Run Around the Clock ULTRA: El Barraco

What is the RATCU: El Barraco?

The RATCU or "Run Around The Clock Ultra", is a international ultra trail running event which is done running over a 11 kms and 377 elevation circle track, as many repeats as each participant can within a time limit of two hours for each repeat.

The race is over when there is a single runner standing, so this is a test not of speed but of endurance. The one to win will be not the fastest but the one able to resist.

How does the RATCU works?

This peculiar and new kind of race begins with a mass start of all participants. After two hours a new mass start will take place with the "survivors" that ran the previous lap within the time limit of two hours.

Runners that do not meet the require time or aren't able to join the next mass start, will be disqualified and taken down from the ranking to make room for the survivors.

Other categories besides RATCU?

For these edition we added 11k, 22k and 44k categories, so every trail running lover can participate and test themselves in preparation for another RATCU.

When is gonna take place?

October 31 and november 01, 2020. We will take all

Where it will take place?

The race is gonna take place in El Barraco, a beautiful town located in Avila's Province, inside the natural Valley of Alberche, at more than 1.000 meters above sea level, at the foot of Pico La Cebrera.


  • It begins here!

    In the next few days we will have all our media sites informing of our plans so we activate with a new challenge that will allow every trail runner to shake out the effects of confinament, with one goal so hard to achieve that not everyone will survive.

    Train all that you can!

  • Tracing the route

    We found the ideal place, a magnificent example of nature and mountain, a fast track with an afordable elevation, but don't fool yourselves, this is not the usual challenge, you must plan and estrategize or you will not be able to keep up and win this one.

  • Medals!

    All particpants of the RATCU recibe a medal to honor the effort of completing at least one lap of the track. It's a prize and a memento that will serve as a reminder of the strenght we need to be the best.



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RATCU around the world

Our friends of TrailorUltra from Bulgary, are totally prepared and just waiting to hold the Run Around The CLock ULTRA: Kladnitsa, Bulgary. 
This other edition will take place in the mountain next to Kladnitsa village. Just like our edition, they expect to do it 2 weeks after the confinement it's over. The track distance is 11,6 km (7.2 miles) with 525 meters D+/-. 
We invite you to visit their web site and see for yourself the amazing challenge they have prepared for every ultra distance nut out there.