The PATAGONMAN is a point-to-point race starting in the western part of Aysén, one of the most southern regions of Chile, then leading across the country and finishing in the eastern part of Chile, close to the border with Argentina. The course starts at the scenic Aysén Fjord, close to Puerto Chacabuco and finishes at the impressive General Carrera Lake. The course across Patagonia is both breathtakingly beautiful and extremely challenging.
The swimming leg of the race starts with the leap from a big ferry boat 3.8 kilometers from Puerto Chacabuco, in the extremely pure and extremely cold water of the Aysén Fjord. Surrounded by lush-green forest and always-snowed mountain peaks, the scenery is far beyond impressive. We strongly advise cold water training for this race and to wear both a heatseeker vest under your wetsuit and neoprene socks. Wetsuit and neoprene caps will be mandatory as the expected temperatures of the water will be around 12ºC.
The cycling leg of the race starts in Puerto Chacabuco and covers 180 kilometers of some of te most scenic landscapes in Patagonia all the way to the famous Cerro Castillo Village. The winding road will be challenging as this part of the world it’s well known for its strong winds. The elevation gain will add some extra difficulty to the cycling as the road climbs into the andes before descending again into the village where Transition 2 will be located. There will be a hydration station at kilometer 90.
The running leg of the race starts in Cerro Castillo Village and covers a full marathon distance of beautiful landscapes (42.2 kilometres). It runs completely free of pavement and soon after it starts, it will take the athletes up the hill through a dirt trail and then back down into a rubble road that follows a river and passing next to beautiful lakes and waterfalls. The ascending trail and the tough lay of the rubble road will make the run a challenge even for the fastest ones. There will be a hydration station at kilometer 21.