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Elite Athletes to run at The Runfire Cappadocia
July 2013    PDF Print E-mail
Turkey News

runfire-cappadociaThe Runfire Cappadocia Ultra Marathon will test the limits of the elite athletes under conditions of extraordinary landscapes, from mountains, beaches and river valleys, to underground cities and tunnels.

It is taking place in Cappadocia, Turkey from July 20 to 27.

The Runfire Cappadocia starts in Uçhisar and runs through the Valley of the Pigeons, passing Damsa Dam, Yüksek Kilise (Analipsis Monastery), Güzelyurt, Ihlara Valley, Mt. Hasan and the Salt Lake before crossing through Çavuşin and the Ürgüp and Göreme valleys and ending back in Uçhisar.

Runfire Cappadocia will be run on a surprise six-stage course exceeding 124 miles and encompassing climbs up to 5,577 feet, salt lake flats, valleys, spectacular rock formations and UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as the underground cities and tunnels that have made Cappadocia famous around the world as a tourism destination.

For families and friends of the competitors as well as running enthusiasts interested in watching this premier event, Cappadocia’s hotels, restaurants and unique attractions and activities provide additional reasons for planning a trip to Turkey. Top attractions include hot air ballooning over an astonishing fairyland of rock formations, cave churches and galleries, historic underground cities built for thousands of residents and world-class wineries.

Beginning and ending in Uchisar, competitors will be given the exact route at the start of the race and are limited to basic supplies in a backpack, including food. Organizers provide water and tenting areas for overnights. Professional medical teams are available 24/7.

In addition to the Runfire Ultra-Marathon, the event features four-day corporate races, with teams of four running 6-9 miles a day and opportunities for individuals to test themselves in four- and six-day races.

For more ınformatıon about runfire cappadocia: www.runfirecappadocia.com

 

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