Ultra X 110 Finland takes place in the Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark, situated in the Lahti region in southern Finland. A land carved out of water, the incredible terrain was formed by the meltwaters of the continental glacier some 12,000 years ago. The land of a thousand lakes and the midnight sun, the tranquil forests offer an amazing location for trail running and reconnecting with nature.
Ultra X 110 Finland is a multi-stage ultra-marathon that takes place over two days in the Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark, in southern Finland. The rugged landscape was formed from sand and gravel transported, sorted and deposited by glacial meltwaters at the end of the last Ice Age. It is a latticework of lakes and pine forests,
with beautiful trails and stunning views.
The course takes participants from the iconic ski jumps at the Lahti Stadium and winds its way northwest along the shores of Lake Vesijärvi. It travels through ancient moss-covered forests and past hill forts from the stone age. After camping on the shores of Lake Vesijärvi, the route returns to Lahti, past the Hollola medieval stone church, through the pine and birch forests and finishes under the blue arch in the harbour.
The route covers a total of 110km (69 miles) over two stages: Saturday (60km) and Sunday (50km). There are checkpoints stationed approximately 10km apart where competitors can access water, shelter, and if necessary, medical support.
Competitors will sleep at their accommodation in Lahti on the Friday before and the Sunday after the race. On Saturday night, competitors will camp on the shores of Lake Vesijärvi, where they can enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna, osteopathy/physiotherapy treatment, medical care, and hot water.
Ultra X 110 Finland is a UTMB® Index race in the 50K category.
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