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Ultra X 50 Morocco is a single-stage ultra marathon that takes place in and around the city of Ouarzazate (Pronounced – Wuh-zuh-zet).
Nicknamed the door of the desert, Ouarzazate is positioned in south-central Morocco, south of the High Atlas Mountains. This course will take you on a sensory journey, past Kasbahs, through traditional fortified villages, lush oasises and over rocky desert whilst being supported by the wonderful local population.
Taking part in early November, the climate conditions for the race should be temperate, with lows of 8°C in the evening and highs around 25°C during the day.
Ultra X 50 Morocco takes place on the second day (Sunday) of Ultra X 110 Morocco.
If you’re looking for a 50k ultramarathon training plan, you can download one here
What happens when you register
Once you have registered for a race;
You will be sent an email inviting you to a call with a member of our team. This is by no means mandatory but it will allow you to ask us any questions you may have regarding the event, training, food, equipment and anything else at all. We’re a really friendly bunch and love getting to know our runners before we meet you in person.
You will be asked if you would like to be added to the competitor Facebook and Whatsapp groups. Of course you do not have to but they are a great way to get to know your fellow competitors before you reach the start line.
You will be invited to a number of short video calls where we’ll go through kit/equipment, food and pre-event preparation. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you like.
We have some of the most relaxed cut-offs in the industry. To us, it’s not about what time you get, it’s the adventure you have along the way. On average you will have between 2hrs 30 mins to complete each 10km (in-between checkpoints). Exact race cut-offs can be found in the race information pack.
If you don’t finish
In the scenario that you cannot finish a stage at one of our events, you will be offered entry into the following edition of the race at half price. You will not receive a finishers medal or official result.
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We understand that competitors may wish to travel to the Morocco 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.
the atlas mountains
Experience the mountain range in the Maghreb in North Africa, separating the Sahara Desert from the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Climb Mount Toubkal the highest peak in Morocco (4,167m) on a two day trip.
The Sahara Desert
Experience the world’s largest hot desert. Covering 9,200,000 kilometers, comparable to the area of China or the US!
Where Europe, Africa and the Middle East comes to mingle. Enjoy ambling around the medinas and souks of this ancient city.