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5 Insane Outdoor Adventure Races

1. Patagonian Expedition Race

Known as the “The Adventure at the End of the World”, this race takes place in southern Patagonia – with routes changing every year. Teams cover ground through “trekking, climbing, rope-related work, kayaking, mountain biking and backcountry navigation”.


When: Next race is November 14th- 27th, 2020


Where: Southern Chilean Patagonia


Cost: $5400 - $6800

More information: https://www.patagonianexpeditionrace.com


2. Transrockies Run


Known as a “Summer Camp for Big Kids”. The altitude makes this race next-level. Over 6 days and 120 miles, you cross stunning scenery at various elevations going up to 12600 feet. This race is just as fun as it is challenging.


When: August 13th- 18th, 2019


Where: Colorado Rocky Mountains


Cost: $1500 - $2200

More information: https://transrockies-run.com


3. Jungfrau Marathon, Switzerland


Known as “The Most Beautiful Marathon of the World”, the Jungfrau Marathon is 26.1 miles and climbs an elevation of almost 6000 feet. Starting in the beautiful city of Interlaken, the course takes athletes through alpine terrain that reaches its highest point at almost 7250 feet.


When: September 7th, 2019


Where: Swiss Alps


Cost: $140.00

More information: https://www.jungfrau-marathon.ch/en/


4. Dragon’s Back Race


Known as “The Toughest 5-day Mountain Running Race in the World”, this race challenges competitors through 196 miles of mountainous terrain that climbs over 50800 feet in the mountains of Wales. Experience with mountain running and ultra distance races is essential for completing this remarkable and testing challenge.


When: 20-24th May 2019


Where: Wales, UK


Cost: $1182 US dollars

More information: http://www.berghausdragonsbackrace.com


5. Tor Des Geants


Known as “One of the Greatest Trail Running Races in the World”, Tor Des Geants is a non-stop ultra-trail race experience that covers 205 miles at a total elevation of 7880 ft. The surroundings are truly spectacular - Italian Alps, the Gran Paradiso Natural Park and the Aosta Valley – but the challenge itself is extremely difficult – only 40% of racers finished in 2018.


When: September 6th – 15th , 2019


Where: Courmayeur, Italy


Cost: Registration costs $843.42 US dollars

More information: https://www.tordesgeants.it/en

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