Aug 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Badwater Presents Artsakh Ultra Stage Race
Entry Fee $2900
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Entry Fee 2 $3200
(Highest or Late Registration)
Prize Money: no
Type: Adventure/Stage Race
Participant Limit: 50
Starting Elevation: 6300
High Point: 9000
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%
First Year of the Event: 2020
RACE DIRECTOR MESSAGE:
I wanted you to know that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of Artsakh Ultra. There are several reasons for this:
COVID-19 numbers are still not under control worldwide.
Travel restrictions currently make it impossible for our athletes to plan their trip, or perhaps even to reach Armenia and Artsakh in late August.
We want to be absolutely sure that all of the participants have the best possible experience, with all of the cultural components included and with maximum interaction with our friends along the route.
By planning for a 2021 race instead, we intend to offer the best possible experience for every runner and everyone involved with the race.
Therefore we now plan to host the inaugural Artsakh Ultra on August 30 through September 4, 2021. Registration will open shortly.
AdventureCORPS – producers of the Badwater series of ultramarathons in Death Valley and across the USA – will host a six-day, point-to-point, 160-mile (260km) trail running stage race in the Republic of Artsakh, the democratic, Christian, Armenian homeland located just east of Armenia itself.
To keep the focus on the running and an overall high-quality experience, the following is provided to all runners:
• Luggage transport each day (no wearing heavy backpacks with all your gear.)
• All breakfasts and most dinner meals will be provided – all of it fresh, local, and organic. (Runners will provide their own energy food while running, and will be on their own for restaurant dining on just two nights.)
• Runners will stay in large tents the first three nights, enjoy natural hot springs on nights two and three, and will stay in hotels on the fourth, fifth and sixth nights of the race, as well as the pre-race night.
Formerly known as Nagorno-Karabakh during the Soviet era, the Mountainous Republic of Artsakh is a fascinating, wonderful country that few people have even heard of, and even less have visited. AdventureCORPS aims to change both of those facts by bringing runners from all over the world to Artsakh!
The race will be organized in a “stage race” format, in which runners will run a certain section of the Janapar Trail each day. Each day’s “stage” will be timed separately, and overall results will be calculated by adding all six days’ times together. The first stage will be 22mi (36km); the next four stages will vary from 26 to 34 miles (42 to 55km), while the final stage will be 16mi / 26km. With a total distance of 160km (260km), there is a total of 26,000 feet (8000m) of elevation gain along the route. See the Route & Schedule tab on our webpage for all the info about each stage, and the Route Gallery for images of the entire race route.
Held on Aug 30, 2021
Held on Aug 30, 2020