Our Summer Challenge: The Ultra X #Hilladay100

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.

2 July 2019

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Y’all remember our winter #Holiday100 right? Well, in homage to the beast that is Ultra X Mexico, starting this November 2nd, we are launching the #Hilladay100! The challenge lasts for the 100(ish) hours from 18:00 on Wednesday 10th July to 18:00 on Sunday 14th July.

What’s the challenge?!

Ultra X Mexico starts at the magic town of Creel situated 2,345 metres above sea level. So, we are challenging YOU to climb there. That’s 7,693 feet/2,345 metres in 100 hours. That’s roughly 586m per day if you spread it out but you can increase it over a shorter number of days too. Whatever suits you.

Now we know that’s a lot so we are going to be rewarding everyone for just taking part. Whether you’re climbing Arthur’s Seat in Scotland, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania or simply your local viewpoint, if you climb up it enough to reach the total, and tag us @ultraxco and we’ll send you a free Ultra X buff.

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 find us a serious viewpoint.

What’s in it for me?

As well as working on that summer bod, you’ve got an excuse to forget about pace, miles and just go out and find some hills for once. It’s an opportunity to trial a new route and just think of the views your going to get when you get up there!

 

  • All those that join in will get a FREE Ultra X Buff sent to them!
  • The person who gets the most vert within the time frame and posts it on Strava tagging Ultra X will receive a FREE PLACE TO Ultra X Mexico this November 2-10.
  • Everyone who manages to complete the challenge and lets us know by tagging us and joining our Strava group will get a FREE ticket to the Ultra X Summit, plus be entered into a ballot for a completely FREE Ultra X Mexico place! Winner to be announced midday on July 17th!

Why?

At Ultra X, multi-day racing and training is in our DNA. Ultra X aim to be the biggest multi-stage series in the world. 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 #Hilladay100 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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