7 Extraordinary Days in Bali. May 22-28
Details of the 7 day experience are outlined below but what they can’t capture is the spirit of this event.
A spirit created when inspired and committed individuals come together from around the world to take on and share a profound physical and mental challenge: a gruelling endurance race that will recast your definition of what’s possible and transform the life opportunities for 100s of disadvantaged children. For more experienced endurance runners the chance to join a team event and support newcomers to ultra-running is always a great opportunity to give back.
The 7 days together provides time to prepare, connect with your team mates and celebrate an experience amid the best hospitality Bali has to offer.
The Bali Hope Ultra has a very limited number of places but is open to both experienced ultra-runners and newcomers to endurance sport and we actively seek a team with great diversity in experience.
The Bali Hope Ultra is also a fundraising challenge that requires participants to set out to raise AU$7,500 / (approximately US$5,000). 100% of this goes directly to our multi-award winning charity partner Bali Children Foundation.
(We do not ask you to make up any shortfall but ask for your best efforts. Some of the team will raise more and others less - the most important thing is the collective impact we make).
The participation fee for the event includes everything from the moment we meet you at the arrivals hall in Bali airport: transport, race entry & logistics, 5* accommodation and hospitality.
Two runners signing up together (shared room): $3,200
Single runner (shared room): US$3,500 all inclusive
Single runner (single room): US$4,500 all inclusive
Single runner with partner (single room): US$5,500 all inclusive
Sam brings her vast experience, energy and down to earth leadership to the team and is with the running team all week and through the night of the run. Her input is invaluable and alongside her partner Mark Wales both bring a great deal to our week.
With a tight know group of just over 20 runners and the time to connect as a group the team spirit has plenty of time to grow. We are also able to provide a high level of personal support Alongside the necessary medical back-up, our support crews provide personalised nutrition and motivational support throughout the 84km route.
Our accommodation and hospitality includes the best Bali has to offer and incorporates the 5* Alila Seminyak and the 4* Lovina Bali Resort. Expect a highly curated experience and great service throughout.
7 Days in Bali
15:00 - 21:00
Check in & Welcome Dinner
Check-in from 3pm at The Alila, enjoy an afternoon at the 5* resort and meet your team mates before a welcome reception and dinner in the evening.
Seminyak to Lovina
8:00 - 10:00
Make the most of the delicious 5* buffet breakfast at The Alila as Thursday is quite busy.
11:00 - 13:00
Review the route of the ultra marathon
After breakfast we drive the route of the ultra marathon in reverse, from the finish line at Old Man's Canggu, to the start line in Lovina. A great chance to get to know the terrain and route first hand.
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch at The Saranam
14:00 - 18:00
Check in & relax at The Lovina Bali Resort
18:00 - 20:00
Meet some of the award-winning social entrepreneurs behind our impact partners.
21:00 - 22:00
The Lovina, Bali
08:00 - 10:00
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and the early morning calm.
10:00 - 14:00
Visit the community and school we are supporting and meet the children and families benefiting from the work of our charity partners.
14:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 19:00
At the pre-run briefing our ops team will cover our health & safety protocol and review the environmental factors our runners should be aware of.
19:00 - 20:00
Team talk with Samantha Gash
20:00 - 22:00
The Lovina, Bali
08:00 - 10:00
Race Day Breakfast
Take your time to relax, prepare and enjoy the facilities at The Lovina.
10:00 - 16:00
Make your final pre-race preparations.
16:00 - 16:30
The runners will join a traditional Balinese blessing to protect them on their overnight ultra while the support crew start to prepare their vehicles and join a final briefing.
The Bali Hope Ultra Marathon
The race starts at 18:30. Next stop Canggu. Partners and guests not joining the support crew head to the halfway point at The 5* Saranam Resort and Spa.
12:00 - 13:00
Finish Line Event
As soon as the running team have come in safely we hold a finish line and prize-giving event at Old Man's, Canggu.
13:00 - 19:30
Enjoy some well earned downtime at The Alila
08:00 - 11:00
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and reflect on what you have achieved.
11:00 - 18:00
Time to make the most of Seminyak and our resort hotel.
18:00 - 22:00
Celebration & closing dinner
08:00 - 12:00
Breakfast & Farewells
Enjoy a relaxing morning and arrange how to stay in touch with your team mates as we prepare to say our goodbyes.
12:00 - 15:00
Our team will arrange transport for you to Bali airport or other destinations on the island.
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, transfers, transport & full board for the duration of the week
Training tips and suggestions from experienced endurance athletes including Samantha Gash
Access to professional photography of the event
Fundraising advice & support
Personalised fundraising page
Personalised nutritional support at fixed & mobile aid stations
A bespoke personalised short film capturing your unique Bali Hope experience.
Exclusive runner apparel and 2019 event medal
An experience you will never forget