Race registrations open summer 2019
Ultra X Bolivia takes participants through an ancient Inca trail that starts at 4000 metres above sea level at the village of Apolobamba in the South American Andes. The course will finish at just 500 metres above sea level in the small town of Rurrenabaque based on the Beni river, known as the gateway to the rainforest.
All Ultra X locations are beautiful and remote but Ultra X Bolivia certainly boasts some of the most spectacular and secluded scenery you may ever see. This is a truly wild multi-day ultra which takes place in a part of the world that you might otherwise never get to see.
24–34 Degrees C
Competitors will arrive into El Alto airport on Saturday, where they will be met and transported by the race organisers to a hotel in La Paz for the night.
After introductions, briefings and kit checks, everyone is transported to camp in the mountains.
After the last stage on Friday the organisers host a big camp fire and BBQ for the last night in the mountains. This will be competitors first taste on non-dehydrated food in a week! The prize giving and awards ceremony will also take place.
On Saturday morning buses will take competitors to La Paz to explore the city and its wonders before being transported back to a hotel for the last night.
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 during the race
- 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 bivouac or tent shared by between 2–8 competitors.
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 Sunday midday to lunchtime on the final day of the race.
Between those dates you must provide all your own food. Due to weight, dehydrated or freeze dried food is recommended.
What I love about these Ultra X races is that they are a great way to see the wildest corners of the earth. I loved Jordan and will be off to Bolivia soon. Bring it on!