New for 2021 - Introducing the next in our 'UNLIMITED' class of VULTRA and this one is BIG - it's our 2,412 mile Route 66 VULTRA.
The Route 66 VULTRA is the next level in our popular VULTRA series of events, and is an ideal long term challenge for 2021 / 2022 and beyond. This is a standalone event, so not part of the VULTRA-Six series (a series of six consecutive VULTRA events, lasting 2 months each and held over a calendar year) or linked with the Super-VULTRA series. The Route 66 VULTRA gives you an almost unlimited amount of time to complete it starting from January 1st 2021 you have as long as you like (up to 5 years) to cover the mileage and it really does have something for everyone; from seasoned ultra runners to those who are new to running and want to try something totally epic. You can complete this VULTRA on your own terms; take a few months, take a year take 5 years; do as much or as little mileage as and when you like and keep chipping away until you reach the finish line in Santa Monica. Oh and of course there will be the epic bling - obviously. This medal is massive!
The route will start in Chicago and we'll be virtually following the classic Route 66 some 2,412 miles all the way to LA. We drove and ran some large sections of this classic route back in 2012 so we're familiar with many parts of the route and we're in for a virtual treat as we run through some of the classic US States like Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California and finishing up in Santa Monica.
The event will officially start on New Year's Day; Friday 1st January 2021 - there will be a Facebook race brief in the chat groups. The event will then run for as long as it takes you to complete the mileage
The exciting bit…..
You'll get a bespoke, sequential BIB when you sign up. There will be a route map and a central results and progress landing page on the Phoenix Running VULTRA tab on the website. Each competitor will have their own virtual location pin (complete with their name and BIB number for tracking your virtual progress). You can even add your profile picture in your Phoenix World settings. Once you start your virtual run you'll submit your mileage as you go which, once approved, will automatically move you along the map. The route is 2,412 miles along the classic Route 66. Pretty cool, hey. Once you've submitted enough mileage to get to the finish line in Chicago then you are an official finisher of the Route 66 VULTRA - Unlimited! Your total miles and total time will be added to the finisher results, you'll show as 'COMPLETE' be able to download your finishers certificate and we'll send you your epic bling!
This is a challenge for literally anyone of any running ability. If you're new to running, fancy something a bit different in 2021, or fancy your first foray into multi-day endurance challenges, want to practice running consistent distances over consecutive days, or just want to see how many miles you can run in a few months or a year or two or three or five then this is for you.
This is an ideal annual challenge if you fancy something BIG.
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