A perfect introduction to trail running with little altitude gain. Stride out from LML on the flat terrain towards Atma Hill & run with incredible views of the highest peak in the earth's tropics Mt. Huascaran & the Huandoy peaks.
Run into the Huascaran National Park, into the Llanganuco gorge & the María Josepha Cloud forest. Enjoy the reward of running past the Llanganuco Lakes with snow-capped peaks dominating the distant horizon.
Full marathon distance for serious mountain athletes. Your reward will be the gem of the Cordillera Blanca: Lake 69. Take in cloud forest pre-Inca trails, waterfalls as you prepare yourself for a challenging vertical ascent.
Only for those with extensive mountain experience, grit & soul. The route includes a loop to the Portachuelo Pass (4760m) with a traverse from the iconic Lake 69 to Pisco refuge (4903m) through gnarly glacial moraine.
RACE PRICES & COMPARISON CHART
Please find below a comprehensive list of race prices, scheduling, finisher's and winner's prizes, recommended and obligatory gear.
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UT69 is more than just a race, it’s a social event that will bring together the trail running fraternity & local communities. The race will start and finish at Llanganuco Mountain Lodge (ranked 2nd top hotel in Peru by Trip Advisor), which will operate as the center for operations for the race.
Situated just 25 mins from the entrance to the Huascaran National Park, the race is towered over by the highest peaks in the earth’s tropics. Enjoy unrivaled scenery, reach heights of (4903m) & speed through open fields, cloud forests, rivers, lakes, nevados & moraine waterfalls.
The UT69 races are located in one of the most beautiful mountain settings, but also one of the most hostile and rugged. Due to the altitude of the event it is IMPERATIVE that runners do not arrive to the race unacclimatised, as this will put you at high risk to altitude sickness, and/or pulmonary/cerebral edema, which can result in fatality.
The area has a wealth of treks and beautiful lagoons, waterfalls and natural points of interest to explore so there is no reason not to take advantage of this before running. We recommend that you aim to arrive 2 – 5 days before your race to make sure that you are fully acclimatized and maximize your enjoyment of the UT69 experience.
To fully take advantage of the race location and surrounding region, we have 3 lodges that are strategically located providing runners with ideal accommodation options. Llanganuco Mountain Lodge, Huaraz Mountain Lodge and Cuesta Serena are all located within a few hours of the race and have plenty of activities to keep you in good shape and get you well acclimatized prior to the event. If you would like to make a reservation at any of the lodges then please either visit their websites or send us an email at email@example.com.
UT69 treats the safety of our runner’s with utmost importance due to the hostile environment and altitude. To minimise risks UT69 has put key measures in place, and follows the industry standard ITRA guidelines. Remote aid stations will use filter systems, ensuring that there is always enough water for runners. Strategically located aid stations will make sure response time is minimalized in case of the need of assistance. Radio communication and on site vehicles will ensure we are able to extract and attend to any incidents quickly and effectively. Qualified first aid teams will be present during event.