Ultra X Tanzania

Ultra X Tanzania is a multi-stage ultra-marathon that takes place over five days in the stunningly scenic and seldom travelled backcountry of northern Tanzania around Mount Kilimanjaro. The route showcases the best of Tanzania and the best of Africa.

Competitors can expect to climb part way up the bucket list mountain Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, whilst also covering savannah, forest and running around lakes filled with wildlife over the 5 days.

During this unforgettable week, competitors will experience the place, the people, and the beauty of this iconic country in full.

Each day from Monday to Friday involves one stage, which will commence between 04:00 and 08:00 and range between 30km 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 at Lake Chala will be one to remember.

Ultra X Tanzania is a UTMB® Index Race in the 100K category


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We understand that competitors may wish to travel to Tanzania 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. Our local partners can assist with packages and have put together various options all of which can be amended to suit your needs

A specific Friends & Family package will also be released shortly for people wishing to visit the final stage of the event and partake in the celebrations at the end. For the moment if you require more information please email contact@ultra-x.co.

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.

SAFARI: If you’ve made it all the way to Tanzania there is a chance you’re interested in wildlife. Our local operations partners are able to book a variety of different safari trips for you of any length with Serengeti, Ngorongoro, or Tarangire options!

KILIMANJARO: Walk in the footprints of famed explorers and mountaineers up to the top of Africa’s tallest peak.

ZANZIBAR: Zanzibar is an island paradise which lies just a few miles off the East coast of Tanzania. It’s famous for its idyllic white beaches and rich history.

Event Information

Country: Tanzania Event type: Run Stage Distance: 220 km Ascent: 5439 m Event date: 17 February, 2025 Duration: 5 day(s)

Organiser Information

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