Ultra X 110 Morocco

Ultra X 110 Morocco is a two-stage ultra marathon that takes place in and around the city of Ouarzazate (Pronounced – Wuh-zuh-zet). 

Nicknamed the door of the desert, Ouarzazate is positioned in south-central Morocco, south of the High Atlas Mountains. This course will take you on a sensory journey, past Kasbahs, through traditional fortified villages, lush oases and over rocky deserts whilst being supported by the wonderful local population.

Taking part in early November, the climate conditions for the race should be temperate, with lows of  8°C in the evening and highs around 25°C during the day.

THE RACE:

Ultra X 110 Morocco is a multi-stage ultra-marathon that takes place over two days around the city of Ouarzazate
(Pronounced – Wuh-zuh-zet).

Nicknamed the door of the desert, Ouarzazate is positioned in south-central Morocco, south of the High Atlas Mountains. This course will take you on a sensory journey, past Kasbahs, through traditional fortified villages, lush oases and over rocky desert whilst being supported by the wonderful local population. During this unforgettable weekend, competitors will experience the place, the people, and the beauty of this iconic country in full.

There are two stages, Saturday and Sunday. The first stage is 60km and will commence at 08:00. The second stage is 50km and will commence at 08:00 too. There are checkpoints stationed approximately 12km apart where competitors can access water, shade/shelter, and, if necessary, medical support.

Competitors will sleep at their accommodation in Ouarzazate on the Friday before and the Sunday after the race (we advise the race hotel – which can be booked when you register for the race). On Saturday night, competitors will camp near Tazentout, where they can enjoy osteopathy/physiotherapy treatment, medical care, and hot water with which to rehydrate their dehydrated meals.

Ultra X Morocco is a UTMB® indexed race in the 50k category.

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EXPERIENCE  MOROCCO

We understand that competitors may wish to travel to Morocco with family or friends. Should they wish to enjoy the country 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.

THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS: Experience the mountain range in the Maghreb in North Africa, separating the Sahara Desert from the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Climb Mount Toubkal the highest peak in Morocco (4,167m) on a two-day trip. 

THE SAHARA DESERT: Experience the world’s largest hot desert. Covering 9,200,000 kilometres, comparable to the area of China or the US!

MARRAKESH: Where Europe, Africa and the Middle East come to mingle. Enjoy ambling around the medinas and souks of this ancient city.  

Event Information

Country: Morocco Event type: Run Stage Distance: 110 km Ascent: 1323 m Event date: 4 November, 2023 Duration: 2 day(s)

Organiser Information

Race Director: Sam Heward Email: contact@ultra-x.co Website: https://ultra-x.co/
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