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ultra x jordan
Ultra X Jordan (previously the Wadi Rum Ultra) takes place in the land of Lawrence of Arabia. The mystical desert course takes competitors past historic sites, into dramatic wadis and over magnificent sand dunes.
Wadi Rum’s nickname is “The Valley of the Moon” and participants will quickly see why. Its landscape, characterised by unique towering rock formations, is truly mind-blowing, as is the challenge. As locations go, this place is unrivalled in its beauty.
Competitors should arrive in Amman on or before Saturday 2nd October, where they will transfer to their accommodation in the city. Those that wish to stay in the race hotel will have the option to book this when registering.
Race welcome, safety briefings, and mandatory kit checks will take place at the race hotel near Queen Alia International Airport at 09:00. All competitors are then transferred to Wadi Rum desert and the first campsite, where the race will start the following morning.
On Friday evening after the race, the organisers host a big BBQ around the campfire for the last night in the desert, where the prize giving and awards ceremony also takes place.
On Saturday morning, all competitors are transferred to the lost city of Petra, which they can explore for a few hours before being transferred back to Amman. For those with Saturday evening flights, we will arrive in Amman at approximately 18:00.
All good things must come to an end! Participants are free to transfer to the airport on Sunday for return flights, or to begin their well deserved holiday. For those staying in country, we suggest booking with a local tour company — please get in touch for recommendations.
The prize pot for Ultra X Jordan is £5,000 and will be split equally between genders. Prize money will be awarded to the overall podium finishers, individual stage winners, and the overall masters age category (50+) podium finishers.
1st — £1,000
2nd — £450
3rd — £200
Overall Stage Winners (Men and Women)
Stage 1 Winner — £100
Stage 2 Winner — £100
Stage 3 Winner -£150 (long stage)
Stage 4 Winner — £100
Stage 5 Winner — £100
1st — £150
2nd — £100
3rd — £50
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).
Under 27 hours
Under 30 hours
Over 30 hours
1. Race entry
2. Accommodation during the race (3–8 October)
3. Transfers between Amman and Wadi Rum desert
4. Medical staff on course and at all campsites
5. Drinking water at checkpoints on course and hot water
for preparing food at all campsites
6. Celebratory meal and local entertainment on the final night of the race
7. Ground assistance and full safety support
8. Digital copies of all images from event photographer
9. Individual/team rankings and ITRA points
10. Finisher’s medal
2. Accommodation before or after the race (accommodation at the race hotel can be purchased as an add-on at checkout)
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
The living accommodation consists of tents shared by between 6 and 15 competitors. All participants must provide their own roll mats and sleeping bags.
This is NOT a self-supported race. Runners only carry their daily nutrition and emergency kit. Race holdalls are transported between campsites.
Competitors will need to provide their own food from Sunday 3rd October to Saturday 9th October. Dehydrated or freeze dried food is recommended.
Please see the Race Information Pack and Kit List below for comprehensive details about the race.
We understand that competitors may wish to travel to Jordan with family or friends. Should they wish to enjoy the country 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.
Jordan’s capital has numerous ancient ruins, including the Temple of Hercules, Umayyad Palace, and the Roman Theatre.
A salt lake located at the lowest point on Earth, between Jordan and Israel, and surrounded by the Negev Desert.
Lost City of Petra
An ancient city carved from rose-sandstone cliffs around 312 BC and one of the new seven wonders of the world.
What others say
“Take 70+ participants across 20+ nationalities, diverse generations and backgrounds. Have them supported by an amazing crew of 30+ super fab individuals (volunteers, medics, osteopaths, media team). Have them run 250 KM in 5 days across the Wadi Rum, one of the most fascinating desert on earth. Make them sweat, cry, laugh … make them feel ALIVE! Jamie & Sam, thank you for creating something MAGIC!”