towns of New Alresford, Droxford, Hambledon, Havant and Emsworth and the villages of North Oakley, Deane, Dummer, Brown Candover, Abbotstone, Cheriton, Hinton Ampner, Kilmeston, Soberton, and Denmead. Things to look out for along the way: Fort Purbrook, The source of the River Itchen, Tidley Hill, Watership Down, Ladle Hill and Iron Age hillfort and SSSI, Pilot Hill and Dean Hill, Walbury Hill and the Iron Age hillfort of Walbury Camp. There is a generous 24 hour cut off on this event with a great support team to help you along the way. The route is very well marked with the footpath tags so will be self navigating, Maps and Gpx will be made available. Aid stations every 15 miles. Chip timing for instant results. http://go.evvnt.com/403649-2?pid=6562

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA — 2019-10-13 — Wellsboro. "Green Monster Trail Challenge". The Green Monster is stoked to announce we will be participating in the Pennsylvania Rocksylvania Trail Series this year! Our 25k and 50k courses will be part of a larger system of races within PA, with cumulative points able to be earned and ultimately crowned champions in the different age groups. Lots of great races! Tons of awards! And so much fun!!! https://sites.google.com/site/greenmonstertrailchallengepa

UKRAINE CRIMEA — 2019-10-16 — 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. www.crimeaxrun.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

JORDAN — 2019-10-24 — Petra. "Jordan Running Adventure Race". Three events: A 165 km non-stop from Petra to Wadi Rum (with GPS). A 100 km race in semi-autonomy (GPS system is compulsory): 1 stage Petra Mountain, 2 stages in the Wadi Rum desert. A 60 km race in semi-autonomy (GPS system is not compulsory): 1 stage Petra Mountain, 2 stages in the Wadi Rum desert. An adventure following Lawrence of Arabia's footsteps! www.jordanrunningadventurerace.com

UNITED KINGDOM ENGLAND — 2019-10-26 — Iffley. "Thames Trot Ultra Marathon". October 2019 now sees the race in its new position in the calendar as a great end to the season. This is the 12th running of this fabulous race and is one not to be missed! A tranquil run along the Thames from Oxford to Henley. Ever changing scenery on the river and Red Kites frequently seen soaring overhead. One of the best way marked routes we have come across. This is great race to prepare for even bigger challenges, using the banks and towpaths of England's largest river as well as footpaths and bridleways we have created an Ultra distance course that will always keep you interested. Well stocked feed stations and enthusiastic support complete what promises to be a great day out. Starting in the comfort of the Hawkwell House Hotel in Ifley and finishing along side the river at Mill Meadows in Henley-on-Thames. http://go.evvnt.com/401178-2?pid=4454

INDIA KARNATAKA — 2019-11-02 — Malnad. "Malnad Ultra". he Malnad Ultra is mostly a trail run through some of the most enchanting and exciting terrain that you can imagine for a run. It is designed to provide the next level experience for marathoners who have got bored of the usual city runs and want to graduate to the next level. The course is laid out in the heartland of Indian coffee in the Malnad region of Karnataka at elevations from 3000 to 4500 feet. In a way, The Malnad Ultra is not designed as a race per se. We think that the runners will take time for selfies, listen to the leaves rustle, the cicadas chirp and the birds sing. Massive jungle trees, thousands of silver oak trees and endless coffee plantations will catch your attention. With some luck, you will sight small wildlife like monkeys, porcupines, peacock, hares, giant squirrels, civet cats and snakes. Of course, competitive runners will find this course challenging and it is an opportunity to earn some points to qualify for UTMB. www.malnadultra.com

UNITED KINGDOM WALES — 2019-11-09 — Pwllheli. "The Winter Ultra". Start/Finish at Pwllheli Golf Club. 9am Start, 10 Hour Cut off, 35.5 Mixed terrain Miles. 3 hot Checkpoints. Race Tshirt, Unique Winter Edition Medal. Showers, hot drinks and soup on completion. £65, limited spaces of 50. www.penllynultra.co.uk

OMAN — 2019-11-15 — Muscat. "Oman Desert Marathon". 165 kilometers in 6 self-sufficient stages to discover the most remote and untouched sands and the highest dunes of the Oman Desert on the tracks of the ancient caravans. From the Oasis of Bidya to the Arabian Sea. www.marathonoman.com

EGYPT — 2019-11-15 — Cairo. "100km Pharaonic Race". Start 06.00 am Faiyum, Hawara Pyramid. End at the Giza, Sakkara Pyramid. Participation Fee: single € 120, Team € 60 each runner. Price includes start number, papyrus certificate, medal, service on Pharaonic Race road from start to end point. Each Team & Solo runners will have their own car with a race package. www.egyptianmarathon.com

INDIA TAMIL NADU — 2019-11-16 — Ooty. "Nilgiris Ultra". The race is semi-supported with water, electrolytes, fruits and biscuits. Plan and train well to carry water between aid-stations, have your energy and nutrition supplements on you or in your drop bags. 75Km and 100Km runners will have only one aid-station at 37.5km between 25Km and 50Km aid-stations. Plan to carry enough water and supplements between these aid-stations. You will be allowed one drop-bag at each aid station (4 for 100kms, 2 for 50kms and 75Kms, and, 1 for 25kms, which will be made available to you at aid stations you pre-assign them to). Race will start and end at YWCA Anandgiri in Ooty. www.globeracers.com/rof/#NU

COSTA RICA — 2019-11-20 — 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: Ultra Trail in 5 stages. Date: From November 20th to November 30th, 2019. 12th 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 9300 m qualifying for 5pts UTMB. Adventure race: 120 km from 20 to 30 km per day with a total positive gain of altitude of 5300 m, qualifying for 3pts UTMB. Competitors: 40 max for 2019. www.latranstica.org

OMAN — 2019-11-28 — Birkat al Mouz. "Oman by UTMB". Building on the hugely successful inaugural event in 2018, the second edition of the challenging OMAN by UTMB® trail event, scheduled from 28-30 November, has been unveiled by host organisers, with distances that will open the event and the Sultanate of Oman to trail running enthusiasts with a broad range of experience. The extraordinary 130km mountain course at the heart of the 2018 event - hailed by National Geographhic as the "World's toughest adventure race" - will now be joined on the international trail running calendar by a 50km course and an ultimate 170km challenge. www.omanbyutmb.com

ANTARCTICA — 2019-12-13 — Patriot Hills. "Antarctic Ice Marathon & Half Marathon". 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. www.icemarathon.com

INDONESIA — 2020-03-15 — Palangkaraya. "Borneo Wildlife Marathon". The Borneo Wildlife Marathon is an all inclusive package March 12 to March 19 that gives you the opportunity to run in a scenic destination, interact with wildlife, meet the people and see incredible scenery. The start is in in Palangkala Raya in Central Borneo. The course travels through very pretty wooded areas, going around Bukit Tangkiling. There is a short section along the main road. There is also a section through the forest at the back of Eco Village. www.borneowildlifemarathon.com

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CALIFORNIA — 2020-07-06 — Furnace Creek. "Badwater 135". Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, the Badwater® 135 is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. The start line is at Badwater Basin, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 280’ (85m) below sea level. The race finishes at Whitney Portal at 8,300’ (2530m), which is the trailhead to the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States. The Badwater 135 course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 14,600’ (4450m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 6,100’ (1859m) of cumulative descent. Competitors travel through places or landmarks with names like Mushroom Rock, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Devil’s Cornfield, Devil’s Golf Course, Stovepipe Wells, Panamint Springs, Keeler, Alabama Hills, and Lone Pine. www.badwater.com

GEORGIA — 2020-08-30 — Tbilisi. "RacingThePlanet: Georgia". RacingThePlanet: Georgia, The Great Caucasus is a 250 kilometer / 155 mile, 7-day, 6-stage, self-supported foot race which will take place in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia starting on 30 August 2020. The race is organised by RacingThePlanet which is renowned for its annual 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series: Gobi March (China/Mongolia), Atacama Crossing (Chile), Namib Race (Namibia) and The Last Desert (Antarctica) which have been taking place since 2003. RacingThePlanet: Georgia 2020 is part of the RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon series which is an annual race that takes place in a new location each year. The first RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon took place in Vietnam in 2008, followed by Namibia in 2009, Australia in 2010, Nepal in 2011, Jordan in 2012, Iceland in 2013, Madagascar in 2014, Ecuador in 2015, Sri Lanka in 2016, Patagonia in 2017 and New Zealand in 2019. www.racingtheplanet.com/georgia


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