Trip Highlights

  • Iran Ultra Trail Challenge
  • unique, challenging and beautiful run for the trail running enthusiast
  • Running and trekking  in LAR National Park and protected area
  • Crossing part of Central Alborz mountains.
  • Amazing view of west face of Damavand Volcano 5610m (Middle East roof )
  • Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Trip Code: 120-TRK-STN
  • Difficulty: challenging
  • Activities: Trekking, Ultra Trail,
  • Regions: Damavand Peak, Mazandaran Province, Iran
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 30 - 60 )
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Price: € 310
  • Single Supplement: N/A


1. There are 3 main categories with 3 different race distances: UTMD, LPR and PGR.

2. In each main catrgory, there are also 7 sub-categoties based on the ages of the racers and then gender categories.

3. The age categories are calculated basing on the first day of the race: 12 June 2019.

Category                                 AGE

Youth                       20-29 (UTMD); 18-29 ( LPR & PGR)

Senior I                                       30-34

Senior II                                      35-39

Master I                                       40-44

Master II                                      45-54

Veteran I                                      50-64

Veteran II                                     65-80


1. Prizes and trophy will be given to the first three male and female racers to complete in each sub-categories of UTMD, LPR and PGR.

2. All finishers are entitled to get a finisher medal and certificate.

Note: Registered participants can change their main distance categories online before 24 May 2019 with a service change of US$3

Race Courses:


  • Date: 12 – 13 June 2019

  • Distance: 101.8 km

  • Elevation Gained: 4,242 m

  • Start Time: 07:00 am (12 June)

  • Time Limit: 32 hours

  • Start Point: Polour

  • Finish Point: Rineh


  • Date: 12 – 13 June 2019

  • Distance: 57.3 km

  • Elevation Gained: 2,866 m

  • Start Time: 12:00 noon (12 June)

  • Time Limit: 24 hours

  • Start Point: Sefid Ab

  • Finish Point: Rineh



  • Date: 13 June 2019
  • Distance: 18.8 km

  • Elevation Gained: 1,085 m

  • Start Time: 10:00 am  (13 June)

  • Time Limit: 6 hours

  • Start Point: Polour

  • Finish Point: Rineh


American, British and Canadian

American, British or Canadian citizens cannot travel to Iran independently. Considering to this rule, ABC nationalities should only book the following tour package for joining UTMD:

5 nights/6 days package (including hotel )

This package includes 3-night hotel accomodation at Tehran.

Cost: US$350 per person. Please pay CASH directly to Adventure Iran’s representative when arrive Tehran.

Services Included:

Visa application service, 3 nights hotel in Tehran,1 night in Polour Hut and 1 night along the race course, Shuttle bus from IKA to Tehran, Transportation from meeting point (Tehran) to the Race starting point and back to Tehran after the Race.

Services Excluded:

Airport transportation expcept the mentioned dates, Travel insurance, International airfare, Excess baggage charges, Airport and departure taxes, Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout, laundry, mini bar used in the room, Meals not stipulated in the itinerary, Tips (optional), Cost of medical immunizations, Bottled water, phone calls, Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary.

The Registration Details


Registration Fee

For Non-Iranians

Ultra Trail Mt. Damavand (UTMD)
US$200 (HK$1,560)

US$150 (HK$1,180)

US$100 (HK$780)

Payment Method
Click to the online entry button below and complete the online registration form.
You can pay the entry fee by VISA or MASTER credit card. There will not be any service charge for online registration.

Register UTMD Race

Entry Fee

If you are American, British or Canadian citizen (ABC countries), please click the following link for booking your tour.

Transfers, Cancellations and Refunds

  1. You are able to transfer your entry to anyone else with a  service charge of US$30 up to 7 June 2019.  After that, places are not transferable.
  2. If you cannot find anyone to replace you and would prefer a refund of your entry fee we are able to provide a 50% refund if you advise us by email anytime before 7 June 2019.
  3. You can also change your caetgory with a  service charge of US$30 up to 7 June 2019.  After that, no change in category will be allowed.
  4. No refund will be provided for request of cancellations after 7 June 2019.

Accommodation Details

Official Hotel

Venue: Iranshahr Hotel

Address: No.81 , Between Somayeh and Enghelab, South Iranshahr Street, Tehran.
  (Google Map Link)
Telephone: (+98) 21 88846650 – (+98) 21 88820518

Iranshahr Hotel is the place for race pack collecting, press conference and departure point for shuttle buses to Polour.

Event Centre

Venue: Polour Hut of Iran Mountaineering Federation


Polour Hut is a new established mountaineering sport center made by Iran Mountaineering Federation. It was builtnear Haraz Road in Polour Village in 2001.
Haraz Road is one of the main roads which connects the capital city Tehran to the Caspian Sea in north of Iran in Mazandaran province. This main road passes by Damawand through beautiful Haraz Valley closed to Haraz River.



There are few private rooms and public dorms with 2 stage beds (bunk beds).


  • Open throughout out the year. Working hours from 6:00am to 11:00pm
  • Toilet sand showers. Cold & hot water taps.
  • Cooking equipment and kitchen.
  • Tap water and electricity.
  • Indoor gym and climbing wall.
  • Mobile network coverage available in the area.
  • Drinking water, some food and soft drinks are available.

All participants of UTMD and LPR can stay one night free of charge in Polour Hut before the race.

Food and drinks will not be provided before the race. There are restaurants and grocery stores about 1km from the Hut.


Transportation Details

Shuttle Bus from Tehran City to Polour

  1. Shuttle buses will be provided for runners to go to Polour from Tehran City.
  2. Boarding location is in front of Iranshar Hotel (Tehran). Address: No.81, Between Somayeh and Enghelab, South Iranshahr Street, Tehran.
      (Google Map Link)
  3. Departure time:

UTMD – 3:00pm of 11 June 2018

LPR – 3:00pm of 11 June (need to stay overnight in Polour)

PGR – 6:00am of 13 June 2018


Transport from Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA) to Tehran

  1. Airport pickup and drop is excluded.
  2. Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport is located 30km away from Tehran City.
  3. It is 1 hour far from the hotel in Tehran City and will cost about USD 10.
  4. It is recommended to book your taxi for pickup from Imam Khomeini Airport in advance to the hotel.
  5.   Google map of the route from IKA Airport to Tehran is available HERE.


Transport from Tehran City to Polour

  1. Polour is located 80km from the Tehran City.
  2. It is 2-hour drive by car from Tehran City and will cost about USD 10.
  3. You can ask your hotel in Tehran to book a taxi to Polour.
  4.   Google map of the route from Tehran to Polour is available HERE.


Transport from Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA) to Polour

  1. You can get a taxi directly from the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport to Polour.
  2. It is 3-hour drive by car from the airport and will cost about USD10.
  3. You can also book the taxi on the Iran Tourist Transportation Service.
  4.   Google map of the route from IKA Airport to Polour is available HER

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1 (9 June): Tehran Arrival

Depending to your flight schedule and your arrival to IKA, Adventure Iran representative will meet you at IKA and transfer you to check-in your hotel.

Day 2 (10 June): Free day in Tehran

All the day at your leisure.

Day 3 (11 June): Transfer to Polour

Breakfast at 8:00 am and race pack collecting at 10:00 am.
Press Conference at 1:00 pm.
Transfer from Tehran to Polour at 3:00 pm.
Stay overnight at Polour hut.

Day 4 (12 June): Race

Race Day 1.

Day 5 (13 June): Race

Race Day 2.

Transfer back to Hotel in Tehran after the Race.

Day 6 (14 June): Departure Day

Rest day and departure to the Airport.




Lar National Park is a protected area on the foot of massive Mt Damavand (5610 m) with many impressive summits of Central Alborz mountain range over 4000m. Officially it is in two provinces of Tehran and Mazandaran. Lar is one of the preserved areas of Iran with watery and mountainous ecosystem only 70 km from the north east of the capital.

 Lar National Park is as big as 30000 hectares and doesn't have any residential area in or around it. During the summer when the national park opens for local tribes you see semi-nomadic shepherds from the desert areas further south take their herds to graze in the summer months.  You may also see some Persian tribes making KOOCH (move to high altitude and cooler places in the hot season) in the park territory.

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Race entry

24 May 2019

Registration for the race will close on May 24.

Race pack collection

9 & 10 June 2019

Race pack collection at:

Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Venue: Iranshahr Hotel

A representative will attend at Iranshahr hotel to give you the race pack.
​Address: No.81 , Between Somayeh and Enghelab, South Iranshahr Street, Tehran.
Telephone: (+98) 21 88846650 – (+98) 21 88820518
Location map: Here

Race pack collection

11 June 2019

Race pack collection at:

The participants who were unable to collect their race pack on 9 & 10 June 2019, can collect it at this date.

Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Venue: Iranshahr Hotel:
​Address: No.81 , Between Somayeh and Enghelab, South Iranshahr Street, Tehran.
Telephone: (+98) 21 88846650 – (+98) 21 88820518
Location map: Here


1:00 pm – Race press conference

3:00 pm – Shuttle bus departs from Tehran to Polour (for UTMD / LPR participants)

5:30pm – Race pack pick up (if not done so already)

6:30pm – Race Briefing (for UTMD participants)

12 June 2019

Race day

5:30 am to 6:30 am – Baggage deposit

6:30 am – Opening Ceremony

7:00 am – Race (UTMD) starts

10:30 am to 11:30 am – Race pack pick up (if not done so already; for LPR participants)

10:30 am to 11:30 am – Baggage deposit (for LPR participants)

11:30 am – Race Briefing (for LPR participants)

12:00 noon – Race (LPR) starts

13 June 2019

Race day

6:00 am – Shuttle bus departs from Tehran to Lar Dam (for PGR participants)

8:30 am to 9:30 am – Race pack pick up (if not done so already; for PGR participants)

8:30 am to 9:30 am – Baggage deposit (for PGR participants)

9:30pm – Race Briefing (for PGR participants)

10:00 am – Race (PGR) starts

10:30 am – Prize Presentation (UTMD)

12:00 noon – Shuttle bus departs to Tehran

12:00 noon – Prize Presentation (LPR)

4:00 pm – Race finishes

4:30 pm – Shuttle bus departs to Tehran


Drop Bags Details

Finish Point Drop Bags

  1. All the race participants (UTMD, LPR and PGR) can leave one finish luggage at the event centre (Polour).
  2. The luggages will be transport to the finish point (Rineh) and kept till the race finishes.
  3. Race participants can collect back the stored luggage by showing their number bibs.

Drop Bags for UTMD Participants:

  1. UTMD participants can leave one drop/support bag for checkpoints 4.
  2. One plastic drawstring bag will be provided to you during race pack collection period (Size: 45cm (W) x 50cm (H)).
  3. Please put baggage sticker provided on the plastic bag.
  4. You might like to include extra food, dry socks, dry running shoes, spare clothing, anti-chafing cream, blister packs, etc.
  5. Only one bag per person is permitted to be dropped.
  6. The drop/support bag must be dropped with the organiser before 6:30am on 12 June 2019.
  7. Runners can collect their bags when passing the CP4.
  8. After a runner passes through CP4, his or her bag will be transported to the finish point.
  9. Runners must collect their drop bags at the finish either by themselves or by a representative.Any bags not collected at this time may be disposed of.
  10. Please note that the race organisers shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to any items in the drop bags. Runners are advised not to leave any valuable items in the bags.

Ali Reza Saadat :

   Alireza, he is 47 Iranian man, climber, mountaineer, professional rock climber, cyclist, photographer and movie maker.   

   He is researcher and founder of project about Silk Roads.
   He has combined his love of cycling, climbing and running in organize and taking part of different projects :
 - Expedition from the lowest point in Iran (-28m) to the highest (5671m at the summit of Damavand mountain with Bottumup organization.
  -Expedition to Damavand the highest point of Iran, and other summits: Sabalan, Alamkoh.
 - Cycling coach and organizing trip for people, organizing workshop for helping people to fix bicycle.
 -Leader in a mountain club.
 -he organize workshop for helping people to fix bicycle
  Also he’s taking part of an association for people who want to share their sportive projects and adventures….


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