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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 125 England is held under full UK Athletics Permit granted through the TRA (Permit Number: 3666). URN 7693465.
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 (individual 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.
All finishers will receive a race medal. Different medal ribbons will be awarded based upon the finishing times outlined below. A blue ‘50km 1 day’ ribbon will be awarded to all finishers of the single stage race.
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 (18–19 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
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
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 the campsite by the organisers.
Competitors will need to provide their own food from Saturday 19th September to Sunday 20th September. Dehydrated or freeze dried food is recommended.
Please see the Race Information Pack and Kit List below for comprehensive details about the race.
download gpx files
The course route will be fully marked at approximately 40m intervals using ribbons, reflective tape, and signs, depending on terrain. However, if you would like to upload the GPX files onto your watch as a back-up, these can be downloaded below. Please note routes are subject to change.
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
This 1,300 acre estate consists of a mansion house and formal gardens in 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.