Ultramarathons are crazy-long foot races that push humans to their physical breaking points. How much do you know about these endurance events?
An ultramarathon is any foot race longer than what distance?
- 26.2 miles
- 30 miles
- 50 miles
What is a common time limit for 100-mile trail ultras?
- 24 hours
- 30 hours
- 38 hours
What's the time limit for the Hardrock 100 in Colorado?
- 38 hours
- 48 hours
- 58 hours
What's the location of the Marathon de Sables?
- Sahara Desert
About how many people participate in the Marathon de Sables each year?
- about 30
- about 70
- about 1,000
How does a runner sign up for the Hardrock 100?
- Only elite runners are allowed.
- There is a lottery system.
- First come, first served.
What happens to the Hardrock 100 course each year?
- New river crossings are added.
- It is reversed.
- It is totally changed.
What is a common reward for runners who complete an ultramarathon?
- a belt buckle
- a cowbell
- a hernia
The Grand to Grand Ultra covers about how many miles?
- 90 miles
- 170 miles
- 221 miles
What's a "sweeper"?
- volunteers at aid stations
- a runner who runs right at the race's cut-off pace
- a volunteer who picks up trash after a race
What's the average completion rate of the Tor des Geants, a 205-mile race in Italy?
- about 60 percent
- about 50 percent
- about 40 percent
How many loops make up the Barkley Marathons?
What's the time limit for the Barkley Marathons?
- 48 hours
- 54 hours
- 60 hours
How long did it take Zach Bitter to run 100 miles on a track, setting an American record?
How many stages make up the 268-mile Montane Spine Race, held during winter in Britain?
Where is the 143-mile Jungle Ultra held?
During the Badwater Ultramarathon, it is not uncommon for runners to experience what temperatures?
- 100 degrees
- 110 degrees
- 120 degrees
What's the distance of the Self-Transcendence Race in Queens, New York?
- 500 miles
- 840 miles
- 3,100 miles
Where is the Fat Dog 100?
- British Columbia
What's the cumulative elevation gain of the H.U.R.T. 100 in Hawaii?
- 18,300 feet
- 21,500 feet
- 24,500 feet
For medical reasons, runners are weighed during the Leadville 100. They are pulled from the race if they lose how much of their body weight during the event?
- 3 percent
- 7 percent
- 12 percent
What month is the Yukon Arctic Ultra held?
What's the longest distance in the Yukon Artic Ultra?
- 120 miles
- 220 miles
- 430 miles
What year was the 56-mile Comrades Marathon first held?
What is the world's oldest 100-mile ultramarathon?
- Western States 100
- Lican Ray-Villarrica
- Annapurna 100
What's the age of most of the people who run ultramarathons?
What's the prize money for a first-place finish at the 103-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in in the Alps?
What's the distance of the Iditarod Trail Invitational?
- 1,000 miles
- 200 miles
- 65 miles
How many marathons do runners complete during the Spartathlon Ultra Race?
Since 2000, how many runners have completed the 1,000-mile version of the Iditarod Trail Invitational?