I’ve picked for you 3 very different races : 3 continents and 3 totally different atmospheres.
Credit : Jean-Raphaël Guillaumin
France – Sunday December 5th
About 10,000 runners will leave Saint-Etienne at midnight to reach Lyon after 69 km of a hard and cold race. The course is half trail, half road. If 69 km is too long for you, la Saintexpress offers a similar experience in 44 km. Get your headlights ready! The race has been going on for 57 years.
Coast to Kosciuszko
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Australia – Friday December 10th
The race leads the runners from Twofold Bay, on the coast of New South Wales to the Kosciuszko summit, the highest mountain in Australia, along a 240 km course.
The final climb to the submit (2228 m) isn’t particularly difficult, but it comes at the end of a long journey
The North Face Endurance Challenge San Francisco 50 Miles
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US – Saturday December 4th
A 50 Mile or 50K ultra race ran on the fire roads in Marin Headlands, overlooking the Pacific ocean. There are many hills to run before reaching the finish line in Sausalito and you’ll run with the world’s top trail runners.
Shorter races are also organized the same week-end.