Ultra Blue Island by Azores Trail Run

03-05 Mai 2024 (Fri - Sun)


118km, 65km, Marathon, 25km, 11km

Ultra Blue Island by Azores Trail Run

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The Ultra Blue Island® race in Faial, Azores, Portugal, is an extraordinary trail running event that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and physical challenge. Here's a rephrased version of your description to further emphasize its appeal:

Embark on an Unforgettable Journey: Ultra Blue Island® in the Heart of the North Atlantic! 🌋

Set in the stunning surroundings of Faial Island in the Azores, Portugal, the Ultra Blue Island® race is a testament to nature's grandeur and human endurance. This challenging trail running event showcases the raw beauty of the North Atlantic Ocean in an exhilarating way.

A Tapestry of Nature and History: As you traverse the course, you're greeted with expansive ocean views and the awe-inspiring volcanic craters that sculpted this island. The race path also weaves through historical passages that echo the tales of ancient whalers, connecting you to the rich heritage of the land and its people.

A Visual Feast: From the deep blue of the ocean to the lush greens of forests and fields, every step is a discovery. The black sands from the island's most recent volcanic eruption contrast with the colorful palette of local architecture, offering a sensory feast that captivates and inspires.

An Experience Beyond Earth: Running this race is like a journey from Earth to the moon and back. It's an event that challenges your limits, stimulates your mind, exhausts your body, and rewards your spirit, leaving you with an irresistible urge to experience it all over again.

The Races Whalers’ Great Route: 118k - A true test of endurance and strength. Blue Island Trail: 65k - Immerse in the island's diverse landscapes. Marathon Faial Coast to Coast: 42k - A marathon like no other, from one coast to another. Ten Volcanoes Trail: 25k - A journey through volcanic wonders. Family Race: 11k - Inclusive and free for kids under 16, perfect for family participation.

🏁 Join the Adventure: Secure your place now in this extraordinary event. Embrace the challenge, witness the beauty, and become part of the story that is Ultra Blue Island®.ocean's deep blueocean's deep bluesculptAn actualaccessibleIsland®.oceanblue oceans

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Course details

Course surface
Other tags
Beginner Friendly
Family Friendly
Mountain Range
Ocean View
Single track
Unesco world heritage site
ITRA Point 1
ITRA Point 2
ITRA Point 3
ITRA Point 4
ITRA Point 5
Point to Point
100-999 Participants
ECO Friendly
UTMB Qualifier
Kids Run
Course highlights
The Ultra Blue Island® race course is a journey through Faial Island's diverse and dynamic landscapes. Each section of the race offers unique challenges and visual rewards, making it an unforgettable experience for every participant. The course is designed to showcase the best of the Azores ' natural beauty, whether it's the volcanic craters, historical paths, lush forests, or majestic ocean views. Caldeira do Faial: One of the most iconic features of the race. This massive volcanic crater offers breathtaking views and a challenging terrain. Running along its rim provides a unique perspective of the island's volcanic origins. Capelinhos Volcano: A testament to the island's dynamic nature, this area features the most recent volcanic eruption (1957-58). The landscape here is stark and moon-like, with volcanic ash and formations creating an almost surreal running experience. Coastal Views: The course offers expansive views of the North Atlantic Ocean. The contrast of the deep blue sea against the lush green landscapes of the island is a constant reminder of the unique location of the race. Ancient Whalers’ Paths: These paths hold historical significance, echoing the island's past whaling activities. Running these routes is like traversing through time, offering a glimpse into the island's cultural heritage. Forest Trails: The route winds through dense, verdant forests, providing shade and a change in scenery. These forested areas are visually stunning and home to diverse flora and fauna. Volcanic Terrain: Sections of the course run over rough volcanic terrain, challenging runners with its uneven and unique surface. This terrain tests agility and endurance. Grasslands and Fields: The course also takes runners through open grasslands and cultivated fields, showcasing the island's agricultural side and providing a different running surface. Coast-to-Coast Experience: For some race distances, like the 42km marathon, participants experience the thrill of running from one coast of the island to the other, encompassing various landscapes. Capelo and Varadouro: These areas are known for their natural beauty. Capelo offers views of lush vegetation and Varadouro, showcasing the striking contrast of black volcanic rocks against the ocean. Finish Line at Capelinhos Volcano: The race culminates at the Capelinhos Volcano, an iconic and dramatic site known for its lunar-like landscape and historical significance due to the 1957-58 eruption. This finish line offers a spectacular and unforgettable conclusion to the race, symbolizing the strength and resilience required to complete such a challenging course. Conclusion Ending the race at the Capelinhos Volcano enhances the overall experience of the Ultra Blue Island® race, making it not just a test of physical endurance but a journey through the rich natural and cultural tapestry of Faial Island. This distinctive finish line leaves a lasting impression, embodying the spirit of adventure and exploration that defines the race.
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Start address: Horta, Portugal

Finish address: Horta, Portugal

What’s included

These are included in your entry
  • done Finisher medal

  • done Goodie bag

  • done E-certificate/e-diploma

  • done Timing chip (single use)

  • done Post-race meal

  • done Shuttle to Start Line

  • done Drink Stations

  • done Nutrition Stations

  • done Medical Assistance

  • done Bag drop

  • done Toilets

  • done Accident insurance

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When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?


May 5th (Thursday), 3pm-11pm and May 6th (Friday), 2pm-10pm. Horta Municipal Market.

Ultra Blue Island by Azores Trail Run

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schedule 24-Stunden Ticketstornierung

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