As per current guidelines, we will be introducing a number of procedures to mitigate against the risk of Covid-19 transmission and ensure our events are safe for participants, crew members, and the local population. For more details, see our Covid-19 Transmission Mitigation Policy.
ultra x mexico
Ultra X Mexico takes participants to the Sierra Madre mountains, in the southwest of the state of Chihuahua. The spectacular mountain trails of the Copper Canyons found here are the home of the original ultra runners, an indigenous tribe called the Tarahumara Indians, famously featured in the book Born to Run.
The Tarahumara are otherwise known as the Ráramuri, meaning “those who run fast”. Competitors will have a rare chance to find out the truth of this for themselves.
Interest free instalment plans
£70 per month
(not including £300 deposit)
Competitors should arrive in Chihuahua on or before Saturday 5th November, 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 in the centre of Chihuahua at 09:00. All competitors are then transferred to the “Magic Town” of Creel and to the first campsite, where the race will start the following morning.
On Friday evening after the race, the municipality host a very special finish party in the “Magic Town” of Batopilas, where the prize giving and awards ceremony also takes place.
On Saturday morning, all competitors are transferred back to Chihuahua from Batopilas, stopping off for food in Creel and La Posta. For those with Saturday evening flights, we will arrive in Chihuahua 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.
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 30 hours
Under 34 hours
Over 34 hours
route and gpx files
Draft GPX files for each day of the race can be downloaded below. Please note that GPX files are subject to change at late notice due to permissions, access, weather, and other varying factors. Final GPX files will be provided to competitors before the race via email.
1. Race entry
2. Accommodation during the race (6-11 November)
3. Transfers between Chihuahua and the Copper Canyons
4. Fully marked course
5. Medical staff on course and at all campsites
6. Osteopathy staff on course and at all campsites
7. Drinking water at checkpoints on course and hot water for preparing food at all campsites
8. Celebratory meal and local entertainment on the final night of the race
9. Ground assistance and full safety support
10. Digital copies of all images from event photographer
11. ITRA/UTMB points
12. 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
We understand that competitors may wish to travel to Mexico 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.
Earth’s second-longest peninsula is famous for excellent wine, pristine natural habitats, and year-round scuba diving.
Mexico’s wilderness has it all: ravines, gorges, waterfalls, hot springs, famous valleys, magic towns, and old railroads.
A centre of anthropological history and Latin American art with both ancient ruins and modern skyscrapers.
What others say
“Ultra X created a way we could completely immerse ourselves into the canyon, the villages, people and competition. They did a great job setting an amazing point to point course, picking beautiful campsites, aid stations and world class medical support to include priceless free daily ortho/body work. I was really impressed.”
“Ultra X Mexico was W I L D ! The views, trails, nature… honestly breathtaking. One night I had 40p noodles on top of the Copper Canyons and suddenly I felt like I was dining at a million star restaurant. What an adventure!”
“I know that in the euphoria of finishing every race, you think at the time it’s got to be the best one you’ve done. BUT, this genuinely was.”