Ultra X 125 England


Ultra X 125 England


Ultra X 125 England












17-18 SEP 2022

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 50 England (50km single-stage race) takes place on the second day (Sunday) of Ultra X 125 England. Both races are held under full UK Athletics permit (#3991) granted through the TRA.

Interest free instalment plans

£10 per month

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(not including £100 deposit)



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.

Medal Ribbons

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).

Black Ribbon

Under 13 hours

White Ribbon

Under 15 hours

Blue Ribbon

Over 15 hours

Green Ribbon

Environmental award

route and gpx files

Draft GPX files for each day of 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.


1. Race entry

2. Campsite during the race (16-17 September) (participants must provide their own tents and camping equipment)

3. Fully marked course

4. Medical staff on course and at the campsite

5. Osteopathy staff on course and at the campsite

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

7. Ground assistance and full safety support

8. Digital copies of all images from event photographer

9. UTMB® World Series Qualifier race (100K category)

10. 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 17th September to Sunday 18th 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.

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.”

Ian Morgan

New Zealand

“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.”

Anna Davison


“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.”

Neil Bradshaw


“The Peak District is probably my favourite place to run in the entire world and to get the opportunity to cover 125km in 2 days with an awesome crowd of Ultra X runners and crew was just what we needed, especially in a year that has seen so many races cancelled! Ultra X did an outstanding job of creating a challenging course that took in some of the finest views in England whilst ensuring we all felt really safe from a Covid-19 perspective both on the course and around the campsite. A massive well done to the Ultra X team – I would 100% recommend this to anyone whether you’re a seasoned ultra runner or newbie, the adventure of exploring the beautiful Peak District is well worth it!”
Katie Sloane


Ultra X