The official trail ultra marathon of Cyprus named Cyprus Ultra, all set for January 16th 2016. Beautiful village location of Vasa Kellakiou high in the Limassol mountains, yet just 20 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of Limassol.
Four race distances to test anyones fitness and stamina to the extreme. Terrain is extremely hilly, you are either running up a hill, or down a hill. There is no flat!
Four race distances to choose from.
All start at the same time from the same location.
Race gathering of athletes and viewing public starts from 7 a.m. on January 16th 2016. Race starts 10 a.m. and finishes on Monday morning 7 a.m. 45 hour cut off time for the 217 km race, no sleep, just non stop running until they can run, walk or crawl no more. It comes as no surprise that only 2 runners have ever finished this race in its four year history.
The Cyprus Ultra had its first race in January 2012 with just 12 participants, in 2016, more than 120 runners have signed up. Participants are flying into Cyprus just for the race from U.S.A, U.K, across Europe and the Middle East, this years race will make history as the biggest official international ultra marathon in Cyprus history.
The race is sponsored by Universal Life, officials attending the race start include the district mayor or Limassol, Limassol church bishop, local TV stations and an Olympic Cypriot athlete. Roads around the village will be extremely busy with over 1000 people expected to attend the race location of Vasa Kellakiou over the 3 day event. Limassol traffic police will be supporting the event to ensure the safety of visitors.
To find out more about the biggest trail ultra marathon in Cyprus, visit the website at www.cyprusultra.com
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