No lottery. No sponsors. No bull.

Uberman is the world's most challenging Ultra Triathlon.  The 556 mile course goes from the Mists of Avalon to the Snows of Mount Whitney.  Starting on Catalina Island, participants swim 21 miles in the open Pacific Ocean to the shores of Palos Verdes. The 400 mile bike route leaves the city of Angels and climbs 20,000 vertical feet before descending to Badwater basin, at 200 feet below sea level, the lowest point in North America. From Badwater, athletes run 135 miles  through Death Valley before ascending 13,000 feet to the trailhead @ Mt Whitney, the highest peak in the Continental United States.

The race does not entail thousands of participants vying for a hundred spots. There are no multi-million dollar corporate sponsors. All aid stations and race support crews are provided by each athlete. Uberman is for those unique individuals who want the ultimate challenge, without all the hype. The cost is free. The reward for finishing is infinite.  The 2017 Race starts October 10th. Please contact Daniel Bercu @ 310.994.2694. for details.


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With Uberman, event founder Daniel Bercu wanted to create the most uncomfortable adventure possible for endurance athletes. The first leg is a 33.7km swim in the Pacific Ocean, from Catalina Island to the shores of Palos Verdes – itself considered one of the world’s most gruelling and dangerous tests for endurance athletes, due to strong currents, ocean freighters and cruise ships, plus the chances of sharks and jellyfish.

”Most of the course is off the grid with no cell, internet or GPS,” says Bercu. “There’s no official support or aid stations. The 644km bike ride has 5,000m of climbing with technical descents. The 644km run is the Badwater course (the toughest foot race on earth) and starts at 60m below sea level in Death Valley. The loneliness and emptiness are soul crushing. The course ends at Mt Whitney trailhead, which is often snow covered.
— Matt Baird / 220Triathlon