Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 2012: Adventure Race in the Mongolian Mountains

Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 2012: Adventure Race in the Mongolian Mountains

Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 2012

Mongolia Sunrise to SunsetAdventure-seeking runners can now register for the world's most pristine 42km and 100km run: The 14th Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset will take place on August 1st, 2012. The unique adventure race in the Mongolian mountains is limited to 100 runners. All proceeds of the non-profit event are used for environmental projects in Hovsgol National Park. Register at: http://www.ms2s.org

The 2012 event: July 28 - August 4

International participants will arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, on Saturday, July 28, and fly and drive to Camp Toilogt, located on the shore of crystal-clear Lake Hovsgol not far from the Russian border. Camp Toilogt is the site of the start and finish line. The camp at Lake Hovsgol can accept a maximum of 100 runners and their families and friends. The runners have the opportunity to acclimatize to the altitude of 1,650 meters and become acquainted with the course prior to the race. Besides the extremely tough 100km race, participants also have the chance to tackle a 42km mountain marathon distance. Since participants of both distances are granted 18 hours to finish, anyone with the spirit for a physical challenge can actually complete the race. The organizers also provide travel packages on www.ms2s.org

Environmental Projects

The Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset is a non-profit event, and all proceeds are used to keep Hovsgol National Park pristine and to support the culture of Hovsgol and Mongolia's local population via the "ecoLeap foundation" registered in Geneva, Switzerland. One of the projects that the foundation supports is the "zero-litter policy" in the national park. The proceeds from the event and participants' donations have funded the set-up cost for the litter control project and its ongoing operation: including hiring park rangers dedicated to litter control, providing eco-friendly garbage bags, and raising awareness nation-wide through TV ads and education of local children and families.

 

   MS2S - Runner   

Among participants, the race is labelled "the world's most beautiful 42km and 100km run". No wonder: mossy forests, river valleys and 2,300 meter high mountains pass by with stunning views, making the Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset a breathtaking race.

 

    MS2S - Lakeside Trail    

Lakeside trails are supervised by Mongolian horsemen.

 

      MS2S - Camp      

"In the days before and after the race, participants and their companions will have the chance to experience this unique nature with horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing or kayaking. They also get in touch with the unique nomadic culture and sleep in Mongolian gers – it's a whole week of adventure and an unforgettable experience for every runner" - Angie Eagan, MS2S race director

 

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