Ultra Races that I Like

Last updated: 2021-08-23

1. Ultra-trail Australia (UTA)

Run through the World Heritage listed national park of the Blue Mountains at New South Wales, Australia. The 100km course takes you along cliff tops, through lush valleys and across epic ridges. You will encounter the main attractions of the park – Golden Stairs, Ironpot Ridge, Leura Forest, Wentworth Falls, Kedumba Pass and finally up the famous Furber Steps (all 951 of them) to the finish line.

The next race is scheduled on 12-15 May 2022. The 100km race category has an elevation gain of 4460m+/-. Total allowable time is 28 hours.

https://www.ultratrailaustralia.com.au/

Sharing some photos from the organizer’s site.

 


2. Ultra-trail Snowdonia (UTS)

A race that takes you through breath-taking sceneries and beautiful technical mountain trails. You will explore and experience scenic valleys, rugged peaks and epic landscapes. It is the ultimate grand-tour of the mountains of Snowdonia National Park in Wales, United Kingdom.  

The next race is scheduled on 11-12 September 2021. There are three categories to choose from.

https://apexrunning.co/events/ultratrailsnowdonia

I will let the photos speak for itself.

 


3. CCC® (of UTMB® Mont-Blanc)

The CCC (Courmayeur of Italy – Champex-Lac of Switzerland – Chamonix of France) is a part of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB) annual festival race along the most popular long-distance trail in Europe, the Tour du Mont-Blanc (TMB).

The race starts at Courmayeur, in the Italian Alps, and climbs to the views the Alps – Mont-Blanc and the Grandes Jorasses traverse. The race continues to Switzerland at the Grand col Ferret (2537m) and then France at Vallorcine, and ends in the heart of Chamonix.

CCC is around 101 km and about 6,100 meters in elevation gain. Cut-off time for finishing is 26 hrs 30 mins. Registration for this race requires 3 points obtained from the approved qualifying races. The registration limit is set at 1900 runners in 2021.

CCC Course Route and Profile

https://utmbmontblanc.com/en/page/21/21.html

Crossing the finishing line of this race would be a dream come true for many ultra-runners.