DOMINICA ISLAND – APRIL 6TH TO 12TH 2014
“IT’S JUST YOU AGAINST THE ISLAND… CAN YOU CONQUER THE ONE?”– 5 DAYS, 5 STAGES – 125 MILES – 30,000 FEET OF GAIN – SOLO AND TEAMS OF TWO OR MORE – SUPPORTED CAMPS/AID STATIONS
The One Run is the ultimate trail running 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 for a time returning to the days when pirates ruled the sea, and stories of hidden treasure and cannibals instilled both fear and wonder in the hearts of all who stepped 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.
For the inaugural race we will be traveling to 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.