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Ultra Corsica

05-Sep-2019 Corsica, France

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1005KM / 625Miles
17 Days - 50 Runners

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Entry From £1850 GBP

The Ultra Corsica is a biennal road footrace co-jointly organised by Capital-ID and SkyRun. Not for the faint of heart, the Ultra Corsica® takes the runners on 17-day, 1000 km stage footrace with over 18,000m of elevation gain through Corsican mountains.

Known as "France’s toughest 1000 km footrace", the Ultra Corsica course runs 1000 km anti-clockwise around Corsica Island from the eastern coast port of Bastia to the Cap Corse peninsula, through the Desert des Agriates, the villages of the Balagne region, the Gulf of Porto, to the foot of the  famous Bavella Peaks, then snakes its way through the hilly region of Castagniccia. 

With over 18,000 meter of positive altitude change on this up-and-down course, participants get a tour of Corsica like none other. While the race is known for its difficulty, runners are treated to unrestrained mountain views, serene valleys, breath taking ocean views and shady forest winding roads that make the journey worth the effort.

The Ultra Corsica organisation provides assistance and support to the runners during each stage with refreshment stations ("Ravito") posted along the road every 10 km. 

Off road, at the finish line, runners are invited to rest overnight under large tents pitched at uncrowded campsites offering high qualiity facilities where a generous home made meal and a continental breakfast are served by our own catering team.

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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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