Ultra X #Holiday100

Distance

100KM

Time

8 DAYS

Terrain

UP TO YOU

Location

VIRTUAL

Entry

FREE

Date

24-31 DEC 2023

What is the Ultra X #Holiday100?

It’s that time of the year again! For the eight days between Christmas Eve (00:01 on 24th December) and New Year (23:59 on 31st December), Ultra X are once again hosting the annual #Holiday100 festive challenge.

We are challenging you, our community, to run or walk 100km before 2024 begins. That’s 12.5km a day if you spread it out evenly, but you can increase the distance over a shorter number of days too – or you can do it all in one go! Whatever suits you.

What’s more, the fastest man and fastest woman to complete the 100km and post it on Strava tagging Ultra X will receive a FREE PLACE to ANY UK Ultra X race in 2024 (note – the “fastest” means the first person to complete 100km from 00:01 on 24th December, adjusted for time zone). Please note that treadmill submissions are not permitted for fastest time entries.

The challenge is completely FREE to enter and everyone who completes 100km will receive £25 2024 race credit plus a special discount on all of our merchandise!

Once you have registered, all that is left to do is go out and run/walk. You can record your sessions with the app/watch of your choice and log your results on your Eventrac Ultra X profile of which details will be sent upon registering.

You can run outside and record your activity with a GPS watch/smartphone or you can run inside on a treadmill. Those who like to run with their GPS watch/smartphone can also sign up for the challenge and log their efforts on the Ultra X RC Strava page.

Make sure to tag @ultraxco and #Holiday100 in your social media posts for us to see.

(Please note that to be considered for the “fastest” prize, you will need to record your activity with a GPS watch/smartphone and submit evidence of your elapsed time (not moving time) to contact@ultra-x.co).

We will also share the best posts on our social media each day of the challenge. Top points for those of you getting friends to join and/or that dress up festively!

How do I take part?

To take part you must first register online via this page.

The challenge is completely FREE to enter. Anyone can enter. There are no other requirements to enter.

The #Holiday100 begins at 00:01 on Christmas Eve (24th December) and ends at 23:59 on New Year’s Eve (31st December), wherever you are in the world.

All you have to do is run/walk 100km before 2021 begins and tag @ultraxco and #Holiday100 in your social media posts for us to see. That’s 12.5km a day if you spread it out evenly, but you can increase the distance over a shorter number of days too – or you can do it all in one go! Whatever suits you.

You can run outside and record your activity with a GPS watch/smartphone or you can run inside on a treadmill. Those who like to run with their GPS watch/smartphone can sign up for the challenge and log their efforts on the Ultra X RC Strava page.

Is the event all virtual?

To take part you can log your miles from anywhere in the world!

How far do I have to run?

We are challenging you, our community, to run or walk 100km between Christmas Eve (00:01 on 24th December) and New Year (23:59 on 31st December). That’s 12.5km a day if you spread it out evenly, but you can increase the distance over a shorter number of days too – or you can do it all in one go! Whatever suits you.

The live leaderboard will be available from the 24th here.

You can run outside and record your activity with a GPS watch/smartphone or you can run inside on a treadmill. Those who like to run with their GPS watch/smartphone can also sign up for the challenge and log their efforts on the Ultra X RC Strava page.

How do I log my miles?

Once you have registered, all that is left to do is go out and run/walk. You can record your sessions with the app/watch of your choice and log your results on your Ultra X Eventrac profile which will be emailed to you upon registration.

The live leaderboard is available here.

You can run outside and record your activity with a GPS watch/smartphone or you can run inside on a treadmill. Those who like to run with their GPS watch/smartphone can also sign up for the challenge and log their efforts on the Ultra X RC Strava page.

    Can I run as a team?

    Yes! For 2024 we will be permitted those who wish to cover the 100km as a team to enter. We hope this can encourage families and friends to gang together over the festive period to cover the distance.

    There will be a leaderboard displaying those teams who have completed the challenge fastest.

      How can I follow?

      The live leaderboard will be available on this page from the 24th December.

      We will also be posting regular updates on our social media channels. We will share the best posts on our social media each day of the challenge. Top points for those of you getting friends to join and/or that dress up festively!

      You can also sign up for the challenge on the Ultra X RC Strava page and follow each other’s #Holiday100 progress.

      How should I plan my route?

      However you like! There is no limit to how many times you can run/walk during the #Holiday100, so choose any running route you like. As this is a distance challenge, we recommend selecting as flat and fast a route as possible. You can also run indoors on a treadmill.

      If you do have a target distance in mind, we suggest choosing one of three types of routes: out-and-back, lollipop, or loop.

      Out and back: Run slightly more than half of your target distance, then follow the same route back to the start. For example, if you want to run 20km, you should run ‘out’ approximately 10km out and return ‘back’ on the same route, stopping at the same location you started.

      Lollipop: You run out for a distance, then make a large loop, and return on the same route you ran while outbound. To ensure that you reach your target distance, you may need to make an adjustment with an out-and-back at the end of your course.

      Loop: It’s just like it sounds! Run a loop on different roads ending where you started. Just like a lollipop course, you will need to be prepared to make an adjustment with an out-and-back at the end of your course to reach your target distance.

      When does registration close?

      Registration will be open right up until the challenge ends – at 23:59 on 31st December. However, the later you enter, the less time you have to complete the 100km!

      How do I contact the Ultra X team?

      That’s easy! We keep an eye on our inboxes at all times and guarantee to respond to queries within 24 hours. Please get in touch or email contact@ultra-x.co.

      We love hearing from you, but please do make sure you’ve read this page thoroughly before getting in touch!

      Ultra X