Mongol 100 – the most surreal, audacious and hauntingly beautiful adventure challenge known to Man. The objective is to traverse the entirety of the lake from north to south, by any means Foot, skate or bike. It is also the inaugural journey in the brand-new Rat Race Bucket List Series of global adventures.
This challenge is open to all comers. It is hard; make no mistake. Perhaps the hardest thing you will ever take on. Not just because of the physical challenge. It is cold. Very very cold. That cold will test everyone; whoever you are and however capable you are. But our mantra is for you to get to the start line and we will help you get to the end. And in so doing achieve something extraordinary.
Rat Race is the UK’s largest and most respected adventure event operator. We have catered to over 1 000 000 customers in nearly 15 years of operation. ‘The 100’ will, of course, unfold with typical Rat Race flare, expert event management and unwavering commitment to safety throughout.
How to enter the Rat Race – Mongol 100
- Run 100mi
Rat Race – Mongol 100 route
In a remote corner of North-Western Mongolia lies Lake Khovsgol: One of 17 ancient lakes in the World over 2 million-years-old and which contains the World’s purest fresh water. The shores are lined with ancient stands of boreal forest and packed with Wolves. It is serene, hostile, stunning, intimidating. In winter, the ice freezes across its entire near-100-mile length to a depth of over a metre thick, creating for Rat Race the ultimate adventure challenge course.
It is a one-way solo crossing of Lake Khovsgol from north to south. Choose to do it on foot, by skate or by bike. The route is entirely on the ice of the lake. That ice surface varies in style and terrain, although of course it’s also entirely flat. Those running garmins and the like will see around 4m total height gain per day (mostly where you step over ice rubble patches!). The route is not an exact 100 miles, (it will probably be a little less) as it will ebb and flow with the safest established route passage across the ice, set by the Mongolian Authorities and our local team of guides.
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