Regis­tra­tions Open

3–10 Octo­ber 2020

Indi­vidu­al: £995

Team: £890pp (team is 3 or more)

Jord­ani­an cit­izens please email for reduced entry.

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.


5 days


250 km







Com­pet­it­ors should arrive in Amman on or before Sat­urday 3rd Ocoto­ber, 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.


46 km


50 km


68 km


46 km


40 km

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.









1. Race entry

2. Accom­mod­a­tion dur­ing the race (4–9th 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

not included:

1. Flights

2. Accom­mod­a­tion before or after the race

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. Doctor’s fees (eg. for med­ic­al cer­ti­fic­ate)

7. Spend­ing money

8. Trans­port home for run­ners who are
dis­qual­i­fied or with­draw early

Import­ant Inform­a­tion


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 need to carry their daily nutri­tion and emer­gency equip­ment. Bags are trans­por­ted between camp­sites by the organ­isers.


Com­pet­it­ors will need to provide their own food from Sunday 4th Octo­ber to Sat­urday 11th Octo­ber. Dehyd­rated or freeze dried food is recom­men­ded.

 Please see the Race Inform­a­tion Pack and Kit List below for com­pre­hens­ive details about the race.

What oth­ers say

“I haven’t yet found a way to suc­cinctly describe such an epic week.” Kev­in Webber


“I’ve done a few ultras around the world but the beauty of Wadi Rum really sets it apart from the rest. The rock form­a­tions look like they have been care­fully sculp­ted by man, it’s impossible to believe they’re just the product of mil­lions of years of erosion. At night the stars are incred­ible. It’s nice and cool in the early morn­ing but at mid­day, depend­ing on where you are on the course, it feels like you’re on Mars. I loved this event.” Tim Gard­ner


“I can hon­estly say this was a totally life chan­ging exper­i­ence. From the incred­ible crew of med­ics and osteo­paths to the crack­ing camarader­ie exper­i­enced every night at camp. No shame was spared, and all lim­its were broken (in every single sense). Incred­ible friend­ships formed and many, many memor­ies made. For someone with so many words, I’m not sure I’ll ever find enough to explain this adven­ture. Team Ultra X, you’re bloody epic, and I can­not thank you enough (even with the extra kms added to the 12 hour run­ning day). Wadi Rum, over and out.” Han­nah Tyldes­ley


“This was the best week of my life.” Rahil Sachak-Pat­wa


“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!” Giulia Ran­zuglia


“I went to Jordan to run 250km in 5 days. But what I got in return was so much more. The Wadi Rum desert makes a spec­tac­u­lar back­drop for a multi-day ultra race. It has a unique beauty that some­times bor­ders on being hos­tile. The race is infused with loc­al fla­vour and it is impossible to for­get you are blessed with a unique oppor­tun­ity not avail­able to all. Run­ning was done on clearly marked routes, although it boggles my mind how the course team could trans­late the hand drawn map to real life. When you sign up for a desert race you expect to do sand run­ning. Don’t be fooled by the absence of huge sand dunes. You will run in sand for miles and miles. Full moon and starlit skies will reju­ven­ate you between stages. The sup­port and med­ic­al crews do a won­der­ful job of keep­ing you safe, hydrated and in high spir­its on route and at camp. If you ever con­sider sign­ing up for this event be pre­pared to do a tough ultra, but also expect to walk away with your soul filled with won­der and new per­spect­ive.” Estelle Geerkens

South Africa