Our Christmas Challenge: The Ultra X #Holiday100

Written By Jamie Sparks

Jamie is one of the Ultra X Co-Founders. He enjoys rambling on about a variety of topics; motorbikes, cycling, adventure, and, of course, ultra running.

12 December 2018


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For the eight days between Christmas Eve (24th) and New Year (midnight on the 31st), Ultra X are attempting the #Holiday100.

What this means

We challenge you to run or walk 100km before 2019 begins. That’s 12.5km a day if you spread it out evenly, but you can increase the distance over a shorter number of days too. Whatever suits you. 

All you have to do is tag @ultraxco and #Holiday100 in your social media posts for us to see.

Those who like to run with their GPS can sign up for the challenge and log their efforts on the Ultra X RC Strava page.

We will share the best posts on our social media each day of the challenge. Top points for those of you getting friends to join and/or that dress up festively!

What’s in it for you?

As well as starting the New Year, quite literally at a run;

  • All those that complete the #Holiday100 will get an Ultra X Buff sent to them in the New Year.
  • The fastest to run the 100km and post it on Strava tagging Ultra X will receive a FREE place to Ultra X Sri Lanka on 13-21 April 2019.
  • Anyone participating and running even one mile will have the opportunity to come to our Ultra X trails day on 23rd February on the North Downs.
Man Running on Trail in Winter


At Ultra X, multi-day racing and training is in our DNA.

Our journey to the finish line may be an individual one, but we’re a community that supports and encourages one another to achieve the impossible.

We love getting out there day in day out and so do our community. The purpose of the #Holiday100 is to unite all who are willing to get active and push their boundaries.

Ultra X want to encourage everyone to get involved. We are the first timers, the seasoned endurance athletes and the elite ultra runners.

Ultra X was created to encourage everyone to take on challenges which push them.

If you are looking to take up running or just for a reason to get moving, here’s your chance. Get out there and give it a crack, regardless of your ability.


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