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HERRADURA BEACH, COSTA RICA

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Experience the jungle calling with the inaugural La Ruta Trail race where you will traverse breathtaking natural terrain of beautiful sand beaches, tropical forests and jungles that house hundreds of different species of flora and fauna in one of the most biodiverse regions of Costa Rica. Test your senses and endurance as you run up steep gradients in mountainous terrains with tough ascents and descents and reaching breathtaking views. The relationship between distance and elevation changes all work together to create the overall level of difficulty in La Ruta Trail.

WHAT DISTANCE WILL YOU BE CONQUERING?

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100k50kHalf Marathon10k
A SPARTAN TRAIL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STOP
The Spartan Trail World Championship is an all-new series of Trail events across the globe. Each Championship event will host two Championship options: Trail Championship (<49K) and Trail Ultra Championship (50K+).
100K Trail Race
Points Qualifier
100k Trail Race
Points Qualifier
This difficult course starts right on the beach and then it climbs up to the highest mountains in the Garabito area traversing through private farms and public trails circling the Carara National Park; rich in biodiversity and housing approximately 48% of Costa Rica´s bird species in its Transitional forest. After steep technical ascents and descents through varied types of terrain this hard trail finishes back on the beautiful bay of Herradura Beach.
This difficult course starts right on the beach and then it climbs up to the highest mountains in the Garabito area traversing through private farms and public trails circling the Carara National Park; rich in biodiversity and housing approximately 48% of Costa Rica´s bird species in its Transitional forest. After steep technical ascents and descents through varied types of terrain this hard trail finishes back on the beautiful bay of Herradura Beach.
50K Trail Race
50k Trail Race
Starting at sea level in front of the race venue the demanding 50K trail continues over a steep mountain with a 400 mts ascent through very isolated forests reaching summits that offer breathtaking views of the ocean and the jungle below and traversing private farms around Cerro Herradura. This trail reaches the highest point of the race at 700 mts above sea level before descending towards the lovely blue waters of the bay of Herradura onto the race finish on the beach.
Starting at sea level in front of the race venue the demanding 50K trail continues over a steep mountain with a 400 mts ascent through very isolated forests reaching summits that offer breathtaking views of the ocean and the jungle below and traversing private farms around Cerro Herradura. This trail reaches the highest point of the race at 700 mts above sea level before descending towards the lovely blue waters of the bay of Herradura onto the race finish on the beach.
Half Marathon Trail Race
Points Qualifier
Half Trail Race
Points Qualifier
This tough 21K race starts right on the beach in front of the race venue and will traverse many types of terrain; sand, rocks, river crossings, dirt roads as well as steep climbs and descends. The trail will consist of smaller dirt trails reaching the top of a 275 mts mountain with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and the Transitional Forest below. La Ruta Trail will cross through a local village area towards the Caña Blanca creek and later finishes on the beautiful beach of Herradura.
This tough 21K race starts right on the beach in front of the race venue and will traverse many types of terrain; sand, rocks, river crossings, dirt roads as well as steep climbs and descends. The trail will consist of smaller dirt trails reaching the top of a 275 mts mountain with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and the Transitional Forest below. La Ruta Trail will cross through a local village area towards the Caña Blanca creek and later finishes on the beautiful beach of Herradura.
Half Marathon Trail Race
Points Qualifier
Half Trail Race
Points Qualifier
This tough 21K race starts right on the beach in front of the race venue and will traverse many types of terrain; sand, rocks, river crossings, dirt roads as well as steep climbs and descends. The trail will consist of smaller dirt trails reaching the top of a 275 mts mountain with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and the Transitional Forest below. La Ruta Trail will cross through a local village area towards the Caña Blanca creek and later finishes on the beautiful beach of Herradura.
This tough 21K race starts right on the beach in front of the race venue and will traverse many types of terrain; sand, rocks, river crossings, dirt roads as well as steep climbs and descends. The trail will consist of smaller dirt trails reaching the top of a 275 mts mountain with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and the Transitional Forest below. La Ruta Trail will cross through a local village area towards the Caña Blanca creek and later finishes on the beautiful beach of Herradura.
10K Trail Race
10k Trail Race
Designed to introduce racers to the Trail running competition experience, this trail provides racers with constant course surface changes; sand, grass, dirt, rocks and roots and passes through mild elevation changes.The 10K Trail run starts right on the beach, crosses the golf course and follows the banks of the Caña Blanca creek. Later the trail climbs to an elevation of 103 meters descending again to sea level and the race finish line at the beautiful beach of Herradura.
Designed to introduce racers to the Trail running competition experience, this trail provides racers with constant course surface changes; sand, grass, dirt, rocks and roots and passes through mild elevation changes.The 10K Trail run starts right on the beach, crosses the golf course and follows the banks of the Caña Blanca creek. Later the trail climbs to an elevation of 103 meters descending again to sea level and the race finish line at the beautiful beach of Herradura.

Categories and Awards

Categories
Open Category(14-19)(20-29)(30-39)(40-49)(50-59)(60+)
Awards
The Spartan Trail World Championship consists of the 100K and Half Marathon ONLY Cash prize purse $22,800* for Top 5 runners on the 100K and Half distances.
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Elite Category
Position
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Total Purse:
Trail 100K Male
$3,500*
$2,000*
$800*
$600*
$300*
$7,200*
Trail 100K Female
$3,500*
$2,000*
$800*
$600*
$300*
$7,200*
Trail Half Marathon Male
$2,000*
$1,000*
$600*
$400*
$200*
$4,200*
Trail Half Marathon Female
$2,000*
$1,000*
$600*
$400*
$200*
$4,200*
*Amounts in US dollars
Open Awards

Trophies for top three in the overall standings Male and Female and Women for all distances.

Trophies for the first three in each category Male and Female for each distance.

Products provided by the Sponsors for the first three places in all categories.

Note: Runners awarded prizes in the General Category will not be awarded prizes according to their Age Category, so that more runners con access awards.