The Costa Rica Ultra Trail


Costa Rica Trail - Bespoke Medals

Running Imp is excited to be working alongside La Transtica to provide our unique medals for their Costa Rica Ultra Trail. The event begins on the 20th of November and will finish on the 30th of November.

What is the Costa Rica Ultra Trail?

The Costa Rico Ultra Trail is a free pace Trail race which leads participants from coast to coast. Two tracks are available to run. The first, the Adventure Race, spans a vast 117KM and requires runners to hit a pace of approximately 20-30KM per day. The second race is the Extreme. The Extreme takes runners a whopping 200KM, hitting an average of 38-48KM a day, this means if they were to run 42KM a day, they’d be running the equivalent of a marathon a day! 

Beginning from the beach of Manuel Antonio, runners will make their way into the very depths of Costa Rico. Terrain will vary hugely throughout the race, with runners winding through mountains and jungles en route to their destination. On top of this, the rising ground will pose a considerable challenge, pushing Adventure race runners up 5300 metres of positive incline. Five thousand three hundred metres is almost five times the height of Snowdon in Wales, so as you can imagine, it’s quite the challenge. Of course, Extreme racers will face tougher challenges, hitting highs of 9300m across the trail. Once across these challenging elements, participants will finish on the idyllic Caribbean Coast. 

Along the route, runners will hit several points where they can resupply, request assistance and stay in a bivouac. 

Big distance, beautiful prize

Participants are awarded one of our stunning Bespoke Medals once hitting the Puerto Viejo de Limon. These medals were carefully sculpted through the partnership of our Free Professional Design Service and La Transtica purely for this event. Of course, the true prize is Costa Rica itself. From participant accounts, winding through the areas less trodden by tourists is pure bliss. The camaraderie built along the trip is also well worth the journey alone.

While there are no more entries available for this year’s event, be sure to keep an eye out for the 2020 event. It’s sure to be the adventure of a lifetime!

We’d like to wish everyone taking part in the Costa Rica Ultra Trail the best of luck, and we can’t wait to see some incredible photos!

Be Ultra

If you’d like to create your own Ultra Trail Run, we can provide you with everything you need. Our Bespoke Medals service delivers the ultimate in Bespoke Memorabilia for your race. So whether you’d like a medal, pin badge, or a fridge magnet-medal-bottle opener, we can provide. Running Imp itself is also available for your broader event needs. These can range from starting lines and barrier tape to race numbers and safety pins. Whatever you need, Running Imp provides the best quality for the most competitive prices.

Written by: pm

Published on: 6 November 2019

Categories: Running Imp, Bespoke Medals