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.
Ultra X 50 Wales (50km single-stage race) 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.
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.
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 2hrs 45 mins to complete each 10km (in-between checkpoints).
If you don’t finish
In the event that you cannot finish a stage at one of our events, instead of sending you home, you are welcome to stay on and attempt the next day. If however, you cannot make it through another day you will unfortunately have to head home under your own steam. In this case you will be offered entry into the following edition of the race at half price.
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 27 hours
Under 30 hours
Over 30 hours
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We understand that competitors may wish to travel to Jordan 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.”