Ultra AFRICA Race
10 November 2019
Canal Aventure is the official website of The Track Organisation. Established in 2010, The Track Organisation is a travel agency specializing in ultramarathons organization. Born of the passion for adventure and by the conviction that sport is a universal language, we want to give you the opportunity to experience (and to share) some extraordinary moments.Since 2011, the events that we organize on the differents continents from Australia to Bolivia through India, Burkina Faso, Norway and Vietnam, brought together hundreds of participants from thirty different nationalities. Motivated by simple but essential values our ambition is to organize events that allow participants to discover beautiful landscapes and the different cultures of our planet.Our commitment is also to preserve the authenticity of places and people we encounter. So we limit our groups at a reasonable number of participant.The Ultra AFRICA Race is part of the Canal Aventure Series and is a 217 km foot race in 5 stages and in Self-Supported. Each competitor must carry a backpack containing the compulsory equipments, food and personal equipments. The race takes place on the African continent, in the southern Burkina Faso.The participants must follow the route as marked by the organizers and they have a road book. There are check points located at regular intervals. Every night a bivouac is proposed by the organization.
Ultra AFRICA Race itinerary is from the small town of Banfora to Kawara. You will discover in the first time the plantations of sugar cane and the Domes of Fabédougou. After a stage on the African tracks in the bush, you will reach the Senufo lands with many authentic villages. Finally at the end of the route, the ascent of Mount Ténakourou (747 meters), the highest point of Burkina Faso, is the opportunity to discover the beauty of Africa.
Competitors who cannot respect the limit time: the time limit is 10 hours per stage, can stay in the race and they will be classified with their kilometers run during the event.