2020 RAAM Qualifer Race Calendar

March 9, 2020

2020 RAAM Qualifier Calendar Now 53 Races in 18 Countries

Boulder, CO (March 9, 2020)– 2020 will mark the 39th year for the Race Across America (RAAM) – The World’s Toughest Bicycle Race. Riders and Support Crews come from across the globe to race 3,000 miles coast-to-coast across the USA. RAAM can be a life changing experience for racers and support crews. RAAM is the World Championship of ultra-bicycle racing.

RAAM is open to solo racers as well as 2, 4 and 8-person teams. Solo racers must qualify by completing a RAAM Qualifying race (RQ). No qualification is required for teams.

Whether trying to qualify for Solo RAAM, working on developing your ultra-bicycle racing skills under race conditions or simply looking for the next great ultra-bicycle racing experience, there are now 53 opportunities in 18 countries to qualify for Solo RAAM – 31 road events (36 races), 15 time trials and 2 fixed-distance races run on time trial courses.  These races will test your limits. Following are the 2020 RAAM-sanctioned RQs:

RAAM Qualifiers – Road Races

All racers are on the course at the same time competing against each other as well as trying to complete the course within a pre-determined time. Solo racers finishing within the time cut-off qualify for Solo RAAM. Courses may be a single large loop, point-to-point or a combination.  Climbing, overall difficulty and time cut-offs vary. Racers must have a support crew to qualify for RAAM.

Ultra Spice 1000 and 1750km (Goa, India – January 23, 2021)
RAAM Challenge Texas (Castroville, TX – March 28, 2020)
Race Across Italy (Silvi, Italy – May 1, 2020)
Race Around Denmark (Horsens, Denmark – May 19, 2020)
Joe Barr 500 (Londonderry, Ireland – May 22, 2020)
Race Across GermanyW-E (Aachen, Germany – June 5, 2020)
B-Hard Ultra Race (Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina – June 6, 2020)
Glocknerman Classic (888km) and Ultra (1000km) (Graz, Austria – June 10, 2020)
Romantika Uz Beas (Ushiarpur, India – June 13, 2020)
Race Across the West (Oceanside, CA – June 16, 2020)
Race Across America – 2- and 4-person Teams (Oceanside, CA – June 20, 2020)
Dolomitica (Sarmede, Italy – July 3, 2020)
Race Across Germany N-S (Flensburg, Germany – July 3, 2020)
Race Across Oregon (The Dalles, OR – July 17, 2020)
Race Around Austria (St.Georgen im Attergau, Austria – August 10, 2020)
Tortour (Schaffausen, Switzerland – August 13, 2020)
Race Across France (Cannes, France – August 14, 2020)
Baltyk-Bieszczady Tour (Swinoujscie, Poland – August 21, 2020)
Race Around Ireland and Irish Ultra Challenge (Trim, County Meath, Ireland – August 22, 2020)
Race Around Aomori(Aomori, Japan – August 22, 2020)
Hoodoo 500 (St. George, UT – August 28, 2020)
Great Himalayan Ultra (Leh Ladakh, India – September 4, 2020)
Cascade 500 (Arlington, WA – September 12, 2020)
Silver State 508 (Reno, NV – September 18, 2020)
Bonneville 808 (Mt. Tremblant, Quebec, Canada – September 18, 2020)
Natchez Trace 444 (Nashville, TN – October 2, 2020)
Race the Pearl(Dondra, Sri Lanka – October 2, 2020)
Shivalik Signature (Chandigarh, India – October 3, 2020)
No Country For Old Men – 383 and 1,000-mile (Alpine, TX – October 24, 2020)
BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge (Lake Taupo, New Zealand – November 14, 2020)
Deccan Cliffhanger (Pune, India – November 28, 2020)

RAAM Qualifiers – Time Trials

All racers are on the course at the same time competing against each other as well as trying to compile as many miles as possible within 24 hours. Solo racers achieving a pre-determined mileage standard qualify for Solo RAAM. Courses are comprised of loops with support from a fixed location.

Pace Bend Ultra (Spicewood, TX – February 1, 2020)
Sebring 24-Hour (Sebring, FL – February 8, 2020)
Revolve24 Bend Motorsports Park (Tailem Bend, SA, Australia – March 21, 2020)
Bessie’s Creek 24 and Gulf Coast 511 (Brookshire, TX – April 2, 2020)
Fulton Epic Challenge (Canal Fulton, OH – May 1, 2020)
Texas Ultra Spirit (Fayatteville, TX – May 8, 2020)
24 Hours in the Canyon (Palo Duro Canyon, TX – May 30, 2020)
Midt24 (Snejbjerg, Denmark –June 20, 2020)
24 Hours del Montello (Treviso, Italy – August 1, 2020)
Helnaes 24 (Ebberup, Hallerne, Denmark – August 15, 2020)
Mid-Atlantic 12/24-Hour (Washington, NC – August 15, 2020)
IL24TE (Urim, Israel – September 16, 2020)
Revolve24 – Brands Hatch (London, England – TBD)
Texas Time Trials 24-Hour and Tejas 500 (Glen Rose, TX – September 17, 2020)
6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championships (Borrego Springs, CA – October 9, 2020)

Two of the races – the Gulf Coast 511 at Bessie’s Creek and Tejas 500 at the Texas Time Trials are fixed-distance races on time trial courses.

Three of the 24-hour time trials utilize world famous motorsports circuits: Sebring 24-Hour (Florida), Revolve 24 Bend Motorsports Park (Australia) and Revolve 24 Brands Hatch (UK).

Dates are based on most recent information and should be confirmed with event management.

For more information on RAAM – The World’s Toughest Bicycle Race, visit www.raceacrossamerica.org.

For further information please contact:

Rick Boethling

Executive Director

Race Across America


More About RAAM

Race Across America, Inc. and Team Get Outdoors, LLC (dba Soul Events) are world leaders in the sport of ultra-bicycle racing. The Race Across America (RAAM), a 3,000-mile coast-to-coast race across the USA, is the world’s premier ultra-cycling race – the World Championship of Ultra-Cycling. The Race Across the West, a 900-mile race across the Western US, the RAAM Cycling Challenge Series of ultra road races, and the 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championships are all part of the RAAM brand. In addition, RAAM offers seminars on ultra bicycle racing and sanctions ultra-cycling races worldwide.