The Monarch Ultra
Peterborough, ON, Canada, to Macheros, MX, Mexico
The Monarch Ultra is a 4,300km (2,670 miles) relay run following the migratory path of monarch butterflies from Peterborough, Ontario to the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico. Ultra-runners are invited to explore a diversity of landscapes along mountain paths, forests, meadows, deserts, trails, and cities across the North American continent! Relay runners, running in pairs when possible, will run approximately 50km or 100km segments over 47 days. Participants will have the opportunity to traverse wild landscapes as well as populated urban areas while building camaraderie, overcoming adversity, and sharing a singular adventure with monarch butterflies. This will be one of the world's longest relay runs, amplified even more by the monarch migration.
The Monarch Ultra is a celebration of two types of superheroes: ultra-runners and monarch butterflies. Both cover long distances using their incredible strength and endurance to arrive at a new unknown destination. Participants of the Monarch Ultra relay run will run the same corridor that monarch butterflies make in two months! Most importantly, the Monarch Ultra is an opportunity to connect communities in Canada, USA and Mexico with common goals of Earth stewardship and biodiversity conservation. This will be the experience of a lifetime for all of those involved! Register early to save your spot!
Before registering here, please claim your running segment. To claim a running segment,
1. Go to the interactive map of the route: Open the map www.plotaroute.com/route/731368.
2. PICK A SEGMENT: The route is marked with coloured runner logos.
A green runner indicates the start of a segment that does not yet have a runner assigned (an open segment).
A yellow runner indicates the start of a segment that has a runner assigned but is open for another runner to join.
A red runner indicates the start of a segment that has at least two runners assigned.
Choose the segment that you want to run and email Clay Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice, t-shirt size, phone number, and social media tags if you have any (we want to promote the participants on social media).
3. Then you can come back here and register. ***NOTE: REGISTRATION FEES ARE IN $US***
(Complicated right?! It's a complicated run to organize since it crosses three countries, two international borders, and hundreds of municipalities...)
The Monarch Ultra starts in Peterborough, Ontario
Only for members of a registered and paid team.