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ultra fiord®

Sixth Editon / February 2022
Saturday, 5: 15K, 27K, 42K, 60K

The sixth edition of Ultra Fiord® will take place on Saturday, 5 February 2022. It will be the first time the event takes place in the middle of summer in Patagonia. Therefore, compared to the first five editions, which took place in April (Fall), we will expect warmer temperatures, less chance of precipitation, maybe a bit more wind, and days with much more sunlight. We still must be prepared for everything!

The race routes are located in the same wild area that has marked the character of the event. Some race segments still remain, but we will have some new ones as well, which will allow us to access other lookouts with amazing panoramic views. The race distances for this summer edition will be: 60K, 42K, 27K & 15K. Previous race experience is required for all race distances and each runner must go through a selection process in order to confirm participation.

PUERTO NATALES is the ciudad base for Ultra Fiord®. In the days leading up to the race, the city will serve as the base for kit pick-up and center of operations & information for the event. In addition, the official buses will leave to the Starting Lines from the city and return here from the Finish Line as well.

Considering the established regulations in Chile to control the pandemic, all runners must have a verified and valid Mobility Pass in order to participate, which means all runners must have completed the vaccination process to protect against COVID-19.

Before registering for Ultra Fiord® it is your responsibility to review the General Rules & Regulations, in addition to the map and elevation profile. We invite your to explore the photo galleries from previous editions in order to have a better idea for choosing your race distance, selecting your clothing and planning your trip.

LOCATION:

The event will be held in the Province of Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope), Magellan and Chilean Antarctica Region. The region’s capital is Punta Arenas; however, the closest town and logistics center to the course is Puerto Natales (Lat. 51º 44`S), which is 250km away from Punta Arenas.

METEROLOGY:

For Ultra Fiord®, the meteorological conditions drastically dictate the level of difficulty on race day. In southern Chilean Patagonia, the difference between a good day and a bad day can be enormous, and within a few hours, we can go from sun and calm weather, to wind and snow. As a reference, during the month of February, in Puerto Natales (which is just about at sea level), the temperatures are historically between a maximum of 30ºC and a minimum of -3ºC, with average temperatures being around 14ºC. In general, it is a month with very little participation; however, winds can be a very important factor. Unlike previous editions, we will now run in the middle of summer, so different precautions must be taken and one must always be prepared for the worst conditions. This implies that each runner must arrive well-trained for their chosen distance and have chosen responsibly the necessary equipment for running in the mountains and these latitudes.

DATE:

5 FEBRUARY 2022

RACE DISTANCES:

ULTRA FIORD®
2022
15K27K42K60K
Ascent900m1,600m2,800m4,000m
Maximum Altitude725 masl815 masl1,110 masl1,275 masl
Starting LineCamp
Río Serrano
Camp
Río Serrano
Camp
Río Serrano
Ruta
Milodón
Finish LineCamp
Río Serrano
Camp
Río Serrano
Camp
Río Serrano
Camp
Río Serrano
Minimum ExperienceRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Mandatory EquipmentRecommendedRequiredRequiredRequired