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.
Competitors should arrive in Negombo on or before Saturday 20th 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.
The prize pot for Ultra X Sri Lanka 2021 is £5,000 and will be split equally between genders. Prize money will be awarded to the overall podium finishers, individual stage winners, and the overall masters age category (50+) podium finishers.
1st — £1,000
2nd — £450
3rd — £200
Stage 1 Winner — £100
Stage 2 Winner — £100
Stage 3 Winner — £100
Stage 4 Winner — £150 (long stage)
Stage 5 Winner — £100
1st — £150
2nd — £100
3rd — £50
1. Race entry
2. Accommodation during the race (21–26th March)
3. Transfers between Negombo and Udawalawe
4. Medical staff on course and at all campsites
5. Drinking water at checkpoints on course and hot water
for preparing food at all campsites
6. Celebratory meal and local entertainment on the final night of the race
7. Ground assistance and full safety support
8. Digital copies of all images from event photographer
9. Individual/team rankings and ITRA points
10. Finisher’s medal
2. Accommodation before or after the race
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. Doctor’s fees (eg. for medical certificate)
7. Spending money
8. Transport home for runners who are
disqualified or withdraw early
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 need to carry their daily nutrition and emergency equipment. Bags are transported between campsites by the organisers.
Competitors will need to provide their own food from Sunday 21st March to Saturday 27th March. 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
“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