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Ultra X Races

Azores 125 — São Miguel

5–6 Septem­ber 2020

125km2 daysElev­a­tion: 5,817mTer­rain: Moun­tain TrailsPrice: £295Tech­nic­al­ity: 4/5

Wel­come to the first of our half dis­tance races, Ultra X 125 Azores. This is one of the most spec­tac­u­lar island ultramara­thons on earth.

Situ­ated 1,000 miles into the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Por­tugal, this tiny archipelago of islands offers incred­ible trails along vol­ca­noes, through amaz­ing green val­leys and past stun­ning lagoons.

This is the ulti­mate week­end ultra.

Jordan — Wadi Rum

3–10 Octo­ber 2020

250km5 daysElev­a­tion: 2,522mTer­rain: DesertPrice: £995 (in instal­ments)Tech­nic­al­ity: 3/5

This is the most beau­ti­ful desert race on earth. Wadi Rum’s nick­name is the “Val­ley of the Moon” and you will quickly see why.

You will pass over dunes, across dried up river beds and through his­tor­ic canyons, tak­ing in views like you’ve nev­er seen before. At night, you will sleep under a mil­lion stars.

Wel­come to the land of Lawrence of Ara­bia.

Mex­ico — Cop­per Canyons

7–14 Novem­ber 2020

250km5 daysElev­a­tion: 11,835mTer­rain: Moun­tain CanyonsPrice: £1,500 (in instal­ments)Tech­nic­al­ity: 5/5

This is the toughest multi-stage ultra on earth. With 11,835 metres of elev­a­tion gain on tech­nic­al trails at an alti­tude of 2,300 metres, this race offers an unfor­get­table chal­lenge.

You will also have the chance to run with the loc­al Tarahu­mara Indi­ans, or Rarámuri, the ori­gin­al ultra run­ning tribe fea­tured in the book Born to Run.

Ultra X Mex­ico is a chal­lenge like no oth­er. Good luck.

Sri Lanka — Udawalawe

20–27 March 2020

250km5 daysElev­a­tion: 687mTer­rain: Coun­trysidePrice: £1,200 (in instal­ments)Tech­nic­al­ity: 2/5

Dur­ing this epic rain­forest race in the “Pearl of the Indi­an Ocean”, you will run through rur­al coun­tryside and see wild­life roam­ing free.

This wild course passes tea plant­a­tions, sug­ar factor­ies and rush­ing rivers. The loc­als will also cheer you through their vil­lages and, if you’re lucky, throw water over you and maybe even give you a sweet banana or two.

This event is hot and humid, so be warned.

World Cham­pi­on­ships

2021

250km5 daysTer­rain: MixedRegis­tra­tion: Invit­a­tion only

From 2021, Ultra X will host the Ultra X World Cham­pi­on­ships: a 250 km, 5 day race between the world’s greatest multi-stage ultra run­ners.

Tak­ing place every two years, the Ultra X World Cham­pi­on­ships will bring togeth­er the cur­rent best per­formers, each of whom must qual­i­fy for entry by com­pet­ing in oth­er Ultra X races. The world’s best ath­letes will then have the chance to become the undis­puted multi-day ultra King or Queen.

This is the pin­nacle of multi-stage racing.

The world’s biggest ultra-mara­thon series

What oth­ers say

Take 100+ par­ti­cipants across 20+ nation­al­it­ies, diverse gen­er­a­tions and back­grounds. Have them sup­por­ted by an amaz­ing crew of 30+ super fab indi­vidu­als (volun­teers, med­ics, osteo­paths, media team). Have them run 250 KM in 5 days across Wadi Rum, one of the most fas­cin­at­ing deserts on earth. Make them sweat, cry, laugh … make them feel ALIVE! Ultra X, thank you for cre­at­ing some­thing MAGIC!”

Giulia Ran­zuglia

Italy

“This was the most bru­tal and chal­len­ging thing I have ever com­pleted, and I would do it again.Jacques Pot­gi­eter

South Africa

“I can hon­estly say this was a totally life chan­ging exper­i­ence. From the incred­ible crew of med­ics and osteo­paths to the crack­ing camarader­ie exper­i­enced every night at camp. No shame was spared, and all lim­its were broken (in every single sense). Incred­ible friend­ships formed and many, many memor­ies made. For someone with so many words, I’m not sure I’ll ever find enough to explain this adven­ture. Team Ultra X, you’re bloody epic, and I can­not thank you enough. Wadi Rum, over and out.” Han­nah Tyldes­ley

UK

“Ultra X Mex­ico was the best race I’ve ever done. I am so grate­ful for the oppor­tun­ity to exper­i­ence this won­der­ful event, of the like I had not exper­i­enced before.” Takak­uzo Kur­ose

Japan

“Ultra X cre­ated a way we could com­pletely immerse ourselves into the canyon, the vil­lages, people and com­pet­i­tion. They did a great job set­ting an amaz­ing point to point course, pick­ing beau­ti­ful camp­sites, aid sta­tions and world class med­ic­al sup­port to include price­less free daily ortho/body work. I was really impressed.” Jason Sch­larb

USA

Ultra X Mex­ico was W I L D ! The views, trails, nature… hon­estly breath­tak­ing. One night I had 40p noodles on top of the Cop­per Canyons and sud­denly I felt like I was din­ing at a mil­lion star res­taur­ant. What an adven­ture!”

Alise Miksta

Latvia

There is magic at a multi-stage race and this magic comes from the people. Not only the run­ners, but the organ­isers, volun­teers and the loc­al people of the unique land­scape you are run­ning through. A multi-stage race brings out a raw­ness in people that there is no hid­ing from; we see each oth­er at our best, at our worst and everything in between, and some­how this devel­ops such strong bonds and friend­ships are forged for life.”

Lucja Leonard

Aus­tralia

Qual­i­fy for the Ultra X World Cham­pi­on­ships