Ultra BOLIVIA Race

21 September 2020 - 27 September 2020
Salinas, Bolivia
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230 KM
7 days
30 Runners
Difficulty:    Expert
ENTRY FEE:    2400 EUR

CONCEPT

The Ultra BOLIVIA Race is a 230 km foot race in 7 stages and in Self-Supported. Each competitor must carry a backpack containing the compulsory equipments, food and personal equipments.

The race takes place on the Bolivian Altiplano in South America. The participants must follow the route as marked by the organizers and they have a road book. There are check points located at regular intervals.

Every night a bivouac is proposed by the organization. A technical support and a medical team are present during the event. Competitors who cannot respect the limit time per stage (10 hours) can stay in the race and they will be classified with their kilometers run during the event.

ITINERARY

The route of the Ultra BOLIVIA Race crosses among the most fascinating landscapes of Latin America!

The start of the race in Salinas is at 550 km South of La Paz. You will discover at the first stage the archaeological site of Alcaya. The crossing of this site will take you to 4100 meters of elevation in the heart of the wild Altiplano: arid landscape surrounded by volcanoes, some exceeding 6000 meters. The second and third days will help you discover the authentic villages and you will go at the foot of Volcano Tunupa (5400 meters).

The rest of the route will be on the Salar de Uyuni: the largest salt desert in the world (10 000 km2 of salt at 3650 meters of elevation). You will discover the Isla del Pescado and Isla Incahuasi and giant cacti. The Salar immensity will provide a unique experience!

The route of the Ultra BOLIVIA Race gives you the opportunity to discover landscapes of the end of the world off the beaten track. Nowhere else in South America, you will feel so disoriented by the strength and richness of cultures, color harmony and kindness of a peaceful people.

Event Organiser

Jerome Lollier

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Global - Virtual

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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

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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.