About the Run
An epic journey into the magical world of fiords….
Ultra Fiord is an international Trail Running event that takes place in the extreme southern end of Chilean Patagonia; a long journey that enters into the magical world of fjords. This region of the planet is characterised by thousands of kilometers of fjords, formed by the passage of gigantic glaciers since thousands of years ago. This is possibly the country’s “best-kept secret.” The journey into the world of fiords is both magical and mystical, as Genis Zapater (3rd place winner of 70K Ultra Fiord 2015) described, “This entire section floated below a forest worthy of being its own Lord of the Rings, which I was advancing through with goosebumps.”
This is a trail running event where you will need a sense of adventure to come face to face with one of the wildest natural landscapes, shaped by the unpredictable weather conditions and challenging terrains of Southern Patagonia. On the race course you will traverse across rivers, mud, peat bogs, glacier-filled mountains and big rocks, pushing your limits through a unique experience that is both rewarding and self-transcending.
“It has the potential to be a big, classic world race. It seems to me like what Hardrock was in the beginning, like before they thought ‘Oh, we should probably put a fixed rope on the snowfield coming off Virginius Pass’. I really think it has the original Hardrock spirit.” — Jeff Browning (United States), 100-Mile Winner
We welcome you to join us for the fourth edition of this journey into the magical world of fiords!
Fourth Edition: April 2 – 7, 2018
Opening of Registration: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® Qualifying Race
Ultra Fiord is a Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc® 2018 qualifying race with the following points awarded by ITRA:
2018 HARDROCK 100 QUALIFIER
The 100-Mile Distance of Ultra Fiord is a 2018 HARDROCK 100 qualifying race, meaning finishers can enter into the lottery for the 2018 edition of HARDROCK 100. Additionally, 100-Mile Finishers from Ultra Fiord 2016 and 2017 are qualified to enter into the lottery for 2018 HARDROCK 100 as well.