Issyk Kul Six-day Challenge

Issyk Kul Six-day Challenge: the world’s longest 6-stage foot race. In May 2024, cover 460 km over six days in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

RACE DETAILS:

Start:
Baktuu-Dolonotu,
Issyk Kul Region, Kyrgyzstan
Altitude:
1,600-2,000 m above sea level
Field limit:
100 runners only
Stages:
90 km, 74 km, 87 km, 85 km, 79 km, 45 km; total gain & loss of 6.3 km
Path:
Asphalt, gravel & a few dirt trails
Description:
Mainly a road race around the world’s second-largest mountain lake. Six stages with a total length of almost two Spartathlons. Time limits: 12 hours for Stages 1 to 5 and 7 hours for Stage 6. There are aid stations at each stage for every ~20 km.

RISE TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

Have you already reached the finish line at Marathon des Sables, Spartathlon, and maybe even Badwater, and are curious about what’s next? Here you are: 460 km in 6 days at altitudes up to 2,000 m – an unprecedented challenge for your physical and psychological capabilities, the world’s longest 6-stage foot race.

Stunning views of the Tien Shan nature and the track around the mysterious lake still unknown to the running world are included as a bonus. Since the number of participants in the 1st Issyk Kul Six-Day Challenge is strictly limited, hurry up to become one of only 100 pioneers and have your name inked in history!

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL AND FRIENDLY PLACE

Kyrgyzstan is one of the most beautiful countries in Central Asia, and Issyk Kul Lake is the central gem in the crown of local attractions. The route of the ultramarathon is laid out so as not only to run around the entire lake but to also admire the Martian beauty of Fairy Tale Canyon and Seven Bulls Rocks.
For more details or to apply for the Issyk Kul Six-day Challenge, click here.

Event Information

Country: Kyrgyzstan Event type: Run Stage Distance: 460 km Ascent: 6300 m Event date: 20 May, 2024 Duration: 6 day(s)

Organiser Information

Race Director: Alex Golowin Email: welcome@runningexpert.com Website: https://ultra-issyk-kul.com/
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