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Bali Hope organizing fundraising event : 84 km coast to coast run from Lovina to Canggu , May 22 - 28 2019

Bali Hope organizing fundraising event : 84 km coast to coast run from Lovina to Canggu , May 22 - 28 2019

A spirit created when inspired and committed individuals come together from around the world to take on and share a profound physical and mental challenge: a gruelling endurance race that will recast your definition of what’s possible and transform the life opportunities of 100s of disadvantaged children. 

 For more experienced endurance runners the chance to join a team event and support newcomers to ultra-running is always a great opportunity to give back.   

The 7 days together provides time to prepare, connect with your team mates and celebrate an experience amid the best hospitality Bali has to offer.        

The Bali Hope Ultra has a very limited number of places but is open to both experienced ultra-runners and newcomers to endurance sport and we actively seek a team with great diversity in experience.

The Bali Hope Ultra is also a fundraising challenge that requires participants to set out to raise AU$5,000 / (approximately US$3,500). 100% of this goes directly to our multi-award winning charity partner Bali Children Foundation.  


The 2019 Bali Hope Ultra team is shaping up to be an exciting one. From endurance newbies to elite athletes, our runners are coming in from all over the world, bound by one purpose: taking on this great challenge to help impact the lives of hundreds of disadvantaged families.

Overnight, coast-to-coast. Beginning in the fishing village of The Lovina, 84km across the island of Bali, traversing a wide array of landscapes, through villages and jungles and past rice fields, ending in Canggu. This promises to be another life-changing week.


Bali Hope started with just one runner. In May 2017 Tom decided he needed to find a deeper purpose. On hearing about a fellow Bali expat who had broken his neck he decided to run 30km from Ubud to the coast to raise funds for his medical bills. Just 3 months later on August 19 Tom attempted to run 84km overnightcoast-to-coast across the island to raise $10,000 to put 8 disadvantaged kids through primary school and the Bali Hope Ultra was born. And then in May 2018, a team of 13 runners came together from around the world, alongside Australian endurance athlete and philanthropist Samantha Gash, to take on the same challenge and fund 127 kids through six years of primary school.Running alongside The Bali Hope Ultra, now an established annual event, is Bali's first SwimRun. This team endurance mission helps protect Nusa Lembongan from plastic pollution, build environmental awareness among the new generation who will inherit this island and the challenges it faces, and join the many voices advocating for systemic change in how we use plastic and protect our oceans.   "Choosing inspiration over competition for a stronger community and a healthier way to live" Bali Hope seeks to embody the values of generosity, community, and team work. We attempt to channel attempts at self-improvement for the benefit of others. We hope to make a lasting positive impact and inspire others to do the same. There is nothing we like more than bringing together extraordinary people from around the world to improve the lives of others.       

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