Around the world in 500 runs - Ultimate Running Races app

Around the world in 500 runs - Ultimate Running Races app

In January 2012 Collins and Aimer Media launch the Ultimate Running Races app. This is the digital version of the World’s Ultimate Running Races. Now the full content of the book is available with the additional functionality of a sophisticated app for iPhone and iPad.

The Ultimate Running Races app allows users to plan their running year, from ultrarunning events, to sociable city runs; users are able to search races by month, distance, terrain and country, record their times, select their favourite races, and share their successes with other runners via Facebook, Twitter or email. It is ideal for experienced runners and those who are new to the sport, with races for all levels and helpful information from world leading athletes.

Ultimate Running Races

 Key features of the Ultimate Running Races app:

Comprehensive list of 500 running races – including extreme running events – from 100 countries worldwide

Running races listed by month, country, distance, A-Z, and type

Races can be ticked once run, and times can be recorded and shared via Facebook, Twitter or email

Direct links to official race websites

Key statistics for every race including distance, elevation and course record

Location map and full race route where available

Photographs that capture the spirit of each event


Examples of the breath-taking, classic races:

London’s picturesque Parliament Hill hosts the mud and drama of the English cross country championships

Cross four countries, reaching more than 15,000 meters in altitude on the spectacular Transalpine run

Brazil’s Jungle marathon requires competitors to sleep in hammocks along the Amazon coast while testing their running endurance

Hong Kong, Dehli and Chicago are just a few of the amazing cities where you can take part in a road marathon

Undoubtedly the coldest race on the planet, the North Pole Marathon is not for the faint-hearted

The famous Ekiden relays in Japan, with participants competing in teams, is held between Hakone and Tokyo

Scale the height of the Empire State Building in a test of nerve as well as athleticism, in New York’s popular stair race

The British Milers Club hosts races all over the UK, and all ages can enter, from under 15s to senior citizens

Combine exploring one of the wonders of the world while running a marathon on the Great Wall of China

Challenge yourself in the heat of the Death Valley in the Badwater Ultramarathon: follow the scenic, twisting road through the towering red rocks of the Titus Canyon


About the editors:

The list of running races is compiled by world champion mountain-runner and skyrunner Angela Mudge. Her achievements include winning the World Mountain Running Championship in 2000, winning the 2006 Buff Skyrunner World Series, and being one of only five Britons nominated at the 2001 Laureus World Sports Awards alongside David Beckham, Steve Redgrave, Jonathan Edwards and Lennox Lewis.

Angela is joined by the contributions of some of the world’s leading runners including Kilian Jornet, Mara Yamauchi, Hugh Jones and Jonathan Wyatt.


Ultimate Running Races app – available now for iPhone and iPad


Available to purchase from the iTunes store

Watch the demo video here