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ultra x wales
Ultra X Wales takes place in and around southern Snowdonia in western 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.
This unique and challenging course takes participants from the northern Cambrian mountains to southern Snowdonia, following a number of famous trails – including the Glyndwr’s Way National Trail, the Wales Coastal Path, the Minffordd Path and the Cross Britain Path – as it weaves its way over the stunning lakes and mountains for which southern Snowdonia is famous, including the Cadair Idris, Rhinogydd and Aran Fawddwy ranges.
Interest free instalment plans
£50 per month
(not including £300 deposit)
Competitors should arrive at Campsite 1 in Dolgellau on Tuesday 15th August between 1700 and 2000.
Mandatory kit checks will take place upon arrival at the campsite. Following kit checks, participants will be shown to their accommodation in the campsite, where the race will start the following morning.
After the final stage on Friday, a prize giving and awards ceremony will take place at the campsite, with food and drinks available to purchase. All participants are welcome to stay at the campsite on Sunday night.
Participants are free to start their return journey, or to begin their well deserved holiday.
All finishers will receive a race medal. Different medal ribbons will be awarded based upon the finishing times outlined below.
As part of our Sustainability Policy, the Green Ribbon will be awarded to the competitor that displays the highest commitment to reducing their environmental impact both in preparation for and during the race (as determined by the organisers).
Under 28 hours
Under 32 hours
Over 32 hours
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151. Race entry
2. Accommodation during the race (15-20 August)
3. Fully marked course
4. Medical staff on course and at all campsites
5. Osteopathy staff on course and at all campsites
6. Drinking water at checkpoints on course and hot water for preparing food at all campsites
7. Ground assistance and full safety support
8. Digital copies of all images from event photographer
9. UTMB® World Series Qualifier race (100K category)
10. Finisher’s medal
1. Travel to Snowdonia National Park
2. Personal food, kit and equipment (see kit list below)
3. Comprehensive insurance (to cover cancellations, loss of items, injury etc)
4. Training costs
5. Spending money
6. Transport home for runners who are disqualified or withdraw early
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.
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.
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.“
“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.”