Andes Race “The Chaski Challenge”
Trail Running Race in Peru
The Andes Race is one of the most specatcular trail running races in Peru. This mountain ultramarathon takes place in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, being its first edition in August 2015. After two cancelled editions due to Covid-19, we will be back in 2022 to held our sixth Edition and will keep our main four distances of 100K, 60K, 30K and 13K . In 2022 we will also be the first Peruvian race to be part of the WMRA World Ranking as an Associate Race. Participants in 30K and 13K distances, will be part of the Mountain Running World Ranking, which is based on 4 principles:
- Directory of the best mountain races around the world.
- Mobile ranking according to the results of the last 365 days of each runner.
- Transparent scoring system.
- Work in continuous development.
¨Andes Race is a race that has been designed to be able to carry all this group of athletes who want to enjoy this controlled adventure. The idea has always been to replicate what the Chaskis did in the time of the Inkas. That is what we do, we run long distances with checkpoints as they did. For this type of adventure sports, everyone is looking at Cusco as a great potential, not only for foot races such as the Andes Race, but for cycling and kayaking. So it has an energy that also attracts sport. ”
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Take a look to the note on Trail Runner Magazine
¨The race through the sacred valley celebrates Peru’s history of running.¨
In ancient times, The Sacred Valley of the Incas was very important for the fertility of its lands. For the Andean worldview, Willcamayo, now known as the Vilcanota River, was the continuation of Hatun Mayu, now known as the Milky Way. This marked the cosmological and agricultural cycles in Inca times.
This trail running race takes place in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas in Peru, on a route where you can see beautiful lakes, snow-capped mountains and incredible landscapes. In addition, we will pass through some picturesque towns and communities such as Lares, Huaran, Quishuarani, Huacahuasi among others.
If you are in Cusco you must do some tourism. Visit Machu Picchu or other archaeological sites near the city or in the Sacred Valley. The Andes Race «the Chaski Challenge» ends in Ollantaytambo which is an Inka city that has an impressive construction nestled in a mountain.
The Andes Race Team
We are on the mission of placing Cusco on the world map of mountain and trail running races. Andes Race is a race that in a short time has grown enormously in number of participants and that has won the hearts of runners from all over the world, being the race that receives the most international runners in Peru.