For many years, the best ultras have been held in the US. Now we invite you to come on down under and sample Australia's toughest and most scenic Alpine ultra marathon the Alpine Challenge -incorporating, the 100 mile Alpine Skyrun, 100km Alpine Challenge and 60km Alpine Experience. Over 7,000m of ascent and descent - all within a 48 hour cut off . Located 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne, in the Australian Alps, this classic mountain run includes 6 climbs, each over 1,000m plus 3 river crossings - one using a rope, and one a chain for support. Apart from the risk of getting lost on narrow bushwalking trails the main objective dangers to watch out for are drop bears, and hooped snakes.
So if you are looking for a holiday, jaded by the same old trails, then try soming new and join us for a great run, one that is tougher than the Western States. full details at www.runningwild.net.au