the STAGE RACE HANDBOOK
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Stage Race (definition):
A Stage Race is a foot race that takes place over more than one day – or stage.
They typically cover between two and six stages, and often involve the runner carrying all required food, clothing and equipment with them while they run. Some stage races provide food and shelter at the end of each day, while others have a higher degree of self-sufficiency.
Given there are so many stage races with different formats and elements, it’s a wide field to try and categorise. Stage races are sometimes referred to as multi-stage races.
STAGE RACE BLOGS – TIPS, ADVICE AND RACE REPORTS
Racing The Planet Sri Lanka - From the highlands to the Indian Ocean, by shrines and stone Buddhas, through rice paddies, and jungles and sugar cane fields, this race pretty much covered the Sri Lankan landscape in all its variations and glories. Despite getting...read more
The 4 Deserts Sahara Race is part of Racing The Planet’s annual series of 250km global stage races. The Sahara edition has previously taken place in Egypt and Jordan, but the organisers have decided to switch the location to Namibia as of 2016. This year’s event took...read more
The race organiser's equipment list is often treated as a shopping list when you're preparing for a distance running event. Whistle? Check. Headlamp? Check. Spare socks? But what about things that aren't on the provided equipment list? The Mandatory Equipment...read more
Global Limits currently organise three annual semi-supported multi-stage races in exotic locales around the world - Bhutan, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. The Global Limits Cambodia race takes part in rural and ancient parts of the Cambodian countryside, taking in amazing...read more