In September of next year I will be heading to Turkey to take part in the Lycian Way Ultra Marathon! For anyone interested in joining me or if you would like to find out more about the race then click on the link on the Lycian Way Logo at the bottom of the page. Also make sure to check out Turkeys other Ultra, the Runfire Cappadocia by clicking on the Runfire Logo also at the bottom!
The Lycian Way Ultramarathon was the first ultra organized in Turkey in 2010. Covering around 250 km of the Ancient Lycian Way which must be completed in 6 days with one lap being completed every day. The route encompasses a variety of terrains, such as forest, mountains, rocky paths, beaches and steep slopes.
Covered area promises an unforgettable experience with the Lycian Way, which has been the cradle to hundreds of civilizations for many thousand years as well as impressive historical ruins, ancient cities, castles, and amphitheaters.
The Lycian Way, standing out with its natural beauties in addition to its historical characteristics, presents a visual feast to the eyes of the runners with its spectacular scenes of mountains coated with green forests as well as the bays and gulfs, while allowing them to run alongside Patara Beach, which is the 3rd longest beach in the world.
The route of the Lycian Way Ultra Marathon, as officially supported by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which aims to host athletes from all over the world every year, has been created by Prof. Taner Damcı, who is the project consultant and who himself has already completed a major ultra marathon.