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Ultra X Mexico

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Push yourself to the absolute limit with this 250KM Ultra through the southwestern area of Chihuahua, Mexico. Over the course of five days, competitors will complete a total elevation of 11,835m through the stunning trails of the Copper Canyon. Come along for the experience of a life time.

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Ultra X Mexico route

A clear and concise race information pack can be found here: https://ultra-x.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Mexico-full-info-pack-js.pdf

Stage One:

46.6KM
1,254m Climb
1,227m Descent


The Ultra kick-starts from the waters edge of Lake Arareco, before passing the Valley of the Monks and weaving through the Indian Village of St. Ignacio. From here, runners will make their way to the 'Magic Town' of Creel and into the beckoning crowd at Checkpoint 1.

Runners will spend the night camped at the edge of Oteros Canyon.

Stage Two:

45.6KM
2,912m Climb
2,974m Descent

Day Two will offer runners their first glimpse of the epic Copper Canyon. After a climb up to Huerachi, the route drops down to Divisidaro and along the Canyon edge through the 'Adventure Park' trail. This picturesque route quickly turns into a formidable challenge after CP3 - runners can expect 8KM of scrambling up and down along the Canyon's edge before arriving at the abandoned Areponapuchi Hotel. The final section is a large descent into Guitavo Canyon where the campsite awaits.

Stage Three:

51.7KM
1,938m Climb
3,677m Descent

Day Three encompasses a variety of dirt roads and single track trails which culminate in the old canyon town of Urique - the deepest point of the Copper Canyon.

There are a mixture of challenging technical descents but it will all be worth it for the buzzing support at Urique where an evening of local entertainment awaits.

Stage Four:

64.6KM
4,115m Climb
2,913m Descent

Day Four will be the largest and most challenging route. Waking at the crack of dawn, runners will find their way under the light of the moon to begin with. The initial 30KM ares spent on the famous Caballo Blanco Ultra Marathon course which snakes up the river. Next, athletes will climb a steep 600m up to the picturesque settlement of Naranjon.

Runners will then loop back toward Urique - through crowd lined streets - before heading up toward Pierre Redondre to spend a well earned night's sleep looking over the Urique Canyon.

Stage Five:

39.7KM
1,616m Climb
2,810m Descent


Almost there - stage five kick's off with one final climb before dropping 1,400m into Batopilas Canyon. At the bottom, runners will follow a single track trail which meanders along the river and through the streets of Batopilas.

Competitors will finish in the main plaza and the celebrations will begin.

Event Details

What’s Included

Included within entrance fee:

- Accommodation from 08/11/2020 - 14/11/2020

- Entry into the Ultra X

- Water

- On-course medical team

- Ground assistance

- Minimal insurance

- Individual rankings or team rankings

- Bespoke finisher's medal

Not included:

- Flights to and from the race (runners are advised to arrive on Saturday 7th 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

Raceday Logistics

Schedule:

Sun 8th

0900:
Official race briefing
1100:
Depart to the Copper Canyon

Mon 9th

0800:
Stage 1 starts

Tue 10th

0600/0700:
Waved start depending on speed

Wed 11th

0600/0700: Waved start depending on speed

Thurs 12th

0500: Stage 4 starts

Friday 13th

0800: Final stage begins

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: https://ultra-x.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Ultra-X-Mexico-UPDATED-Kit-List.pdf

Ultra X caps are available to buy at checkout for an extra £24.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enter as part of a team?
Yes, absolutely. Team entrance is available at a discounted price of £1,100pp, if you would like to find out more simply follow the link here: https://ultra-x.co/mexico/
What is the climate likely to be like?
The weather during November is generally mild and rain is unlikely. During the day, temperatures will reach around 22C, however it can vary between 13-29C. Temperatures drop off significantly at night, often to around 0C.
Are there dangerous animals in the area?
The Copper Canyon area is generally safe. However, it is good to be aware of any potential dangers - Rattlesnakes, Mexican beaded lizards, and scorpions all live in the area but by-in-large avoid all human contact and are generally only seen between June and August.
What is the accommodation after each stage?
The living accommodation at the end of each day will consists of a large tent shared between 4 - 8 people. This is a great way to meet like-minded people and life-long friends.
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.
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 this event?
Further race information can be found here: https://ultra-x.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Mexico-full-info-pack-js.pdf
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Ultra X Mexico weather forecast

23°C
Predicted highs
9°C
Predicted lows

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