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Race Across Apulia

01-Jun-2019 Lecce, Puglia, Italy

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285KM / 177Miles
2 Days

Alternate Distances: 105KM/65M

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Race Across Apulia is a 285km ultramarathon held in Italy in the Apulian region.

It starts in Lecce and finishes in Castellaneta crossing the most beautiful cities and landscapes of the region. From Lecce the baroccan capital of Italy to Ostuni, the white city, going into the trulli region crossing Alberobello one of the most famous cities thanks to its trulli and Unesco heritage as well.

The short version of the races finishes in Alberobello (105km long). The race continues along the Adriatic coast entering Bari, the capital of Apulia and continues through the National Park of Alta Murgia and enters into Altamura, famous for its bread.

Before finishing in Castellaneta, hometown of Rodolfo Valentino, the runners will have the chance to run in Matera, another Unesco site thanks to its worldwide known "Sassi", the old part of Matera, a place full of history and tradition.

48 hours to complete the 285km (20 hours for the short race) all on secondary roads most of them only cycling and walking ones.

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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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