Iran Marathons

The ISRU, Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon, has been organized together with the government of Iran and aims to highlight the extraordinary beauty of the Dasht-e-Lut desert, considered the hottest place on earth, as well as of the whole Iran, a country with great traditions and culture.

The beauty of this desert mainly comes from the huge difference of the panoramas that runners have to face along the race itinerary which is the characteristic of the best ultra marathons and very appreciated by the extreme runners.

The ISRU self sufficiency ultra marathon is a 6 stages marathon which can be run for a total of 250 km (Integral) or 150 km (Lite) according to the will of the runner. However, both races share the same itinerary, the same tented camps and the same time length with the only difference that runners of the Lite marathon will start their daily run from the first checkpoint.

Are you interested in participating the ISRU marathon in Iran as a runner or a daring tourist? Please contact our staff and we'll be happy to provide you with all the information you may need.