Ultra X Mexico 2019: The Full Race Documentary

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!)

3 March 2020

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In November 2019, a group of runners headed to the Mexican state of Chihuahua to race in the inaugural Ultra X Mexico. The 250km, five 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…

The 2020 edition will take place between the 7th and 14th November and is limited to 70 participants. Registration is now open and you can find out more by following the link below.

Itinerary

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

Monday: 47km
Tuesday: 46km
Wednesday: 52km
Thursday: 65km
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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