Ultra X Recce team
Want to help build the future of Ultra X?
Do you want to see our new race locations before anybody else?
Do you want to be part of a team that gets to run our epic courses for free?
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Introducing the Ultra X Recce Team
We’re busy building the world’s greatest ultra-marathon series, and we need super-fit and capable individuals to help us create and deliver the best possible events.
You will need a sense of adventure, be willing to “slum it”, and have a huge sense of adventure.
You will be invited to “test” new race locations, provide feedback on trails and event formats and be part of the marking team at our events.
The result: Real adventures with some awesome people in some mind-blowing locations.
How does it work?
Being part of the Recce Team is simple. You apply and have a phone conversation with a member of our team. If we think you will be a good fit, and you are still interested, you will need to pay a £45 one-off fee to become a member and sign a non-disclosure agreement promising to keep our new events a secret.
In exchange for this, you will receive a limited-edition Technical Vest and a custom Patch to wear with pride.
We will provide you with a list of upcoming opportunities and events with dates that you can book on.
Is it free?
No. Everything, we do costs money and whilst the trips will be significantly less than the public events, they’re not free. We charge the minimum amount possible to cover the on-the-ground costs, logistics, transportation, and food costs and there may be some extra charges such as dinners and local beverages, etc. We will give you estimates of these when applying.
If the event does eventually go ahead, you will receive a 100% free entry to the inaugural race.
What happens when I have booked onto an event?
We will provide you with an itinerary and kit list unique to the trip. This will explain exactly what you need to do. Some of the trips are 3 days, some 10, this will be made very clear when dates are provided.
How fit do I have to be?
It depends on the trip! All trips are rated by difficulty and distances which are expected to be covered are clear. If you are in any doubt about your fitness, then we are always around for a chat!
Do I need Insurance?
Yes. You need insurance that covers evacuation just in case. We recommend ITRA although other insurers are available.
Will it be safe?
Safety is everything in the space we operate in. We have the same approach to location recces as we do with events. We have trusted partners on the ground who we work closely with on all races. These are experienced local experts that know the area, the emergency procedures, and the potential risks. We carry out full risk assessments before we leave and when we get to the location and we make sure everyone is comfortable with the situation presented.
Is it always new locations testing?
We have several trusted partners on the ground who we work closely with on all events. These are experienced local experts that know the area, the emergency procedures, and the risks. We carry out full risk assessments before we leave and when we get to the location, and we always travel with access to medic.
What’s in it for me?
Guaranteed raw adventure in some of the most beautiful parts of the world with some incredible people.
We also offer £50 race credit per day on any trip, in addition to a free place for any event that goes ahead.