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Ultra X Jordan

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Take part in this formidable 250KM ultramarathon through Wadi Rum, Jordan. Over the course of five days, athletes will complete a cumulative ascent of 5,815m in the most dramatic, desert surroundings. Come to witness the 'Valley of the Moon' in all its grandeur and for an unforgettable experience.

Ultra X Jordan route

A clear and concise race information pack about the Ultra X Jordan can be found here:

Ultra X Jordan is a multi-day Ultramarathon - spanning 250KM - over 5 days which is run in Southern Jordan in October every year.

Nicknamed 'The Valley of The Moon', Wadi Rum is one of the most striking desert areas on the planet. This location is truly unrivalled and is a once in a life time experience for all runners.

All stages will kick-off from between 0400 - 0800am, with checkpoints/refreshment stations coming every 10KM.

At the end of each day, runners will have access to physiotherapy, foot treatment, hot water and an epic wild campsite. Living accommodation consists of a bivouac or tent shared between 2 - 20 competitors.

Wednesday will be the hardest day, covering 70KM and starting in the dark with moonlight guiding the way.

Stage One:

688m Climb
682m Descent

Stage Two:

890m Climb
895m Descent

Stage 3:

1700m Climb
1709m Descent

Stage 4:

1,733m Climb
1,947m Descent

Stage 5:

804m Climb
787m Descent

Event Details

What’s Included

Included within entrance fee:

- Accommodation from 05/10/2020 - 11/10/2020

- Entry into the Ultra X

- Water

- On-course medical team

- Ground assistance

- Minimal insurance

- Individual rankings or team rankings

- Bespoke finisher's medal

- Transfers (race hotel/race start/race finish/race hotel)

Not included:

- Flights to and from the race (runners are advised to arrive on Saturday 3rd November)

- Food during the Ultra

- Required kit

- Comprehensive insurance (all entrants travel insurance must cover running ultra marathons in the mountains - Ultra X recommend Dogtag insurance)

- Training costs

- Doctors fees

- Spending money

Raceday Logistics


Sun 4th Oct

0900: Race briefing
1100: Transfer to Wadi Rum/Camp

Mon 5th Oct

0400 - 0800: Stage One

Tue 6th Oct

0400 - 0800: Stage Two

Wed 7th Oct

0400 - 0800: Stage Three

Thurs 8th Oct

0400 - 0800: Stage four

Fri 9th Oct

0400 - 0800:
Stage Five

Saturday 10th:

1000: Day at the lost city of Petra
1900: Coach arrives at Amman

There will be cut-off times for each stage - these will be clearly communicated to athletes before the race.

Kit List

An extensive kit list containing both mandatory and recommended equipment, can be found here:

Ultra X caps are available to buy for an extra fee of £24.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enter as part of a team?
Yes, absolutely. Team entrance is available at a discounted price of £890pp, if you would like to find out more simply follow the link here:
What is the climate likely to be like?
October time temperatures in this area of Jordan are largely mild with a low chance of rainfall. The average day-time temperature is around 28C, but can range from between 15 - 35C and drops off significantly at night.
Is Jordan safe?
Jordan is largely regarded as one of the safest countries in the Middle East. Ultra X always follows the instruction of the UK foreign office and before travelling it is advised that you visit a travel doctor to discuss vaccines and medication.
How do I cook each night?
Entrants will be provided hot water by the race organisers to cook with both before and after race days.
What is the accommodation after each stage?
The living accommodation at the end of each day will consists of a large tent or bivouac shared between 2 - 20 people. This is a great way to meet like-minded people and life-long friends.
When is the remaining balance due?
The full balance will need to be paid two months before the event.
Where can I read more about the event?
More information regarding this event can be found in the race pack here:

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