18-20 JANUARY 2019: SUPERACE ULTRA MARATHON, TAIWAN
SUPERACE, founded by Kevin Lin, one the best-known endurance athletes in Asia, is introducing his home country to the ultra-challengers. The tough, yet beautiful mountain range will lead the runners to the Pacific Ocean to enjoy the big shiny blue.
Kevin Lin has been the first modern runner to cross the Sahara Desert in 2007. He became the champion of the 4 Desert Race Series in 2006. Following his great running adventures in Atacama Desert, Silk Road and many others, his journey continued with the creation of the SUPERACE, and led more people into the world of ultramarathons.
In SUPERACE Ultra Marathon, TAIWAN, runners are led along the Jinshuiying Historic Trail and the Central Mountain Range to the Eastern coast and pass the Alangyi Historic Trail. You will climb to more than 1,450 meters high and then to river beds at sea level; along the way runners will be greeted by mountains and sea as you pass wet tropical forests and gravel coasts. One might even hear the songs of the aboriginals. The diverse terrain will test both the limits of your stamina and willpower!
Participants are required to only carry equipment for a single day, locker services are provided and all other equipment will be delivered to the camp site by the event organizer.
Location: Pintung, Taiwan
Race date: 18-20 January 2019
Distance: 119K in 3 stages
Qualifier: UTMB (3-day race 3 ITRA-points / trail race 2 ITRA-points)
Race info: #Superace
4-10 March 2019: GUATEMALA IMPACT MARATHON
An extraordinary experience with a blend of stunning locations, hugely impactful volunteering and the hardest race of your life. A volcanic backdrop, some massive social issues to support and meeting new friends for life.
This is not just a race, it’s a week-long community engagement and world-changing adventure. This is your chance to link in with the exciting Guatemalan culture and create a platform for change. We are here to embrace the nation, to learn its history and to help develop the discussions and the opportunities to build a strong future for the country.
The Athletes’ Village will be your home for the week and it’s an absolute beauty. Nestled up in the hills surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage town Antigua, you will be treated to views of not one but THREE beautiful volcanoes… including one that you might see spurting out lava in the evenings.
You’ll rise each morning to yoga within the on-site avocado farm. You can also head out on one of our training runs.
In the evening, the campfire will serve as a melting pot of stories and connections.
Depending on your selected UN Global Goal you’ll be working with organizations in the region to bring about change in their communities.
The race will take place on the 5th day. A tough, beautiful trail running route that will test you and inspire you in equal measure and will take you on a volcanic journey of exploration. Not much is revealed about what to expect on race day, but you can be assured that it’s not the ‘average’ race.
Places are strictly limited to 85 people, because the Impact Marathon experience focuses on having enough people to make an impact, but not so many to lose the close, intimate experience.
Location: Antigua, Guatemala
Race terrain: Trail, mountain
Race distance: marathon
Race info: #ImpactMarathonGuatemala
20-26 May 2019: MALAWI IMPACT MARATHON
Choose Malawi and you’ll be joining us on the run of a lifetime in the home of distance-running. Not only will you spend the week on the shores of Lake Malawi (don’t forget your cameras for those epic sunrises and sunsets), you’ll also have time to meet some amazing projects really making a difference to the communities you will be running through and alongside. Empower yourself and use the power of running to help change lives forever.
For the first few days you’ll get stuck into a variety of projects, then after resting up on day 5, you’ll join hundreds of locals for the inaugural Malawi International Marathon!
Distances: 42K, 21K, 10K
This is more than just a race, just wait until you are running along the banks of Lake Malawi, enjoying the Warm Heart of this beautiful continent.
Set in challenging terrain, it’s a sandy, dusty trail race that has enough elevation to keep your legs happy but enough stunning vistas to keep your mind rewarded! Forget about your Personal Best and enjoy every single step of this unique course.
The Athletes’ Village, staffed by the local community, will be your home for the week. You can count on amazing sunrises to kick start each day, rounded off perfectly with sunsets that will render you utterly speechless. Beach BBQs and nightly campfires will be the perfect setting to connect with other runners during the week.
Sign up before 14th January to get a 10% discount
Race info: #ImpactMarathon #ImpactMarathonMalawi
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