Equipment for long-distance running

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The ultramarathon relay Rubicon is coming, so we’ve decided to provide you some general recommendations about equipment. An ultramarathon is a special form of running, therefore you need to choose your clothes, shoes and gear wisely.

A runner who’s planning to overcome an ultramarathon needs special equipment. Sportsmen must pay great attention to their clothes and shoes. Many long-distance runners choose special sneakers made of better materials, as their feet require more protection. Also, you must pay attention to the sole: it should have good traction and provide support during running on uneven ground.

Runners’ clothes should wick away sweat. Cold, heat and temperature changes require special approach. Depending on the conditions, a runner’s backpack can include leg warmers, water bottles, food, warm clothes, sunscreen or sunglasses. Sometimes, backpacks can weigh even more than 12 kilos!

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Different multi-day races allow different types of support for sportsmen: at some races you are given full support throughout running, others require full self-control, to the extent that the runner has to carry on his back his food and sleeping bag.

In this matter, there is no place for jokes during Rubicon: participants carry their food and water on their backs, and they have to run both during day and night. But, after crossing the finish line, you will consider yourself a real hero!

The registration runs on rubicon.run. Limit of participants – 300 people!

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If you want to prepare correctly for Rubicon, join the Sporter club team. Here you can prepare for Rubicon, as well as for other Sporter events. Trainings are held throughout the year.

Sporter Club is a place where you will learn  to properly run, swim and ride a bicycle. To acquire the maximum effectiveness of your workouts, your will be trained by professional athletes, winners of major competitions of both local and international level.