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ultra x 50 azores
Ultra X 50 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 northern location and temperatures remain around 20°C all year round.
Ultra X 50 Azores takes place on the second day (Sunday) of Ultra X 125 Azores.
Participants will be transferred via minibus from Ponta Delgada to the start line at 07:00 (approx 70 mins). Runners can deposit a drop bag at the start line, which will be available at the finish line. The 50km race will start at 09:00, one hour after the 125km race.
We anticipate runners completing the race in 5-12 hours. At the finish line, there will be food and drinks available to purchase. All competitors are then transferred via minibus back to Ponta Delgada from the finsh line (approx 30 mins).
route and gpx file
A draft GPX file for the race can be downloaded below. Please note that the GPX file is subject to change at late notice due to permissions, access, weather, and other varying factors. A final GPX file will be provided to runners before the race via email.
1. Race entry
2. Transfers from Ponta Delgada to the start line
3. Transfers from the finish line to Ponta Delgada
4. Fully marked course
5. Medical staff on course
6. Osteopathy staff on course
7. Drinking water at checkpoints on course
8. Ground assistance and full safety support
9. Digital copies of all images from event photographer
10. ITRA/UTMB points
11. Finisher’s medal
2. Any accommodation
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
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.