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ultra x 50 england
Ultra X 50 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 takes place on the second day (Sunday) of Ultra X 125 England. Both races are held under full UK Athletics permit granted through the TRA.
Participants may arrive at Race HQ from 08:30 onwards. Upon arrival, participants will be issued their bib number and tracker for the day.
We anticipate runners completing the race in 4-12 hours. At the finish line, there will be food, drinks and merchandise available to purchase.
route and gpx file
A draft GPX file for the race can be downloaded below. Please note that the GPX file is subject to change at late notice due to permissions, access, weather, and other varying factors. A final GPX file will be provided to runners before the race via email.
1. Race entry
2. Fully marked course
3. Medical staff on course
4. Osteopathy staff on course
5. Drinking water at checkpoints on course
6. Ground assistance and full safety support
7. Digital copies of all images from event photographer
8.UTMB® World Series Qualifier race (50K category)
9. Finisher’s medal
1. Travel to the Peak District
2. Any accommodation
3. Personal food, kit and equipment (see kit list below)
4. Comprehensive insurance (to cover cancellations, loss of items, injury etc)
5. Training costs
6. Spending money
7. 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
“Ultra X England was one of my most enjoyable days out on the trails. 50km through the wild, remote, beautiful Peak District landscape, on a well-marked course under cobalt skies. What more could one ask? Well, no pressure as I jogged round with a running buddy, enthusiastic volunteers and great organisation. I’ve run quite a few UK ultras, and this had a younger vibe, which made me feel young again. I’m already entered for next year!”
“If you’d asked me just two years ago whether I would run an ultramarathon ever in my life, I would have laughed in your face. I never thought I was capable of anything like it, but when I heard about Ultra X 50 England, I had to give it a go. Not only was it to be my first race of 2020, it was also in one of my favourite parts of the UK – the Peak District. I know that whenever Ultra X host a race it’s going to be stunning, brutal and filled with community spirit – England 50 did not disappoint! I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.”
“This was my first ultra and I couldn’t recommend it enough for anyone doing their first or fiftieth! A glorious setting in the heart of the Peaks, brought together brilliantly by Ultra X. It was all organised so well and professionally, whilst at the same time being friendly and incredibly welcoming to everyone. I’m struggling to resist entering Ultra X 125 Azores now…”
“When you run an ultra, you need to feel supported, no matter how experienced you are, you need to know that the race organisers have got your back! That’s exactly how I felt, from start to finish during the Ultra X Peak District 50km. When planning my yearly racing events, Ultra X are at the top of my list!”