Azores (Por­tugal)

2020

Race regis­tra­tions open sum­mer 2019

azores

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. 

5 Days

 

250KM

 

18–24 Degrees C

 

azores (por­tugal)

 

Itin­er­ary

Sat­urday

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.

Sunday

After intro­duc­tions, brief­ings and kit checks every­one is trans­por­ted to camp in the hills of the island.

Monday

40km

Tues­day

50km

Wed­nes­day

50km

thursday

80km

Fri­day

30km

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.

Sat­urday

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.

Sunday

Par­ti­cipants will be trans­ferred to the air­port on Sunday for return flights.

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Included in your fee:

As well as the below, entrants will receive dis­counts from top sports nutri­tion and equip­ment sup­pli­ers.

  1. Trans­fers (airport/race start/race finish/hotel/airport)
  2. Accom­mod­a­tion for every night from 11–19th July
  3. Race entry
  4. Water (rationed)
  5. Med­ic­al team
  6. Ground assist­ance
  7. Min­im­al insur­ance
  8. Indi­vidu­al rank­ings or team rank­ings for registered teams
  9. Medal
  10. T-shirt

NOT Included in Your Fee:

  1. Flights (but we will advise you on flight times to ensure effi­cient trans­fers)
  2. Your food dur­ing the race
  3. Any equip­ment
  4. Com­pre­hens­ive insur­ance (to cov­er can­cel­la­tion, loss of items, injury etc.)
  5. Train­ing costs
  6. Doc­tors fees (e.g. for ECG )
  7. Spend­ing money

Import­ant Inform­a­tion

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

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