New Zea­l­and 125
Com­ing Soon

16–17 Janu­ary 2021

Indi­vidu­al: £325

Team: £275pp (team is 3 or more)

ultra x 125 new zea­l­and

Ultra X 125 New Zea­l­and takes par­ti­cipants to Lake Hāwea, the country’s ninth largest lake, loc­ated on the South Island in an ancient gla­cial val­ley formed dur­ing the last ice age.

The South Island of New Zea­l­and is renowned for its moun­tains, lakes, and gla­ciers. This breath­tak­ing island is one of the few places on the plan­et where moun­tain views, ancient forests, vol­can­ic land­scapes, and stun­ning coast­line can all be exper­i­enced in a single day.


2 Days


125 kM




new zea­l­and



Par­ti­cipants arrive into Queen­stown air­port on Fri­day and trans­fer to their accom­mod­a­tion. Race wel­come, safety brief­ings, and man­dat­ory kit checks will take place at the race hotel in the centre of town from noon until mid­night.


The race starts at 07:00 on Sat­urday morn­ing and cov­ers 83km of spec­tac­u­lar moun­tain trails. Before the start­ing gun fires, run­ners will depos­it their race hold­all which will be avail­able when they reach camp that afternoon/evening.


The final stage of the race is 42km and begins at 09:00. Run­ners will again depos­it their race hold­all, which will be avail­able at the fin­ish line where prize giv­ing and cel­eb­ra­tions will take place. All com­pet­it­ors are then trans­ferred back to Pon­ta Del­gada.

Prize Money

The prize pot for Ultra X 125 New Zea­l­and is £3,000 and will be dis­trib­uted evenly between genders. Prize money will be awar­ded to the over­all podi­um fin­ish­ers, indi­vidu­al stage win­ners, and the over­all mas­ters age cat­egory (50+) podi­um fin­ish­ers.


Over­all Podi­um (Men and Women)

1st — £550
2nd — £350
3rd — £200


Over­all Stage Win­ners (Men and Women)

Stage 1 Win­ner — £150 (long stage)
Stage 2 Win­ner — £100


Over­all Mas­ters 50+ (Men and Women)

1st — £100
2nd — £60
3rd — £40









1. Race entry

2. Accom­mod­a­tion dur­ing the race (16 Janu­ary)

3. Med­ic­al staff on course and at all camp­sites

4. Drink­ing water at check­points on course and hot water
for pre­par­ing food at all camp­sites

5. Ground assist­ance and full safety sup­port

6. Digit­al cop­ies of all images from event pho­to­graph­er

7. Individual/team rank­ings and ITRA points

8. Finisher’s medal

not included:

1. Flights

2. Accom­mod­a­tion before or after the race (accom­mod­a­tion at Race HQ 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

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 carry their daily nutri­tion and emer­gency kit. Race hold­alls are stored securely at Race HQ (camp­site).


Com­pet­it­ors will need to provide their own food from Sat­urday 16th Janu­ary to Sunday 17th Janu­ary. 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 nev­er even knew where the Azores was when I registered! Turns out it’s a tiny archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic, 1,000 miles off the coast of Por­tugal. Moun­tains, coastal trails, vol­ca­noes, lagoons, beaches, canyons… I can­not wait to go to this place. It sounds like Jur­as­sic Park!
Seb Mould­ing


“‘The Azores’ sounds exot­ic and it turns out these islands are pretty remote! Hav­ing spent a week in the Azores already, I couldn’t recom­mend this area more highly for gnarly trails and var­ied land­scapes. Just two days into the weeklong trip I found myself book­ing onto Ultra X Azores, already know­ing I’d want more!”
Jod­ie Gauld


“The Azores race sounds amaz­ing. Hav­ing taken part in the Ultra X Mex­ico last year, I really liked the concept of a two day event and the dis­tance. The loc­a­tion was also a huge draw; the Azores being some­where you almost cer­tainly wouldn’t go to for any oth­er reas­on and the scenery looks unbe­liev­able. Not an oppor­tun­ity to be missed.”
Dom Stuckes