The Ultimate Test of Endurance Returns for Its Third Year

June 6, 2023

Countdown to Ultra X Wales


  • 2023 will be the third time Ultra X Wales runs and it will have the largest field yet. 300 runners and over 30 nationalities are expected to bring in over £100,000 in direct economic value into the local economy,
  • Ultra X Wales by ASICS is a multi-stage ultra-marathon taking place over five days. It has a 5-stage 220km option, a 2-stage 110km option and a 1-stage 50km option
  • The race takes place in the stunning South Snowdonia.
  • Ultra X Wales by ASICS and 110 Wales by ASICS are UTMB® World Series Qualifier Events in the 100K category.
  • Ultra X 50 Wales by ASICS is a UTMB® World Series Qualifier in the 50k category.

About this Race

Ultra X, a leading organiser of ultra marathons worldwide, is thrilled to announce the countdown to the upcoming edition of Ultra X Wales, one of the most physically and mentally challenging races in Wales and the UK. Taking place from August 16th to August 20th, this 220km race promises to be an epic celebration of Wales’ breathtaking landscapes, culture, and adventure.

Ultra X Wales presents an unparalleled test of endurance, with over 9,000m meters of elevation gain spread across five days of racing. Participants will conquer seven iconic Welsh Mynydds, including the renowned Cadair Idris, Rhinogydd, and Aran Fawddwy. The race showcases the diverse beauty of southern Snowdonia, traversing famous trails such as the Glyndwr’s Way National Trail, the Wales Coastal Path, the Minffordd Path, and the Cross Britain Path.

As the flagship race in the UK, Ultra X Wales by ASICS has seen remarkable growth since its inception. Now in its third year, Ultra X Wales aims to become one of the largest locally supported and participated ultramarathon in Wales to date with over 300 runners expected over three events, two of which are new for 2023.

“Our absolute priority for this year’s race is to foster greater local runner involvement, encourage increased local business participation, and secure community council and local support,” said Sam Heward, Co-Founder of Ultra x. “We want Ultra X Wales to be a true celebration of the remarkable landscapes and countryside that Wales has to offer, and we believe that we can create an unforgettable festival atmosphere at the finish line.”

The race will culminate on Sunday, August 20th, at Bwlchgwyn Campsite near Fairbourne, where runners from all over the world will complete their incredible journey. This final gathering promises to be a vibrant festival, combining the thrill of achievement with a lively party atmosphere.

Ultra X has gained a reputation for delivering some of the best and most affordable ultra marathons across the globe. With races already held in 15 different locations, including England, Scotland, Tanzania, Jordan, and Mexico, Ultra X continues to expand its horizons. Later this year, the organization plans to unveil 2-3 new exciting locations, further solidifying its status as a trailblazer in the sport of trail running.

For further information about Ultra X Wales and to get involved, please visit www.ultra-x.co/wales.

Join us on this incredible journey through the heart of Wales and be a part of history in the making.

About Ultra X

Ultra X organise a series of multi-stage ultra marathons in some of the most exotic and exciting places on the planet. Their mission is to put on life-changing, transformative experiences and provide best in class support to participants to allow anyone to take on one of their events. Ultra X believe that the experience of a multi-stage race is one of the best experiences that anyone can have and their aim is to get more people participating.