Following the footsteps of the most prestigious Trail Running event in the world, the Ultra Trail® of Mont-Blanc, South American Sport Company offers you a new adventure, this time in one of the last wild places on earth: The End of The World.
Ushuaia by UTMB® will take place from April 5 to 7, 2019, in Ushuaia, capital city of Tierra del Fuego, in the Argentinian Patagonia.
With its commitment to the environment, local identity and mountain sports, and backed by the highest standards of technology and safety, this will be a true high quality trail competition.
Ushuaia by UTMB® 2019 offers, in a single competition, 4 distances for you to choose from, including a 130 kilometers trail with 7.100 meters of accumulated height gain.
Regardless which course you choose, you will follow paths that run along the coast of the sea and pass through valleys, mountains, glaciers, subantarctic forests, wetlands, lakes and rivers.
This is a true mountain marathon race, for runners that wish to venture in the southernmost tip of the Andes, during one of the most special seasons of the year: autumn.
Ushuaia sits in a bay of striking beauty on the shore of the Beagle Channel (that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans), surrounded by the Martial mountain range. As the main base for this competition, it is an ideal place, since the city has its own international airport, only 15 minutes away from the town center, and a 3 hours direct flight from Buenos Aires.
A past connected with adventure and courage, the energy and joy of the South American people, wild nature and excellent facilities for tourism: this is the DNA of the southernmost city of the planet.
With countless different landscapes surrounding it and numerous attractions for visitors, Ushuaia opens its doors to a fun, adventurous, touristic and sportive experience.
Towards the end of the map, where oceans meet and the earth runs out, Ushuaia by UTMB® will come to life.
Huge mountains, green valleys, streets that go up and down and little houses with colored roofs: you will certainly fall in love with Ushuaia and its Patagonian personality.
Land of explorers and legends, the first European expeditions that arrived here found out that the area was already inhabited for more than 6,000 years. From those huge fires that native people started to survive the cold, through the stories of discoveries and shipwrecks, until the founding of the city, in 1884, Ushuaia has a very rich history and culture to share.
The city harbors 90,000 inhabitants, the “Malvinas Argentinas International Airport” and an important port. It also offers a wide variety of quality accommodation and excellent restaurants, all near the town center. You should not miss the typical dishes, such as the king crab, the black hake, the famous Argentinian “asado” and the very much applauded fueguino lamb “a la cruz”.
In the city, you can also find soft fabrics made out of sheep wool, chocolates, crafts and imported items at a very good price (Ushuaia is a duty-free port).
You will have plenty of activities to entertain yourself. We dare you to discover the famous prison that functioned in Ushuaia until 1947 (now, the Maritime Museum) and travel in the “Train of the End of The World”, the southernmost railway line that exists. Or sail through the Beagle Channel and learn about the local fauna. You can also visit the museums that tell the stories of the ancient settlers and the first expeditionaries. Choose to take a quiet walk to the small “Laguna del Diablo” (“Devil´s Lagoon”); or tour the first “hacienda” in Tierra del Fuego, called “Haberton”. If you still want more adventure, you can explore the “Tierra del Fuego National Park” and other wild natural areas, such as “Playa Larga” and “Tierra Mayor”.
Enjoy the End of the World with Ushuaia by UTMB®! You will not want to go home…
UTMB® is considered the most important trail event of the world. Out of 100,000 applications, only 10% classify. To do this, athletes acquire ITRA Points (from the International Trail Running Association) by participating in 4,500 international events.
More than 25 million runners participate in over 20.000 trail running events around the world, inspired by a profound respect for sport ethics, solidarity and environmental care.