Two Marathons, and then Some!

Jul 21, 2010 7:25:24 AM / by Rachel Reardon

Mongolia_S2SrunHey! This is a great get away for all of you fitness enthusiasts out there.

Every year, there is an event in Mongolia called the "Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset." It is a whopping 100km (about 62 miles) run! This event is focused around both the run and the beauty of the terrain.

The event usually attracts about 50 runners per year, who arrive either directly in the capital of Ulaanbaatar, or make the stop in Beijing before traveling there. They are then flown to Camp Toilogt, a 2,700 sq. ft. lake surrounded by forests and mountains. There, they have a few days to relax before the run and do things like horseback riding, fishing, hiking, or visit with the locals. On the day of the race, they begin at sunrise and have until sunset to run around the whole course and make it back to camp, with a few rest stops in between. And you thought high school track was tough!

The race was held this year the 19th-24th of July, and is held every year with all proceeds going to help preserve the wildlife and nature preserve where the run takes place.

If you're interested in doing something like this, you can register on the Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset website here: http://www.ultramongolia.com/

Have you ever done any international runs? Would you? Tell us!

Topics: Language Learning and Culture

Rachel Reardon

Written by Rachel Reardon

Rachel works with some of the coolest marketers, designers, and writers around to help Mango look and sound its best. She loves bold colors, old books, the Montréal metro, and Star Trek. She has conflicting feelings about the Oxford comma.

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