Ultra X Azores

Ultra X Azores

Ultra X Azores

Distance/Time

118km/2 days OR 56KM/1DAY

Elevation

4,388M / 1,961M

Technicality

3/5

Temperature

8-18°C

Airport

PDL

Date

22-23 JUN 2024

ALMOST SOLD OUT

Ultra X Azores is an event that takes place in June each year on the volcanic island of São Miguel in the Azores. It offers two races: Ultra X 110 Azores and Ultra X 50 Azores. The 110 event is a two-stage race taking place on Saturday and Sunday, whilst the 50 event is a single-stage race taking place on the Sunday, following the same route but starting 1 hour later.
Governed by Portugal, this wild and remote archipelago is characterised by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, mountain trails, lagoons, volcanic craters 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 Azores’ races are both UTMB® Index Races, in the 100k and 50k categories respectively.

Ultra X 110 Azores

Elevation

4,090M

Price

From £325

Ultra X 50 Azores

Elevation

1,636M

Price

From £88

Previous Events

Itinerary

What happens when you register

Once you have registered for a race:

You will be sent an email inviting you to a call with a member of our team. This is by no means mandatory but it will allow you to ask us any questions you may have regarding the event, training, food, equipment and anything else at all. We’re a really friendly bunch and love getting to know our runners before we meet you in person.

You will be asked if you would like to be added to the competitor Facebook group. Of course you do not have to but it is a great way to get to know your fellow competitors before you reach the start line.

You will be invited to a number of short video calls where we’ll go through kit/equipment, food and pre-event preparation. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you like.

Cut offs

We have some of the most relaxed cut-offs in the industry. To us, it’s not about what time you get, it’s the adventure you have along the way. On average you will have between 2hrs 30 mins to complete each 10km (in-between checkpoints). Exact race cut-offs can be found in the race information pack.

If you don’t finish

In the event that you cannot finish a stage at one of our events you will be offered entry into the following edition of the race at half price entry.

route and gpx files

Draft GPX files for the race can be downloaded below. Please note that GPX files are subject to change at late notice due to permissions, access, weather, and other varying factors. Final GPX files will be provided to competitors before the race via email.

What’s Included

Included?110km50km
Race entryTickTick
Fully marked courseTickTick
Medical support throughout the raceTickTick
Therapists (osteopaths, physios, sports masseuses) on course and at the campsiteTickTick
Drinking water at checkpoints on course and hot water for preparing food at the campsiteTickTick
Ground assistance and full safety supportTickTick
UTMB Index Race (100K category)Tick
UTMB Index Race (50K category)Tick
Finisher’s medalTickTick
Camping accommodation on Saturday night (including tent)Tick
Flights
Accommodation before or after the race
Bus transfer to the start line (option to purchase)
Personal food, kit and equipment (see Kit List)
Comprehensive insurance (to cover cancellations, loss of items, injury etc.)
Training costs
Therapist (osteopath, physio, sports masseur) treatment at the finish on Sunday (option to purchase)

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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