KRKA Ultra Challenge by Run Raisers – Run 4 Diabetes!
KRKA Ultra Challenge is organized by Run Raisers (from Sweden), which is a search engine for running races, soon to be launched. Everything associated with KRKA Ultra Challenge will contribute to Diabetes Charity (20% of entry fee, sponsors, accommodation, activities etc.)
Join us in Croatia October 7 for some RUN – FUN – SUN!
- INSANE Ultra Marathon 80 km (50 miles) Start time 06:30 am € 120*
- CRAZY Ultra Marathon 50 km Start time 10:30 am € 120*
- HAPPY 10 km Start time 15:00 pm € 80*
- CRAZY Team Relay 50 km Start time 10:30 am € 360* (4 legs total, 2-4 members/team)
*Note! We have subsidized entry fees for Croatian residents (see Terms of Registration). To see these subsidized prices you first “choose race distance” (drop-down menu) + then click Yes to “choose local resident of Croatia”. This because our ambition is to create a true running feast in Skradin! 20% of entry fee will go directly to support Diabetes (see “Charity” for more info).
The race is created to appeal to a wide audience – from the most experienced runners to the joyful runners – with the objective that you will be up for a challenge regardless which distance you choose! All distances offer running in a magical environment!
Come run with us to help raise money for diabetes charity – everything associated with KRKA Ultra Challenge contribute (part of entry fee, sponsors, booking of accommodation/activities thru the website etc.)! The objective is to raise > 100.000 SEK (€ 10.000) this the first year of our event. The raised funds will support both Barndiabetesfonden (The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation), as well as our own initiative – a sports camp for families with children with type 1 diabetes (see “Charity” for more info).
Krka National Park lies within Šibenik-Knin County, and covers a total area of 109 km² of the loveliest sections of the Krka River, and the lower course of the Čikola River. The closest city is Skradin, located along the coast between Split & Zadar in Croatia.
The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors.
The most frequently visited areas in of Krka National Park are Skradinski buk and Roški slap. Skradinski buk is one of Croatia’s best known natural features, made up of travertine cascades, islands and lakes.The waterfalls are easily accessed and attractive for all true nature lovers, those interested in national customs and all those looking to enjoy the hospitality and culture offered here.
Charity & running is a well-known perfect match – KRKA Ultra Challenge will use the human goodwill to raise money for Diabetes, with the payoff: Run 4 Diabetes!
By doing this we also want to raise awareness of this dangerous disease growing exponentially across the globe, by engaging & activating people! See more about what the raised money will be used for under Charity (top menu). In all our communication we will use the hashtags #Run4Diabetes & #KrkaUltra, which we also strongly encourage all participants to also use when sharing posts on social media!
the MISSION for KRKA Ultra Challenge
We wish to unite & inspire people thru running for a good cause! In this case it will be Diabetes charity – Run 4 Diabetes!
the VISION for KRKA Ultra Challenge
We wish to create the ultimate running experience cocktail – annually enjoyed in the beauties of the Skradin area in Croatia.
- Local food & drinks
Fact #1: Within the former rather conservative running community, an evident new trend has emerged – more & more runners are curious/keen on trying different type of races to expand their views, as opposed to running the same race year on year trying to beat their PB.
Fact #2: Some may want to try other distances, or in new places, others may want to try another kind of race outside their comfort zone, e.g. a Swimrun or Ultra Marathon.
Fact #3: People do not necessarily want to beat a certain time but have other incentives for running races, and instead chase a greater total experience from their racing.
Fact #4: If you at the same time you are running can contribute to a good cause, this only builds on the experience.
Fact #5: In today’s extensive social media society more & more people also wish to share their experiences with friends & family – either as support along the race, but also to run together despite you might not have the same physical abilities.
Fact #6: This all put together made us seized the opportunity to organize a running race covering all the above aspects – KRKA ULTRA CHALLENGE!!!