RunUltra Race Awards – We have some surprise winners

Last updated: 19-Jul-18

By Kathryn Bullock

A big thank you to those of you who took part in our #RunUltraRace Awards. We have some real surprises and the results show that even lesser well known ultra races with the right level of marketing and runner support can make a big splash in the ultra running world.

Our race winners represent races across the globe and have demonstrated that with focus they have run a sustained awareness building campaign. We are pleased to announce that we have 14 regional winners as follows:

Our regional winners:

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AUSTRALASIA, ASIA & PACIFIC

Australasia Asia & Pacific Winner Australasia Asia & Pacific Finalist
The 9 Dragons, Hong Kong MesaStila Peaks Challenge, Indonesia

 

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EUROPE

Europe Winner Europe Finalists
Trail delle Orchidee, Italy

Ö Till Ö, Sweden

Chiemgauer, Germany

Donadea 50K, Ireland

 

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NORTH AMERICA

North America Winner North America Finalist
Lake Martin 100, USA Fat Dog 120 Trail Race, Canada

 

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MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

Middle East & North Africa Winner
Marathon des Sables, Morocco

 

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UK

UK Winner UK Finalist
Hope 24

Fox Ultra

St Begas Ultra

White Rose Ultra

 

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SOUTH AMERICA

South America & Caribbean Winner
The Coastal Challenge, Costa Rica


Some of the races shown have worked hard to build attractive race pages and some like Hope24 have been extremely successful in encouraging 42 runners to post race reviews on their race listing.

We encourage you to view the races pages above and maybe some of them might find a place on your race list page.

We also want to confirm our winners by race type as shown below:

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BEST 50KM RACE

Best 50km race winner Best 50km race finalist
Donadea 50k Race, Ireland Weald Challenge, UK

 

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BEST 100KM RACE  

Best 100 km race winner Best 100 km race finalist
Chiemgauer 100, Germany MesaStila Peaks Challenge, Indonesia

 

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BEST 100M RACE

Best 100 mile race winner
Lake Martin 100, USA

 

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SINGLE STAGE

Best single stage race winner Best single stage race finalist
Trail delle Orchidee, Italy Ö Till Ö, Sweden

 

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MULTI STAGE

Best multi stage race winner Best multi stage race finalist
The 9 Dragons, Hong Kong Lake Martin 100, USA


Many congratulations to our two voters Sarah Kepler from Alabama, USA and Oscar Tang from London, UK who win a runner outfit each from RiPL.

And…. The overall winner of the RunUltra 2017 Race Awards is………

The 9 Dragons, Hong Kong


Many congratulations to our worthy winner Race Base Asia, which has worked hard to raise awarenesss of this popular ultra race in Hong Kong.

"Our race winners represent races across the globe and have demonstrated that with focus they have run a sustained awareness building campaign"

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