The first ultra-marathon of Turkey, Lycian Way Ultra Marathon is an international high challenge sports event. The marathon covers approximately 250 kilometers of the 509 kilometers antique Lycian Way. Thus the race course has its unique place among the primary ultra-marathon destinations of the world with its difficulty level and natural and historical beauties. Each day one stage is completed in the 6 stage race. LYUM promises an unforgettable experience for all the experienced and inexperienced competitors. Are you ready to meet your limits?
Lycian Way race course is located on a region that had been home to hundreds of civilizations throughout thousands of years. Therefore the course passes through antique remains, cities, forts and amphitheaters. As if in a time tunnel, competitors experience mystical nights at the camps in the midst of ruins.
Unique natural beauties
Lycian Way is unique with its natural surroundings as well as its historical texture. The course offers yet another visual feast on each altitude with mountains covered with green forests meeting the most beautiful bays of Turkey. It will be unforgettable to have the privilege to run on Patara beach, the 3rd longest beach in the world and camping in Patara antique city.
The route of Lycian Way Ultra Marathon which is supported by Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkish Republic every year since 2010 is prepared by Prof. Dr. TanerDamcı, the race director who has completed many difficult international ultra-marathons himself.