The Falklands Ultra (100 km or 100 miles)

8 April 2023
Stanley, falkland-islands
Stanley, Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands
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trail race
161 KM
8 days
200 Runners
ALTERNATE DISTANCES: 100KM / 42KM
Difficulty:    Intermediate
ENTRY FEE:    4450 GBP

The Ultimate Way to Experience the Falklands

An ultramarathon in a remote and mystical corner of the South Atlantic, surrounded by stunning landscapes and friendly wildlife in a country defined by its dramatic history.

Following the routes taken by British forces in 1982 to liberate the Islands the course winds its way from Goose Green to Stanley via San Carlos, Mount Kent, Two Sisters, Wireless Ridge and Tumbledown.

This is your chance to participate in the inaugural Falklands Ultra taking place in 2023

The event is a complete package including flights from Santiago departing Saturday 8th April and returning (to Santiago) Saturday 15th April 2023. The race is a single stage ultra and walking pace is supported for the 100km option (very generous cut-off times). The 100 mile (161km) course is more challenging in terms of climb, terrain, distance and cut-off times and more suitable for those with more experience of ultra marathons.

It isn’t all hard work though… also during the week in the Islands there are opportunities for a host of optional activities included: an acclimatisation race, rock climbing, kayaking (with penguins?), fishing, guided battlefield tours, whale watching, guided runs with locals each morning around the Stanley battlefields and exploring pristine beaches.

If you are also a parkrun fan, this is your chance to complete the world’s most southerly parkrun at Cape Pembroke Lighthouse.

Event Organiser

Andy Hodgson

Event Organiser

Andy Hodgson

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Global - Virtual

Elevation

A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for

For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Elevation

An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for

Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Brutal

Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

Suitable for

Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Expert

Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

Suitable for

Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Advanced

Elevation

Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for

Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Intermediate

Elevation

Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for

Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Beginner

Elevation

Very little change < 500 metres

Suitable for

First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.