Ultra BOLIVIA Race

19 – 25 September 2022

Ultra BOLIVIA Race

19 – 25 September 2022

Experience an adventure over 3600 meters on the Bolivian Altiplano

Country

Bolivia

Distance

220 km

Duration

7 days

Destination

The Bolivian Altiplano

The route of the Ultra BOLIVIA Race crosses among the most fascinating landscapes of Latin America! The start is at Salinas at 550 km South of La Paz. The first day, competitors will join the Salar de Coipasa. During the second day, they will join the archaeological site of Alcaya.

The crossing of this site will take you to 4100 meters of elevation in the heart of the wild Altiplano: arid landscape surrounded by volcanoes, some exceeding 6000 meters. The third and fourth days you will discover authentic villages and nice views on the Volcano Tunupa (5400 meters).

Challenge

220 km at over 3600 meters of altitude

The Ultra BOLIVIA Race is a 220 km foot race in 7 stages with 2400 meters of ascent and in Self-Supported. Each competitor must carry a backpack containing the compulsory equipments, food and personal equipments. The event takes place on the Bolivian Altiplano in South America.

The participants must follow the route as marked by the organizers and they have a road book. There are check points located at regular intervals. Every night a bivouac is proposed by the organization. A technical support and a medical team are present during the event.

Competitors who cannot respect the limit time per stage (10 hours) can stay in the race. They will be classified with their kilometers run during the event.

Program

Save the dates

Saturday 17 September

  • 8 am: Meeting at Hotel Naira & transfer from La Paz to Salinas (8 hours drive)
  • 5pm: Check-in at hotel in Salinas
  • 7pm: Dinner & overnight at hotel in Salinas

Sunday 18 September

  • 8 am: Breakfast at the hotel in Salinas
  • 9 am: Administrative, technical and medical checks
  • 1 pm: Lunch and free afternoon
  • 6.30 pm: Dinner & overnight at the hotel in Salinas

Monday 19 September - Stage 1

  • Stage 1 from Salinas to Salar de Coipasa
  • 33 km / 500 mD+ / 500 mD- / Time limit: 10 hours

Tuesday 20 September - Stage 2

  • Stage 2 from the Salar de Coipasa to Alcaya
  • 27 km / 200 mD+ / 200 mD- / Time limit : 10 hours

Wednesday 21 September - Stage 3

  • Stage 3 from Alcaya to Colcaya
  • 33 km / 850 mD+ / 850 mD- / Time limit: 10 hours

Thursday 22 September - Stage 4

  • Stage 4 from Colcaya to Tahua
  • 29 km / 520 mD+ / 520 mD- / Time limit: 10 hours

Friday 23 September - Stage 5

  • Stage 5 from Tahua to the Isla del Pescado
  • 30 km / 130 mD+ / 200 mD- / Time limit: 10 hours

Saturday 24 September - Stage 6

  • Stage 6 from the Isla del Pescado to Salar d’Uyuni
  • 42 km / 100 mD+ / 100 mD- / Time limit: 10 hours

Sunday 25 September - Stage 7

  • Stage 7 on the Salar d’Uyuni
  • 26 km / 60 mD+ / 40 mD- / Time limit: 10 hours
  • 11 am: Award ceremony on the Salar d’Uyuni
  • 12 pm: Transfer to Colchanie
  • 1 pm: Check-in at the hotel and free afternoon
  • 7 pm: Dinner & overnight at the hotel in Colchanie

Monday 26 September 2022

  • 8 am: Breakfast at the hotel
  • Shuttle transfer to Uyuni airport

Hotel

⇒ HOSTAL NAIRA
Address: Sagarnaga Street no. 161, La Paz, Bolivia.
Website: www.hostalnaira.com

Airports

BEFORE THE RACE:
⇒ El Alto International Airport
It is the highest international airport in the world.
(IATA code: LPB, ICAO code: SLLP)

AFTER RACE:
⇒ Uyuni Airport

Photos

Ultra BOLIVIA Race photos

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

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