World Running Academy Extreme Races - WRA-XR organizes extreme racing worldwide. Born from the experience of Paolo Barghini, several times world champion of extreme races and founder of World Running Academy that provides services to runners of all levels.
WRA-XR mission is to offer the athletes the opportunity to put their body and mind to the test, challenging nature and opponents in a totally safe environment. By participating in WRA Extreme Races, athletes will be totally immersed in incomparable surroundings, combining adventure and the format of multistage self-sufficiency ultramarathons with the knowledge of countries, people and traditions.
A successful formula, established by the last edition of the Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon (ISRU) in the
Dasht-e-Lut desert, southeastern Iran; already an historical race, the first after 38 years in which men and women have ran
A tough race, won for the full version of 250km from the Moroccan champion Mohamad Ahansal (winner, among others, of 4 editions of Marahon des Sables), and for the Lite version 150km from runner Rafael Fuchsgruber. Both the winners as well as all other participants, expressed their satisfaction both with the track, perfectly designed by Paolo throughout a desert with unique scenarios, for the organization and for the warm welcoming of the Iranian people.
The next scheduled races are the first edition of MARU, scheduled for April 2018. Sign-up here.
Then the third edition of ISRU, scheduled for mid-September 2018. Sign-up here.
Another amazing race, is the Greenland Ultramarathon. It will take place while the snow is still solid, and is set to the substrate of mosses, soil suitable for running.