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5 Insane Outdoor Adventure Races

5 Insane Outdoor Adventure Races

Patagonian Expedition Race

Known as the “The Adventure at the End of the World”, this race takes place in southern Patagonia – with routes changing every year. Teams cover ground through “trekking, climbing, rope-related work, kayaking, mountain biking and backcountry navigation”.

When: Next race is November 14th- 27th, 2020

Where: Southern Chilean Patagonia

Cost: $5400 – $6800

More information: https://www.patagonianexpeditionrace.com

Transrockies Run

Known as a “Summer Camp for Big Kids”. The altitude makes this race next-level. Over 6 days and 120 miles, you cross stunning scenery at various elevations going up to 12600 feet. This race is just as fun as it is challenging.

When: August 13th- 18th, 2019

Where: Colorado Rocky Mountains

Cost: $1500 – $2200

Transrockies Run

More information: https://transrockies-run.com

Jungfrau Marathon, Switzerland

Known as “The Most Beautiful Marathon of the World”, the Jungfrau Marathon is 26.1 miles and climbs an elevation of almost 6000 feet. Starting in the beautiful city of Interlaken, the course takes athletes through alpine terrain that reaches its highest point at almost 7250 feet.

When: September 7th, 2019

Where: Swiss Alps

Cost: $140.00

Dragon’s Back Race

Known as “The Toughest 5-day Mountain Running Race in the World”, this race challenges competitors through 196 miles of mountainous terrain that climbs over 50800 feet in the mountains of Wales. Experience with mountain running and ultra distance races is essential for completing this remarkable and testing challenge.

When: Late May

Where: Wales, UK

Cost: $1182 USD

Dragon's Back Race

More information: http://www.berghausdragonsbackrace.com

Tor Des Geants

Known as one of the greatest trail running races in the world”, Tor Des Geants is a non-stop ultra-trail race experience that covers 205 miles at a total elevation of 7880 ft. The surroundings are truly spectacular – Italian Alps, the Gran Paradiso Natural Park and the Aosta Valley – but the challenge itself is extremely difficult – only 40% of racers finished in 2018.

When: Early September

Where: Courmayeur, Italy

Cost: Registration costs $843.42 USD

Tor des Geants

More information: https://www.tordesgeants.it/en