Lycian Way Ultra Marathon
Lycian Way Ultramarathon, which the is first ultramarathon in Turkey, is an international organization, based on endurance. The 240 km long racecourse is going to be run in 6 days.(consists of 6 laps, a single lap per a day)The racecourse is almost half of the ancient 509 km long Lycian Way.According to Sunday Times,Ancient Lycian Way is known as one of the 10 best trekking places in the world.To know more about the Lycian Way Ultramarathon let's take a brief look about its details.
Difficulty around high levels
The route contains acclivities and declivities between the sea level and the mountains, has 800 meters altitude as well as totally different compositions of the ground like sandy and stony-rocky paths.
A glamorous historical contexture
The historical background of Lycian Way is about 3000 years.It harbored many civilizations for centuries which left marvellous ruins such as; ancient cities, castles, and, amphitheatres. The participants will run through a historical journey and also will share mystic experiences of midnight campfires.
Unique natural beauties
The Lycian Way is also unique with its natural texture as well as its historical characteristics. Different tones of green meet the most beautiful seaside of Turkey. The participants will have the chance of encamping in Patara ancient city which has the world's third longest beach.
The route of the Lycian Way Ultramarathon, which is officially supported by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and is aiming to host many athletes from different countries all over the world, is arranged by Prof. Dr. Taner Damci who has already completed three world-wide known ultramarathons and also performs as the race consultant.