About Ultra X Sri Lanka
250 km across 5 stages taking competitors through tea plantations and 10,000 year old rainforests, down rushing rivers (watch out for the waterfalls) and onto white sandy beaches.
During this week competitors will get to experience in full the place, the people and the beauty of this iconic country, steeped in history and color.
An Ultra X race is the ultimate test of preparation. A participant who has planned and trained well will be a successful one. It is just as important to calculate your water, electrolyte and food requirements as it is your pacing during the race.
Unlike other multi-day races, participants do not have to carry all their week’s supply of gear and food with them, as Ultra X will transport each participants bag between campsites. Participants will only need to carry their daily provisions of mandatory safetyequipment, nutrition and water, which will be supplied at every 10km checkpoint.
Weight management is crucial and you are advised to do away with anything which is not essential to your health and comfort.
Ultra X welcomes runners and walkers but it is likely that you will be doing a combination of the two in order to get to the finish line, which is the most important thing.
Full information pack available at www.ultra-x.co.
Competitors will arrive in the capital Colombo on Saturday March 21st where they will be met at the international airport and transferred by the race organisers to a hotel in Negembo for the night.
After introductions, briefings and kit checks, everyone is transported to your remote camp at the start line of stage 1. Here you will go over your final checks and settle into your wild surroundings.
After the last stage on Friday the organisers host a big camp fire and BBQ. It’s a great evening.
On Saturday morning competitors will have the chance to enjoy the local area. In the afternoon, coaches will drive competitors back to a hotel in Negembo for the last night for prize giving and some local entertainment!
Participants will be transferred to the airport on Sunday for return flights.