Ultra Run in the Falklands next April

Tue, 26th Feb 2019 - 2:30 p.m.

An awesome event in the Falkland Islands.

This is a single-stage ultramarathon across East Falkland. It will become an annual event and the inaugural edition will be in April next year.

There are options for 106 miles, 60 miles and a team event for (approximately) 4x marathon distances in a relay. The cut-off times are very generous to allow the courses to be completed by a wide range of abilities (60 hours, but to be confirmed).

The event is an all-inclusive package of return flights from the UK, accommodation, food, race and organised experiences of all that the Falklands has to offer! {I wonder if the transfer from the airport to the accommodation is a Yomp?}

see https://www.facebook.com/FalklandsUltra for further details.

The Falklands Ultra really will be an adventure of a lifetime. Nowhere else in the world has such a unique mix of epic terrain, friendly wildlife and recent battlefield history. The locations that the route passes through will resonate with anyone who was old enough to be aware of events in 1982. Starting in Goose Green the course goes to Ajax Bay, through San Carlos, and over the hills of Mount Kent, Mount Longdon, Mount Harriet, Two Sisters, Tumbledown and Wireless Ridge before finishing in the centre of Stanley.

As the Falkland Islands is the third least-populated country in the world the wildlife has not learned to be afraid of people, offering amazing experiences for close encounters with the local penguins, seals, walruses, etc.

Anyone interested can register on the website (falklandsultra.com) and will then be informed when tickets go on sale (the start of April).