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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.
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 and Whatsapp groups. Of course you do not have to 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.
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.
We understand that competitors may wish to travel to the Tanzania 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. Our local partners can assist with packages and have put together various options all of which can be purchased as an add on via RaceSpace (our registration platform).
A specific Friends & Family package is also 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.
If you’ve made it all the way to Tanzania there is a chance you’re interested in wildlife. Our local operations partners have designed an amazing trip to experience the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire!
Walk in the footprints of famed explorers and mountaineers up to the top of Africa’s tallest peak.
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
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