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Mongolia Stage Race

11-Aug-2019 Elsen Tasarkhai dunes, Mongolia

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174KM / 108Miles
6 Days - 100 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From €2450 EUR

6 days running / trekking
Essential details and logistics of the event (download pdf).

Day 1 - Friday, August 9

10:00-17:00 Reception of runners and relatives at the Premium Hotel**** in Ulaanbaatar.
Free day to visit Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
20:00-21:30 Welcome dinner at the hotel.
Night at Hotel Premium****.

Day 2 - Saturday, August 10

07:00-08:00 Breakfast and hotel check out.
09:00 Departure to the ger camp Mon Altai in the Elsen Tasarkhai dunes.
13:00-14:00 Lunch at the camp.
16:00 Visit to Khogno Khan Temple.
20:00-21:30 Dinner.
21:30 Briefing stage 1.
Night in the traditional Gers.

Day 3 - Sunday, August 11 (STAGE 1 - 23,55 km +286 m)

07:00-08:30 Breakfast.
07:00-08:30 Delivery of bags for the next camp.
09:00 - Start of the first stage. Departure from the Elsen Tasarkhai dunes.
11:00-14:00 Nomadic families will receive every participants at the finish line.
12:00-14:30 Lunch at the finish area.
14:30 Stepped transfer to the next camp located on Lake Ugii.
Stop to admire the stone steles of King Bileg and Kultegin.
16:30 Arrival at the camp, free time.
20:00-21:30 Dinner.
21:30 Briefing stage 2 – stage 1 images.
Night in the traditional Gers.

Day 4 - Monday, August 12 (STAGE 2 – 33,20 km +91 m)

06:00-07:30 Breakfast.
06:00-07:30 Delivery of bags for the next camp.
08:00 Start of the second stage. Departure from Lake Ugii-Orkhon Valley.
10:30-14:00 Finish line at Ugii village.
12:00-14:30 Lunch at the finish area.
14:00 Start transfer to the next camp located in Tsetserleg (Maidarsan camp).
16:00-17:30 Arrival at the camp, free time.
18:00 Visit to the Tsetserleg museum.
20:00-21:30 Dinner.
21:30 Briefing stage 3 – stage 2 images.
Night in the traditional Gers.

Day 5 - Tuesday, August 13 (STAGE 3 – 27,15 km +611 m)

06:00-07:30 Breakfast.
06:00-07:30 Delivery of bags for the next camp.
08:00 Start of the third stage. Departure from the Maidarsan camp.
10:30-14:00 Finish line at Thermal Baths of Tsenkher.
12:00-14:30 Lunch at the finish area.
Free time afternoon. Enjoying the hot springs.
20:00-21:30 Dinner.
21:30 Briefing stage 4 – stage 3 images.
Night in the traditional Gers.

Day 6 - Wednesday, August 14 (STAGE 4 – 36,68 km +933 m)

06:00-07:30 Breakfast.
06:00-07:30 Delivery of bags for the next camp.
08:00 Start of the fourth stage. Departure from the Thermal Baths of Tsenkher.
10:30-14:00 Finish line in a nomadic area. We will enjoy a nomadic barbecue.
12:00-14:30 Lunch at the finish area.
14:00 – Start transfer to Bor Burgastain Rashaan camp.
14:30-17:00 Arrival at the camp.
Free time to relax.
20:00-21:30 Dinner.
21:30 Briefing stage 5 – stage 4 images.
Night in the traditional Gers.

Day 7 - Thursday, August 15 (STAGE 5 – 39,51 km +1443 m)

06:00-07:30 Breakfast.
06:00-07:30 Delivery of bags for the next camp.
07:45 Transfer to the departure (nomadic winter season).
08:30 Start of the fifth stage. Departure from the nomadic winter season.
12:00-15:00 Finish line at the Munkhtenger camp in Kharkhorin.
12:30-15:30 Lunch at the finish area.
Free time to visit Kharkhorin.
20:00-21:30 Dinner.
21:30 Briefing stage 6 – stage 5 images.
Night in the traditional Gers.

Day 8 - Friday, August 16 (STAGE 6 – 13,85 km +237 m)

06:00-07:30 Breakfast.
08:00 Start of the sixth stage. Departure from the Munkhtenger camp.
09:15-10:30 Finish line inside of the Monastery of Erdene Zuu.
12:00 Departure to Ulaanbaatar with lunch on the way.
19:30 Closing ceremony: dinner, awards ceremony and final party.
Night at Hotel Premium****.

Day 9 - Saturday, August 17

07:00-10:30 Breakfast.
Airport shuttles according to flights departure schedules.
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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

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.

Expert

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

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances 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 evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

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

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 evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: 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.

Global - Virtual

Type: 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.

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