Ultra X Tanzania

Ultra X Tanzania

Ultra X Tanzania

Distance/Time

220KM/5DAYS

Elevation

5,439m

Difficulty

4/6

Technicality

2/5

Temperature

19-34°C

Airport

JRO

Date

17-21 FEB 2025

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Ultra X Tanzania is a multi-stage ultra marathon that takes place over five days in the stunning scenic and seldom travelled backcountry of northern Tanzania around Mount Kilimanjaro. The route showcases the best of Tanzania and the best of Africa.

Competitors can expect to climb up part way the bucket list mountain Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, whilst also covering savannah, forest and running around lakes filled with wildlife over the 5 days.

During this unforgettable week, competitors will experience the place, the people, and the beauty of this iconic country in full.

The Race

Itinerary

Previous Events

What happens when you register

Once you have registered for a race;

You will be sent an email inviting you to a call with a member of our team. This is by no means mandatory but it will allow you to ask us any questions you may have regarding the event, training, food, equipment and anything else at all. We’re a really friendly bunch and love getting to know our runners before we meet you in person.

You will be asked if you would like to be added to the competitor Facebook group. A WhatsApp group will also be set up closer to the event. Of course you do not have to join, but they are a great way to get to know your fellow competitors before you reach the start line.

You will be invited to a number of short video calls where we’ll go through kit/equipment, food and pre-event preparation. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you like.

Cut offs

We have some of the most relaxed cut-offs in the industry. To us, it’s not about what time you get, it’s the adventure you have along the way. On average you will have between 2hrs 30 mins to complete each 10km (in-between checkpoints). Exact race cut-offs can be found in the race information pack.

If you don’t finish

In the event that you cannot finish a stage at one of our events, instead of sending you home, you are welcome to stay on and attempt the next day. If however, you cannot make it through another day you will unfortunately have to head home under your own steam. In this case you will be offered entry into the following edition of the race at half price.

Have questions about Ultra X tanzania?

Contact one of our previous finishers and event ambassadors who know the adventure inside out!

Safari Tanzania

Jessica Johnson

Tanzania 2023

Tanzania Kili

Emma Howe

Tanzania 2023

Simply email contact@ultra-x.co with Subject “Champion Tanzania” and we will be in touch.

What’s Included

Included?YesNo
Race entryTick
Accommodation during the race (6 nights camping: 16th-22nd Feb)Tick
Transfers to/from the race hotel to/from the start/finish locationsTick
Medical staff on course and at all campsitesTick
Therapist team (osteopaths/physios/massage therapists) on course and at all campsitesTick
Drinking water at checkpoints on course and hot water for preparing food at all campsitesTick
Ground assistance and full safety supportTick
UTMB® Index Race (100K category)Tick
Finisher’s medalTick
FlightsCross
Accommodation before or after the race (accommodation at the race hotel can be
purchased for Sat 15th Feb and Sat 22nd Feb)
Cross
Transfers between the airport and the race hotel (option to book as an add on)Cross
Personal food, kit and equipment (see kit list)Cross
Comprehensive insurance (to cover cancellations, loss of items, injury etc)Cross
Training costsCross
Spending moneyCross
Transport home for runners who are disqualified or withdraw earlyCross

Register from

$1995 TO $2475

Interest Free Instalment Plans

Register from $130 per month

(not including deposit)

Experience Tanzania

We understand that participants may wish to stay on for a holiday after the race and see more of Tanzania. Post race holiday packages will be designed by our partners at Red Knot Travel and released to participants in the coming months. Some example packages from last year can be viewed below.

A specific Friends & Family package is will be available for people wishing to visit the final stage of the event and partake in the celebrations at the end.

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.

Safari Tanzania

SAFARI

If you’ve made it all the way to Tanzania there is a chance you’re interested in wildlife. Our local travel partners have designed an amazing  trip to experience the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire!

Tanzania Kili

Kilimanjaro

Walk in the footprints of famed explorers and mountaineers up to the top of Africa’s tallest peak.

ZANZibar

Zanzibar is an island paradise which lies just a few miles off the East coast of Tanzania. It’s famous for it’s idyllic white beaches and rich history.

Family & Friends

A Family & Friends package is available for anyone wanting to visit the last stage of the race and see their loved ones cross the final finish line.

What others say

“How am I supposed to turn this one down? Please sign me up!”

Luke Lambert

UK

“Wow this looks insane. I haven’t thought of anything else since….”

Danielle Gray

UK

“:)”

Rahil Sachak-Patwa

UK

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