Ultra-running as edgework and serious leisure

Project Details

Description of project aims

This research project will investigate the practice of ultra-running as a participatory activity which crosses a range of disciplines including geography, tourism, and sociology.

Layman's description

Our aim for the project is to investigate ultra-running practices from a multi-disciplinary perspective, within the broad subject areas of geography, tourism, and sociology.
Short titleUltra-running research
Effective start/end date22/09/23 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • ultra-running
  • edgework
  • identity
  • tourism
  • place-making


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