About the Race


In 2018, the Ecuadorian racing company, Proyecto Aventura, will hold the fourth edition of the “El Trail Running” competition, this year in alliance with the world-renowned Maxi Race series. The El Trail Maxi Race Ecuador is the country’s first international series race.

The Maxi Race Ecuador is a one day race is ideal for both elite and novice runners. All categories are individual and will be organized according to ages and gender, based on the International Trail Running Association’s ranking system. Racers can choose from 8k, 16k, 32k, y 45k routes. There will also be a mini-trail running 2k route for kids to get them started in the sport and motivate the next generation of trail runners.

The sport of trail running is defined as a race held on trails, paths, secondary roads, through mountains and hills, crossing streams and rivers, usually with substantial positive gain and steep descents. The events are held in rural areas with natural terrain and very little to no paved roads.


What is the Maxi Race?

This international event is held around the Annecy Lake in France. It is a trail running race that looks to offer a space for athletes of all levels, discovering the beautiful landscapes around Annecy, its technical routes, and local culture.

It is an event that offers several distances, all of which require courage, respect for the natural environment, and strength. The majority of the routes are held in mountainous terrain.

The Annecy Lake is a spectacular natural setting that offers authentic mountain trails with very technical sections and variability between forest, pastures, and mountains.

After serving as host of the UAI Trail World Championship in 2015, the organizing body focused on developing an international series of world-class trail running races around the world. In 2015 the first Maxi Race outside of France was held in China. In 2016 in addition to the Asian race, Ecuador held the first South American event in the series.

Maxi Race’s motto is “organized by racers for racers”.

El Trail Maxi Race Ecuador: Nature is calling, feel the adventure!

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