ultra x 125 azores
Ultra X 125 Azores takes place on the island of São Miguel, nicknamed “the Green Island”, one of nine volcanic islands based out in the mid-Atlantic that form the Azores archipelago.
Governed by Portugal, this wild and remote archipelago is characterised by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, mountain trails, lagoons, and luscious green pastures. Due to the marine influence, the climate of the Azores is very mild for such a northerly location and temperatures remain around 20°C all year round.
The race starts at 05:00 on Saturday morning and covers 83km of spectacular mountain trails. Before the starting gun fires, runners will deposit their race holdall which will be available when they reach camp that afternoon/evening.
The final stage of the race is 42km and begins at 09:00. Runners will again deposit their race holdall, which will be available at the finish line where prize giving and celebrations will take place. All competitors are then transferred back to Ponta Delgada.
All finishers will receive a race medal. Different medal ribbons will be awarded based upon the finishing times outlined below.
As part of our Sustainability Policy, the Green Ribbon will be awarded to the competitor that displays the highest commitment to reducing their environmental impact both in preparation for and during the race (as determined by the organisers).
Under 14 hours
Under 16 hours
Over 16 hours
1. Race entry
2. Accommodation during the race (5 September)
3. Transfers from the finish line to Ponta Delgada
4. Medical staff on course and at campsite
5. Drinking water at checkpoints on course and hot water
for preparing food at all campsites
6. Ground assistance and full safety support
7. Digital copies of all images from event photographer
8. Individual/team rankings and ITRA points
9. Finisher’s medal
2. Accommodation before or after the race (accommodation at the race hotel can be purchased as an add-on at checkout)
3. Personal food, kit and equipment (see kit list below)
4. Comprehensive insurance
(to cover cancellations, loss of items, injury etc.)
5. Training costs
6. Spending money
7. Transport home for runners who are
disqualified or withdraw early
This is NOT a self-supported race. Runners only carry their daily nutrition and emergency kit. Race holdalls are transported between campsites by the organisers.
Competitors will need to provide their own food from Saturday 5th September to Sunday 6th September. Dehydrated or freeze dried food is recommended.
Please see the Race Information Pack and Kit List below for comprehensive details about the race.
Experience The Azores
We understand that competitors may wish to travel to the Azores with family or friends. Should they wish to enjoy the islands while you race, we highly recommend visiting the following sights. 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.
The second largest Azores island is known for its 2,350m volcano, lava shores, and iconic landscape of stone wall vineyards.
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal, Sete Cidades is a twin lake situated in the crater of a dormant volcano.
Sperm whales, common dolphins, and bottlenose dolphins can be spotted in the Azores archipelago year-round.