Azores 125
regis­tra­tions open

5–6 Septem­ber 2020

Indi­vidu­al: £295

Team: £250pp (team is 3 or more)

Azorean cit­izens please email for reduced entry.

ultra x 125 azores

Ultra X 125 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 north­erly loc­a­tion and tem­per­at­ures remain around 20°C all year round.


2 Days


125 kM




azores (por­tugal)



Par­ti­cipants arrive into Pon­ta Del­gada air­port on Fri­day and trans­fer to their accom­mod­a­tion. Race wel­come, safety brief­ings, and man­dat­ory kit checks will take place at the race hotel in the centre of town from noon until mid­night.


The race starts at 05:00 on Sat­urday morn­ing and cov­ers 83km of spec­tac­u­lar moun­tain trails. Before the start­ing gun fires, run­ners will depos­it their drop bag which will be avail­able when they reach camp that afternoon/evening.


The final stage of the race is 42km and begins at 09:00. Run­ners will again depos­it their drop bag, which will be avail­able at the fin­ish line where prize giv­ing and cel­eb­ra­tions will take place. All com­pet­it­ors are then trans­ferred back to Pon­ta Del­gada.









1. Race entry

2. Accom­mod­a­tion dur­ing the race (5th Septem­ber)

3. Trans­fers from the fin­ish line to Pon­ta Del­gada

4. Med­ic­al staff on course and at all camp­sites

5. Drink­ing water at check­points on course and hot water
for pre­par­ing food at all camp­sites

6. Ground assist­ance and full safety sup­port

7. Digit­al cop­ies of all images from event pho­to­graph­er

8. Individual/team rank­ings and ITRA points

9. Finisher’s medal

not included:

1. Flights

2. Accom­mod­a­tion before or after the race

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. Doctor’s fees (eg. for med­ic­al cer­ti­fic­ate)

7. Spend­ing money

8. Trans­port home for run­ners who are
dis­qual­i­fied or with­draw early

import­ant inform­a­tion


The liv­ing accom­mod­a­tion con­sists of tents shared by between 6 and 15 com­pet­it­ors. All par­ti­cipants must provide their own roll mats and sleep­ing bags.


This is NOT a self-sup­por­ted race. Run­ners only need to carry their daily nutri­tion and emer­gency equip­ment. Bags are trans­por­ted between camp­sites by the organ­isers.


Com­pet­it­ors will need to provide their own food from Sunday 5th Septem­ber to Sunday 6th Septem­ber. Dehyd­rated or freeze dried food is recom­men­ded.

 Please see the Race Inform­a­tion Pack and Kit List below for com­pre­hens­ive details about the race.

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


‘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