With great sadness we have to announce the TU will not go ahead this year.
We have been told that the Dept of National Parks are not able to give permission for the TU in 2017.
The TU has been a huge part of our lives for the past 5 years, so we have not given up!
We have also been told it is very likely that the TU will be given permission for 2018, and future races.
Many thanks to you all for your patience and support while we waited to hear from the DNP and we are very sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience this has caused.
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Hi everyone ... no news yet! We are still waiting to hear from the DNP ... Thanks for your patience :
The photo's are looking down onto Ban Tham (Race HQ), from the top of Heart Attack Hill 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
This takes skill. 😮⛰💯 Extreme trail running. GoPro 📽by Seb Montaz Studio with 🤙🏻Kilian Jornet Spot: Aiguille de Varan, Reninge, France
Kelteisillään keskellä kesää - estoitta alasti juoksevat suomalaiset kiehtovat maailmalla. 🙂 Vauhdilla leviävän videon teki Ylen Perjantai.
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Running is like every other hobby, except not the slightest bit enjoyable.
Hi everyone, we still have not heard back from the Dept of National Parks, so have contacted them again this week. Thanks for your patience .... Hopefully some good news soon ... ... See MoreSee Less
We have had an incredible level of support since we announced the cancellation of the races. We have had offers of help from several people to negotiate on our behalf with the government department concerned. So, negotiations will start soon ... all is not lost yet! Thank you again for all the support you have shown us ... it's really, really appreciated right now 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Thailand Ultramarathon Cancellation
We have just heard from the Bangkok Wildlife Conservation services that the Thailand Ultramarathon has not been approved this year.
In previous years we have been given permission to hold the event by the Heads of the Wildlife Sanctuaries in this area, (plus all the village Headmen, Police, Army, Deelopment Officer and District Officer),and were also given permission by them again this year.
However, today the office of the Director of Wildlife Conservation in Bangkok has become involved in the process, and has overruled the decision of the Heads of the Wildlife Sanctuaries and will not give permission for the event.
We are utterly devastated by this news.
We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience this will cause to those of you who have already entered.
We will make full refunds today/tomorrow to everybody who has entered the race, both the entry fees and any donations you have made to the TU Village fund.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported the TU over the past 4 ½ years. It was a very special time for us.
Sadly, the TU is no more …
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I've been exploring new trails and new areas around Cave Lodge for the last 3 weeks .... The rainy season is just starting in this area, so the views are still pretty hazy. In November there will be rice growing on the mountainsides, the views will be much clearer, and it will look like a completely different place, so green and so lush, 🙂 More photo's soon .... ... See MoreSee Less