History & Mission

The Chinese Taipei Association of Ultrarunners, CTAU was established by Ministry of the Interior in July, 2011.

    Our vision is “Connecting Taiwan’s ultrarunning to the Global Society”. We are part of the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU for short) adhering to the latest standards and rules of the IAU when helding races. We also act as intermediate between Taiwan and the international ultra-running society. Above all, the association is responsible for the ultra-marathon related events in Taiwan.



" Connecting Taiwan's Ultrarunning to the Global Society "


~ Promoting ultrarunning in Taiwan ~

~ Exercising for our community through charitites and donations ~

~ Expending civilian diplomacy by exercising ~

~ Keeping our events eco-friendly ~





    Purple represents the long history of the ultra-marathons. The very first ultra-marathon was held in 490 B.C., and continues thriving now, after 2,500 years.

    Green stands for nature. Ultra-running is part of our environment. Not only do we aim to unite with our environment, but also so help it.

    White symbolizes the purity of ultra-running. The purpose of ultra-running is neither winning nor gaining advantages, but simply aim for self-actualized.


    Our logo symbolizes a runner throwing his/her hands up with accomplishment while crossing the finish line. We value and respect our runners, and we are here to serve them. Our association was established by runners who worked hard to bring a safe and utmost life challenging experience to all ultra-running lovers. We hope that every runner will be able to run to their triumph.