Event type Track
|Location Surgères, France|
Distance 48 hour race
|Course records M: 473,495 km Yiannis Kouros Australia (1996); F: 397,103 km Sumie Inagaki Japan (2010)|
The Surgères 48 hour race is perhaps the most significant event in the current ultrarunning calendar in this time-frame. Begun in 1985 with the inspiration of Jean-Gilles Boussiquet it takes place in Surgères, France. An invitation only event, it has been host to many world records at the 48 hour distance.
The competition did not take place in 1999 and since 2011.