Ultra X Nevada is a multi-stage ultra marathon that takes place over five days in the Red Rock Conservation Area and Spring Mountain Recreation Area – the mountain range that rises like an island out of the Mojave Desert to the west of Las Vegas.
If you thought you knew Vegas, think again. Just outside the flash and lights of The Strip and Fremont Street lie some of the most diverse and beautiful terrain in America, with elevations rising thousands of metres above the desert basin below and spectacular views to accompany them.
Participants will explore the incredible diversity from alpine views and evergreen forests to the low desert basins with cactus and coloured rocks.
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 event that you cannot finish a stage at one of our events, instead of sending you home, you are welcome to stay on and attempt the next day. If however, you cannot make it through another day you will unfortunately have to head home under your own steam. In this case you will be offered entry into the following edition of the race at half price.
We understand that competitors may wish to travel to Nevada 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.
You’ve heard of it but have you visited? Grand Canyon National Park in neighbouring Arizona provides some of the most spectacular sites imaginable. Not to mention some very special hiking routes.
It wouldn’t be right for us to leave the ‘entertainment capital of the world’ off the list. We understand that the bright lights may not be your thing but if you are looking to let your hair down post-race, Vegas may be your best option.
Situated in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, it was created between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression. It was considered a great engineering feat at the time and has been the backdrop of many a Hollywood movie.
What others say
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