2024 Desert RATS Trail Running Festival by UTMB 20km: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Desert RATS Trail Running Festival by UTMB 20km – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Desert RATS Trail 21k, often recognized for its challenging course and breathtaking desert landscapes, is an integral part of the renowned Desert RATS Trail Running Festival, held in the striking terrains between Colorado and Utah, USA. This particular race segment entices adventurous runners who are eager to experience the profound beauty and rigorous challenges offered by the high desert without committing to the ultra-distances. While navigating through the 21 kilometers of rough and rock-laden trails, runners are engulfed by the unbridled beauty of majestic red rock formations, vast mesas, and the occasional sight of the Colorado River, which adds an enriching component to the stark desert backdrop. Even though it's shorter compared to its ultra counterparts, this race promises an invigorating and robust experience, encapsulating both the rawness and the solitude of the enchanting desert landscapes.

Date: 

Sun
Apr 14
2024

Location: 

Fruita, United States

Distance

20km

Elevation profile: 

Hilly

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

469

Number of participants: 

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How to train for Desert RATS Trail Running Festival by UTMB 20km: Desert RATS Trail Running Festival by UTMB 20km training plans for every runner

To train for Desert RATS Trail Running Festival by UTMB, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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