Ultramarathon Destinations In Turkey

The Guide IstanbulNovember/December 2019

Ultramarathon Destinations In Turkey
WITH ITS DIVERSIFIED GEOGRAPHY, AND MILD WEATHER BETWEEN OCTOBER AND MAY, TURKEY IS AN ULTRAMARATHONER’S PARADISE

CAPPADOCIA

Runners’ base: Göreme

Upcoming dates: October 2020

Taking place within the borders of former Göreme National Park, Salomon Cappadocia Trail is the most popular, as well as the most important event of its kind in Turkey. Offering qualifying points in the UTMB classification, it attracts hundreds of participants from all around the world participating in 38, 63, and 119 kilometer races.

LYCIAN WAY

Runners’ base: Olympos, Antalya Upcoming dates: September 2020

Lycian Way is Turkey’s iconic hiking trail, bringing every year thousands of visitors to the Mediterranean part of the country. Researched and waymarked by British historian Kate Clow in the late 1990s to identify and protect historic byways, it is approximately 540 kilometers long. The ultramarathon trails, spanning the distance between Olympos Beydağları National Park and Demre, are organized in three different distances: 16, 37, and 100 kilometers.

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