"I started running the trails of Vasa Kellakiou in early 2011, after almost a year of exploring I finally decided on a 21 km loop that circled the village of Vasa. We set our first race date for January 12th 2012, just 12 people showed up. With no sponsors and a serious lack of money, we printed medals on plain copy paper and used black rubbish sacks to carry juices, biscuits and chips for the runners, it wasn't pretty, even so, the runners had a great race and so it began.
The entire event is organised each year by a few non paid runners who passionately believe in social trail running in beautiful nature for improving health and happiness. Our annual Spring race see's participants fly to Cyprus from just about every country and we now average 120 registrations per race. Our goal is not to be just another race, but one of the World's great trail ultra marathons. ". -- Michael Rivers, founder of Cyprus Ultra Marathon.
The friendliest ultramarathon you will ever experience. Run Cyprus Ultra and you will forever feel part of the Cyprus Ultra family.
World's first vegan international ultra marathon.
Zero disposable plastic water bottles event. Our unique cold water dispensers removes the need for disposable plastic water bottles.
Every km of the course is hand cleaned after the race leaving no trace of the event.
Course signs will never be nailed to trees.
Our team has nature clean up days and tree planting in the area of Vasa Kellakiou.
Our team donates blood each year in the village of Vasa Kellakiou.
Rechargeable lanterns at aid stations, no disposable batteries are used.
A mountain trail race that's safe and uniquely 100% runnable.
We are not one of those mountain trail races that send you scrambling up or down dangerous hills that are simple not runnable. Our race is 100% runnable for the fit runners wanting a real running challenge.