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We offer five great races: from 10km to 123km. We anticipate that most foreign visitors will want to opt for the longer distances, which are the most substantive trail races.

Route details (specific track, exact distance, and exact vertical gain) will be subject to slight modification.

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WZT (10KM)

CST (23KM)

LTM (42KM)

VLT (73KM)

LUT (123KM)

Wysokyy Zamok Trail
(High Castle trail)

WZT
10 km

WZT is a short 10 kilometer race aimed primarily at those who are new to trail running. While compared to the other distances, this course is relatively benign, but you still should be prepared for some short but challenging climbs on potentially muddy paths and other such challenges that may be new to you.   As a rough guide, experienced road runners will want to multiply their road times by 1.5 to 2x when running this race. If you are a fast, short distance trail runner, then we welcome you to compete with some of Ukraine’s best at such distances at the front of the race.   While we expect the majority of participants in this race will be locals without much trail running experience, nevertheless the front of this race should feature some quite fast competition.  Awards and prizes will be given for top finishers in this race as for the others. 

 
Difficulty:
1.56/5
Fun:
5/5

Distance: 10km
Total Elev Gain: +230M.
Time Limit: 2:30 h
30% paved, 70% trail.
Refreshment points: 0


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The below shows the 2019 Trail. The 2020 Trail is slightly different. We will reveal the 2020 trail a bit later.


Route map for Lviv Ultra Trail WZT by adrian cybriwsky on plotaroute.com

To see the vertical route profile of the above race, click “Play” on the map above then “Menu … Route Info” at top right then “Route Profile Tool.” The courses/distances provided here are provisional – races will start and end in Rynok Square. Final courses will be posted here prior to the race.

Chortovi Skeli Trail
(“Devil’s Bluffs” Trail)

CST
23 km

The CST is a whirlwind 23km trail run that goes from the town centre to the “Devil’s Bluffs” (or “Devil’s Cliffs”) rocks deep in the Vynnikivski forest and back.  Along the way, it takes in quite a number of local highlights in a relatively short period – it’s very much a “best of” sort of race.  If you can run 10k comfortably on a road, then you’ll probably be able to rise to this challenge, even if it’s your first real trail run.  While we strongly encourage foreign visitors to try one of the longer distances (especially the longest race) if they can, this CST allows you to get a feel for the area without the full commitment of a longer race.  

Difficulty:
2.7/5
Fun:
5/5

Distance: 23 km,
Total Elev Gain: +700M
Time limit: 6:00 h
Refreshment points: 1
ITRA: 1 qualifying point


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Route map for Lviv Ultra Trail CST by adrian cybriwsky on plotaroute.com

To see the vertical route profile of the above race, click “Play” on the map above then “Menu … Route Info” at top right then “Route Profile Tool.” The courses/distances provided here are provisional – races will start and end in Rynok Square. Final courses will be posted here prior to the race.

Lviv Trail Marathon

LTM
42.2 Km*

LTM is a race at approximately marathon distance. It is open to all racers, even those without trail running experience.   The time limits and terrain here are such that it can *almost* be walked for much of its length and you’ll still have a decent chance at finishing, especially if it’s dry.  However, this is still a very serious trail challenge, especially if it’s muddy.  It goes through some spectacular scenery and passes by some ‘secret’ landmarks in the Lviv area.   We expect that most foreign runners will opt for either the LTM or the  VLT race. Either is fine, though we do suggest that if you are considering both races and you are an experienced trail runner that you indeed go for the longer distance as that course is something special indeed.  This LTM trail marathon’s course has been explicitly designed to keep the total vertical gain to a relative minimum – while definitely still a trail race with over 1000 metres of total gain, it avoids many of the climbs of the VLT.

* the final distance is yet to be established but it will 100% be at least 42.2k / official marathon distance.

Difficulty:
3.4/5
Satisfaction:
5/5

Distance: 42.2* km,
Total Elev Gain: +1300M,
Time limit: 9:00 h
Refreshment points: 4
ITRA: 
2 qualifying points


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Route map for Lviv Ultra Trail LTM by adrian cybriwsky on plotaroute.com

To see the vertical route profile of the above race, click “Play” on the map above then “Menu … Route Info” at top right then “Route Profile Tool.” The courses/distances provided here are provisional – races will start and end in Rynok Square. Final courses will be posted here prior to the race.

Velykyy Lis Trail
(Great Forest Trail)

VLT
73 km

VLT is the showcase, premier race of the series in 2019.  This is a tough 70+ km challenge with as much or more total vertical gain as mountain races of similar length. VLT will take you through some amazing and diverse scenery.  Underfoot, the trail is as interesting and challenging as any you’ll find anywhere – you really can expect to be pleasantly surprised here. This is not an easy race, but it’s great both inherently as a race unto itself or as an early-season training challenge for those who will be doing longer and/or technical races later in the summer.   This race is solely for those with some trail running experience. Time limits are tough but fair, and have been set for most people to finish under moderately muddy conditions. If you are coming from abroad, we encourage you to sign up for this distance – you wll not be disappointed.

Difficulty:
4.2/5
Total Awesomeness:
5/5

Distance: 73 km,
Total Elev Gain: +2430M,
Time limit: 15:00 h
Refreshment points: 6
ITRA: 3 qualifying points


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Route map for Lviv Ultra Trail VLT by adrian cybriwsky on plotaroute.com

To see the vertical route profile of the above race, click “Play” on the map above then “Menu … Route Info” at top right then “Route Profile Tool.” The courses/distances provided here are provisional – races will start and end in Rynok Square. Final courses will be posted here prior to the race.

Lviv Ultra-Trail®

COMING IN 2020!

LUT
123 km

THIS RACE IS COMING IN 2020.  2019 PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A DISCOUNT ON THIS DISTANCE IN 2020.  THIS LUT XL RACE WILL NOT BE HELD IN 2019.

LUT (Lviv Ultra-Trail®) is Ukraine’s finest, longest, and most challenging city trail event in the trail ultra XL format. This inspiring trail race starts on the cobblestones right in the heart of the the Ensemble of the Historic Centre (listed in UNESCO World Heritage List) but quickly makes its way into trail running heaven in the surrounding foothills. Along the way, there is over 3755 meters of total vertical gain to be accomplished – this is more than many mountain ultras of similar distance have! The trail, created by veteran trail runners, is diverse underfoot with plenty of varied technical sections specifically chosen for interest and variety. As you proceed from checkpoint to checkpoint you’ll both be never too far from civilization and yet also in a completely different world of nature, hidden spots of natural beauty and historic interest, and more. With a generous time limit, some participants may find themselves running into the night. Come experience the history and nature of charming Lviv in a race that’s easy to get to – the start line is just 20 minutes from the airport. Join us and the community of some of Ukraine’s finest ultra runners for an inspiring and challenging race! Number of race slots strictly limited.

 

Difficulty:
4.2/5
Total Awesomeness:
5/5

Distance: 123 km,
Total Elev Gain: +3755M,
Time limit: 25:00 h
Refreshment points: 10
ITRA: 5 qualifying points


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This gives you an idea of how the race winds around the hills of Lviv. You will be in forests in hills that are both quite close to the city and also quite remote. It’s an interesting contrast.

 

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