21–29 march 2020
Individual: £1200 pp // Team: £900 (team is 3 or more)
Ultra X Sri Lanka takes place in a country nicknamed ‘The pearl of the Indian Ocean’. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with an incredibly diverse culture. The course will take competitors through tea plantations and 10,000 year old rainforests, down rushing rivers (watch out for the waterfalls) and onto white sandy beaches. During this week competitors will get to experience in full the place, the people and the beauty of this iconic country, steeped in history and colour.
25–35 Degrees C
After the last stage on Friday the organisers host a big camp fire and BBQ. It’s a great evening.
On Saturday morning competitors will have the chance to enjoy the local area. In the afternoon, coaches will drive competitors back to a hotel in Negembo for the last night for prize giving and some local entertainment!
Included in your fee:
As well as the below, entrants will receive discounts from top sports nutrition and equipment suppliers.
- Accommodation for every night from 21–28th March
- Race entry
- Water (rationed)
- Medical team
- Ground assistance
- Minimal insurance
- Individual rankings or team rankings for registered teams
NOT Included in Your Fee:
- Flights (but we will advise you on flight times to ensure efficient transfers)
- Your food during the race
- Any equipment
- Comprehensive insurance (to cover cancellation, loss of items, injury etc.)
- Training costs
- Doctors fees (e.g. for ECG )
- Spending money
The living accommodation consists of a gazebo shared by 6–15 competitors.
Competitors will have to carry essential safety equipment (such as water bottles, gels, basic medical kits, a whistle etc.) in their rucksacks but unlike other races they will not have to carry their food and other gear.
This will be transported by the race organisers for you in between camps. A competitors full baggage must not weigh more than 15 kgs.
You will need to be self sufficient from Sunday 22nd March to lunchtime on Friday 27th.
Between those dates you must provide all your own food. Due to weight, dehydrated or freeze dried food is recommended.
I think I spent more time wondering why I had signed up for a race like this than actually enjoying it. That said, it took about 5 minutes before I was looking for the next one. They are great adventures and Sri Lanka is calling my name!