The Worlds Richest Mountain Race. Obudu Ranch Cross River State Nigeria.

Press release - August 2006.
The organisers of the second Obudu Ranch Mountain race to be held on Saturday November 25th 2006 are pleased to announce a significant increase in this years prize money.
The winners will receive US$ 50,000, runners up will receive US$ 20,000, then third US$ 9,000, fourth US$ 8,000, fifth US$ 7,000, sixth US$ 6,000, seventh US$ 5,000
and eighth US$ 4,000.

WOMEN WILL RECEIVE THE SAME PRIZE MONEY AS THE MEN.

The race is on a twisting tarmac road starting at an altitude of 765m and climbing 790m to the Obudu ranch plateau at altitude 1575m. The distance is 11km.

Last years race was won by Australian Ben Dubois in a time of 48minutes 44 seconds,
and for the ladies, Anna Pichrtova (CZE) in a time of 55 minutes 46 seconds

Athletes entering from outside of Nigeria are being offered return transport to Obudu from Calabar and full board accommodation by the organisers.
Top invited international level athletes will receive, in addition, all expenses to arrive in Calabar.

The organisers will supply an official letter to aid in visa applications.

The event is an associate member of the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) and has been promoted to be an IAAF permit race.

A comprehensive Anti-dope testing programme will be carried out during the event.

The event web page is www.obuduranchmountainrace.com on which a race entry form can be found

The event director is William Archibong whose contact details are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
The Chairman,
Local Organizing Committee (LOC),
Obudu Ranch Mountain Race,
106 Asari Eso Layout, Calabar,
Cross River State,
Nigeria.


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