JORDAN REGISTRATIONS OPEN
3–11th October 2020
Team: £890pp (team is 3 or more)
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 you quickly will see why. Its landscape, characterised by unique towering rock formations, will truly blow you away, as will the challenge. As locations go, this place is unrivalled in its beauty.
24–34 Degrees C
Competitors should arrive into Amman on or before Saturday 3rd October 2020, where they will make their way to their accommodation for the night. Those that wish to stay in the race hotel will have the option to book this when registering for the race.
After introductions, briefings and kit checks on Sunday morning at the race hotel everyone is transported to camp in the desert.
After the last stage on Friday the organisers host a big camp fire and BBQ for the last night in the desert. This will be your first taste on non-dehydrated food in a week! The prize giving and awards ceremony will also take place. It’s a special night for all present.
On Saturday morning buses will take competitors to the lost city of Petra for the day. In the afternoon, coaches will drive competitors back to a hotel in Amman for the last night. The coaches will reach Amman around 1900 so those with Saturday evening flights should make sure to leave enough time to reach the airport.
Included in your fee:
- Transfers (race hotel/race start/race finish/race hotel)
- Accommodation for every night from 5–13th October
- Race entry
- Water (rationed)
- Medical team
- Ground assistance
- Minimal insurance
- Individual rankings or team rankings for registered teams
NOT Included in Your Fee:
- Your food during the race
- Any equipment
- Comprehensive insurance (to cover cancellation, loss of items, injury etc.)
- Training costs
- Doctors fees (e.g. medical certificate)
- Spending money
Competitors will have to carry essential safety equipment (such as water bottles, gels, basic medical kits, a whistle etc.) in their rucksacks but unlike other races they will only need to carry their daily race provisions as luggage is transported for competitors between camps.
http://ultra-x.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/UX-Jordan-Final-Leaderboard-PDF.pdfYou will need to be self sufficient from Sunday 4th October until your departure on 11th October, with the exception of an evening meal on the Friday evening after the race.
Between those dates you must provide all your own food. Due to weight, dehydrated or freeze dried food is recommended.
“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 “Twice the Health” (UK)
“I haven’t yet found a way to succinctly describe an epic week” — Kevin Webber (UK)
“This was the best week of my life” — Rahil (UK)
“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! — Giulia Ranzuglia (Italy)
“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!”