Ultra X 125 / 50 Eng­land


Ultra X 125 / 50 Eng­land


Ultra X 125 / 50 Eng­land












4–5 SEP 2021

As per cur­rent guidelines, we will be intro­du­cing a num­ber of pro­ced­ures to mit­ig­ate against the risk of Cov­id-19 trans­mis­sion and ensure our events are safe for par­ti­cipants, crew mem­bers, and the loc­al pop­u­la­tion. For more details, see our Cov­id-19 Trans­mis­sion Mit­ig­a­tion Policy.

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 125 Eng­land is held under full UK Ath­let­ics Per­mit gran­ted through the TRA (Per­mit: 3666).

ultra x 50 eng­land

Those that don’t fancy the full 125km multi-stage race can enter the 50km on Sunday as a single-stage race. Ultra X 50 Eng­land run­ners must trans­fer them­selves to Race HQ on Sunday morn­ing, where the 50km race will begin two hours after the 125km race.

Please note that much of the inform­a­tion on this page refers to Ultra X 125 Eng­land. For full details regard­ing Ultra X 50 Eng­land, please see the Race Inform­a­tion Pack below.

That said, a lot of the inform­a­tion is rel­ev­ant to 50km run­ners too. For example, the elev­a­tion chart for the 50km is shown below as ‘Stage 2’.

The cost of the 50km race is £60, although the price is less for those enter­ing as a team (3 or more) and for mil­it­ary per­son­nel. Full pri­cing details can be found at check­out by hit­ting the blue ‘Enter Race’ but­ton at the top of this page.



Par­ti­cipants are advised to 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 (full race) and 10:00 (single stage). Those run­ning the single stage may arrive at Race HQ from 08:30 onwards. Fol­low­ing the race, there will be a prize giv­ing and awards cere­mony at Race HQ with food and drinks avail­able to pur­chase.

Prize Money

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. There is no prize pot for Ultra X 50 Eng­land.


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

Medal Rib­bons

All fin­ish­ers will receive a race medal. Dif­fer­ent medal rib­bons will be awar­ded based upon the fin­ish­ing times out­lined below. A blue ’50 KM — 1 DAY’ rib­bon will be awar­ded to all fin­ish­ers of Ultra X 50 Eng­land.

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).

Black Rib­bon

Under 13 hours

White Rib­bon

Under 15 hours

Blue Rib­bon

Over 15 hours

Green Rib­bon

Envir­on­ment­al award


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. Drink­ing water at check­points on course and hot water
for pre­par­ing food at the camp­site

5. Ground assist­ance and full safety sup­port

6. Digit­al cop­ies of all images from event pho­to­graph­er

7. Individual/team rank­ings and ITRA points

8. Finisher’s medal

not included:

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

import­ant inform­a­tion


The liv­ing accom­mod­a­tion con­sists of indi­vidu­al tents (only same house­holds can share). All par­ti­cipants must provide their own tents and camp­ing equip­ment.


This is NOT a self-sup­por­ted race. Run­ners only carry their daily nutri­tion and emer­gency kit. Race hold­alls are stored securely at Race HQ.


Com­pet­it­ors will need to provide their own food from Sat­urday 4th Septem­ber to Sunday 5th Septem­ber. Dehyd­rated or freeze dried food is recom­men­ded.

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

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.

Rock Climb­ing

Enjoy some of the best rock climb­ing in the UK, on fam­ous grit­stone faces such as Windgath­er Rocks and Stan­age Edge.