The single stage 10k, 20k or 30k trail running adventure will start and finish at Wadi Showka (25° 5’51.68″ N 56° 1’49.78″ E) on May 6th 2017. Starting at 5.00am – in darkness!
Check-in CLOSES at 4.30am. Briefing at 4.45am. Start gun 5am sharp
Here you will be racing against the sunrise … racing out into the darkness with a headlamp (not supplied) – terrain is 100% gravel jeep track and rocky wadi bed with short sharp climbs and undulations. The course will be marked with light reflective material for navigation until the sun rises and you should cross the finish in the beautiful first light of the day. (Race cut-off is 5hrs – you must reach 15km CP3 by 07:30am).
There are no hotels nearby, so your options are driving to and from the site for the event or camping once you are finished. (No campsite is allocated but you are free to find yourself a place to pitch your tent, there are plenty of lovely areas).
Water and energy drinks will be provided during the race at the checkpoints but please make sure that your obligatory hydration pack (1.5ltr) is fully filled from your own supplies before the start.
Please be respectful of our surroundings and keep impact to a minimum. Leaving nothing but footprints when we leave.
Please note, that the course road is not closed to traffic, and locals use parts of it to access their villages. Be aware that you may encounter a minimal amount of cars or trucks whilst running. To keep this traffic to a minimum, we would ask that any supporters do so from the START/FINISH point so we minimise any chance of accident or injury and churning up dust for the runners. HAVE FUN!
Race number and goody bag collection from AdventureHQ, Times Square, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai ONLY. Available from 2nd – 5th May 2017. Race packs will NOT be taken to the start line, so please ensure you collect prior to race day. ONLY International or participants living outside of Dubai can request race day pick-up upon registration.
Your race pack contains your shirt, race bib and other goodies (race bib MUST be attached to your FRONT during the race please).
REGISTRATION CLOSES: 30.04.2017 at 11:59 PM or sooner if places sell out.