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2016 Race Date-  Saturday 26 November

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 In the heart of the Lesotho Highlands lies the Maluti Mountains, some of the best terrain for high altitude running in the world. Serving as the “veins” of this region, an intricate network of trails exists along the valleys and mountain flanks, connecting many of the remote villages. Used primarily by livestock and shepherds, many of the mountain passes have been established by hand, allowing people and animals to pass through the Maluti Mountain Range on foot. It is this ancient philosophy of man's primal need to explore and conquer his surrounding terrain that has lead to the development of the Lesotho Ultra Trail, Africa's first Ultra Skymarathon®.

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Entries for LUT2016 open on 1 February 2016

Entries for LUT2016 open on 1 February 2016
Entries into the much sought after Lesotho Ultra Trail open on 1 February 2016. The race has established a reputation as being incredibly tough, but incredibly rewarding. Life-changing, world-class and bucket-list stuff are ways in which this unique event has often been described. To ensure your entry make sure you are ready to enter come 10am on February 1. Entries are limited to 180 and are likely to sell fast.
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PRESS RELEASE: Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015 - South African elites break records

PRESS RELEASE: Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015 - South African elites break records
PRESS RELEASE: Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015 - South African elites break records Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015, Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon®, established itself further as one of Southern Africa’s premiere trail races this past weekend. Hosted at the tranquil Maliba Lodge in Tsehlanyane National Park, this year’s event attracted a field of 160 athletes for the final race of the South African Skyrunner® Series. Sponsored by The North Face and Metropilitan Lesotho, the race was described as world class by many of its participants.   Trail...
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Packages available for LUT2015

Packages available for LUT2015
The Race
Lesotho Ultra Trail is an amazing way to finish your running year, taking place on the last weekend of November, its timed perfectly to take you into December and the festive season. Presented by The North Face and Metropolitan Lesotho and hosted by Maliba Lodge, LUT is an incredible mix of people from all over the world. Competitive runners will be coming from afar. Canada, USA, UK, Spain, Norway, Australia, South Africa and Lesotho will be represented by competitive and non-competitive runners alike. The podium will be contested...
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LUT2015 Newsletter #1

LUT2015 Newsletter #1
With just 6 months to go until LUT2015 the race is already taking shape. Preparations are well under way and we look forward to welcoming new participants as well as those returning to enjoy the host Venue Mailba Lodge, and the incredible trails the Maluti Mountains have to offer.   We are excited to welcome back our Canadian and Spanish contingents who have supported and shown interest in the race since its inception in 2013. Ryne Melcher, https://twitter.com/rynemelcher,...
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Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015- Entries to open on 4 February

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015- Entries to open on 4 February
Looking back to #LUT2014: 136 runners from 9 countries started the 2014 LUT with only 10 forced to withdraw due to injury or cut-off. To have successfully executed the second edition of LUT is a very satisfying achievement for the entire organizational team. We've received many positive comments about the experience had by competitors, a true testament not only to the hard work that goes into an event like this, but also the passion of the ultra running community who support LUT and affirm its status as one of the...
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