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, 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…

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.

Here is a brief run-through of the week for those unfa­mil­i­ar:

Itin­er­ary

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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