October 2019

‘Merhaba! Come and join UP and About in Turkey from 6th to 13th October 2019′

Turkey is a spectacular destination for runners and travellers alike- this tour combines the best of both worlds. Timed just prior to Salomon Cappodocia Ultra-Trail so you can add a race if you desire. Food, history, culture, shopping round out this incredible tour- join us!

Join Brendan Davies, winner of UTA100 in 2018, and his Turkish running coach Kerem Yildiz, as you run in beautiful and historic Turkey. Run parts of the Ultra-Trail Cappadocia course, taking in the fairy chimneys and sculptural landscape. Join a coffee run taking in the best local coffee shops and eateries of Istanbul.

As a two-leg trip, this tour will cover both Istanbul and Cappadocia. Run the foreshore of the city that straddles two continents (Istanbul), and soak in the colour and culture of this incredible country. A dawn balloon ride over the countryside (Cappadocia) is one of many unforgettable moments you will experience. A reasonable level of running fitness is required.

We will be located close to public transport,  and historical areas so that while you are running your loved one can thoroughly enjoy their time too. Non-running partners are very welcome on this trip- please click Enquire Now for further information.

This tour is timed to finish 5 days prior to the Ultra-trail World Tour race in Cappadocia, the Salomon Cappadocia Ultra Trail, which will give you time to taper and enjoy more of what Turkey has to offer if you wish to stay on afterwards.

What’s included

All runs, accommodation, transfers from the airport to hotels, and all breakfasts. This is a chilled trip with lots of flexible time. It does not include international flights, travel insurance, or lunches and dinners.

To enquire about a place on this tour click on the Enquire Now button below

If you need further details please contact: nadine@upcoaching.com.au

Read the FAQs click here



    Cost includes

7 nights accommodation, guided runs, internal flights between Istanbul and Cappadocia with transfers, breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners, balloon ride, and entrance to some historical sites.


Frequently Asked Questions

Five commonly asked questions that have come through 🙂

Q: Do I have to be a part of Up Coaching to come along?
A: Absolutely not and we welcome athletes from all over. We run these tours under Up & About Running which is a separate entity. Our tour party last year was made up of both current Up Coaching athletes and those from the wider running community.

Q: Do I have to be a fast runner to participate in the tour?
A: Definitely not! Our tours are just that, more ‘tours with running’ than ‘training camp’. We welcome any runner with a reasonable level of fitness and sense of adventure and fun. We will group you with similar runners and with your own coach so you get the most out of your time in the mountains.

Q: Are meals included?
A: All breakfasts dinners are included, as are 4 lunches and 4 dinners. Turkish food is fantastic with wonderful food available also for vegetarians and those with a sweet tooth (Turkish Delight anyone?!?!). Meals will be planned to offer a variety of local cuisine and you should expect to come away having tried a variety of food and drinks.

Q: Is there a race at the start/end of the tour that I can do?

A: There sure is! We have timed the tour so you get to have the option of staying around in Turkey for the Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail events which start 5-6 days after the tour finishes

Q: Will there be free time for sightseeing included?
A: Absolutely! Our runs tend to fill from a few hours to half of the day, and we encourage all guests to use tr spare time for sightseeing, taking in Istanbul or other historical sites around Cappadocia such as the Grand Bazaar or Open Air Museum

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