Ultra X 50 Wales

Ultra X 50 Wales

Ultra X 50 Wales












20 AUG 2023

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The Great British Slam!

Can you complete Ultra X Scotland, Wales & England in the same year?

Read more below

Ultra X 50 Wales is a single stage ultra-marathon that takes place over one day around southern Snowdonia in western Wales. Race HQ is situated in the stunning Welsh Seaside village of Fairbourne surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park.The course takes participants on a looped course starting and finishing in the event campsite, following a number of famous trails and stunning ridgelines, bagging several of the highest peaks in South Snowdonia and covering a total distance of 50km (31 miles).

Ultra X 50 Wales takes place on the final day (Sunday) of Ultra X Wales.

Ultra X 110 Wales (110km two-stage race) takes place on the final two days of Ultra X Wales.

The Race


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 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.

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 you will be offered entry into the following edition of the race at half price entry.

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The Great British Slam award is in recognition of those who complete all three GB Ultra X events within a calendar year.

Ultra X Scotland (110 & 50)
Ultra X Wales (110 & 50)
Ultra X England (110 & 50)

Participants can choose between completing all three 110 events or all three 50 events but they cannot mix distances.

In order to be eligible for the award, entrants must enter and finish each of the individual events within the cut-off times of each race. Awards will be presented at the finish line of the final event of the year, Ultra X England.

What’s Included

Race entryTick
Fully marked courseTick
Medical support throughout the eventTick
Therapists (physios, osteos and sports masseuses) throughout the eventTick
Fully stocked aid stations on course and hot water for preparing food at the campsiteTick
Ground assistance and full safety supportTick
Digital copies of all images from event photographerTick
UTMB World Series Indexed race (50k category)Tick
Finisher’s medalTick
Travel to Snowdonia National ParkCross
Personal food, kit and equipment (see kit list below)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
Accomodation before and after the event (option to purchase at checkout)Cross

Experience Wales

We understand that competitors may wish to travel to Wales 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.

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.

Conwy Castle

An imposing fortress and World Heritage Site built by Edward I between 1283 and 1289 in Conwy, north Wales.

Penrhyn Slate Quarry

Ride the fastest zip line in the world whilst enjoying panoramic views of the slate quarry and local coastline.

Snowdon Railway

Head to the summit of the tallest moutain in England and Wales without breaking a sweat. An unforgettably scenic journey.

What others say

“I’m from the Caribbean and I started my running journey three years ago. I’ve ran a few ultras, but nothing like an Ultra X event. From day one on arrival to the last day everyone was amazing. It felt like a holiday with a lot of running and challenges. It was my first ever staged race. The whole experience felt more than just a race. You meet amazing people, from the runners down to the staff. I will definitely be looking for more events that you guys do. Keep up the amazing work.

Amado Ottley


“The Ultra X team provided a wonderfully inclusive, welcoming and supportive environment from beginning to end.  The routes were exceptional, taking us to hidden parts of Wales that were just stunning. The views from the mountains were incredible and well worth the climbs up! The medics and osteopaths/physios were outstanding and provided exceptional support to all runners, going above and beyond to ensure runners could keep moving safely. Highly recommend this 5 day event in Wales.”

Stephen Kirk


Ultra X