Cross Country on a Volcano 🌋
Since the pandemic began, the Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) has been supporting tourism businesses around the country through this difficult time. One of the initiatives was an elite cross country race on a Volcano!
This elite cross country run was the first of a new annual running race that will take place on a different Vanuatu volcano each year. VTO hope to grow this unique event into an attraction in its own right, and that it will attract competitors from all over Vanuatu and from all over the world (when it is safe to reopen our borders, of course).
2021, was a 25km course of the Vanuatu Volcano, Mt Yasur. The course started at Port Resolution and finished at the summit of Mt Yasur. The difficulty ranges from low to high at the final ascension of the volcano. The track type ranges from sandy creeks, single dirt tracks, secondary roads, root-strewn bush, to ash plains.