Ultra X 50 Rwanda

Ultra X 50 Rwanda

Ultra X 50 Rwanda















26 jan 2025

price increasing








Ultra X 50 Rwanda is a single stage ultra marathon that takes place around northern Rwanda in the districts of Burera and Musanze.

The race takes place near the Volcanoes National Park (where the famous mountain gorillas are based) and the twin lakes: Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera. This course will take you on a sensory journey, over gentle hills and valleys, through traditional coffee and banana fields with lush, jungle like vegetation and over a stunning lake peninsula. Runners will be supported by the local population along a route with views of Rwanda’s five iconic volcanoes: Mt Muhabura, Mt Sabyinyo, Mt Karisimbi, Mt Bisoke and Mt Gahinga.

If you are looking to combine a race with a holiday, you have plenty of options. Competitors can choose from an Ultra X / Tugende Kigali memorial tour & safari excursion add on (in Akagera National Park) at registration, visiting the gorillas or meandering through the streets and markets of Kigali.

Ultra X 50 Rwanda takes place on the second day (Sunday) of Ultra X 110 Rwanda.

If you’re looking for a 50k ultramarathon training plan, you can download one here

The Race


What happens when you register

Once you have registered for a race;

You will be sent an email inviting you to a call with a member of our team. This is by no means mandatory but it will allow you to ask us any questions you may have regarding the event, training, food, equipment and anything else at all.

You will be asked if you would like to be added to the competitor Facebook group. Of course you do not have to but they are a great way to get to know your fellow competitors before you reach the start line.

You will be invited to a number of short video calls where we’ll go through kit/equipment, food and pre-event preparation. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you like.

Cut offs

We have very relaxed cut offs. To us, it’s not about what time you get, it’s the adventure you have along the way. On average you will have between 2hrs 30 mins to complete each 10km (in-between checkpoints). Exact race cut-offs can be found in the race information pack.

If you don’t finish

In the scenario that you cannot finish a stage at one of our events, you will be offered entry into the following edition of the race at half price. You will not receive a finishers medal or official result.

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What’s Included

Race entryTick
Fully marked courseTick
Medical support throughout the eventTick
Drinking water at checkpoints on courseTick
Ground assistance and full safety supportTick
UTMB World Series Indexed race (100k category)Tick
Finisher’s medalTick
Race accommodation Friday, Saturday, SundayTick
Transfers to and from the race accommodation on Friday and MondayTick
All meals from lunch on Friday to breakfast on MondayTick
Race after party on Lake Ruhondo and buffet mealTick
Any accommodation in Kigali before or after the race weekend (accommodation is provided Friday, Saturday, Sunday)Cross
Kigali memorial tour & safari excursion add on (this can be purchased as a separate race entry ticket with the add on)Cross
Personal food, kit and equipmentCross
Comprehensive insurance (to cover cancellations, loss of items, injury etc)Cross
Training costsCross
Spending moneyCross
Transport home for runners who are disqualified or withdraw earlyCross

Register from

£50 TO £68.75

Experience rwanda

We understand that competitors may wish to travel to Rwanda with family or friends. Should they wish to enjoy the country while you race, we highly recommend visiting the following attractions. Alternatively, you can visit them together after the event.

If one of your party would like to volunteer at the race while you take part, they can complete the Volunteer Application Form and we will do our best to accommodate them.


Akagera national park is the largest protected wetland in Africa. It is home to a great diversity of wild animals among which are: elephants, lions, buffalos, hyenas, zebras, giraffe, hippos and crocodiles. Ultra X offers an add on safari package at registration that will take runners to Akagera after their race weekend. 



Visiting Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda is one of the world’s great wildlife experiences. This unique opportunity to see gorillas in their natural habitat is unforgettable, some even say life changing. 


Tugende is a cafe, bakery, bike workshop and hostel in Kigali. Tugende’s mission is to create well being and impact through sport, food and community. It is the perfect launchpad to explore Kigali.

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