Best Ultra Marathons Asia 2024

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Written By SAM RUDSTON

Sam is one of the work placement students here at Ultra X. He is an International Business student at Loughborough University and loves all things sport, recently trail running and rugby. He has always had a keen passion for the outdoors and loves being at our events!

 

8 February 2024

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Discovering the Best Asian Ultramarathons in 2024: Your Guide to Dates, Distances, and Terrains

Hey, fellow adventure enthusiasts and runners! Let’s dive into the world of Asian ultramarathons in the exciting year of 2024. Get ready for a journey beyond just distances – we’re exploring the diverse and challenging terrains that make these races something special. Let’s jump in

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1) Mt Signuniang Ultra (Four Sisters Ultra)  March 2024)

– Where: Mount Siguniang National Park, Western China  
– Distance:  35km, 50km, 75km, 100km   
– Terrain: Mountains, High Altitude   
– Difficulty: Advanced   

Terrain Deep Dive: Experience one of the most incredible mountain ultra-races in the world at the Four Sisters Ultra on Mt. Siguniang in China. A once-in-a-lifetime race experience to run at the top of the world, featuring the highest mountain peak in Western China.  

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2) The Great Wall Marathon (Albatros Adventure Marathons – May 2024)

– Where: Huangyaguan, China

– Distance: 42.195km (Full Marathon)

– Terrain: Great Wall, Country Roads

– Difficulty: Intermediate 

Terrain Deep Dive: Get ready for a marathon like no other along the Great Wall of China. It takes you through historic sections and country roads, blending ancient wonders with your running journey.

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3) Borneo Ultra-Trail Marathon (Asia Trail Master – June 2024)

– Where: Sabah, Malaysia

– Distance: 100km

– Terrain: Jungle Trails, Mountains

– Difficulty: Advanced

Terrain Deep Dive: The lush landscapes of Borneo offer a challenging jungle ultra marathon, with mountainous terrain. This is a 100km adventure, combining a perfect mix of nature’s challenges with breath-taking views.

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4. Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon (Everest Marathon – October 2024)

– Where: Everest Base Camp, Nepal

– Distance: 42.195km (Full Marathon)

– Terrain: High Altitude Trails, Everest Base Camp

– Difficulty: Advanced

Terrain Deep Dive: Picture running at the top of the world! It takes you through high-altitude trails with the surreal backdrop of Everest Base Camp, offering a marathon experience like no other.

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5) Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB (UTMB– November 2024)

– Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand

– Distance: 100km

– Terrain: Mountains, Cultural Sites

– Difficulty: Advanced

Terrain Deep Dive: This thrilling thai ultra marathon explores the cultural wonders of Chiang Mai along challenging mountain trails. This promises a 100km journey blending the thrill of trail running with the richness of Thailand’s culture.

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6) Mesastila Peaks Challenge (Asia Trail Master – December 2024)

– Where: Central Java, Indonesia

– Distance: 50km

– Terrain: Coffee Plantations, Mountains

– Difficulty: Intermediate

Terrain Deep Dive: This Indonesia ultra marathon runs through the enchanting landscapes of Central Java, exploring coffee plantations and mountain trails. It presents a 50km adventure, a delightful mix of cultural exploration and trail running.

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There you go – a down-to-earth guide to the top Asian ultramarathons of 2024. Lace up, sign up, and get ready for an adventure that’s more than just a race – it’s a story unfolding through landscapes and personal triumphs:

 

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