Ultra X Sri Lanka


Ultra X Sri Lanka


Ultra X Sri Lanka








250 KM/5 DAYS




20–27 Mar 2021

As per cur­rent guidelines, we will be intro­du­cing a num­ber of pro­ced­ures to mit­ig­ate against the risk of Cov­id-19 trans­mis­sion and ensure our events are safe for par­ti­cipants, crew mem­bers, and the loc­al pop­u­la­tion. For more details, see our Cov­id-19 Trans­mis­sion Mit­ig­a­tion Policy.

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.

Prize Money

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.

Over­all Podi­um (Men and Women)

1st — £1,000
2nd — £450
3rd — £200

Over­all Stage Win­ners (Men and Women)

Stage 1 Win­ner — £100
Stage 2 Win­ner — £100
Stage 3 Win­ner — £100
Stage 4 Win­ner — £150 (long stage)
Stage 5 Win­ner — £100

Over­all Mas­ters 50+ (Men and Women)

1st — £150
2nd — £100
3rd — £50

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 (21–26 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

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

Import­ant Inform­a­tion

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 carry their daily nutri­tion and emer­gency kit. Race hold­alls 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.

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