During the Coronavirus pandemic we are committed to keep the calendar up to date, however we strongly advise that you check with the organizers before deciding to participate in a running event, to make sure it is not postponed or cancelled.


May

14

2021

Morondava (Madagascar) - "Trail de l'Île Rouge Madagascar, Red Island Race Madagascar". Race by stages: 6 stages - 125km - 1200m D+ / 14th to 27th of May 2021, running event will take place, the awareness of which is only increasing in and outside the Malagasy borders. The seventh edition of the Red Island Trail, will take place for the fourth time in the west of Madagascar, will not depart from the values that are dear to the organizer: Adventures and Shares. Madagascar, an ideal playground for outdoor racing, reflects what trailers are looking for in this sport: diversity, authenticity, difficulty and fun. During this seventh edition, the trailers will have a lot to do not with the accumulated drop in altitude but with the varied routes and covered with pitfalls: pebbles, sands, tall grass, rivers, mud, rice fields and a must-see on the west coast but how crucial the heat ! The organizer of the Raid Island Trail, TSDMADA (www.trailsolidairesdemadagascar.com), would like to come back to the sources of these full nature races to know no or a little drop in height but a natural difficulties that these five major tourist sites of the fourth largest island in the world will have to offer them. It is therefore 6 stages and 1 prolog that will constitute this test referred to the ITRA. What differs the Red Island Trail from another trails in Madagascar thanks to this stage-by-stage formula, it is to be able to offer competitors the feeling of full nature but also the opportunity to discover several famous Malagasy tourist sites during a single event. In a context dedicated to the protection of the environment, the organizer has an objective to sensitize the partner companies of this fabulous adventure to the preservation of Malagasy biodiversity. The Red Island Trail is therefore no exception to this environmental protection rule as we approach this seventh edition. The spirit "eco-trail" is not to have a time in the head but taking advantage of the race to "live the nature" and sharing a moment of friendship and conviviality with the other riders, without time-out, but with a stage and final classification. Solidarity spirit: We want to involve the population in the same way as in previous years by inviting villagers to run alongside foreign runners or walkers. The idea and spirit of this step-by-step nature race, like the organizer of this event is to promote solidarity through assistance to the most deprived. www.traildelilerouge.com

Jun

12

2021

Isalo (Madagascar) - "Madagascar Marathon & Half-Marathon". Run through beautiful Isalo National Park and through small villages in this remote countryside on the world's fourth largest island. A special package is offered that includes accommodations, meals, ground transportation, domestic flights, nature hikes in search of lemurs and other wildlife endemic to Madagascar. www.madagascarmarathon.com

Jun

27

2021

Fianarantsoa (Madagascar) - "UltraMad Madagascar". 4 stages for a total of 1,770km and 6670m positive gradient; Zafimaniry Country, Andringitra National Park and Boby Peak (2658m), the Tsaranoro Valley and the Chameleon and Dondy Mountains. A first edition of solidarity on an exceptional and difficult journey. Tracks, single track, mountain, forest and mountain crossings. Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is a Country that we love to discover as the payages are exceptional and its people offer its thousand smiles to its travelers. Located between East Africa and the island of Reunion, it has in its people a mix of all horizons born of successive waves of migrants. Through this first edition of the UltraMad, runners will cross three major tourist sites located in the center and south of Madagascar. So Tonga Soa (welcome to Malagasy). A selective Ultra-Trail in Madagascar, world-class in preparation for the Grand Raid and the UTMB 2020 (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc). The idea is to offer a selective trail corresponding to the trailers in preparation for the Diagonale des Fous de l'ile de la Réunion and the UTMB in France. The only competition of its kind in Madagascar, these 4 stages will meet the expectations of confirmed trailers looking for UTMB qualifying points and thrills on Malagasy soil. The 4 stages of this Ultra Trail in Madagascar. Step 1: https://tracedetrail.fr/en/trace/trace/112371 Zafimaniry Country: World Heritage. Morning: Mid-mountain stage with track, single track, passages in villages, valleys and rice fields. Single track and trail on the first part, then the technical single track on the second with ascent of 700 steps not far from the finish and technical descents. Return by bus (several 30-minutes rotations) to your hotel for shower and meals. Afternoon: Link to the city of Fianarantsoa (04h) - swimming pool and massages. Evening: Dinner and overnight stays at thehotel LeZomatel - http://zomatel-madagascar.com. 39,9km and 1,440m - 440 from D and 1300 from D- (altitudes: between 1350 and 1770m). Step 2: https://tracedetrail.fr/en/trace/trace/112372. Andringitra National Park. Morning: An entrance to the Andringitra National Park by a 4x4 track followed by a climb in the primary forest in single track where many steps await the trailers and reminders the trails of reunion Island, before following the granite walls of the Andringitra massif. Then a false flat plateau descending on the lawn before attacking again downhill steps along two beautiful waterfalls for a last jump not far from the finish located in front of the park cottage. Afternoon: Lunch, rest and massages - late afternoon snack. Evening: Dinner and night in bivouac (altitude: 1420m). 45.1km and 1383m from D (altitudes: between 1220 and 2090m). Step 3: https://tracedetrail.fr/en/trace/trace/120685. Andringitra National Park and Tsaranoro Valley. Morning: The first 12 kilometers with 850m of D (between village crossing, single track, stepsand valley), then ascent of Pic Boby at 2658m (4.6km and 590m from D). At the top, redescent with steps and numerous raises (20km including 2180m of D- and 640m of D-), final in false flat climbing on track 4x4 (3.5km and 150m of D): of the big and beautiful show that will damage the bodies! Afternoon: Lunch, rest and massages - late afternoon snack. Evening: Dinner and overnight in the ecolodge. 41.2km and 1970m from D and 2450m from D- (altitudes: between 890m and 2658m). Step 4: http://espacestrail.com/fr/trace/trace/73484. Tsaranoro Valley. Morning: 3km of 4x4 track on a false flat descending, ascent of Mount Chameleon (520m), then redescent technique in steps, single track and forest (-530m), 4x4 track again (3.5km), ascent of several peaks (1350m over 18km), before a technical redescent (-740m over 5km) in the valley for a final comma in the valley between rice paddies and village crossings (4km) and a false flat finish rising (900m). Afternoon: Lunch, rest and massages before the awards ceremony in the late afternoon. Evening: Cocktail and musical dinner before a final night at the ecolodge. 34,2km and 1880m of D (altitudes: between 829m and 1640m). A staged trail of international level, to meet the local people and their culture, on an exceptional and selective course. www.ultramad.fr



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