We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy

Hey there, Don't forget to log in and join the conversation Log in

RacingThePlanet: Patagonia

12-Nov-2017 Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina

YOUR RATING

Image Mask
1 REVIEWS
Desert Race Race Terrain
250KM / 155Miles
7 Days

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

RacingThePlanet: Patagonia 2017 is a 7-day, 250-kilometer / 155-mile self-supported footrace which takes place in Bariloche in Argentina.

It’s a one–off race that is part of the 4 Deserts Race Series.

The course presents a great variety of Patagonian landscape including dry pampas, ancient forests, pristine blue mountain lakes, high plateaus, vast views of valleys, rivers as well as peaks of the Andes Mountain Range including El Tronador, an extinct volcano located along the border between Argentina and Chile; and Ventisquero Negro, the black glacier, one of the eight glaciers formed around the mountain. 

Competitors will also experience life in local villages with friendly locals, Gauchos, as they traverse the 250 kilometer course.

More information about the race is available at www.4deserts.com/beyond/patagonia

Avatar

Event Organiser
Zeana Haroun

VIEW PROFILE
LIKE WHAT YOU READ?
SIGN UP FOR MORE

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.

Review RacingThePlanet: Patagonia

You must be logged in to add your review, click here to login or register

Avatar
Comment Arrow

Dessie

09:53 08-03-18

2017 It had been quite a year of accidents and surgeries for me, resulting in a very modified training plan. I arrived as fit as I could be, eager to see my old friends from past races, but very nervous if Id done enough to meet the demands of the race. The first day was really awful. We ran through an arch, apparently, I didn't see a thing. I was quitting after about 10miles. But I "ran" into an old friend who was having worse issues than I was and together we finished the day. The days got better running wise as I gained more confidence into what my body was going to allow me to do. The scenery was absolutely stunning, truly remote and unlike other RTP races where we've run through villages, we hardly saw anybody other than other runners. Clean portapotties with toilet paper were an absolute luxury and so appreciated. The support crew were fantastic. The weather was diverse. My tent mates are now all extended family. The only -ve I experienced with RTP was the "treat", we were all speculated a grilled lamb chop - it was Patagonia after all, we got .....hot chocolate. BAAAAAA.

Have you run one of these races?

Add your race review
to the race page for your
chance to win great kit
like these

Not a member?

Join Now

It takes less than
a minute