Written By Sam Heward
Sam is one of the Ultra X Co-Founders. If he’s not actually out running, chances are he’s busy writing about it (or plotting Ultra X strategy!)
In November 2019, a group of runners headed to the Mexican state of Chihuahua to race in the inaugural Ultra X Mexico. The 250km, 5 day ultra marathon took runners from the magic town of Creel to the magic town of Batopilas, deep in the Copper Canyons.
It was an incredibly special event, set on the same trails as the famous Caballo Blanco race featured in the book Born to Run and did not follow the script many were expecting…
Here is a brief run-through of the week for those unfamiliar:
Saturday 7th November: Land in Chihuahua, Mexico
Sunday 8th November: Race registration, kit checks and coach transfer down to the canyons
Friday: 40km followed by prize giving, traditional Rámaruri BBQ, and celebratory drinks in Batopilas
Saturday 14th November: Coach transfers back to Chihuahua
Sunday 15th November: Flights depart home
For those looking to take on a classic mountain multi-stage ultra marathon, Ultra X Mexico 2020 is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.
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