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This is the Namib Desert, one of the oldest deserts in the world, a vast region of Southern Africa which has been dry for more than 50 million years. Day time temperatures at this time of year reach 35 degrees but as night begins to fall, and the sunset turns the landscape into something other worldly, the temperatures can drop to freezing.

Youre standing in baking heat and dust, surrounded on all sides by sand and scrubland. The Spitskoppe Mountains loom over you, bare rock rising nearly 2 kilometres from the desert floor. Youre a dot on the landscape as you stand on a trail that winds its way through the rocky ground around you and off into sand dunes that shimmer in the heat haze on the horizon.

This is the Desert Ultra.

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A 250km race split into 5 stages of sand dunes, dry river beds and baking scrubland in the shadow of rocky, martian mountains.

Runners should expect sweltering heat in the long days and freezing nights. There may be periods running in darkness, following a marked route by head torch, under skies free of light pollution and filled with stars.

As a self-sufficient race you are responsible for carrying your entire kit, including food, safety equipment and a minimum of 2.5 litres of water which can be re-filled at checkpoints along the stages. Youll need some specialist gear to take on the worlds oldest desert.

Accommodation each night is provided by way of campsites built by our race team.

The Desert Ultra – 2018

Erongo Region, NA
The Desert Ultra – 2018

This is Swedish Lapland. Laying inside the Arctic Circle its Europes last remaining wilderness and the heartland of the indigenous Smi people. This area, Jokkmokk municipality, an area the size of Wales but with a population of only around three thousand, can experience day time temperatures as low as -20 degrees at this time of year and the days are short.

Youre standing in snow, surrounded by seemingly endless pine forests scattered with frozen lakes. White-capped mountains dominate the horizon. All around you is silent and peaceful broken only by the crunch of your steps in the snow as you make your way through 230km of this UNESCO world heritage area. As darkness descends at the end of each day you can expect to feel like the only person on the planet.

This is the Ice Ultra.

A 230km race split into 5 stages taking in Arctic tundra and frozen lakes all set against a back drop of white topped mountains.

The days are short and the course is long; runners should expect long periods running in darkness, following a marked route by head torch, under skies free of light pollution and filled with stars and sightings of aurora.

As a self-sufficient race you are responsible for carrying your entire kit, including food, safety equipment and a minimum of 1.5 litres of water which can be re-filled at checkpoints along the stages. Youll need some specialist gear to take on the conditions the Arctic Circle can throw at you.

Accommodation each night is provided by way of remote huts and teepee tents with open fires for warmth.

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The Ice Ultra – 2019

Porjus, Norrbottens lu00e4n, SE
The Ice Ultra – 2019

This is the Manu National Park, deep in the Amazon Rainforest, an unspoilt expanse of boiling jungle and breath-taking cloud forest running from the Andes mountains to the Madre de Dios River. Its lowlands are only accessible by boat and its impenetrable nature has been both the reason so many are attracted to its dark undergrowth and the reason it has remained so well preserved.

Youre standing above the clouds looking down a massive valley along which a single track road winds through a sea of green. The clouds boil and roll across the canopy below and the air around you is thin enough to double the effort required to move. Soon you will descend down into the UNESCO world heritage site below and make your way through 230km of sweltering jungle, choked with mud and humidity, broken by river crossing after crossing.

This is the Jungle Ultra.

This is a 5 stage, self supported adventure race on a marked route. Runners should expect choking humidity; the body pouring sweat in an effort to stay cool. There will be deep mud and heavy rain. There may also be periods spent running in darkness, by head torch.

As a self-sufficient race you are responsible for carrying your entire kit, including food, safety equipment and a minimum of 2.5 litres of water carrying capacity which can be re-filled at checkpoints along the stages. Accommodation each night is provided by way of research stations and lodges dotted through this region of unrivaled scientific interest.

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The Jungle Ultra – 2019

Parque Nacional del Manu, Madre de Dios, Peru
The Jungle Ultra – 2019

This is the Namib Desert, one of the oldest deserts in the world, a vast region of Southern Africa which has been dry for more than 50 million years. Day time temperatures at this time of year reach 35 degrees but as night begins to fall, and the sunset turns the landscape into something other worldly, the temperatures can drop to freezing.

Youre standing in baking heat and dust, surrounded on all sides by sand and scrubland. The Spitskoppe Mountains loom over you, bare rock rising nearly 2 kilometres from the desert floor. Youre a dot on the landscape as you stand on a trail that winds its way through the rocky ground around you and off into sand dunes that shimmer in the heat haze on the horizon.

This is the Desert Ultra.

Follow us to Adventure.

A 250km race split into 5 stages of sand dunes, dry river beds and baking scrubland in the shadow of rocky, martian mountains.

Runners should expect sweltering heat in the long days and freezing nights. There may be periods running in darkness, following a marked route by head torch, under skies free of light pollution and filled with stars.

As a self-sufficient race you are responsible for carrying your entire kit, including food, safety equipment and a minimum of 2.5 litres of water which can be re-filled at checkpoints along the stages. Youll need some specialist gear to take on the worlds oldest desert.

Accommodation each night is provided by way of campsites built by our race team.

The Desert Ultra – 2019

Erongo Region, NA
The Desert Ultra – 2019

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