Ultra X Wales 2023 will now be 220km over five stages.
Ultra X was created to give people amazing adventures in incredible locations worldwide. From the start, accessibility has been at our core. We truly believe that taking on a multistage ultra marathon is one of the best experiences someone can do, and we want to share that experience with as many people as possible.
For the first time ever, an Ultra X full-distance event will begin on Wednesday and finish on Sunday!
Competitors can arrive on Tuesday evening, which means that there is no need for a full five days of holiday to be taken to join us for this event.
We have an exceptional week planned for you which showcases some of the very best of the UK’s trails.
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.
Runners can expect beaches, mountains and much, much more!
In order to increase accessibility even further, the distance of Ultra X Wales has been reduced slightly.
Stages now range between 33km and 60km and cut-off times have been increased to 3 hours per 10km. More information about the distances can be found here.
We are tremendously excited about this subtle change in format and hope that it will enable us to appeal to a wider group of people whilst still delivering an extreme endurance challenge.