5 reasons to run El Cruce Columbia

  1. Experience a professional organised event in the heart of the wilderness
  2. Dip your toe into multi-day racing
  3. Live with hundreds of other international trail runners
  4. All food provided, meaning lighter packs and plentiful meals
  5. What better way to get off the beaten track and explore Patagonia?

Race Details


Runners pass through mountains and volcanoes, snowy peaks, forests, lakes, valleys and rocky areas. Despite being held during the summer, the temperature variations in this part of the world are infamous! Some years there’s been spectacular sun overhead, while others have seen runners face truly adverse conditions including snow, high winds and heavy rains.

El Cruce is a race for those who love adventure and are willing to face three days running and living among the mountains, enduring all the difficulties that entails. It’s the perfect first step on the multi-day stage race ladder.

El Cruce descent

Key Info

Distance: 100km over 3 days
Date: 1st - 5th February 2017
Entry fee: US$700
Race HQSan Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Terrain: Trail

El Cruce finish solo

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