Way back in February I told you about a new trail running event that is scheduled to take place in the Patagonian region of Chile this September. The 2nd annual Patagonian International Marathon is set to take place on September 28 inside Torres del Paine National Park and will offer competitions ranging in length from a mere 10k, all the way up to a full-blown 63k ultramarathon. Now, organizers of the event have announced that a well-known endurance athlete has joined the race and will be competing alongside other top endurance athletes.
Ultra-runner Billy Barnette, who is featured in the best selling book Born to Run, has come onboard the Patagonian International Marathon to serve as an international ambassador who will not only promote the event, but also its efforts to support conservation in Chile’s breathtaking wilderness. While there, he’ll be competing in the all-new 63k ultramarathon (39.1 mile).
If you’d like to take part in the Patagonian Internatonal Marathon, registration for the event is now open. Prices are very reasonable for an event like this one and you simply can’t beat the scenery you’ll be running through. But the competition isn’t just about a race in one of the world’s most beautiful places, as it is also meant to bring awareness of the challenges in the arena of conservation that Patagonia faces as well.
For more information about the race visit PatagonianInternationalMarathon.com.
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