SADLY, WE DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO HOLD THE TU IN 2018.
WE WILL APPLY TO HOLD THE RACES IN NOVEMBER 2019
AS SOON AS WE HAVE NEWS WE WILL LET YOU KNOW, HERE AND ON THE TU FB PAGE
The TU is a friendly boutique race in the beautiful, remote jungle, forest and hill tribes of north west Thailand.
We ensure everyone has an amazing experience when they take on the challenge of one of Asia's toughest ultras.
The TU has a unique, friendly atmosphere before, during and after the race, and maintains the competitive edge by attracting some of the top names in world ultras.
There are two event distances:
The TU50 is The Beauty - a tough, mountainous 50km trail, but most athletes can finish, because of the generous cut off times.
The TU100 is The Beast - a very physically demanding 100km mountain ultra, that will test even the most legendary athletes!
Come and join us!
Timothy Olson - Winner of The Beast 2016
'What an incredible experience at the Thailand Ultramarathon. What a gnarly 100k course; the heat & humidity melted my face off, 16,000ft of climbing with another 16k of descent left the legs crushed and the technical terrain kept me always present. So many highlights that started with a sunrise with mountain peaks poking out of the inversion layer and capped off with a win and CR to end this year of racing'
If you are a runner or a supporter, you will love this race. It is in the mountains of Mae Hong Son province, very close to the Burmese border.
This sparsely populated area is off the tourist track, and the route for the races heads into some very isolated areas.
This is a trail run with a difference; you will pass through several remote hill tribe villages, 2 wilderness sanctuaries, see awe-inspiring limestone cliffs, and the entrance to a cathedral-like river cave. There are also 700 year old burial mounds right next to the track. It’s in the magnificent rural back country of north west Thailand.
The course has been designed to maximise time spent under the jungle canopy, on ancient hill tribe trails, and on disused dirt roads.
This is Thailand’s first mountain ultramarathon, and it’s tough, so be prepared for some big hill climbs and steep descents.
Entries for The Beauty and The Beast will open in 2018.
Entries will be limited to:
TU50 200 runners
TU100 100 runners
Are you tough enough to do both?
TU50 - NOVEMBER 09 2019
TU100 - NOVEMBER 16 2019
TU50 - 3 POINTS
TU100 - 5POINTS