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Ultra BOLIVIA Race

Quick facts

Location Salinas, Bolivia

Distance Ultra marathon

About Ultra BOLIVIA Race

Canal Aventure is the official website of The Track Organisation. Established in 2010, The Track Organisation is a travel agency specializing in ultramarathons organization. Born of the passion for adventure and by the conviction that sport is a universal language, we want to give you the opportunity to experience (and to share) some extraordinary moments.

Since 2011, the events that we organize on the differents continents from Australia to Bolivia through India, Burkina Faso, Norway and Vietnam, brought together hundreds of participants from thirty different nationalities. Motivated by simple but essential values our ambition is to organize events that allow participants to discover beautiful landscapes and the different cultures of our planet.

Our commitment is also to preserve the authenticity of places and people we encounter. So we limit our groups at a reasonable number of participant.

The Ultra BOLIVIA Race is part of the Canal Aventure Series and is a 170 km foot race in 6 stages and in Self-Supported. Each competitor must carry a backpack containing the compulsory equipments, food and personal equipments.

The race takes place on the Bolivian Altiplano in South America.

The participants must follow the route as marked by the organizers and they have a road book. There are check points located at regular intervals. Every night a bivouac is proposed by the organization.

Distances

Ultra BOLIVIA Race

  • 170km

Practicalities

Age Limit

18 years old.

Aid Stations

The water distribution points at both the start and the finish line of each day stage are compulsory check-points. Check points are located at regular intervals through each stage of the race. There will be 1 or 2 check points per stage. Competitors must go through the check points, otherwise penalties will be applied. Check points will allow race officials to record times and distribute water. Medical assistance will be available at each check point.

Maximum Time

Competitors who cannot respect the limit time: the time limit is 10 hours per stage, can stay in the race and they will be classified with their kilometers run during the event.

Start:

Salinas

Salinas,bo

Finish:

Salar de Uyuni

Salinas,bo

Highlights

The route of the Ultra BOLIVIA Race gives you the opportunity to discover amazing landscapes off the beaten track.

Nowhere else in South America, you will feel so disoriented by the strength and richness of cultures, color harmony and kindness of a peaceful people.

Overview

The route of the Ultra BOLIVIA Race crosses among the most fascinating landscapes of Latin America!

The start of the race in Salinas is at 550 km South of La Paz. You will discover at the first stage the archaeological site of Alcaya. The crossing of this site will take you to 4100 meters of elevation in the heart of the wild Altiplano: arid landscape surrounded by volcanoes, some exceeding 6000 meters.

The second and third days will help you discover the authentic villages and you will go at the foot of Volcano Tunupa (5400 meters).

The rest of the route will be on the Salar de Uyuni: the largest salt desert in the world (10 000 km2 of salt at 3650 meters of elevation). You will discover the Isla del Pescado and the Isla Incahuasi and their giant cactus. The immensity of the Salar will provide a unique experience!

Stage 1 / Salinas - Salinas    [17 km - 10,6 miles]    1000 m D+
Stage 1 / Salinas - Colcaya    [25 km - 15,5 miles]    
Stage 3 / Colcaya - Tahua    [29 km - 18,0 miles]    
Stage 4 / Tahua - Isla del Pescado    [30 km - 18,6 miles]    
Stage 5 / Isla del Pescado - Salar de Uyuni    [42 km - 26,1 miles]    
Stage 6 / Salar de Uyuni - Salar de Uyuni    [27 km - 16,8 miles]    
TOTAL:    [170 km - 105,6 miles]    1000 m D+

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.