Race registrations open summer 2019
Ultra X Azores takes place on the island of Sao Miguel, nicknamed “the Green Island”. It is one of the nine volcanic islands based out in the Mid Atlantic. Governed by Portugal, this wild and remote archipelago is characterised by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages and green pastures. The climate of the Azores is very mild for such a northerly location, due to the marine influence, temperatures remain around 20c all year-round.
18–24 Degrees C
Competitors will arrive at Ponta Delgada airport, the island of San Miguel on where they will be met and transported by the race organisers to a hotel in the town for the night.
After introductions, briefings and kit checks everyone is transported to camp in the hills of the island.
After the last stage on Friday, the organisers host a big camp fire and BBQ in camp overlooking the Atlantic coastline. This will be competitors first taste of non-dehydrated food in a week! The prize giving and awards ceremony will also take place.
On Saturday morning buses will transport competitors to the coast for a cruise around the beaches and islets of Vila Franca do Campo to experience seeing the local wildlife, including the Atlantic dolphins and whales.
Participants will be transferred to the airport on Sunday for return flights.
Included in your fee:
As well as the below, entrants will receive discounts from top sports nutrition and equipment suppliers.
- Transfers (airport/race start/race finish/hotel/airport)
- Accommodation for every night from 11–19th July
- Race entry
- Water (rationed)
- Medical team
- Ground assistance
- Minimal insurance
- Individual rankings or team rankings for registered teams
NOT Included in Your Fee:
- Flights (but we will advise you on flight times to ensure efficient transfers)
- Your food during the race
- Any equipment
- Comprehensive insurance (to cover cancellation, loss of items, injury etc.)
- Training costs
- Doctors fees (e.g. for ECG )
- Spending money
The living accommodation consists of a large gazebo which will sleep between 10–20 people.
For each stage competitors will have to carry essential safety equipment (such as water bottles, gels, basic medical kits, a whistle etc.) in their rucksacks but unlike other races they will only need to carry their daily race provisions as luggage is transported for competitors between camps.
Competitors will need to be self sufficient from the Sunday to lunchtime on the following Saturday.
Between those dates you must provide all your own food. Due to weight, dehydrated or freeze dried food is recommended.
I never even knew where the Azores was when I put my deposit down! It’s a tiny archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic! I cannot wait to go to this place. It sounds like Jurassic Park.
Milo Cervche, Jordan participant