Über Haría Extreme Lanzarote
The Haria Extreme Marathon is a trail marathon course that takes place on the northern part of the Lanzarote Island. What it means to those who never went to Lanzarote is sun and volcanic mountains.
For those who do, that means 20 plus miles of heavy terrain including volcanic rock and unchartered territory, which is extremely hard on the joints, and takes the stability of an elite runner to find their way to the end injury-free. At the highest peak, those who participate will have to endure a race uphill 1.600 meters and then catapult down to 1.600 meters with a maximum altitude of 540 meters overall. No small feat for even the most seasoned marathon runner.
There is no doubt that it is one of the most scenic races on earth, but the undeniable difficulty that the volcanic mountains and rough terrain present to runners, requires more than just race running experience and training. A diverse marathon, due to the unique nature of it, not only is it a tough choice for marathon newbies, it calls people from across the globe looking for more than just your average marathon course.