Ultra marathons are a true test of endurance and willpower, but what makes these races even more special is the stunning locations they take place in around the world. From New Zealand’s alps to the Sahara desert, these races take runners through breathtaking landscapes, offering an experience that is both challenging and unforgettable. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites for you to consider for you next ultra adventure!
This iconic race takes place in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and offers runners breath taking views of the California wilderness. The 100-mile course traverses through canyons, forests, and high mountain passes, making it one of the most challenging and beautiful ultra marathons in the world.
Race Date: 24 – 25 June 2023
This race is a true test of endurance, taking runners through three countries and the alps. The route offers breath taking views of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, as well as other stunning peaks in the alps. The race is considered one of the most challenging ultra marathons in the world, but the views make it all worth it.
Race Date: 28 August – 3 September 2023
This race takes place in the stunning Kepler Range of New Zealand’s South Island. The trail offers runners panoramic views of the mountains, alpine meadows, and glistening glaciers as they make their way through the challenging terrain.
Race Date: 2 December 2023
This event takes place in the Sahara desert and is considered one of the toughest footraces on earth. It takes runners through some of the most inhospitable terrain in the world, but the stark beauty of the desert makes it all worth it.
Race Date: 21 April – 1 May 2023
This event offers scenic views of the Australian wilderness. Runners will traverse through the beautiful Blue Mountains. The course takes runners through eucalyptus forests, along cliffs, and past waterfalls, making it one of the most picturesque ultra marathons in the world.
Race Date: 11 – 14 May 2023
This race follows the ancient Inca trail to Machu Picchu. This is one of the most iconic and beautiful ancient sites in the world. The course takes runners through lush jungle, over mountain passes, and past ancient ruins, making it a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
Race Date: 16 June 2023
7. The Comrades Marathon, South Africa :
This race takes place between Durban and Pietermaritzburg and offers runners views of the South African countryside. The terrain is hilly and challenging, but the stunning views of the African landscape make it all worth it.
Race Date: 11 June 2023
Ultra marathons are an opportunity to explore and discover some of the most beautiful locations around the world. Whether you’re looking for a desert adventure, a mountain challenge, or a tropical escape, there’s an ultra marathon that will suit your interests and goals and offer an experience that is both challenging and unforgettable. So grab your running shoes and start planning your next ultra marathon adventure to find that #MoreIsInYou!