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The Jungle Ultra

Sunday June 2nd, 2019
Manu National Park, PE
Distance: 230k · Ultra

This is the Manu National Park, deep in the Amazon Rain forest, an unspoilt expanse of boiling jungle and breath-taking cloud forest running from the Andes mountains to the Madre de Dios River. It’s lowlands are only accessible by boat and it’s impenetrable nature has been both the reason so many are attracted to it’s dark undergrowth and the reason it has remained so well preserved.

You’re standing above the clouds looking down a massive valley along which a single track road winds through a sea of green. The clouds boil and roll across the canopy below and the air around you is thin enough to double the effort required to move. Soon you will descend down into the UNESCO world heritage site below and make your way through 230km of sweltering jungle, choked with mud and humidity, broken by river crossing after crossing.

This is the Jungle Ultra.

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Race Date: 06/03/2018 Distance: 230k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 23:44:21 Sondre Amdahl 44 Trysil, UT
2nd Male 24:37:47 Fabian Breitsamer 27 Germany
3rd Male 25:04:27 Tommy Chen 31 Los Angeles, CA
4th Male 27:25:50 Frank Johansen 55 Norge
Female 42:10:33 Nelly Herzog 42 Germany
2nd Female 45:17:36 Carolin Botteril 28 Germany
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The Jungle Ultra
Technical information
  • Location: Manu National Park, Peru
  • Terrain: Jungle, Rain Forest and Cloud Forest
  • Cost: £2250
  • Payments: In full or monthly instalments.
  • Distance: 230kms
  • Stages: 5
  • Red Jersey Stage: King/Queen of the Hill, Stage 4
  • Base Camp: Cloud Forest
  • Finish: Pilcopata
  • Daytime Temperature: 20°C - 30°C
  • Evening Temperature: 10°C - 20°C

    Your Experience

    A 230km race is split into 5 stages of suffocating jungle undergrowth, river crossings and cloud shrouded mountain valleys.

    Runners should expect choking humidity; the body pouring sweat in an effort to stay cool. There will be deep mud and heavy rain. There may also be periods spent running in darkness, following the marked route by head torch.

    As a self-sufficient race you are responsible for carrying your entire kit, including food, safety equipment and a minimum of 2.5liters of water which can be re-filled at checkpoints along the stages. You’ll need some specialist gear to take on the hostile rain forest.

    Accommodation each night is provided by way of research stations and lodges dotted through this region of unrivaled scientific interest.


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