Trail Running and Adventure Races

February 2018 - Patagonian Expedition Race

The Patagonian Expedition Race is a true adventure taking mixed teams of four through a remote corner of the world. It is incredibly arduous and to just finish is a huge achievement. Racers receive minimal assistance as they traverse across southern Patagonia by trekking, climbing, abseiling, kayaking and mountain biking. All through self-navigation. They will often cover hundreds of kilometres without seeing a soul.

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24th September 2016 - Patagonian International Marathon

The Patagonian International Marathon is a running event that takes place within Torres del Paine National Park. There are 4 distances: 41km, 21km and 10km.

The best known national park in South America, Torres del Paine is encompassed by massive glaciers, lakes and grand pillars of granite mountains that rise 2,500 meters above the race route. 

Patagonia International Marathon Logo

25th September 2016 - Ultra Trail Torres del Paine

Ultra Trail Torres del Paine (UTTP) is a trail running event that utilises the best trails within the beautiful Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia's extreme south. 

UTTP offers 50km, 34km and 15km  races!

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April 2017 - Ultra Fiord

Ultra Fiord is a trail running event that journeys into the fjords of the extreme south of Chilean Patagonia. The race passes through breathtaking scenery and allows you to run on trails carved by the passage of glaciers.

With 30km, 50km, 80km, 100km and 100 mile options, there's something for everyone!

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Why book through Swoop?

  1. Swoop already organises 1,000 holidays a year to Patagonia.

  2. It costs you no more to book through us that direct with the races.

  3. Deal with English speaking, UK based operator on hand 24/7.

  4. Organise the whole trip with one company.

  5. Family and friends joining you? Looking for things to do after the race? We'd love to help.

About the Race Organiser

Our Adventure Racing partner in Patagonia, NIGSA (Nomadas International Group SA), is run by experienced ultra athlete Stjepan Pavicic.

Stjepan left his profession as a geologist and together with his extensive mountaineering background and more than 20 years of experiences in voyages and sporting expeditions throughout Southern Chile, created one of the world's toughest adventure races, the Patagonian Expedition Race in 2004. Since then, he added the Patagonian International Marathon, Ultra Trail Torres del Paine and Ultra Fiord. Stjepan's objectives in creating races in this part of the world is simple. He aims to raise awareness about the need to protect the flora and fauna of Southern Patagonia from human induced degradation and to promote tourism within the region and encourage sustainable development in the local communities.

Stjepan Pavicic

Trail Running as part of a Wider Trip

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Whatever your budget, group size, length of stay, preferred activity or appetite for adventure, we can help.