The King of the Race

ULTRA SAVAGE

Welcome to an ultra-savage route woven together from old tracks and paths which wind from village to village in the very heart of the tropical jungle; plunge into distant areas to discover unexplored and rarely used tribal paths.

IN THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS OF THAILAND

From Chiang Mai city it is a colossal journey through jungle, valleys and rice fields until the highest mountain range of the country. The last part of the race in an alpine atmopshere at the foothill of intervening peaks (2000m high) bluish crests and ridges is wonderfully tough.

IN TOUCH WITH HILL TRIBES

This semi-autonomy race is held in remote areas in direct contact with the ethnic minorities. The route has been created from old tribal paths. With 3 stations a day and 2 overnights in their mountain villages, it’s a true adventure and a unique moment to share.

MAE KHA PIANG

1st NIGHT AMONG THE KAREN TRIBES

After a 1st day of race, with aching legs, you will reach Mae Kha Piang while the sun is releasing its hold on runners’ body. You will immediately appreciate the quietness, the freshness as the beauty of this Karen village surrounded by jungle and paddies. The cold shower in a waterfall in the village, the reception and the smile of its inhabitants, the delicious food and the night in local wood houses will help you to get strength back before the 2nd day of the race.

KIO BUA HA

2nd NIGHT IN THE HMONG MOUNTAINS

After a 2nd day of run and 42 kilometers more (possibly 30k), you will arrive in the mountains of the Hmong tribes and will stop at Kio Bua Ha for the overnight. In this little village you will appreciate to stay in the middle of mountains and tropical forests. The village’s quietness and special atmosphere are the best way to rest and recover. Sharing food, discussing between runners, spending a quiet night will give you an additional motivation to tackle the last day of the race.