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Trans-Pecos Ultra Stage Race

02-Nov-2019 Big Bend, Texas, USA

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Desert Race Race Terrain
262KM / 163Miles
6 Days - 50 Runners

Alternate Distances: 130KM/81M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From $1500 USD

Discover one of the most remote and rugged deserts in North America. TPU is the only multi-stage race set in the Big Bend region of the Chihuahuan Desert.

Trans-Pecos Ultra is a life-changing experience in one of the most remote and desolate regions in North America.

Run or hike either 81.9 or 163.5 miles and discover multiple towns and historic sites within Big Bend & the Chihuahuan Desert.

This 5th annual event is a self-support foot race besides access to water, medical, and tent space.

Capped at 50 participants for a remote and small group experience. There's no other stage race like TPU!

New for 2019: TPU delivers 5 ITRA/UTMB qualifying points + $10,000 total price purse!!

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Christopher Herrera

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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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