Are you passionate about trail running and ready to join ASICS and Modern Athlete for the ultimate challenge? Then register from Friday 5 February onwards and stand the chance of winning the running trip of a lifetime to the French Alps, to be part of the 2016 ASICS Beat the Sun.
In June 2016 teams from across the world will travel to Mont Blanc in France to participate in the 2016 ASICS Beat the Sun relay. This race is unique because it is not against time, it is against nature. Teams have from the second the sun comes up until the moment it sets to make their way around Mont Blanc. That is a total of 15 hours and 41 minutes to conquer a distance of 150km, with an altitude gain of 8350m along the way.
Teams representing the different continents are made up of a unique blend of elite and amateur runners, and you have the opportunity to join the best trail runners the African continent has to offer and be part of Team Africa. Anybody may apply, no matter your running ability, age or gender.
The race is split into 13 legs with the six team members needing to complete every leg between them. This means that every athlete, whether elite or amateur, needs to run at least two legs, and one team member needs to complete three. Some legs include a bit of tarred road, but most of the event will be on trail.
Along with the experience of running with and learning from Africa's top athletes, the winner of the competition will be provided with the best ASICS trail running footwear and apparel to battle it out with the sun.
So, do you have what it takes to #ASICSRunTough? Then make sure you get your entry in! Go to http://beatthesun.asics.com, register your name and country and your name may come up for this incredible prize. Registration on the site open Friday 5 February. You can also watch videos of last year’s inaugural Beat the Sun on the site.