Ultra X Finland

 

Ultra X Finland

 

Ultra X Finland

Distance/Time

110km/2 days OR 50KM/1DAY

Elevation

2,258M / 998M

Technicality

3/5

Temperature

5-20°C

Airport

HEL

Date

24-25 may 2025

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Ultra X Finland takes place in the Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark, situated in the Lahti region in southern Finland. It offers two races: Ultra X 110 Finland and Ultra X 50 Finland. The 110 event is a two-stage race taking place on Saturday and Sunday, whilst the 50 event is a single-stage race taking place on the Sunday.

A land carved out of water, the incredible terrain was formed by the meltwaters of the continental glacier some 12,000 years ago. The land of a thousand lakes and the midnight sun, the tranquil forests offer an amazing location for trail running and reconnecting with nature.

Ultra X Finland’s races are both UTMB® Index Races, in the 50k category.

 

Ultra X 110 Finland

Elevation

2,190M

Price

From 545

Ultra X 50 Finland

Elevation

926M

Price

From €100

Previous Events

Itinerary

What happens when you register

Once you have registered for a race:

You will be sent an email inviting you to a call with a member of our team. This is by no means mandatory but it will allow you to ask us any questions you may have regarding the event, training, food, equipment and anything else at all. We’re a really friendly bunch and love getting to know our runners before we meet you in person.

You will be asked if you would like to be added to the competitor Facebook group. Of course you do not have to but it is a great way to get to know your fellow competitors before you reach the start line.

Cut offs

We have some of the most relaxed cut-offs in the industry. To us, it’s not about what time you get, it’s the adventure you have along the way. On average you will have between 2hrs 30 mins to complete each 10km (in-between checkpoints). Exact race cut-offs can be found in the race information pack.

If you don’t finish

In the event that you cannot finish a stage at one of our events you will be offered entry into the following edition of the race at half price entry.

What’s Included

Included?110km50km
Race entryTickTick
Fully marked courseTickTick
Medical support throughout the raceTickTick
Drinking water at checkpoints on course and hot water for preparing food at the campsiteTickTick
Ground assistance and full safety supportTickTick
UTMB Index Race (50K category)TickTick
Finisher’s medalTickTick
Camping accommodation on Saturday night (including tent)Tick
Flights
Accommodation before or after the race
Bus transfer to the start line for 50km (option to purchase)
Personal food, kit and equipment (see Kit List)
Comprehensive insurance (to cover cancellations, loss of items, injury etc.)
Training costs

Experience lahti

We understand that competitors may wish to travel to the Finland with family or friends. Should they wish to enjoy the local region 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.

lahti sports centre

Lahti Sport Center is a gateway to Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark. Salpausselkä ridge offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy sports and activities – it is a starting point for over 100 km of nature trails for hiking, trail running, gravel biking and MTB. You can also enjoy the wonderful view from the observation deck at the top of the Lahti Ski Jump tower.

Lahti Harbour

The Lahti harbour area is an all year around a mix of cozy restaurants and cafés, small boutiques, design and modern architecture. Explore the modern wooden architecture of Sibelius Hall, Pro Puu – museum of wood and visit Lanu open-air Sculpture Park when walking in the area.


Salpausselkä

The First and Second Salpausselkä are unique ice-marginal formations laid down by the last Ice Age. They reach across the entirety of southern Finland and are at their most spectacular in the area of Salpausselkä Geopark. Here they are joined to feeder eskers of international fame, such as the picturesque Kelvenne Island and Pulkkilanharju Esker in Päijänne National Park. Take a day trip to Pulkkilanharju through Asikkala, just 30 minutes from Lahti.

What others say

“Truly an incredible experience. Finland is such a stunning country in particular Lahti where the race starts and finishes. The route was extraordinary through the forests leading to picturesque scenery of lakes was stunning! All the crew were lovely and so encouraging and you felt supported throughout. The community of runners was to be felt from before the start and continued after the race- a truly magical experience with lovely like-minded people, friendships were made. I would come back and race again and encourage anyone thinking about signing up for this race to DO IT! Finland and ULTRA X will not disappoint”

Hayley Driver

UK

“I’d never really thought of going to Finland before I signed up, but I will definitely be going back. It feels like you’ve stepped straight into a fairytale! You don’t have to go far before you’re in beautiful forests that touch the sky and open up onto clear blue lakes. Everywhere you look has a breathtaking view. I can’t wait to explore more of Finland, definitely one to add to your bucket list.”

Holly Bath

UK

“A great weekend away exploring a new country! Lush runnable forest trails and a few especially beautiful spots on the course by the lakes. Wholesome vibes as with all Ultra X races and great to meet many first time ultra runners!”

Rahil Sachak- Patwa

UK

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