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“IT’S JUST YOU AGAINST THE ISLAND.”

DOMINICA

The One Run is an extraordinary trail competition.  Set each year on a remote and unspoiled tropical island; the race gives runners and athletes of all backgrounds the chance to experience a very different kind of island escape; taking on some of the most breathtaking trails on the planet while competing to become the first to race across the island’s rugged landscape and reach its opposite shore.

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EVENT PROGRAM – ITINERARY

ROUTE AND PROFILES

MANDATORY GEAR

FAQ’s

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS/TRAVEL INSURANCE

 

GALLERY 2014

OFFICIAL VIDEO

FINISHER’S WALL -WAITIKUBULI TRAIL CROSSING

 

 

                        OPTION 1

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Waitibukuli Trail Crossing 

For the ONE RUN DOMINICA we will continue to offer our race along the Waitibukuli Trail – The One Run: Dominica is the ultimate race across the entire island of Dominica on a 163k marked trail on what we call the Waitibukuli Trail Crossing.  (5 extremely challenging stages. We will also offer a short course option for this of about 125k which will still have you running each stage/day but some days will be shortened)

– 5 Days, 5 Stages
– 163 K/100 miles
– technical trail
– 30,000 Feet of Gain
– Supported Camps/Aid Stations
– covered areas to sleep and roomed lodging. tents are not necessary. hammocks or sleeping mats will suffice
– mild and temperate climate. virtually no mosquitoes or pests.
– Solo and Teams of Two or More
– marked course-
– meals included on course

What’s included?

  • World Class professionally managed event
  •  Two Nights Accommodation in Dominica  – One at Jungle Bay Resort (March 15) and One at Fort Shirley Hotel in  Cabrits National Park  ( March 20)
  •  Scheduled airport transfers to and from airport at Melville Hall  (East side of Island)  – March 15th  afternoon pick up and March 21st morning drop off.
  •  Supported Camps/Gear Transport
  •  Race Bibs and Timing
  •  Support Staff
  •  Closing Ceremony 
  •  Finisher’s Medal
  •  Race Buff. Race Tech- t
  •  Awards for Top Finishers
  •  Incredible location and trails

**Proof of completion of at least one 50k race is necessary to for us to accept registrations into the Waitikubuli Trail Crossing full course race option. We will request a link to race results in order to verify and as part of accepting registrations for the Waitikubuli Trail Crossing. If you have not completed a 50k race you may select the short course option for Waitikubuli Trail Crossing  or register for the Dominica Trail Challenge – OPTION 2 – details below.

 

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REGISTRATION PRICE  FOR WAITIKUBULI TRAIL CROSSING

Race Entry – Limited to 50 participants
- $ 1,850.00 Discounted early Registration (First 20 entries or before August 31st. Requires registration payment in full)
- $ 2250.00 if paying with deposit and balance payments 
Schedule – – Race Deposit $750 to reserve . Second payment $750.00 due by September 1st. Final payment 750.00 due by January 1
- $2,450.00 After January. 1st
 
 
 

 

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OPTION 2

Dominica Trail Challenge

For 2015 we have also introduced the 100k Dominica Trail Challenge, a 4-day stage race that will take you to some of the best running trails on the island and allow you to go back to comfortable lodging/hotels each evening. There are no qualification requirements for this race.

– 5 Days, 4 Stages
– 100 K (stages of approximately 20- 25k  with one rest day)
– a focus on more runnable trails, shorter routes and more rounded island experience.
– visiting more island highlights including coastal areas and the boiling lake (1 of only 2 of its kind in the world)
– Aid Stations
– run back to lodging at host resort or get transport back after each race. no camping. final night to join up in Cabrits National park with those who did the Waitikubuli Trail Crossing.
– mild climate. virtually no mosquitoes or pests.
–  more time to relax and built in rest day
– marked course
– post run activities or excursions
– breakfasts included

What’s included?

  • World Class professionally managed event
  •  6 nights accommodation in Dominica  – One at Jungle Bay Resort (March 15) and One at Fort Shirley Hotel in  Cabrits National Park  ( March 20) other nights at a more central lodging area/hotel
  •  Scheduled airport transfers to and from airport at Melville Hall  (East side of Island)  – March 15th  afternoon pick up and March 21st morning drop off.
  •  no camps. hotel or resort stays only
  •  Race Bibs and Timing
  •  Support Staff
  •  Closing Ceremony 
  •  Finisher’s Medal
  •  Race Buff. Race Tech- t
  •  Awards for Top Finishers
  •  Incredible location and trails

 

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REGISTRATION PRICE  FOR DOMINICA TRAIL CHALLENGE

Race Entry – Limited to 50 participants
- $ 1,975.00 Discounted early registration (*First 20 entries or before August 31st. Requires registration payment in full)
- $ 2425.00 if paying with deposit and balance payments 
Schedule – – Race Deposit $925 to reserve . Second payment $750.00 due by September 1st. Final payment 750.00 due by January 1
- $2,625.00 After January. 1st
 
 

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION DETAILS

Location

  • A foot race to cross the Island of Dominica utilizing  segments of  the island wide Waitikubuli National Trail.

Gathering Point

  • Participants meet on Dominica at Jungle Bay Resort

Cancellations and Refunds

  • We have a 30-day full refund policy from time of registration. 50% of your registration may be applied to a future race if cancelling up to 120 days before race. Within 120 days no refunds or credits are given.

Early Registration Discount

  • Take advantage of early registration by August 1st to save $450.00 off  regular registration.

Groups Discount for Teams/Groups. (3 or more)

  • Request additional information or discount code at [email protected]
The One Run – Expedition Run ©
The Ultimate Trail Running Competition.

Overview Programs for both options are available. Detailed itineraries/programs will be sent to registered participants

EVENT PROGRAM – ITINERARY

ROUTE AND PROFILES

MANDATORY GEAR

FAQ’s

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS/TRAVEL INSURANCE

 

CONTACT US

MEET THE TEAM

 

Our approach in 2014 was more exploratory and with a very capable group of runners. The event was a great adventure!

The weather was stunning but it was a challenging race on tough terrain that tested runners with rock, root and serious ascents and descents.

Kevin Matrasovs of Kelowna, Canada now holds a record of 34 hours and 23 minutes for completing all 14 segments of the entire Waitikubuli Trail Crossing(163km)!

We think that FKT will last…at least until next year.

The One Run is an extraordinary trail competition.  Set each year on a remote and unspoiled tropical island; the race gives runners and athletes of all backgrounds the chance to experience a very different kind of island escape; taking on some of the most breathtaking trails on the planet while competing to become the first to race across the island’s rugged landscape and reach its opposite shore.  At various points along the way runners will also be challenged to go beyond the trail, encountering parts of the island rarely seen or visited, overcoming the island’s natural obstacles and connecting with the island’s traditional way of life.  This will provide a unique opportunity to experience the island in its most natural state and begin to imagine the area through the eyes of every traveler, explorer or castaway who ever stepped foot on the island’s shores.  While the competition to be first to the finish will undoubtedly be fierce, competitors will learn that the real race and the real competition begins within.  In the end it’s just you against the island, and this isn’t your typical honeymoon destination.

The race is set on the lush island of Dominica in the Caribbean West Indies.  The newly completed 115-mile Waitukubuli Trail is without a doubt one of the most epic and challenging long distance trails in the world, and the only one of its kind in the entire Caribbean.  The trail takes runners through every island environment imaginable, penetrating into remote primary and secondary rainforests, up mist covered volcanic mountains, down deep canyons and gorges, through cool rivers and waterfalls, and along pristine beaches and rocky coastlines.  The incredible diversity of wildlife and plant species that can be seen along the trail only adds to the list of reasons why Dominica is known simply as the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean”.   If there were a trail running Garden of Eden, Dominica would surely be it.

As the race progresses runners will travel through and camp in remote villages along the route where they will have a chance to immerse themselves further and connect with the island’s people and pace of life.  This will provide a perfect opportunity for down time in between stages to refresh, recharge and connect with an amazing community of runners and volunteers while soaking in the incredible tropical surroundings.  Many of these locations will also offer opportunities to sample local cuisine, check out local artisans, learn about traditional healing and ancient customs, and even take dip in one of the islands numerous hot springs.  And of course no Caribbean experience would be complete without some tasting of the local rum.

While the race was conceived to be the ultimate trail running competition, runners and athletes of all abilities will be given ample time to complete the course.  It will be by no means be easy, challenging elite and novice runners alike, but anybody with a sense of adventure, a strong will and a desire to discover one’s edge and step beyond it will have at chance of finishing. Consider the options and choose wisely. For this reason we encourage anyone to register for the Dominica Trail Challenge.  

However due to the challenging trail and rigorous demands of the Waitikubuli Trail Crossing we require that you have completed at least one 50 km race and want you to be prepared for an an extraordinarily varied terrain and climate throughout the race.  Because of the unique nature and intimate experience we wish to provide, registration will be limited.  We are looking forward to organizing an amazing community for this race, which will undoubtedly generate an incredible amount of energy, and an opportunity to create long lasting connections and friendships.  This is going to be one wild and epic race, and for those who take on the challenge and reach the finish you will have the honor and privilege to know what means to have “Conquered the ONE RUN and Escaped ALIVE.

“COMPETE, CONNECT, DISCOVER.”

The One Run – Expedition Run ©
The Ultimate Trail Running Competition.