Ultra X Sri Lanka

Ultra X Sri Lanka

Ultra X Sri Lanka












18-25 MAR 2023

ultra x sri lanka

Ultra X Sri Lanka takes place in a country nicknamed “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean”.

Sri Lanka is a beautiful place with an incredibly diverse culture, steeped in rich history and vibrant colour. The course takes competitors past tea plantations and sugar factories, through 10,000 year old rainforests, along stunning countryside trails, and down rushing rivers. During this unforgettable week, competitors will experience the place, the people, and the beauty of this iconic country in full.

2023 Race Information Pack and Kit List will be published after the 2022 race. There will be no significant changes.

Interest free instalment plans

£70 per month

Register from


(not including £300 deposit)



Competitors should arrive in Negombo on or before Saturday 19th March, where they will transfer to their accommodation in the city. Those that wish to stay in the race hotel will have the option to book this when registering.


Race welcome, safety briefings, and mandatory kit checks will take place at the race hotel in the centre of Negombo at 09:00. All competitors are then transferred to Udawalawe National Park and to the first campsite, where the race will start the following morning.











On Friday evening after the race, the organisers host a big BBQ around the campfire for the last night in the wild, where the prize giving and awards ceremony also takes place.


On Saturday morning, all competitors are transferred back to Negombo, stopping off for food in Ratnapura and Avissawella. For those with Saturday evening flights, we will arrive in Negombo at approximately at 18:00.


All good things must come to an end! Participants are free to transfer to the airport on Sunday for return flights, or to begin their well deserved holiday. For those staying in country, we suggest booking with a local tour company – please get in touch for recommendations.

Medal Ribbons

All finishers will receive a race medal. Different medal ribbons will be awarded based upon the finishing times outlined below.

As part of our Sustainability Policy, the Green Ribbon will be awarded to the competitor that displays the highest commitment to reducing their environmental impact both in preparation for and during the race (as determined by the organisers).

Black Ribbon

Under 25 hours

White Ribbon

Under 28 hours

Blue Ribbon

Over 28 hours

Green Ribbon

Environmental award


1. Race entry

2. Accommodation during the race (20-25 March)

3. Transfers between Negombo and Udawalawe

4. Fully marked course

5. Medical staff on course and at all campsites

6. Osteopathy staff on course and at all campsites

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

8. Celebratory meal and local entertainment on the final night of the race

9. Ground assistance and full safety support

10. Digital copies of all images from event photographer

11. UTMB® World Series Qualifier race (100M category)

12. Finisher’s medal

not included:

1. Flights

2. Accommodation before or after the race (accommodation at the race hotel 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

Experience Sri Lanka

We understand that competitors may wish to travel to Sri Lanka 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.

If you would like to learn more about our Ultra X Sri Lanka spectator packages, please email contact@ultra-x.co.

Galle Fort

A historical, archaeological, and architectural heritage monument first built in 1588 by the Portuguese.


A large city surrounded by mountains, tea plantations, biodiverse rainforest, and sacred Buddhist sites.


Known for its coral reef and palm-lined beaches, such as Unawatuna Beach. North across the bay is Galle’s fortified old town.

What others say

“This was the most brutal and challenging thing I have ever completed, and I would do it again.
Jacques Potgieter

South Africa

“There is magic at a multi-stage race and this magic comes from the people. Not only the runners, but the organisers, volunteers and the local people of the unique landscape you are running through. A multi-stage race brings out a rawness in people that there is no hiding from; we see each other at our best, at our worst and everything in between, and somehow this develops such strong bonds and friendships are forged for life.”

Lucja Leonard


“I can’t say enough about this race. It has been amazing, interesting, brutal, and beautiful.
Edson Kumbwamba


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