Runfire Cappadocia Ultra Marathon starts from Uçhisar, passes through Pigeon Valley, Damsa dam, Analipsis Monastry, Güzelyurt, Ihlara Valley, Mount Hasan and Lake Tuz, makes a curve through Çavuşin, Ürgüp and Göreme to finish at Uçhisar again.

A total of 260 km. is run in 6 days.

The altitude can be as high as 1700 km. at some points and the lowest altitude is measured to be 900 m. The details of the final course is given during the briefs each night before each stage throughout the race.

The course comprises different terrains such as rock terrains, valleys, fields and Lake Tuz. Surface can be rocky, earth, slippery tuff and dried salt at times.

Some parts of the course passes through valleys. It can be difficult to run at some parts due to sharp descents and ascents and rough terrain. A fast walk is advised in those situations.

The estimated weather conditions at this season are hot and dry with very cool nights. It's atypical continental climate with sharp temprature differences from day to night.

Runfire Cappadocia course is pre-marked by the organizers. Signs and how to follow which signs will be explained at the briefings. The daily route of the course will also be uploaded to the GPS devices which are listed among mandatory equipment.

The race director is responsible of the race course and management during the race. The map of the race course will be delivered to competitors before the race. The race course is can be changed by the race director due to weather conditions or other reasons. Check point and main camp locations can again be changed by the race director. Race director briefs the competitors about the daily course each night.

Runfire Cappadocia Ultra Marathon Race Course Statistics Overall Chart


RFC 1. Stage Ramp Chart


RFC 2. Stage Ramp Chart


RFC 3. Stage Ramp Chart


RFC 4. Stage Ramp Chart


RFC 5. Stage Ramp Chart (Long stage /Toughest1Day)


RFC 6. Stage Ramp Chart