Thank you for coming to the Ultra Marathon which will be organized in the Ida Mountains, known as the 2nd largest oxygen source in the world. You will get the chance to run in the beauty of the Ida Mountains geography and Edremit gulf. You will have the opportunity to see all of the historic villages overlooking the Gulf of Edremit. You will descend to 0 and you will ascend to a height of 500 meters.
The starting point of the Ida Ultra is Yeşilyurt village, which is connected to Küçükkuyu town. You will start to race in the grounds of a wonderful Aegean village, with 550 years of history, stone houses, unparalleled nature and olive gardens where you can see every color as you run. The race will be completed almost completely on pathways and gravel roads. From time to time in towns and villages the roads will be paved, other than those roads there won’t be run on asphalted roads.
In the course you will cross creeks, pass through olive gardens, cross over historic bridges and run through the roots that no one has ever entered before. There are 7 control points within the course. Since the weather will be cold by the time the race is organized, hot soup will be given at the 3th and 4th station and finish point.
In many sections of the race you will have the opportunity to see the bay of Edremit. Do not forget to take photos!
Apart from the control points, you have the possibility of finding water in fountains. However, it is highly recommended that you do not drink that water.
One of the most important points to pay attention to during the race is that if it is raining the soil will become mud and it will become more difficult to run.
Your phone will probably not function in some parts of the race, but you will be able to see officials at intermediate points. We would appreciate if you communicate them if a problem occurs.
A time limit has been set on the course, competitors are obliged to leave the race if they use cut-offs.
We already wish all participants SUCCESS.
Ida Ultra gives 5 point from ITRA for UTMB. Its long 103 kms. and 3600 meters elevation Gain