The seventh edition of Ultra Paine® will take place on Saturday, 25 September and Sunday, 26 September, 2021, in the Commune of Torres del Paine (see map). Although this year’s edition will maintain the same distances as previous years, it will also include two additional race distances, meaning there will be six options to choose from: 14K, 21K, 35K, 42K, 50K and 80K. Beyond the kilometers, the entire race route for all distances passes through breathtaking landscapes, with panoramic views of the main mountains in Torres del Paine National Park. The shared finish line for all race distances will be at Hotel del Paine.
PUERTO NATALES is the base city for Ultra Paine®. In the days leading up the race, the city will serve as the location for kit pick-up and the center for all event information. In addition, the official buses will depart to the Starting Lines from this city and then return again to the same location from the Finish Line.
Given that we are still months away from the event, the protocols and measures associated with COVID-19 will be informed at a later date, once we begin to approach race day and have a more accurate projection of the conditions for September. With that being said, given that the vaccination process continues progressing forward here in Chile, we expect there to be minimal restrictions by the month of the event.
Due to the possible restrictions with regards to maximum capacity associated with managing the pandemic, we have already decided to adjust last year’s race model to accommodate a greater distribution of runners throughout the race course. In order to achieve this change, we have added two new races distances and rescheduled the start of the 14K for the following day, 26 September. The 14K distance has both the largest number of runners and the shortest maximum race time, meaning there would be a greater influx of runners in both the Starting Line and Finish Line without an adjustment. By enacting these measures, we will be able to ensure greater distances between runners throughout the route, at the Starting Lines, and at the Finish Line for all race distances, especially for the 14K.
Before registering in Ultra Paine®, it is your responsibility to review the general rules and regulations, in addition to the map and race profile. Also, we invite you to check out the photo galleries from previous editions in order to have a better idea for choosing your race distance, selecting your clothing and planning your trip.
In the following table you will find a summary of important information for each race distance:
|ULTRA PAINE® |
|Maximum Altitude||462 masl||462 masl||462 masl||462 masl||462 masl||870 masl|
|Maximum Race Time||4.0 hrs.||7.0 hrs.||8.0 hrs.||10.0 hrs.||12.0 hrs.||16.0 hrs.|
|Cruce Bahía El Bote|
|26 Sep||25 Sep||25 Sep||25 Sep||25 Sep||25 Sep|
|Cut-Off Points||NO||NO||NO||Mirador Grey|
|Race Cut-Off Time (Day/Time)||26 Sep|
|Aid Stations (PAS)*||3||4||5||6||7||10|
|Drop Bag (DB)**||1||1||1||1||1||2|
|ITRA Points Awarded||No||No||2||2||2||3|
|(1) 16-29 (Hares, Guanacos) (2) 30-39 (Pumas) (3) 40-79 (Huemules, Foxes, Condores, Mylodones)|
|* The Starting Line and Finish Line are both considered as a PAS.|
|** For the 14K, 21K, 35K, 42K & 50K distances, the only drop bag (DB) is the one that is left at the starting line and delivered at the finish line.|