With the ongoing global pandemic, and political unrest in Myanmar hampering the advanced planning of events in South East Asia, the timetabled Road to Hanoi Marathon has been deferred until 2024 and replaced on 2023’s calendar with a journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in North America. Crossing no fewer than 38 lines of latitude, this incredible marathon event will start in the Alaskan city of Anchorage on 27 August 2023 and end 30 days later at the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
The epic 7500-mile (12,000km) passage south will take intrepid crews from the striking landscapes and unique wildlife of Alaska to the tropical beaches of Mexico’s stunning Pacific coast. The exceptionally diverse route will traverse asphalt and gravel roads lined with snow-capped mountains, rugged deserts, ancient canyons, towering rock formations and giant sand dunes. As one of Rally the Globe’s long-distance ‘Marathon’ category events, the emphasis will be on endurance with competitive sections taking advantage of the many gravel and sandy tracks that will be a feature of the route.
Providing R and R along the way, four non-driving days have been booked in Yukon’s old gold rush city of Whitehorse, Osoyoos in British Columbia, Moab, Utah, the home of the Canyonlands National Park and, finally, the desert resort of Palm Springs.
Rally the Globe’s season will start out closer to home, with rallies in the UK, Spain, Ypres to Istanbul, and the Dolomites in 2022. For a full calendar stretching into 2024 see rallytheglobe.com.
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