May 05, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Whalers’ Great Route Ultra-Trail® by Azores Trail Run®


Horta 9900


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Entry Fee $35
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $100
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 25K
  • 26.2M
  • 118K, 65K
  • 11K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 500

Course Map: Download Map

High Point: 1000

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 2014

Men's Record: 48K: 4:03


The Whalers’ Great Route Ultra-Trail® by Azores Trail Run® is an amazing course situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, in the Azores, Portugal, on the island of Faial. With 118K and 5000m of positive slop, this challenging ultra-trail captures nature at its best!

The expansive view to the ocean, the majestic volcanic craters that formed this island and the historical passages of the ancient whalers tell the story of this land and its people.

From the natural blue of the ocean to the vastness of green from its forests and fields, the black sands of the last volcanic eruption that grew this island, to the pallet of colours man reflected on their homes are just some of the splendours you will experience on this journey.

You will be left with a feeling of having travelled from the earth to the moon and back. You will be mentally stimulated, physically exhausted and personally rewarded only yearning to repeat this amazing course that is the Whalers’ Great Route.

Whalers’ Great Route is part of Discovery Races by Ultra-Trail World Tour.

There are 7 races on the same event:
Whalers’ Great Route Ultra Trail: 118k
Ultra Blue Island: 65k
Marathon Faial Coast to Coast: 45k
Ten Volcanoes Trail: 25k
Skyrunning Peak Mountain Vertical Kilometer: 1k vertical on the highest mountain of Portugal
Mini Family Trail: 11k
Kids’ Trail



Past Event Dates

Held on May 05, 2023

Held on May 06, 2022

Held on May 07, 2021

Held on Oct 31, 2020

Held on May 26, 2019

Held on May 25, 2018

Held on Oct 08, 2017

Held on Jun 01, 2016

Held on May 30, 2015

Held on May 25, 2014