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The History Ultra

05-Sep-2021 Vosges, Haut-Rhin, France

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Mountains Race Race Terrain
150KM / 93Miles
5 Days - 35 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Beginner  

Entry From €1200 EUR

Create your own story!
In September 2021, join us on the slopes of the Vosges mountains to write a new page of your history. The challenge is important: 150 km in 5 days ! You will follow in the footsteps of Julius Caesar's armies conquering Gaul more than 2000 years ago to those of the Allied troops liberating the region in 1945. Empires, kingdoms and later nations have fought for this land, coveting its strategic importance and its wealth.

- 150 km through the Vosges, almost exclusively on long-distance paths (GR)
- 5 days of unassisted stages (only water is provided at the race checkpoints)
- The paths are marked and do not require navigation
- Semi-autonomous race: each participant will have to carry everything he/she needs for the duration of the challenge (dinners and breakfasts will be served in the refuges)
- The nights will be spent in refuges of the Vosges Club (or equivalent), which means that each participant must be equipped with at least a personal sleeping bag.

The package includes
Transportation from Basel airport or nearby train stations for competitors (and their families if needed).
6 nights in refuges or equivalent (which in some cases will include dormitories depending on the capacity of the refuges hosting us). (*)
All breakfasts upon arrival at the base HQ in Wattwiller (camp HUTTOPIA).
All dinners as soon as the race has started from the evening of September 5th.
A celebration dinner at a special location on the evening of the finish on 09 September.
Photos / videos of the challenge will be given free of charge to all participants at the end of the challenge.
All participants will be rewarded at the end of the race!

(*) Latest information from the organisation. Due to the world situation, the reduced number of flights and some requests, we will start accepting participants on Friday afternoon, September 3rd, 2021. The organisation will take care of the night from the 3rd to the 4th of September as well as the breakfast on the morning of the 4th of September. Our exceptional package contains 7 nights!
This package of only 1200 € TTC is exceptional for a race which will make you cross exceptional sites!

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OLIVIER L HOUETTE

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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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