ARCHIVED RACE: Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset @ Lake Hovsgol, Murun, Mongolia on 07 August 2013

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset
  • Distance (KMs): 100, 42, 21
  • Distance (Miles): 62, 26.2, 13.1
  • Date: 07 August 2013
  • Start Time: 04:30
  • Venue: Lake Hovsgol
  • Best Time (Men): 10:03
  • Organised By: ecoLeap foundation
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? No Awards or Prizes

Race Description

Stunning seas of wildflowers, the crystal clear, mighty Lake Hovsgol, horse treks along the lake, steep mountain treks, alpine forests of taiga, lush green hills, vast open space and untouched nature. The adventure run Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset (MS2S) takes place in a fairy-tale part of the world, earning itself a reputation as the most beautiful 100km and 42 km on the planet.

Challenging race, adventurous week

The race is as challenging as it is beautiful: Equipped with torches, the runners start out at 4:30am into the dark woods for the first two kilometres of horse tracks, before following the lakeside dirt road and watching the sunrise over Lake Hovsgol. The winding, steep track up to Chichee pass at 2’255 meters above sea level is the first of many tough challenges. Up on the mountain, runners and Mongolian horsemen alike enjoy a stunning panoramic view all the way to the Siberian mountains in the north. And the nature remains that spectacular throughout the race: Mossy forests, green hills, craggy mountains. The race is very special, and so is the whole race week: The international runners live in cosy Mongolian gers at the shores of Lake Hovsgol, where they acclimatise to the altitude of 1’600 meters and explore the nature with fishing, kayaking, hiking, horseback-riding and mountain biking before and after race day.

Early bird travel packages for the 2013 race week are available on

Environmental projects
The Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset is organised on a non-profit basis and all proceeds are used to keep Hovsgol National Park pristine and to support the culture of the local population via the “ecoLeap foundation” registered in Geneva, Switzerland. “The proceeds from the event and participants’ donations have funded the set-up cost for the litter control project and its ongoing operation: including hiring park rangers dedicated to litter control, providing eco-friendly garbage bags, and raising awareness nation-wide through TV ads and education of local children and families”, explains race director Angie Eagan. “We want to keep this pristine mountain area as beautiful as it is now and to make the nomads proud of their abilities and culture.”

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