Bali Hope runners are welcome to bring a partner, friend or family member to join us on our 7 day experience and be part of the Bali Hope Ultra support crew. This is a huge part of the shared experience and a powerful experience in of itself, and one we have a waiting list for.
What’s provided for each Bali Hope team member:
Membership of one of the most positive, inspirational and supportive communities possible
4* & 5* accommodation, airport collection, transport & full board for the duration of the week
Training tips and suggestions from experienced endurance athletes
Access to professional photography of the event
Fundraising advice & support
Personalised fundraising page
Personalised nutritional support at fixed & mobile aid stations
Exclusive runner apparel and 2020 event medal
An experience you will never forget
· Why is the event 7-days?
7 days allows us time and space to connect as a group, visit the community we are supporting and celebrate our achievement. Many of our team members will travel to bali from Europe or North America and it is important to acclimatise before the run.
· Can I bring a partner and/or children?
Of course. Partners and children are most welcome. In 2018 we had 4 young people with us, including one young adult who joined our support crew. Witnessing a team of adults from around the world making change happen for a disadvantaged community can only be a positive experience.
· What will they do during the run?
That's entirely up to them. We encourage partners and children over 14 years old to join our support crews on the night of the run. This is a profound and enjoyable experience and a place on the support crew is highly sought after.
· Can I join the ultra marathon but not the rest of the week?
Unfortunately not. The integrity of our running team, our shared experience and our itinerary means this is not possible.
· What is your advice if I have never run an ultra marathon before?
About half the 2019 team were newcomers to ultra running, some had experienced a marathon and others just 20km. The common characteristic of all these individuals was a high level of commitment to prepare as best they could.
· What is your advice on the right training schedule?
The support we provide our successful applicants includes access to a detailed training program for different levels of experience.
Some of our more experienced team members will pass on their expert advice and answer questions through our private team Facebook group. There is certainly not one approach that suits everyone and factors such as your age, current fitness levels, nutrition and mindset are important.
· What equipment will I need?
Mandatory equipment includes: a head torch, back light, camel pack and smart phone with an additional battery pack.
· What level of support do you provide?
Runner safety on this open-road race is our key priority. With this in mind we have a highly-experienced health and safety director, emergency medical back-up, and trained first aiders in both fixed and mobile-aid stations.
We have fixed aid stations every 10km and a fleet of support vehicles to provide nutritional and motivational support as required.
· What insurance do I need?
Every runner will need personal travel & emergency medical insurance covering endurance events.
· What is your advice on fundraising?
Critical factors on successful fundraising include, starting early to raise awareness of what you are doing, the impact it will make and the training commitment required, and then follow this up with personal messages to friends, family and your broader network. For those new to fundraising while US$5,000 may sound like a high target, it is very achievable and you will receive personal support and advice from our charity partner Bali Children Foundation.