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ultra x 125 england
Ultra X 125 England takes place in the Peak District National Park, an upland area characterised by vast green landscapes, rounded hills, plateaus, valleys, limestone gorges, and gritstone escarpments.
Inhabited from the Mesolithic era, the Peak District has a rich history of agriculture, mining, and quarrying, and is now famous for its spectacular scenery, spa towns, caves, and network of footpaths and cycling trails. With a huge variety of remote terrain, challenging climbs, and stunning upland scenery on offer, the Peak District is one of the best trail running locations in the country.
Ultra X 50 England (50km race) takes place on the second day (Sunday) of Ultra X 125 England. Both races are held under full UK Athletics permit (3666) granted through the TRA.
Participants must camp at Race HQ and must bring their own tents and camping equipment. Those travelling by vehicle can arrive from 16:00 onwards. Those travelling by rail are advised to arrive into Edale Train Station, where they can be transferred by bus to Race HQ.
The first stage starts at 07:00 on Saturday morning from Race HQ at Rowter Farm Campsite and covers 75km of stunning countryside trails. Travel bags and race holdalls will remain stored at Race HQ and will be available at the campsite upon completion of the stage.
The second stage is 50km and starts from Race HQ at 08:00. Following the race, there will be a prize giving and awards ceremony at Race HQ with food and drinks available to purchase. Return bus transfers to Edale Train Station will depart throughout the afternoon.
The prize pot for Ultra X 125 England is £3,000 and will be split equally between genders. Prize money will be awarded to the overall podium finishers, individual stage winners, and the overall masters age category (50+) podium finishers.
Overall Podium (Men and Women)
1st – £550
2nd – £350
3rd – £150
Overall Stage Winners (Men and Women)
Stage 1 Winner – £150 (long stage)
Stage 2 Winner – £100
Overall Masters 50+ (Men and Women)
1st – £100
2nd – £60
3rd – £40
All finishers will receive a race medal. Different medal ribbons will be awarded based upon the finishing times outlined below.
As part of our Sustainability Policy, the Green Ribbon will be awarded to the competitor that displays the highest commitment to reducing their environmental impact both in preparation for and during the race (as determined by the organisers).
Under 13 hours
Under 15 hours
Over 15 hours
1. Race entry
2. Campsite during the race (4-5 September) (participants must provide their own tents and camping equipment)
3. Medical staff on course and at campsite
4. Osteopathy staff on course and at campsite
5. Drinking water at checkpoints on course and hot water
for preparing food at the campsite
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
1. Travel to the Peak District
2. Campsite after the race (accommodation at Race HQ on Sunday can be purchased as an add-on at checkout)
3. Return bus transfers from Edale Train Station to Race HQ (can be purchased as an add-on at checkout)
4. Personal food, kit and equipment (see kit list below)
5. Comprehensive insurance (to cover cancellations, loss of items, injury etc)
6. Training costs
7. Spending money
8. Transport home for runners who are
disqualified or withdraw early
Experience The Peak District
We understand that competitors may wish to travel to the Peak District with family or friends. Should they wish to enjoy the national park 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.
Heights of Abraham
Take a cable car ride to the award-winning Heights of Abraham and enjoy the country park, cavern tours, and exhibitions.
National Trust - Lyme Park
A 1,300 acre estate consisting of a mansion house and formal gardens within a deer park, with plenty of great walking routes.
Enjoy some of the best rock climbing in the UK, on famous gritstone faces such as Windgather Rocks and Stanage Edge.
What others say
“I’ve had the opportunity to run two of the Ultra X races so far, and the experience was so much more than what I was expecting. Jamie, Sam, Chris and the crew made you feel like you were part of something special. Once again they stepped up their game with Ultra X 125 England. An amazing 125km, two day running event in the Peak District (there’s also a 50km one day option). The race was well organised, and the #ReadyToRace policy was implemented and executed in a professional manner to ensure participant/crew safety. The entire experience was one I will always remember, not just because of the beautiful scenery, but because of the friends I made, and the feeling of being part of this amazing Ultra X community.”
“Ultra X 125 England was simply one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done. The emotional roller coaster was real – excitement, pride, confidence, frustration, anger, tears, joy, hunger, nausea, laughter, fear, hope, despair – it all came in waves.”
“Ultra X 125 England was just what I was looking for. After months without a race, I would probably have been happy running round Luton town centre but to have the opportunity of beautiful scenery and a challenging trail was an absolute winner. The race had a good mix of technical and faster sections. Location of the campsite and route were great. I have raced with Ultra X before so was expecting great logistical and emotional support. I wasn’t disappointed.”