Urban-Ultra Wadi Racer 2017

6th May, 2017

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.

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Urban-Ultra Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2017

17th November, 2017

In collaboration with Dubai Roadsters, this unique, non-competitive cycle challenge takes you east from the coastal Sharjah lagoons, through the stunning Hajar Mountains across to the east coast of Kalba and then north all the way to Fujairah and your final destination, Le Meridien Al Aqah – the route stretches 200km with approx 1300m of elevation along smooth tarmac roads, winding through dunes, over mountain climbs and along the beautiful east coast highway to the finish where you can enjoy the fine sandy beaches of Fujairah.

Start/Finish Location
The iconic Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge starts from Sharjah Mamzar Lagoons (25°18’35.05”N 55°21’10.52”E) promptly at 06:00hrs on Friday 17th November 2017.  There is ample parking space and you can approach and park, on the Dubai Mamzar side or the Sharjah side. Please download the Rider Guide pdf for updated information and maps.

Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to check-in at the registration desk (and collect your race pack if you are an international/non Dubai participant). The ride will finish at Le Meridien Al Aqah in Fujairah. Riders are asked to reach the finish no later than 14:30hrs which is a minimum requirement of 27.5kph.
At the finish you will be rewarded with shower and changing facilities to prepare for your lavish BBQ buffet on the hotel’s private lawns with amazing views of the beach and Indian Ocean. A designated and secure area will be available to rack your bike until your departure – all bikes must be claimed by using your shirt bib number – which will be checked against your bike number.

1. THE C2C RIDE ONLY: Your AED 550 entry fee includes a fully supported ride, a 5-star BBQ, Special Edition Cycle Jersey, Bandana and Medal.

2. THE C2C RIDE WITH RETURN TRANSPORT: You can also buy the ride with all the above including a return bus and transport for your bike for AED 700.

3. FRIENDS & FAMILY: Additional BBQ tickets for friends and family can be purchased only up to the registration closing date. They cost AED 200 pp (AED 75 for kids under 12). These tickets are NOT available on the day. Buy the tickets along with your ride option from the registration site STORE.

** All participants/guests eligible for BBQ will be issued a wristband on entering the BBQ garden. BBQ access is not permitted without your wristband.

SPEED PODS AND HOW THEY WORK

A ‘speed pod’ is a group of riders riding at a designated speed. The ‘pods’ will be organised based on the km speed you have estimated you will average and have submitted on your registration, so please be honest. Each rider pod (max 40 riders) will start out approx 2 mins apart. Participants wishing to ride in the same ‘pod’ we will do our best to accommodate you, but please ensure you fill in the same TEAM name for each rider on registration, and understand that you must all cycle at the same pace/speed. If you are registered as a lower/higher speed than the majority of the other team members, you will be assigned a speed pod according to your registered speed.

RACE PACKS – Available from Wolfi’s Bike Shop 13-16th Nov 2017.

SPECIAL HOTEL RATES

We have negotiated a special rate for the Le Meridien Al Aqah for AED 950 single and AED 1000 for double room. You must book directly with the hotel using the following details:

Booking Code: C2C17
Booking Cut-off Date : 15 October 2017
Any booking received after 15 October will be accepted subject to availability and price is subject to change.

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