Ultra X Launch in the US
August 24, 2023
Introducing Ultra X Nevada
/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Global ultra-marathon events series, Ultra X launch their first race in the USA, a 5 day, 220km race around Red Rock Conservation Area and the Spring Mountain Recreation Area, adding to their collection of life-changing experiences.
- Ultra X Nevada is a multi-stage ultra-marathon taking place over five days.
- Ultra X Nevada is a multi-stage ultra marathon that takes place over five days in the Red Rock Conservation Area and Spring Mountain Recreation Area – the mountain range that rises like an island out of the Mojave Desert to the west of Las Vegas.
- Ultra X Nevada is a UTMB® World Series Qualifier in the 100K category.
- Further information can be found here: https://ultra-x.co/nevada/
- Registrations open at 1800 BST on Monday 28th August.
“If you thought you knew Vegas, think again. Just outside the flash and lights of The Strip and Fremont Street lie some of the most diverse and beautiful terrain in America, with elevations rising thousands of metres above the desert basin below and spectacular views to accompany them. Ultra X is about taking people into the unknown and challenging them and Ultra X Nevada is one of the most creative events that we have planned”.
Sam Heward, Ultra X Co-Founder
About this Race
Organisers, Ultra X have specifically designed this 220km five stage ultra marathon to ensure that each stage is totally unique and the event showcases the diversity and beauty of the country.
Local Partner, Josh Reed:
“The appeal of operating outside Las Vegas was always in the contrast – the world knows Vegas for the flash and lights, but too few (like myself until 7 years) ago know about the amazing natural beauty, diversity, and spectacular trail systems that lie just outside the city limits. So we created a course to showcase the full range of it – 5 days from 8500 feet down to 3,000 – from views of snowy alpine mountains and evergreen trees by Mt. Charleston, down to desert basins and cacti and colored rock formations around Red Rock – a true showcase of the American Southwest. With this, Ultra X Nevada is one of the most creative masterpieces I’ve been blessed to contribute to.”
Ultra X Nevada 2024 is not just an ultra-marathon; it’s a test of will, an exploration of limits, and an immersion into the raw beauty of nature. Participants will navigate a meticulously designed course that showcases the diversity and splendor of Nevada’s backcountry. The course is an ode to challenge and change, with each stage presenting a unique experience.
Dates: 21-25th October 2024
Stages: Five distinct stages ranging from 30km to 70km
Support: Checkpoints every 10km offer water, shelter, medical and therapist aid
Accommodation: Campsites spotlighting local splendour, with 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. The race organisers host a big BBQ around the campfire celebrating the success of every single competitor. The prize giving and awards ceremony also takes place at this point.
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.