Xiamen 6 Day Race 2019

Xiamen 6 day raceOn Friday, October 31, 2019 at 3 pm, the 2019 Xiamen 6 Days 6 Nights Super Marathon Global Extreme Race (referred to as the 6 Days 6 Nights Super Horse and Xiamen 6 day race in English) countdown for 30 days launched a press conference at the Xiamen Marriott Hotel and Conference Center adjacent to the track.

The event is scheduled to start at 10 am on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Xiamen Rainbow Ring Circuit Meifeng Sports Park, and will end at 10 am on Friday, December 6.

This will be the first multiday road race of its kind in China and Asia.  The Xiamen 6 Day Race 2019 features 48/24/12/6 hour races plus a relay and other distances that encourage runners to try ultrarunning challenges.
The 2km course is beside the sea and will be on a flat loop on the Xiamen East China Sea Rainbow Raceway .

Official website: www.6dayrace.com.cn

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Six Days in the Dome – The Redux

Six Days in the Dome – The Redux is a World-Class, competitive multiday running race that will take place on a 445.119 meter indoor track in Milwaukee’s Pettit National Ice Center in the USA starting August 23 2019.

Yesterday Joe Fejes posted on facebook that Johan Steene, Johan Van der Merwe and Guillaume Calmettes will not be at the Dome. Despite this, there’s still a formidable field in the 6 day including

Joe Fejes (USA), Budjargal Byambaa (MGN), Johnny Hällneby (SWE) Philip McCarthy (USA), Mick Thwaites (AUS), Bob Hearn (USA), Jean-Louis Vidal (FRA) and Ivo Majetic (USA). In the women’s race Connie Gardner (USA), Carilyn Johnson (USA) and Yolanda Holder (USA) will be up there no doubt at the end.

You can checkout the full Entrants list here.

Events
Friday Aug. 23 (48-hour) race start 9:00 am
Saturday Aug. 24 (24-hour) race start 9:00 am
SundayAug. 25 (6-day) race start Noon

Race website: www.run6days.com

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Running Festival Ou Rondawel 2017

Frik du Preez

Frik du Preez

The venue for the Running Festival Johannesburg 2017 is now at Die Rondawel 10 Rooikat Street Thersia Park, Akasia, Pretoria. The re-named event which features  a 6 day race, 72/48/24/12/6 hour races begins December 27th and runs until January 2nd 2018.

Current start list as of 14/11/2017:

6 Day Race
Bib number 6001 K-G Nystrom.
Bib number 6002 Jean Nepjen.
Bib number 6003 Carol Nepgen.
Bib number 6004 Martie Boesenberg.
Bib number 6005 Frik du Preez.
Bib number 6006 Eddie Dalbock.

48 Hour Race
Bib number 4801 Hoppy Hopkinson.
Bib number 4801 Yvonne Hopkinson.

100 Miles

Tobie Reyneke.

Year to Year 24 Hour Race.
Bib number 2451 Jaco de Jager.
Bib number 2452 Roger Crichton.
Bib number 2453 Joey De Vos Louwrens.
Bib number 2454 Adriaan Van den Berg.
Bib number 2455 Nickolaas Loubcher.

12 Hour Day Race
Bib number 1201 Derek Ferguson

Website: www.wrightracetiming.co.za
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/rfjhb

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Icarus Florida UltraFest 2017

The Icarus Florida UltraFest 2017 will be the penultimate 6 day race this year with Across The Years in the USA being the final event.
The course is a loop through Synder Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – paved, flat and shaded and 1.0408 Km long.

The course is USATF and IAAF certified and the race is USATF sanctioned.

Field hasn’t been published yet.

Mens 6 day course record: Ed Ettinghausen (USA) 770.2800 Km 478.6298 Miles.
Womens 6 day course record: Manoshri Sykorova (SLO) 695.3864 Km 432.0931 Miles

Website: www.icarusfloridaultrafest.com

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6 Day Races – Sports doping, Victorian style

Day Eight - 185_scoreboard_2014Stemming from Mark Dorions short posts on the ultralist with updates from the Self- Transcendence 6 & 10 day races in Flushing Meadow in New York, a recent post on the thread drew attention to an article, originally posted by Vanessa Heggie Tuesday 19 June 2012 in the Guardian titled Sports doping, Victorian style, which looks at what athletes were prepared to do to win races that offered huge financial rewards by todays standards in the 1870s and 1880s.
With no financial rewards for multiday races today, the sport is virtually clean and for the most part runners are competing against themselves.

Today sees the finish of the 6 & 10 day races which has been followed everyday by Utpal Marshall on his blog Perfection-journey who talks with the runners, crews and organisers to share and convey the spirit of the events.

Visit the 10 day race website and the 6 day race website to get the results and photos of this years events.

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Celtic Ultra Fest 2014

A new event is being planned for September: The Celtic Ultra Fest 2014.
This ambitious project – the only one of its kind in the UK features road ultras for everyone starting with a marathon, a 50 km/50 miles, 100km/100 miles, 6/12/24/48/72 and 6 day races. The 72 hour race will be the first such event to take place in the UK

  • The event will take place on the prom at Weston-super-Mare on a 1 km loop, 500 out and 500m back on a smooth paved surface. With great views of the Bristol Channel and Wales, this should be an excellent venue for a ultrarunning event as its the course for the famous Weston Prom series of 5km races.
  • The course is well lit at night and all services will be provided on site
  • Portable toilets and showers.
  • The event will feature vegetarian food for the runners via 3 meals a day and there will be a fully stocked aid table that will operate round the clock.
  • The event will be chip timed.

More details are available on the race website where you can register your interest in taking part: Celtic Ultra Fest.com

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6 Jours de France 2014 Is Cancelled

Gerard Cain has announced that the logo-accueil. After finding a new course after much work, the event has not found favour with a newly elected Council of Villefranche for a variety of reasons he reports.
This is the text posted on the race website:

Désolé de vous l’annoncer, mais la nouvelle Municipalité (dernièrement élue) de Villefranche sur mer vient de m’annoncer ce matin qu’il ne donnait pas suite et donc refusait le “6 jours de France” sur leur ville.
Les motifs : les camping car, la cuisine au gaz, le bruit et les odeurs de cuisine qui pourraient déranger le voisinage, les coureurs qui urineraient partout, pas d’accord pour bloquer le parking pendant une semaine, une manifestation trop grosse et trop longue pour la ville, etc… bref, ils n’en veulent pas.
Je suis donc dans l’obligation d’annuler cette épreuve et de remettre en question cette organisation pour le futur.
Je peux comprendre les avis de chacun, mais remettre en cause des choses qui ont été actées et les balayer comme cela d’un revers de main et mettre fin à 8 années de travail pour faire évoluer et grandir une épreuve de sport, car ce n’est que du sport, c’est vraiment facile pour les décideurs et très dur à encaisser pour des bénévoles.
Maintenant la dépendance vis à vis du pouvoir politique est trop importante pour moi et mon association. Me faire balader comme cela de Mairie en Mairie, je ne supporte plus et suis dégoûté. Le sport (enfin certains sports) et le bénévolat sont vraiment mal considérés et je n’ai vraiment plus trop envie de continuer !
Le choc est dur… très dur, pour vous je le pense et pour nous encore plus.
Je ne sais pas si c’est moi ou si c’est notre discipline qui ne plaisent pas, mais je pense qu’il n’y aura plus de 6 jours en France… enfin pour moi en tout cas. Car je ne me vois pas annoncer un nouveau 6 jours dans quelques mois après les annonces et les refus de Nice et de Villefranche sur Mer, je ne serai plus crédible.

Pour tous ceux qui sont déjà inscrits, je vous contacterai par mail durant la semaine.

Vraiment, toutes mes excuses à toutes et à tous pour cette annulation.

Sorry to tell you this , but the new City ( recently elected) of Villefranche sur mer just told me this morning that he did not follow and therefore refused the ” six days of France ” on their city.
The reasons : the camper , cooking gas , noise and cooking odors which may disturb neighbors , riders who urinate everywhere, not agree to stop the car for a week, too big and too long event for the city, etc … in short, they do not want.
I am therefore obliged to cancel the test and challenge the organization for the future.
I can understand the opinions of everyone, but questioning things that were recorded and scan as a backhand and ending eight years of work to develop and grow a test of sport, as n is that the sport is really easy for policymakers and very hard to take for volunteers.
Now the dependence of political power is too much for me and my association. Make me walk like that of Mayor in City Hall , I can not stand and am disgusted . Sport ( finally some sports) and volunteering are really treated badly and I really want to keep more too !
The shock is hard … very hard for you and I think for us more.
I do not know if it’s me or if it is our discipline they do not like , but I think there will be more than 6 days in France … well for me anyway. Because I do not see me announce a new six days in a few months after the announcements and denials of Nice and Villefranche sur Mer, I am no longer credible.

For those who are already enrolled , I will contact you by email during the week.

Really , I apologize to you all for such cancellation.

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British 6 Day Race Record

James Zarei

James Zarei at the 2013 British Ultra Fest Photo by Wendy Edwards

The current British 6 Day Race Record is held by George Littlewood (1859–1912) who ran 623 miles 1,320 yards at Madison Square Gardens in New York. The race took place in 1888 between 26 November and 1 December – a 125 years ago.

Littlewood also holds the 6 day walking record of  531 miles set in Sheffield on 11 March 1882.

The record was threatened in 1990 by James Zarei who came within a mile of breaking the record at Gateshead 6 day race only to be thwarted by a football match that held the race up for two and a half hours.

Brtish multiday specialist William Sichel set a new World Age-Group record for the over 55’s at 6 Days running 829.972kms/515.720 miles at the British Ultra Fest at Radley College August 2013.


References

Wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Littlewood

Britishultrafest.com/james-zarei/

British Ultra Fest

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Six Days In The Dome 2014

Posted on the Ultralist:

Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:25:27 -0400
From: joe fejes
Subject: Six Days in the Dome

Registration is now open on Ultrasignup for the 24/48/6 day indoor 400 Meter track event to be held at the Alaska Dome next August 4th. Thanks to Christian Griffith for setting up the sixdaysinthedome.com website. More information is forthcoming but I wanted to get it up ASAP to give runners plenty of time to make plans. Should be a neat experience.

Website: sixdaysinthedome.com

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The French Ultra Festival – 6 Day Race News – August 2012

french ultra festivalSome details have been posted on the French Ultra Festival website concerning the new venue for the 2013 event. Beautiful images on the site show Luc en Provence as the place to be 7th of May 2013 and already there are 118 riders signed up for this classic race. Continue reading

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