Category Archives: Race Announcements

26th running of the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race in India this October

One of the longest-running staged ultramarathons on the planet, the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race is about to see its 26th year. This 5-day event takes place on the ridgeline that forms the border between India and Nepal, at elevations ranging from 6000-12,000′ (approximately 1800-3600 m). I ran this race three years ago – so I know what I am getting into! – and am excited that I will be back again this year to report for RunningUltramarathons. The event consists of

The Coastal Challenge: A one-week rainforest run in Costa Rica

Here’s a spectacular expedition run that takes you through the jungles and along the beaches of Costa Rica – if you are willing to take the heat! The Coastal Challenge is a six-day staged ultramarathon with a 230 km route along Costa Rica’s south coast, towards the border with Panama. But don’t let the word “Coastal” fool you into thinking it’s flat. Each day, the route veers inland, up and down the coastal mountains, for a total elevation gain (and

This will be the 25th year for India’s incredible 5-day Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race

I ran this race in 2013. They call it a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience – but the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race is definitely an ultramarathon running experience I hope to repeat. The race is run over five days. The first three days are at elevations ranging from around 6,000′ to 11,000′ (1,800 m to 3,400 m), following the ridgeline that is THE border between India and Nepal. Along the route, you get views of four of the highest mountain peaks in

Innovative format for the Golden Ultra – a new 3-day staged ultramarathon in British Columbia

Staged events are definitely my favourite format for ultramarathon racing. The inaugural edition of the Golden Ultra, to be held in the mountains of British Columbia this September, gives a unique take on traditional multi-day events, by offering a completely different race for each of its three daily stages. Day 1 may be short – but I’ll leave it to you whether you’d also call it sweet! It’s a 5 km mountain climb with a total 1000 m elevation gain.

16th running of Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon, South Africa – registration open!

Registration for South Africa’s Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon is now open – and you can be sure that we at Running-Ultramarathons will be there. We love multi-day staged ultramarathons best of all! And this one sounds amazing… Now in its 16th year, we know we can count on a reliable and experienced organizing crew – and that means a lot, when you put yourself out there for a week. That’s right, this staged race takes place over seven days, with

Patagonia UltraFiord, April 2015: Southern Chile’s first 100 mile ultramarathon (as well as 100k, 70k and 30k trail races)

We LOVE southern Chile! And we are going back, this April, to be a part of Patagonia’s first ever 100-mile ultramarathon race… not to mention the “shorter” trail run events in the 100k, 70k, and 30k categories. Race Director Stjepan Pavicic has done it again. He has been building slowly, but very steadily, for a decade, from Chilean Patagonia’s first ever adventure race (the 2004 inaugural edition of the annual Patagonia Expedition Race, an Eco-Challenge style week-long multisport race for teams,

Lottery registration for the Tahoe 200 Mile Endurance Run open now through January 7

[via Press Release] The Tahoe 200 Mile Endurance Run registration lottery is open now through January 7th at 6pm pst. The ultramarathon will take place September 11-15, 2015, beginning at Homewood, CA on beautiful Lake Tahoe. This is your chance to take part in an incredible journey around the largest alpine lake in North America. The route circumnavigates the sparkling, clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe from the Tahoe Rim Trail, occasionally detouring off the TRT to explore aspen meadows, rock gardens

New trail ultra to take place at Torres del Paine, Chilean Patagonia!

Your racing dream has come true! A trail ultramarathon in southern Patagonia’s iconic Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile! This new race is organized in conjunction with the Patagonia International Marathon (which also includes a 63k ultra category), now in its third year. Registration opened this week for the Ultra Trail Torres del Paine, which will take place on September 26. This event offers two distances: a 67k ultramarathon race, with 2341 m (7680′) of cumulative elevation gain; and a

Registration opens tomorrow for the Oregon Coast 50k and 30k races!

Here’s a brand new race event for the ultramarathon running circuit: The Oregon Coast 50k and 30k runs, coming for October 18th, 2014. From the beach to the bluffs to ridges high above to waves crashing into rocks just feet away, this race is never far from the ocean and always incredibly scenic. Starting on a wide, flat beach just south of Waldport, Oregon, you’ll run to the small seaside town of Yachats [pronounced “Ya-hots!”] and past it to Cape