Posted in News on Thursday, December 07, 2017 by The Beachcomber Tours Correspondent
The wait is over! Registration for the 5th edition of the Ultra Trail Raidlight Beachcomber (UTRB) 2018 is open! This annual 5-star trail event - known for attracting the most famous of names in this sporting discipline - is scheduled on the 28th & 29th July 2018 and promises to be an enthralling experience for trail running enthusiasts.
The 2018 edition will comprise of four fascinating and innovative races. This time the quintessential Trail des 7 Couleurs will include a new 100 km track. This race will feature a new option for the 2018 edition: participants will be able to run in teams of two, a great alternative for trailer runners who prefer relays. The three other races proposed by the Beachcomber Events team - the 47 km, 25 km and 10 km races - remain almost the same and will again attract participants to join so they do not miss out on the interesting technical aspects and the breath-taking scenery that each of the various trails promise.
Please contact the Beachcomber Tours’ groups department for more information.
The UTRB 2017 120-km race was action-packed and saw the victory of the Nepalese Sangé Sherpa in 13 hours 57 minutes and 08 seconds. Jean Marie Cadet of Reunion Island won the 47-km race in 3 hours 48 minutes and 54 seconds. Frédéric Duchemann, also of Reunion Island, took the 1st place in the 25-km Nautile trail finishing in 1 hour 47 minutes and 57 secs. Jean Patrice Payet, another trail runner from Reunion Island, stole the show in the 10-km race in less than 35 minutes!