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Mountain Running race to take place in Troodos

A new, longer, international mountain running race will take place in Troodos on September 22.

According to the organisers, BUFF® Troodos Mountain Ultra was designed to attract runners and fans of different categories, “our ultra-marathon races attract runners who want to push their limits once more and our smaller races attract those who want to live an unforgettable experience in the mountains.”

The highlight of this year’s competition is the new Buff® Troodos Mountain Ultra 105k.

BUFF® Troodos Mountain Ultra 80k, BUFF® Troodos Mountain Ultra 50k, BUFF® Troodos Watercourse Whopper 25k, BUFF® Troodos Trot 10k and the Eurolife® Kids Mountain Run 2k for Sophia Foundation, make up the schedule of the competition.

An ultra-marathon is any race longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometres.

The competition in Troodos is recognised by the ITRA (International Trail Running Association) and will serve as a Qualifying Race for the No.1 ultra-marathon in the world, the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB®).

The races of 105k, 80k and 50k will give 5,4,3 qualifying points, respectively.

BUFF® Troodos Mountain Ultra will be a dynamic introduction of Cyprus into the international calendar of mountain running.

According to the Cyprus News Agency the number of participants is very high and it includes runners from all over the world.

The main refuelling station will be Troodos Square, where the runners will have the chance to see their families and enjoy the support of the fans.

The competition is organised by One Step Further, a company which specialises in running events in Cyprus and abroad.

Cyprus Trail Runners will design and supervise the marathon routes.

The Troodos Geopark and the Troodos Development Company are the supporters of the event.

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