Race Across Apulia or RAA is an idea developed by the organizers to offer to athletes all around the world the opportunity to challenge themselves inside a context, that is the Apulia region, made of a unique landscape, full of history and traditions. RAA with its 285 km is one of the world's longest ultramarathon and aims to unveil the beauty of the region through the eyes of the runner and during his effort to discover, little by little, the hidden treasures it offers. Being close to Matera, Unesco World Heritage and European Capital of Culture 2019, has produced a little detour of the race course in the nearby region of Basilicata. A passage that increases the beauty not only of the athletic event, but above all its touristic and cultural essence.