How is Ultra Gobi different from stage races?
Stage races are much easier than running non-stop. Psychologically and well as physically. Knowing that a camp and your friends’ company awaits you at the end of the day soon makes a stage race a routine.
In Ultra Gobi there is no such comfort at the end of the day. There are no days or nights. You just run. The desert seems infinite as your fatigue and sleep deprivation accumulate.
Less than 50 people take on this challenge every year. Soon after the start you find yourself alone in the Great Gobi, in the freezing night, with many marathons, back to back, still to come. There is no place for egos here.
If you have done stage races and felt within your comfort zone, Ultra Gobi will raise the bar for you. Most stage races give you an adventure holiday, Ultra Gobi throws you into an adventure.
Just Keep Running…
We have set up an incredible support infrastructure for runners, which allows the participants to run (without carrying a lot of weight for the whole of 400km. This is truly unique.
You have to carry the compulsory gear, but all your food and extra equipment can be stored in 10 drop off bags at rest stations.
Roughly every 10km, throughout the whole course, there is a water and timing station.
You are tracked in real time from our Command Center, once you deviate from the route, we will know that something has gone wrong, and we know exactly where you are.