HIGHLANDER, a global series of long-distance hiking events with 15 countries on its global map, has launched a new event in the Lake District, UK.
The National Park in North West England is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and will become the home of HIGHLANDER from June 22-26, 2022. Hikers ready to test their physical limits can choose from three different distance formats: 100 km, 50 km and 25 km. The routes will take participants through Patterdale, Thirlmere, Langdale and Borrowdale.
HIGHLANDER was founded in 2017 by three friends – Jurica Barac, Igor Mlinarevic and Andrej Mlinarevic. In 2021, Spartan has become a strategic partner of the international series.
“Our vision and main goal is to inspire people to hike, spend more time in nature and thereby change themselves for the better – both mentally and physically,” said Jurica Barac, CEO and co-founder of HIGHLANDER Adventure.
“That’s why we’re beyond happy and proud that HIGHLANDER is finally coming to England, a country that embraces nature and how the great outdoors can benefit your health and lifestyle. That’s why we’re sure that the HIGHLANDER series of long-distance hiking events will be a great success.
Barac added “HIGHLANDER is a long-distance hiking adventure open to anyone who wants to push their limits while learning to live sustainably. So I invite everyone to embark on this hiking journey with us.
Spartan Race Founder and CEO, Joe De Sena, said: “Spartan’s partnership with HIGHLANDER allows us to encourage even more people around the world to participate in physically demanding activities that they think are beyond their reach. . It’s about finding our limits and going beyond them. »
HIGHLANDER has also partnered with Mind Over Mountains, a mental health charity providing support through outdoor therapy events.
In addition to the new UK destination, event locations include the United States, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Montenegro, Morocco, Macedonia North, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia and the United Arab Emirates.