In stages

Runner's World South Africa - - HUMAN RACE -

DAY 1: 37.2 km From Cahuachi, at just over 350m, to Coyungo, at just above sea level.

DAY 2: 40.2km From Coyungo to Sa­maca, with a more chal­leng­ing gra­di­ent pro­file than Day 1; a long climb early on, a roller­coaster of small in­clines and de­scents, plus the canyon of Rio Ica.

DAY 3: 32.7km To Ocu­caje on a mixed day of lu­nar land­scapes, stony ter­rain and dunes, with 550m of as­cent in the first 13km.

DAY 4: 68.3km A long day.

The first 40km un­du­lates, then it’s down to sea level be­fore ris­ing again. It’s tough, but Pa­cific views help.

DAY 5: 42.2km Run­ning along the coast­line on pos­si­bly the most spec­tac­u­lar of all the stages, tak­ing in beaches, cliffs, ar­chae­o­log­i­cal zones and a most wel­come breeze en route to Mendi­eta.

DAY 6: 19.6km The big push to the fin­ish in La Cat­e­dral is an­other coastal day, but with less el­e­va­tion.

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