The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.

The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.

Mallorca by UTMB, a late season race is coming to one of Europe’s most popular vacation islands making it the perfect European season ender. (For folks who don’t like the adverse conditions of Kullamannen, that is.)

Registration hasn’t quite opened yet, but the event offers all the distances for changes to get your stones, for reasonably short mileages but with very serious vert.

Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, is located in the middle of the Mediterranean, offering a unique environment for runners. Supported by both the Mallorca Council and the Balearic Government, Mallorca by UTMB promises an unforgettable experience, with a very diverse route, where participants will run along vertiginous cliffs, through lush oak and pine forests, and traverse the steep peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana UNESCO World Heritage Site, from where they can admire the splendour of the Mediterranean.

I’ve pointed this out before, but I am fascinated by the UTMB marketing team highlighting the UNESCO World Heritage site locations for their races. Does the race location scouting team have a special in with UNESCO to obtain permits? Is this just happenstance, that outside the US most trails through beautiful places are located in these places? Fascinating.

Another thing that jumps out to me is that these islands must REALLY love the idea that some event organizations is bringing folks to their place. There seems to be a literal land grab going on to see who can announce a big event on an island next. I bet Ironman is feverishly working on a UTMB event in Hawaii.

All the Electric Cable Car race series calendars are updated!