Trans Jeju is the biggest ultra-distance trail event on the volcanic island of Jeju, South Korea. Participants will run through the Hallasan National Park (UNESCO World Heritage), which is extremely diverse: at various altitudes, there are more than 1,800 species of subtropical, temperate and subarctic plants flourishing on the Halla volcano (the highest mountain in South Korea) that change distinctly with four seasons, offering runners ever-changing scenery. Surrounding the mountain’s peak is the world’s largest forest of Abies Koreana, which has become popular today as Christmas trees. This ultra offers majestic views, including the crater lake called Baekrokdam and Youngsil Giam, a cliff composed of weird-shaped rocks.
Trans Jeju offers four distances that climb the volcano Hallasan, 10km, 20km, 50km, and 100km races. This is the longest trail-running course in Korea with roughly 1,000 competitors from more than 30 countries in 2018.
The 100km-queen race covers the most scenic trails of the Hallasan National Park with a cumulative elevation gain of 4,200 meters. Taking runners to the peak of Hallasan Mountain, runners will discover a crater lake at the 1,950m summit – the highest point in South Korea. Finishers will be rewarded with 3 Running Stones which can be used to enter the lottery for the UTMB World Series Finals.
The 9th edition of TransJeju by UTMB is calling you on 7-8 October 2023!
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