The Ibex Multi-Day is a testing 5-day semi-supported stage race in Granada province, Andalucia, Spain. There are two different races. The Ultra of 212KM with 7857M+ positive gain, and The Challenge, a 136KM race with 5305M+ gain. Held simultaneously over the Christmas period, participants of both races will tackle an inspirational trail running challenge. Courses are marked and runners will return to the same accommodation each evening. Yes, these are ultra runners' dream Christmas races; you get comfy beds, hot showers, and a tasty meal each night!
Participants of both Ibex Multi-Day races will start and finish in the mountain-top retreat of Moclín, following different daily routes through the surrounding countryside. These beautiful races pass rocky outcrops, thread over the mountains, go through traditional oak woodland, white-washed villages, and past fortified Medieval castles. And of course, located in the heart of Andalucia, there are pristine olive groves as far as the eye can see.
Runners will be encouraged to share the camaraderie of these ancient tracks and trails as they take on these true endurance tests. They will traverse olive groves and follow stunning mountain trails. There are steep climbs, flowing descents, chalky tracks and rolling pine forest paths weaving across this hidden part of rural Spain. These epic tests offer breathtaking vistas of the snow-clad Sierra Nevada, glimpses of the distant Sierra Sur de Jaen, and panoramas of the Vega de Granada.
Participants of both races carry only mandatory kit and fuel, with extra water available at checkpoints located regularly along the course.