Ultra X 110 Azores: Ultra-X’s Azores 110k ultra marathon takes place on the island of São Miguel, nicknamed “the Green Island”, one of nine volcanic islands based out in the mid-Atlantic that form the Azores archipelago.
Governed by Portugal, this wild and remote archipelago is characterised by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, mountain trails, lagoons, and luscious green pastures. Due to the marine influence, the climate of the Azores is very mild for such a northern location and temperatures remain around 20°C all year round.
Stage 1 covers 61.4km with an elevation gain of 2454m. Stage 2 is marginally shorter, 56.4km and has an elevation gain of 1636m.
Arrive in Ponta Delgada on Friday. Registration and tracker collection will take place between 15:00 – 21:00 at Baia dos Anjos on the harbourfront. Accommodation is self-sourced on Friday. On race day, the bus departs from the City Gates at 5:50am. The race kicks off at 7:30am in Furnas.
The accommodation on Saturday night will be camping at Pinhal da Paz forestry reserve. Stage 2 will set off from here. 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 between 2hrs 30 mins to complete each 10km (in-between checkpoints). Exact race cut-offs can be found in the race information pack.
In the scenario that you cannot finish a stage at one of our events, you will be offered entry into the following edition of the race at half price. You will not receive a finishers medal or official result.
Prize giving will be held in Ponta Delgada.
“I never even knew where the Azores was when I registered! Turns out it’s a tiny archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic, 1,000 miles off the coast of Portugal. Mountains, coastal trails, volcanoes, lagoons, beaches, canyons… I cannot wait to go to this place. It sounds like Jurassic Park!” – Seb Moulding.
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EXPERIENCE THE AZORES:
We understand that competitors may wish to travel to the Azores with family or friends. Should they wish to enjoy the islands 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.
PICO: The second largest Azores island is known for its 2,350m volcano, lava shores, and iconic landscape of stone wall vineyards.
SETE CIDADES: One of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal, Sete Cidades is a twin lake situated in the crater of a dormant volcano.
WHALE WATCHING: Sperm whales, common dolphins, and bottlenose dolphins can be spotted in the Azores archipelago year-round.