Published on January 30th, 2015 | by adventuremag
Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 2015: register now!
The 17th Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 42k and 100k ultra trail run takes place
in the week of 1-8 August 2015. Early bird travel packages are available
until March 1st on www.ms2s.org <http://www.ms2s.org/> !
Mongolia (28 January 2015) – In August 2015, for the 17th time already,
adventure seeking runners from all over the world will gather at the shores
of Lake Hovsgol in Northern Mongolia for a very special experience: the
Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 42k and 100k ultra trail marathon. Until March
1st, 2015, runners can book a discounted early bird travel package on the
event website www.ms2s.org. “It is a whole week of exploration with
horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, fishing, sleeping in traditional
Mongolian Gers – and of course running”, says race director Nicolas Musy.
The race on August 5th will be as challenging as it is beautiful. Runners
pass by yak herds and wild horses, shamanistic Ovoos as well as Mongolian
yurts and horsemen, in one of the most pristine and spectacular areas on
this planet. Amongst participants, the race is known as the world’s most
beautiful 42k and 100k run. A lakeside single track through woods and over
windblown lowlands; steep, rocky mountain passes with breath-taking views;
river valleys and marshy forests; seas of wildflowers. The accumulated
elevation gain/loss for the marathon distance is 2.255 meters, for the 100k
course it is 3.365 meters.
Preserving the National Park
The Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset is organised on a non-profit basis. All
proceeds are used to keep Hovsgol National Park pristine and to support the
culture of the local population via the “ecoLeap foundation” registered in
Geneva, Switzerland. Nicolas Musy: “It is not only the pristine nature that
makes this part of the world so special. It is also the unique culture of
the nomads and their way of life. The nomads should be proud of their
abilities and culture.”