Ultra X Wales

Ultra X Wales

Ultra X Wales

Distance/Time

110KM/2DAYS 

OR 50KM/1DAY

Elevation

4,384M/1,830m

Technicality

4/5

Temperature

14-22°C

Airport

BHX

Date

27-28 JUL 2024

LAST REMAINING PLACES AVAILABLE

The Great British Slam!

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

Read more below

Ultra X Wales is a multi-stage ultra-marathon that takes place over two days around southern Snowdonia in western Wales. It offers three races; Ultra X 110 Wales, Ultra X 50 Wales & Ultra X 25 Wales.

Snowdonia National Park was established in 1951 as the third national park in Britain and it contains the highest peaks in the United Kingdom outside of Scotland.

The course takes participants on looped courses 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. 

Ultra X Wales’ races are all UTMB® Index Races, in the 100k, 50k & 20k categories respectively. All races are held under full UK Athletics permit granted through the TRA. 

Ultra X 110 Wales

Elevation

4,388M

Price

From £260

Ultra X 50 Wales

Elevation

1,830M

Price

From £92

Ultra X 25 Wales

Elevation

715M

Price

From £54

Previous Events

Itinerary

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 group. 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.

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. You will not receive a finishers medal or official result.

route and gpx files

Draft GPX files for each day of the race can be downloaded below. Please note that GPX files are subject to change at late notice due to permissions, access, weather, and other varying factors. Final GPX files will be provided to competitors before the race via email.

GB SLAM!

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)

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

Included?110km50km25km
Race entryTickTickTick
Fully marked courseTickTickTick
Medical support throughout the raceTickTickTick
Therapists (osteopaths, physios, sports masseuses) on course and at the campsiteTickTickTick
Drinking water and snacks at checkpoints on course and hot water for preparing food at the campsiteTickTickTick
Ground assistance and full safety supportTickTickTick
UTMB Index Race (100K category)Tick
UTMB Index Race (50K category)Tick
UTMB Index Race (20K category)Tick
Finisher’s medalTickTickTick
Camping spot (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights)Tick
Tent and camping equipment
Travel to Snowdonia National Park
Parking (option to purchase)
Personal food, kit and equipment (see Kit List)
Comprehensive insurance (to cover cancellations, loss of items, injury etc.)
Training costs
Therapist (osteopath, physio, sports masseur) treatment at the finish on Sunday (option to purchase)

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

Caribbean

“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

UK

Ultra X