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Ultra BOLIVIA Race

21-Sep-2020 Salinas, Bolivia

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230KM / 143Miles
7 Days - 30 Runners

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Entry From €2400 EUR

CONCEPT

The Ultra BOLIVIA Race is a 230 km foot race in 7 stages and in Self-Supported. Each competitor must carry a backpack containing the compulsory equipments, food and personal equipments.

The race takes place on the Bolivian Altiplano in South America. The participants must follow the route as marked by the organizers and they have a road book. There are check points located at regular intervals.

Every night a bivouac is proposed by the organization. A technical support and a medical team are present during the event. Competitors who cannot respect the limit time per stage (10 hours) can stay in the race and they will be classified with their kilometers run during the event.

ITINERARY

The route of the Ultra BOLIVIA Race crosses among the most fascinating landscapes of Latin America!

The start of the race in Salinas is at 550 km South of La Paz. You will discover at the first stage the archaeological site of Alcaya. The crossing of this site will take you to 4100 meters of elevation in the heart of the wild Altiplano: arid landscape surrounded by volcanoes, some exceeding 6000 meters. The second and third days will help you discover the authentic villages and you will go at the foot of Volcano Tunupa (5400 meters).

The rest of the route will be on the Salar de Uyuni: the largest salt desert in the world (10 000 km2 of salt at 3650 meters of elevation). You will discover the Isla del Pescado and Isla Incahuasi and giant cacti. The Salar immensity will provide a unique experience!

The route of the Ultra BOLIVIA Race gives you the opportunity to discover landscapes of the end of the world off the beaten track. Nowhere else in South America, you will feel so disoriented by the strength and richness of cultures, color harmony and kindness of a peaceful people.

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Jerome Lollier

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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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