Aug 02, 2024 at 12:00 AM


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Entry Fee $60
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $65
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 100K
  • 15K
  • 30K
  • 50K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 300

Course Map: Download Map

Starting Elevation: 9000

High Point: 15500

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 70%

First Year of the Event: 2014

Men's Record: 122K: 8:56:33

Masters Men Record: 122K: 9:26:14

Women's Record: 122K: 9:47:53

Masters Women Record: 122K: 12:28:15


CHOTA TRAIL, is a race that takes place in a unique setting, the surroundings of the Yahuarcocha Lagoon (Blood Lake) and the Chota Valley, and as a background the Imbabura Volcano and the colonial city of IBARRA … one of the most beautiful cities in South America.

Since 2015 we started with a passion for the mountains, eight years sharing one of the best TRAIL routes in Ecuador.

We start from the Church of Yahuarcocha, we ascend to almost 3700 masl, and continue along beautiful trails and mountain passes, with views of Ibarra and the Imbabura, Cotacachi and Cayambe Volcanoes, we cross the Chota Valley with a hot and dry climate, desert but beautiful, foxes, eagles, owls share their mountains with us, a cocktail of emotions is running the CHOTA.

We are runners who love nature and enjoy sharing this passion.

Come and enjoy Ecuador … See you at CHOTA.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Jun 02, 2024

Held on Aug 06, 2023

Held on Feb 12, 2022

Held on Mar 14, 2021

Held on Aug 02, 2020

Held on Aug 04, 2019

Held on Aug 04, 2018

Held on Aug 05, 2017

Held on Aug 06, 2016

Held on Jun 06, 2015

Held on Aug 16, 2014

Event Results

View 2019 Results

View 2014 Results