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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