The Falklands Ultra is a single-stage ultramarathon across East Falkland in the South Atlantic. It will become an annual event and the inaugural challenge will be held in April next year (2020).
There are options for 106 miles, 60 miles and a team event for (approximately) 4 x marathon distances in a relay. The cut-off times are very generous to allow the courses to be completed by a wide range of abilities.
The event is an all-inclusive package with return flights from the UK, accommodation, food, the race and organised experiences of all that the Falklands has to offer!
The Falklands Ultra will be an extraordinary adventure of a lifetime. Nowhere else in the world has such a unique mix of epic terrain, friendly wildlife and iconic battlefield history. The locations that the route passes through will resonate with anyone who was old enough to be aware of events in 1982. Starting in Goose Green the course goes to Ajax Bay, through San Carlos, and over the hills of Mount Kent, Mount Longdon, Mount Harriet, Two Sisters, Tumbledown and Wireless Ridge before finishing in the centre of Stanley.
As the Falkland Islands is the third least-populated country in the world the wildlife has not learned to be afraid of people, offering amazing experiences for close encounters with the local penguins, seals, walruses and orcas.
One of the biggest challenges that competitors will have to contend with is the weather. With so little land mass at that latitude the weather changes rapidly. It is not unusual to have warm sun, bitterly cold winds, hailstorms, snow blizzard and torrential rain all on the same day. With no trees on the Islands there is no shelter when the weather turns for the worse.
Competitors will be exposed. They need to be prepared and properly equipped for all conditions.