Mt. Esja Ultra began in 2012 for trail runners to reach their limits, it is Iceland most popular mountain trail race. Mt. Esja is the very known and local mountain for Icelanders to enjoy hiking, climbing and running. The race takes place on the main hiking path and racers must run 7 km loop eleven times, the total elevation gain for the race is 77 km. At the end of each loop, participants will be cheered on by the public and food and drinks served to rehydrate and refuel before completing the next loop. This annual event is limited to only 100 racers and the age limit is 20 years old, it is important that all runners have experience of long distance trail running and are physically fit to take part in the event.
Mt. Esja, South-West Iceland
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