Ultra X Jordan

Ultra X Jordan (previously the Wadi Rum Ultra) takes place in the land of Lawrence of Arabia. The mystical desert course takes competitors past historic sites, into dramatic wadis and over magnificent sand dunes.

Wadi Rum’s nickname is “The Valley of the Moon” and participants will quickly see why. Its landscape, characterised by unique towering rock formations, is truly mind-blowing, as is the challenge. As locations go, this place is unrivalled in its beauty.

THE RACE:

Ultra X Jordan is a multi-stage ultra-marathon that takes place over five days in the Wadi Rum Desert in October each year.

Wadi Rum’s nickname is “The Valley of the Moon” and participants will quickly see why. Its landscape, characterised by unique towering rock formations, is truly mind-blowing, as is the challenge. As locations go, this place is unrivalled in its beauty.

The course takes participants across vast desert landscapes, through rocky canyon valleys, and over sections of soft sand dunes, covering a total distance of 230km (143 miles).

Each day from Monday to Friday involves one stage, which will commence between 04:00 and 08:00 and range between 35km and 60km. There are checkpoints stationed approximately 10km apart where competitors can access water, shelter, and, if necessary, medical support.

Each night, competitors will camp in locations chosen to showcase the very best of the local area, where they can enjoy osteopathy/physiotherapy treatment, medical care, and hot water.

After the final stage on Friday, participants will have a chance to enjoy their first taste of ‘real food’ that week, as the race organisers host a big BBQ around the campfire. The prize giving and awards ceremony also takes place, as well as some local entertainment. The last night in the desert is always one to remember.

Ultra X Jordan is a UTMB® World Series Qualifier.

 

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EXPERIENCE JORDAN

We understand that competitors may wish to travel to Jordan 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.

AMMAN: Jordan’s capital has numerous ancient ruins, including the Temple of Hercules, Umayyad Palace, and the Roman Theatre. 

DEAD SEA: A salt lake located at the lowest point on Earth, between Jordan and Israel, and surrounded by the Negev Desert.

LOST CITY OF PETRA: An ancient city carved from rose-sandstone cliffs around 312 BC and one of the new seven wonders of the world.

Event Information

Country: Jordan Event type: Run Stage Distance: 220 km Ascent: 2522 m Event date: 2 October, 2023 Duration: 5 day(s)

Organiser Information

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