Urban-Ultra UTX50

10th March, 2017

This incredible ultra-trail adventure takes you into the wilderness of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. A fully supported single-stage race will take you through rocky mountain terrain and over the spectacular sand dunes of the UAE. This is a serious challenge and not for the faint-hearted. It is tough and will test you to your very core.

Sand gaiters highly recommended!

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Urban-Ultra Kalba Hills Cycle Challenge 2017

17th March, 2017

Start at the picturesque lagoons of Kalba, Sharjah and ride through the surrounding Kalba Hills undulating across the peaceful landscape to finally ascend the Kalba tunnel for a spectacular descent back into the east coast – the elite or social route stretches 70km or the challenge distance of 37km with approx 700m (for the full distance) of elevation along smooth tarmac roads.
The Kalba Hills Cycle Challenge will start at Sharjah Kalba Lagoon (N 25° 1’9.64”  E 56°21’26.15”) promptly at 07:00hrs (Waves for each category 70km elite first off) on Friday 17th March 2017. There is ample parking and rest rooms at the start. It is 1hr 34 mins from Dubai (138km).

Riders are asked to reach the finish no later than 10:00hrs for 70k and 08:30hrs for the 37km. (70k riders must reach end of first loop no later than 08:15hrs).

IMPORTANT NOTE: No UCI licence is required to enter Elite, HOWEVER, please self regulate. If you know that you are not an elite rider and able to keep with that group then enter the social category. There is no benefit, other than being in the way of faster and more experienced riders. Some riders on the Coast to Coast selected a totally inappropriate category that was too fast for them and many riders in the A and B groups were quickly dropped back to G and H and further back, just to start at the front.
The groups on this race will not be so separated, so if you are not elite then do not select elite.
We believe you know if you are elite or not and trust you will choose your category sensibly and accordingly.
The elite category should be used purely for racers, that’s not to say you are not, but just consider if you are an elite racer who races regularly in a race situation, or a keen rider with a competitive spirit. Choose accordingly.

You can now stay at Absolute Adventures Kalba Camp just 10minutes from the start point. Either share a 10 person room for AED 200 a night or book your 2 person cabin for AED375. Breakfast included and a beautiful stay in a wooden mountain chalet. www.adventure.ae Please call them for Reservations

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Sharbatly Fruit BIG Stinker

24th March, 2017

Are you ready for a bit of a climb? Choose from a 12k, 24k or the new and exciting 45k ultra distance.

The 45km ultra distance is a UTMB Qualifying Race worth 2 pts!

The Sharbatly Fruit BIG Stinker is run up and over a beautiful mountain (540m) ascent and descent per 12k loop in Ras Al Khaimah. The 45k ultra distance will be an extended loop with slightly more elevation taking you to in excess of 1500m for the whole distance!

Camp with us on Thursday night on top of the mountain or drive up on the morning and run 1, 2 or 3 loops of the well marked course. No GPS required! A great family and friends weekend away!  (Special rates available from Golden Tulip Khatt Springs Resort & Spa)

RACE START TIME: 07:00am

CUT-OFF TIME for 45k: 2:00pm

REGISTRATION CLOSES: 11th Mar 2017

Don’t underestimate this challenge … probably the toughest solo footrace in the UAE!

SPECIAL RATES: Khatt Springs Golden Tulip Hotel and Spa is offering participants (first 20 rooms) a special rate of:

Single Room: AED 300/-
Double Room: AED 350/-
Extra Bed: AED 120/-
Above rates are inclusive of breakfast and subject to 10% service charge and AED 15 tourism Dirham
Meals: Lunch: AED 60.00, Dinner: AED 75.00, BBQ Dinner 120 per person
Child Sharing Policy: Children below 10 yrs can stay in parent’s room on complimentary basis on existing
Bed. Child below 5 yrs can have complimentary meals; 5-10 yrs would be charged
50% on the meal rates.

Email: reservations@goldentulipkhattsprings.com directly and quote The Sharbatly Fruit BIG Stinker

GOODY BAG COLLECTION:
Please collect your race bag from Adventure HQ at Times Square on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, during their opening hours (10am-10pm) from March 20th-23rd.
**  RACE BAGS WILL NOT BE GIVEN ON THE DAY unless you are an international participant or live in another emirate (other than Dubai or Abu Dhabi) in which case please advise us by email events@urbanultra.com BEFORE 19th March and we will arrange race day collection.

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