Ultra X 50 Azores

Ultra X 50 Azores

Ultra X 50 Azores












21 May 2023









ultra x 50 azores

Ultra X’s Azores 50k ultra marathon 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.

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



Participants will be transferred via bus from Ponta Delgada to the start line at 08:00 (approx. 20 mins). Runners can register at the start line as well as deposit a drop bag 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. Post-race celebrations will take place at Baia dos Anjos in the harbour with prize giving at 19:00.

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1. Race entry

2. Transfers from Ponta Delgada to the start line

3. Fully marked course

4. Medical staff on course

5. Therapist staff (physios, osteopaths) on course

6. Drinking water at checkpoints on course

7. Ground assistance and full safety support

8. Digital copies of all images from event photographer

9. UTMB® Index race (50K category)

10. 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.


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.

Ultra X 50 Azores Testimonials

“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


“‘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


“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


Ultra X