Desert Steppes Marathon / Elton Ultra-Trail® Ahotu 102f98e621e160e11f9b

May 27, 2017

Limits exist only in our minds.

Can you imagine yourself being alone for quit a long period of time? Do you know how it feels when you don’t need to talk or listen to anyone, simply run a road ahead, face to face with an arid desert?

Or what is the temperature like when a horizon line is melting into the sky? – You’ve never been in such conditions before, but no doubt, you will be so much attracted by a blue lake from which you cannot drink even a mouthful of water, because it’s the saltiest in Europe.

Are you brave enough to run a broken sandy trail really fast or are you willing to push yourself to your limits while you are moving through the scenic, yet unrelenting tracks filled with stones, grass, numerous ascents and descents?

Make no mistake, Elton Ultra Trail is one of the most severe Russian races. Are you up to the challenge?


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Race Distance
Ultimate 100 miles May 27 20:00 100.000 mi
Master 38 km May 28 06:00 38.000 km

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Ultimate 100 miles

May 27 2017
The race starts at 8:00 PM (20:00)
Cut off: 20:00 hours
Running / 100.0 mi
Trail Desert UTMB Qualifier
0-99 runners usualy take part in the race. The number of participants is capped to 80


ULTIMATE is magnificent route for ultra-runners strong in body and spirit – around the Lake Elton and across the semi-desert landscapes full of rare animals!

The route of “Ultimate 100 miles” distance includes two cycles around the marked route: from the base camp (start), around lake Elton, to the base camp (start and finish points coincide).

Along the route, in the camp ‘Red Village’ (Krasnaya Derevnya) a place of stationary eating, short-term sleep and ‘refreshment point’ will be organized.

The limit to cover the “Ultimate 100 miles” distance is 24 hours (that is until 20:00 local time, May, 28).

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Master 38 km

May 28 2017
The race starts at 6:00 AM
Cut off: 13:00 hours
Running / 38.0 km
Trail Desert UTMB Qualifier
100-249 runners usualy take part in the race. The number of participants is capped to 220


«MASTER 38 km» is the best race for ultra-runners who wants to challenge themselves in a semi-desert environment.

The route of “Master 38 km” distance is held at the cross-country terrain from the base camp (start), round lake Elton, to the intermediate point “the estuary of salt lakes Chernavka and Khara”, with the following turn and getting back with the same route to the base camp (start and finish points coincide.

The limit to cover the “Master 38 km” distance is 7 hours (that is until 13:00 local time, May, 28).

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