In the morning, the sun is already raised, the air is cool and the sun sends out motherless, lovely light the „12th. INTERNATIONAL GOBI MARATHON MONGOLIA“ starts. The track is going through the probably most impressive part of the landscape including sand dunes, Mongolian desert steppes, the worldwide known famous Saxaul forest, and the dinosaur excavation area. The ground is hard to sand and quite good for running. Every five-kilometer is a station with food and drinks, a small first medical help station, which hopefully no one would need.
The Gobi March is a 7-day, 250 km / 155-mile footrace that takes place in the stunning Karakorum region of Central Mongolia. Through the seven days, competitors traverse through the vast Mongolian steppes, sand dunes, and great rock valleys as they complete the 250-kilometer / 155-mile course. The race goes through the Khar Bukh Balgas Fortress, many stupas, and temples, traditional Mongolian ger villages, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of the Orkhon Valley, and finally ends at the Ancient City of Karakorum.