Ultra X 50 Azores

Ultra X 50 Azores

Ultra X 50 Azores

Distance/Time

50KM/1DAY

Elevation

2,421M

Technicality

4/5

Temperature

17-24°C

Airport

PDL

Date

28 Nov 2021

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ultra x 50 azores

The next edition of Ultra X 50 Azores will take place on 24 April 2022. Regsitrations will open on 1st November 2021.

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.

Itinerary

Morning

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.

Afternoon

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.

included:

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. UTMB® World Series Qualifier race (50K category)

11. Finisher’s medal

not included:

1. Flights

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

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.

Pico

The second largest Azores island is known for its 2,350m volcano, lava shores, and iconic landscape of stone wall vineyards.

Sete Cidades

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal, Sete Cidades is a twin lake situated in the crater of a dormant volcano.

Whale Watching

Sperm whales, common dolphins, and bottlenose dolphins can be spotted in the Azores archipelago year-round.

What others say

“I never even knew where the Azores was when I registered! Turns out it’s a tiny archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic, 1,000 miles off the coast of Portugal. Mountains, coastal trails, volcanoes, lagoons, beaches, canyons… I cannot wait to go to this place. It sounds like Jurassic Park!
Seb Moulding

UK

“‘The Azores’ sounds exotic and it turns out these islands are pretty remote! Having spent a week in the Azores already, I couldn’t recommend this area more highly for gnarly trails and varied landscapes. Just two days into the weeklong trip I found myself booking onto Ultra X Azores, already knowing I’d want more!”
Jodie Gauld

UK

“The Azores race sounds amazing. Having taken part in the Ultra X Mexico last year, I really liked the concept of a two day event and the distance. The location was also a huge draw; the Azores being somewhere you almost certainly wouldn’t go to for any other reason and the scenery looks unbelievable. Not an opportunity to be missed.”
Dom Stuckes

UK

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