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About Paraty

The charming and welcoming town of Paraty, which lies along the coast between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in southeastern Brazil will host the brand-new event, Paraty Brazil by UTMB from the 22-24 September 2023, supported by the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the Prefeitura de Paraty (Paraty City Hall.)

Surrounded by steep, jungled mountains, Paraty guarantees a warm, local welcome for runners, with its exquisitely preserved Portuguese colonial center and cobbled streets which are home to many 17th and 18th century buildings, as well as over 50 scenic beaches that make it one of the most visited destinations in Brazil.

The town is flanked by the Serra da Bocaina National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that covers more than 106,000 hectares and is mostly composed of the native Atlantic Forest. Runners will discover the regions varied landscapes from the coastal beaches around Paraty to one of the most imposing mountain ranges in Brazil, with peaks up to 1,840m and trails connecting the coast, native forests, mountains and local villages.