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Urban-Ultra Hajar 50 & 100 2017 – UTH50/UTH100

17th February, 2017

NEW Start time: 05:30am

Challenge yourself on the beautiful ultra-trail UTH50 or UTH100 trail run through the mountain passes, along jeep tracks, through boulder ravines and over spectacular sand dunes of Ras Al Khaimah. It is a tough challenge and requires training, but generous cut-off times (24hrs for 100k and 12hrs for 50k) allow most physically fit, determined and well-prepared runners to get to the finish.

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Proudly announcing this race (100k) is a UTMB qualifying race (2pts)

CASH VOUCHERS up for grabs!

Check out the 2015 race here

Check out the 2016 race here

Location: Ras Al Khaimah – Start hotel DoubleTree Hilton Marjan Island. You will be taken by bus to the start and back from the finish to the start hotel. (Buses will be every hour from approx. 3pm for the 50k and 7.30pm for the 100k)

You will carry your food and water (fruit, water and Aqualyte available approx every 10km). CP5 will be your opportunity to eat a hot meal where we will provide hot water for your dehydrated food and we will have hot soup on the go. (Outside assistance is not permitted outside of the checkpoints, but supporters are welcome to assist you at any checkpoint, in particular CP5).

The course will take you on a multi-terrain adventure and take in approx 3000m of elevation over the 100km distance. Checkpoint 5 will be located at approximately 52km.

Make sure you are part of the only single-stage 50km and 100km trail run in the UAE!

Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ, Dubai from Feb 12th at 10am. Race packs WILL NOT be taken to the start point, PLEASE ensure you collect your pack before the event begins – it contains your chipped race bib, important information on start location and race course details. If you live outside of Dubai/Abu Dhabi or are an overseas participant, please email us (events@urbanultra.com) before Feb 11th so that we can arrange to take your race pack to Race Check-In for you.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD the documents below for full details

Special hotel booking rates: Doubletree Hilton Marjan Island

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Urban-Ultra Rockrunner 2017

28th January, 2017

The single stage trail run adventure (5k, 10k or 15k) will start (8.00am) and finish (3hr cut-off) at the beautiful Wadi Showka. Including a 5k Junior event for your kids – a great event for the whole family! The course is out and back along the same route on 100% goat trail, gravel jeep track and rocky wadi bed. It is possible to run this course in both road shoes and trail shoes. The course will be marked with pink flags and ribbon for navigation. The course is called the ROCKRUNNER for a reason, it is very rocky and may pose problems to runners not used to running in off-road conditions. However, the 5k course would be perfect for beginners trying an off road course (but expect to walk some sections if you are inexperienced). Camp with us the night before and enjoy the spirit of trail running community.

(Kids under 16 must run only the 5k with a parent or guardian. Please note: we have no kids specific t-shirts available – just Small Adult size).

AED 275 Adult / AED 200 Kids (6-17 yrs)

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Urban-Ultra Desert Stinker 2016

16th December, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Please download the location map and full info for details of this exciting new location!
The race will be equally as challenging, easy to access and offer new and exciting routes for you to explore – in fact this might very prove to be a bigger and better race than ever!
(The driving time from Dubai is approx 45mins)

Take part in this amazing two-stage desert adventure run. Choose from a 10k Fat Bike (NEW this year!!), 10k or 20k trail run distance. Friday night the horn will sound at 7:00pm and you will head off to run or ride your selected distance in the dark with your headlamp on a flat but challenging course marked with light reflective tape, then return to camp for food and fun and to prepare for the morning’s 07:00am start gun to run or ride your chosen distance over the dunes along a marked course!
Enjoy the winter weather and tranquility of the desert with your family and friends.

You can rent fat bikes from a number of locations in Dubai – AdventureHQ, TREK and cycle hub all have availability.

And for the kids? Saturday morning brings adventurous fun from AdventureHQ and camp fun brought to you by Cheeky Little Events with some good old family favourites like the tug-o-war, egg and spoon, sack racing and more!

PS. It’s no-frills camping = no shower = prepare to get a bit stinky!
A campsite area will be designated next to the start/finish, but all camping equipment like tent, sleeping bags, grill, BBQ food/water, firewood, comfort items etc. are your own responsibility. (We have a limited number of tents which are available on a first come first served basis – email events@urbanultra.com to reserve your tent once you have registered).

GOODY BAG COLLECTION: Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ, Sheikh Zayed Road, Times Square, Dubai only – from 13th December. Race packs WILL NOT be taken to the start point, PLEASE ensure you collect your pack before the event begins – it contains your shirt, and race bib (race bib MUST be attached to your FRONT during the race please). ONLY international participants can request race day pick-up if they email events@urbanultra.com BEFORE 11th December 2016.

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Urban-Ultra Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2016

18th November, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
We have a new start location and time for the event. The Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge will now start from Sharjah Mamzar Lagoons (25°18’35.05”N 55°21’10.52”E) promptly at 06:00hrs on Friday 18th November 2016.  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.

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 Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge will start on the west coast of the UAE in Sharjah departing at 06:00hrs on Friday 18th November 2016. Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to check-in at the registration desk (and collect your goody bag if you are an international 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.

International participants
We welcome overseas participants to enjoy the beauty of the UAE by riding the Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge. We have a number of special rates for hotel stays and can include sightseeing excursions as well as bike rides with local groups or private tours during your stay for an additional cost. Please email events@urbanultra with your requirements or for more details.

AED 550 inc. BBQ Buffet at Le Meridien Al Aqah and Limited Edition Castelli Cycle Jersey. Additional buffet tickets may be purchased for family and friends for AED 200 pp, in the store on Premier Online – BBQ Buffet includes food and soft drinks only. Alcoholic drinks are not included in the ticket price but can be purchased separately at the venue. (Please note that riders registering BEFORE 8th September 2016 will receive their jersey in time for the ride. Riders registering after this date will have to wait approx. 8-10weeks after the ride date for their jersey delivery).

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Urban-Ultra X-Tri 2016

5th November, 2016

Take part in the ONLY off-road multi-discipline event in the region! Swim in a beautiful salt water lagoon, mountain bike your way over the rough and challenging terrain, then trail run through the mountains to the finish! Sport and Championship course distances are open to individuals and teams … this new and exciting terrain adds an extra dimension to the usual physical challenges!

CASH VOUCHER PRIZES up for grabs!

Watch the teaser here …

Championship Distance: 1.5km Sea Swim + 35k Mountain Bike + 10km Trail Run

Sport Distance: 750m Sea Swim + 18.5km Mountain Bike + 5km Trail Run

Join us for food at a social gathering on Friday night, get to meet your fellow competitors and to bed early ready for your event the next day.

(Please note: Entry fee on Premier Online is for the race only. Food, accommodation and bike hire is additional).

Places are limited … register today and don’t miss out on this first in the UAE! Race registration closes 27th October 2016

Race Packs will be available at Adventure HQ Dubai, Times Square, Sheikh Zayed Rd. Dubai from Tuesday 1st Nov 2016 up to race day. (Please note that regardless of the tick box you may have checked at registration for race pack collection preference, you MUST email (by Sunday Oct 30th to: events@urbanultra.com) if you are living outside of Dubai or Abu Dhabi to collect your race pack on race day. Otherwise your race packs will be left at Adventure HQ Dubai for you to collect yourself or have someone collect on your behalf). Race Packs WILL NOT be taken to the start line unless you have informed us prior to Sunday Oct 30th 2016.

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE (includes breakfast):

Accommodation situated at the beautiful finish area setting with natural stone and wooden buildings, fire pit and outdoor communal dining area for breakfast and evening BBQ.

AED 100 per person for dormitory-style 3/5 bunks per room – Male Only and Female Only (Shared but segregated bathroom/shower)

AED 375 per Twin Room with en suite (6 rooms available)

To make your booking http://www.adventure.ae/accommodation/kalba-camp/

Call 04 3926463 or email: info@adventure.ae (Subject: Urban-Ultra X-Tri)

BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE from BeSport and AdventureHQ

BeSport hire out out a range of models at varying prices:

Abu Dhabi call: +971 2 4455838    Dubai call: +971 4 3213180
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Urban-Ultra Night Rebel 2016

23rd September, 2016

The single stage 10k, 20k or 30k cross-country adventure will start and finish at Wadi Showka/Helo (25° 5’51.68″ N  56° 1’49.78″ E) on September 23rd 2016. Starting at 7.00pm sharp! (Race cut-off is 5hrs).

Check-in CLOSES at 6.30pm. Briefing at 6.45pm. Start gun 7pm sharp

Race number and goody bag collection from AdventureHQ, Ground Floor, Times Square Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road. (Available from Tuesday 20th September 10am to 10pm). Race Packs will NOT be taken to the start line, so please ensure you collect prior to race day. Thank you.

The course 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.
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!

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The North Face Rock Run 2016

1st April, 2016

The North Face Rock Run is back better than ever! This year’s edition is just a 45 min drive from Dubai and will take you on an adventure through mountainous terrains of jeep trails, goat tracks and short sharp climbs and gorgeous wadis. The event starts in the late afternoon and includes programming sure to deliver you with a brand new trail running experience. This year the trail run includes an additional challenge with the inclusion of the 21k distance and also promises an incredible evening of discovery under the stars complete with entertainment, fire and live music under the desert sky … The North Face Rock Run offers the perfect run for people looking for a new and exciting way to shake up their running experience and stretch their skill and stamina. If 21k, is a bit of a stretch, there are equally exciting 5k and 10k distances to choose from.
Download the Mountain Athletics app from http://apple.co/1PyKJgW – for a 6 week course designed by The North Face to make sure you perform at your best!

5k Adult or Junior AED 150

10k and 21k AED 280

Entry fee includes: Race pack, T-shirt, Finisher medal, Cash prizes and gift vouchers, Entertainment, Food trucks, and much more

Option of bus transport to and from start/finish point. (Additional cost)

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Urban-Ultra X-Tri 2016

26th March, 2016

Take part in the ONLY off-road mutli-discipline event in the region! Swim in a beautiful salt water lagoon, mountain bike your way over the rough and challenging terrain, then trail run through the mountains to the finish! Sport and Championship course distances are open to individuals and teams … this new and exciting terrain adds an extra dimension to the usual physical challenges!

Watch the teaser here …

Championship Distance: 1.5km Sea Swim + 35k Mountain Bike + 10km Trail Run

Sport Distance: 750m Sea Swim + 18.5km Mountain Bike + 5km Trail Run

Join us for food at a social gathering on Friday night, get to meet your fellow competitors and to bed early ready for your event the next day.

(Please note: Entry fee on Premier Online is for the race only. Food, accommodation and bike hire is additional).

Places are limited … register today and don’t miss out on this first in the UAE!

Race Packs will be available at Adventure HQ Dubai, Times Square, Sheikh Zayed Rd. Dubai from Tuesday 22nd March 2016. (Please note that regardless of the tick box you may have checked at registration for race pack collection preference, you MUST email (by Monday 21st to: events@urbanultra.com) us if you are living outside of Dubai or Abu Dhabi to collect your race pack on race day. Otherwise your race packs will be left at Adventure HQ Dubai for you to collect yourself or have someone collect on your behalf). Race Packs WILL NOT be taken to the start line unless you have informed us prior to Monday 21st March 2016.

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE (includes breakfast):

Accommodation situated at the beautiful finish area setting with natural stone and wooden buildings, fire pit and outdoor communal dining area for breakfast and evening BBQ.

AED 100 per person for dormitory-style 3/5 bunks per room – Male Only and Female Only (Shared but segregated bathroom/shower)

AED 375 per Twin Room with en suite (6 rooms available)

To make your booking http://www.adventure.ae/accommodation/kalba-camp/

Call 04 3926463 or email: info@adventure.ae (Subject: Urban-Ultra X-Tri)

BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE from BeSport and AdventureHQ

BeSport hire out out a range of models at varying prices:

Abu Dhabi call: +971 2 4455838    Dubai call: +971 4 3213180

 

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Urban-Ultra Hajar 50 & 100 2016

4th March, 2016

Challenge yourself on this beautiful 50km or 100km trail run through the mountain passes, along jeep tracks, through boulder ravines and over spectacular sand dunes of Ras Al Khaimah. It is a tough challenge and requires training, but generous cut-off times (24hrs overall) allow most physically fit, determined and well-prepared runners to get to the finish. Proudly announcing this race (100k) is a UTMB qualifying race (2pts)

CASH PRIZES worth over US$ 3000 up for grabs in the 100k race!

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Check out the 2015 race here

Start time: 06:00am

Location: Ras Al Khaimah – Start hotel DoubleTree Hilton Marjan Island. You will be bussed to the start and back from the finish to the start hotel. (Buses will be every hour from approx. 3pm for the 50k and 8pm for the 100k)

You will carry your food and water (fruit, water and Aqualyte available approx every 10km). CP5 will be your opportunity to eat a hot meal where we will provide hot water for your dehydrated food and we will have hot soup on the go. (Outside assistance is not permitted outside of the checkpoints, but supporters are welcome to assist you at any checkpoint, in particular CP5).

The course will take you on a multi-terrain adventure and take in approx 2500m of elevation over the 100km distance. Checkpoint 5 will be located at approximately 52km.

Make sure you are part of the only single-stage 50km and 100km trail run in the UAE!

Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ from Feb 29th at 10am. Race packs WILL NOT be taken to the start point, PLEASE ensure you collect your pack before the event begins – it contains your race bib, important information on start location and race course details. If you live outside of Dubai/Abu Dhabi or are visiting from overseas, please email us before the 29th so that we can arrange to take your race pack to Race Check-In for you.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD the documents below for full details

BOOK your accommodation here

Please note that we have extended the booking link to be active until February 29th 2016 – subject to availability.

Please follow the instructions on the existing link and you will be able to book the bedrooms – http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RKTMIDI-GURBA1-20160301/index.jhtml

 

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Sharbatly Fruit BIG Stinker 2016

19th February, 2016

Are you ready for a bit of a climb? Choose from a beginners and kids 5k, 12k, 24k or the new and exciting 45k ultra distance.

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

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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! The 5k route is perfectly suitable for kids and trail run beginners, taking you along a slight undulating course around the base of the Golden Tulip Khatt Springs Resort & Spa.

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: 13th Feb 2016

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 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
Meals: Lunch: AED 50.00, Dinner: AED 60.00
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: laresa.sequeira@goldentulip.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 February 16th-18th.
**  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 and we will arrange race day collection.

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Nathan Wadi Racer supported by Mule Bar 2016

29th January, 2016

The single stage 10k, 20k or 30k cross-country adventure will start and finish at Wadi Showka/Helo (25° 5’51.68″ N  56° 1’49.78″ E) on January 29th 2016. 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).
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 25th – 28th January 2016. Race packs will NOT be taken to the start line, so please ensure you collect prior to race day. ONLY International participants can request race day pick-up by emailing events@urbanultra.com

Your race pack contains your shirt, race bib and other goodies (race bib MUST be attached to your FRONT during the race please).

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Urban-Ultra Extreme3 2016

7th January, 2016

The third year for this incredible adventure into the wilderness of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. Starting 7th to the 9th January 2016. Proudly announcing this race is a UTMB qualifying race (1pt)

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Click here for the teaser …

The perfect introduction to multi-stage running, this 140km totally self-supported stage race will take you through rocky mountain terrain and over the spectacular sand dunes of the UAE. There will be plenty of experienced ultra-runners to offer advice and it is a great chance to test out your gear for the coming season of multi-stage races! But don’t be fooled, this is a serious challenge and not for the faint-hearted. It is tough and will test you to your very core.

CASH PRIZES worth over US$ 3000 up for grabs!

Stage 1 – a 40km run into the spectacular golden sand dunes finishing at the desert camp – the afternoon start will have you arriving at the finish of Stage 1 in darkness.

Stage 2 – a 50km run out of the golden sand dunes through wadis, over mountain passes finishing at the wadi camp.

Stage 3 – a 50km run through the mountains along jeep tracks and goat trails with a bit of sand!

You will carry everything you need: food, water (available approx every 10km), sleeping bag and mat, first-aid. At camp, you will sleep dormitory style under one canvas and get hot water to make your own food. (Please download the Full Info sheet for all the details regarding gear and food).

Make sure you are part of the only self-supported multi-stage footrace in the UAE!

Places limited to first 150 people only!! Registration closes 31st December 2015

Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ. Race packs WILL NOT be taken to the start point (unless you are an international participant from overseas), PLEASE ensure you collect your pack before the event begins – it contains your race bib, important information on start location and race course details, your E3 tubular headband, E3 shirt, iron-on sleeve patch (which MUST be attached to your RIGHT before the race).

BOOK your accommodation here

 

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Urban-Ultra 24hr Insomnia 2015

11th December, 2015

Fancy running for 24 hours straight? The second edition of the 24hr Insomnia is the place to do it! You get to test how much stamina and speed you have. (Strategy will also play a big part in this unique event!). Within the same event starting at the same time, we are also holding a 6hr (Solo only) and 12hr run (Solo or team of 4) – not quite as daunting as the 24hr event but still a huge challenge.

We encourage corporate teams to participate as a fund-raiser or team-building event!

You will run the short 500 m flat circuit for as long as you can. (Hard pack sand). We will have rest stations, food and drinks, support stations so your friends and family can cheer you on or even run with you to keep you going. But remember, the more you rest the fewer laps you run …

We will start at 12 noon and finish 12 noon the following day – who will complete the most kilometres?

Open to individuals and teams of 4 (mixed: 2 male, 2 female) (6hr Solo Only)

TRIVIA: The current world record is held by Greek, Yiannis Kouros who ran 303.506km in 1997. The women’s record holder is held by Mami Kudo of Japan who ran 255.303km in 2011

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Dial-A-Battery Desert Stinker 2015

27th November, 2015

Take part in this amazing two-stage desert adventure run. Choose from a 5k (NEW this year!!), 10k or 20k distance. Friday night the horn will sound at 7:00pm and you will head off to run your selected distance in the dark with your headlamp on a flat but challenging course marked with light reflective tape, then return to camp for food and fun and to prepare for the morning’s 07:00am start gun to run your chosen distance over the dunes along a marked course!
Enjoy the winter weather and tranquility of the desert with your family and friends. Our title sponsor ‘Dial-A-Battery’ will be providing free battery testing over the course of the weekend.

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Kcal will be providing a post race BBQ menu (from 8pm – 11pm) – for AED 100 you receive:
3 Kcal Salads (Choice of one)
One of the following main items: Kcal Beef Burger, Curried Chicken & Pineapple Kebab, Grilled Mixed Vegetable Kebab
2 Healthy Desserts (Choice of one)

BBQ tickets are also available on the day!

And for the kids? Saturday morning brings wall climbing from yallaoutdoor.com and camp fun with some good old family favourites like the tug-o-war, egg and spoon, sack racing and more!

PS. It’s no-frills camping = no shower = prepare to get a bit stinky!
A campsite area will be designated next to the start/finish, but all camping equipment like tent, sleeping bags, grill, BBQ food/water, firewood, comfort items etc. are your own responsibility. (We have a limited number of tents which are available on a first come first served basis – email events@urbanultra.com to reserve your tent once you have registered).

GOODY BAG COLLECTION: Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ, Sheikh Zayed Road, Times Square, Dubai only – from 24th November to Friday 27th November. Race packs WILL NOT be taken to the start point, PLEASE ensure you collect your pack before the event begins – it contains your shirt, and race bib (race bib MUST be attached to your FRONT during the race please). ONLY international participants can request race day pick-up.

 

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Urban-Ultra Rockrunner 2015

7th November, 2015

The single stage cross-country adventure will start (8.00am) and finish (3hr cut-off) at the beautiful Wadi Helo/Showka. Including a 5k Junior event for your kids – a great event for the whole family! The course is out and back along the same route on 100% goat trail, gravel jeep track and rocky wadi bed. It is possible to run this course in both road shoes and trail shoes.The course will be marked with pink flags and ribbon for navigation. The course is called the ROCKRUNNER for a reason, it is very rocky and may pose problems to runners not used to running in off-road conditions. However, the 5k course would be perfect for beginners trying an off road course (but expect to walk some sections if you are inexperienced). Camp with us the night before and enjoy the spirit of trail running community.

(Kids under 16 must run only the 5k with a parent or guardian. Please be aware we have no kids t-shirts available – just Small Adult size).

AED 275 Adult / AED 200 Kids (6-17 yrs)

Goody bags WILL be taken to the start line – this is a change to the previously advertised information. You will collect the Race Pack on race check-in from 6.30am to 7.30am on Saturday 7th Nov. Start gun 8am sharp.

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Urban-Ultra Triple Challenge 2015

24th October, 2015

Take part in the first off-road mutli-discipline event in the region! Swim in a beautiful salt water lagoon, mountain bike your way over the rough and challenging terrain, then trail run through the mountains to the finish! Sport and Championship course distances are open to individuals and teams … this new and exciting terrain adds an extra dimension to the usual physical challenges!

Championship Distance: 1.5km Sea Swim + 35k Mountain Bike + 10km Trail Run

Sport Distance: 750m Sea Swim + 18.5km Mountain Bike + 5km Trail Run

Join us at the BBQ for a social gathering on Friday night, get to meet your fellow competitors and to bed early ready for your event the next day.

(Please note: Entry fee on Premier Online is for the race only. BBQ, accommodation and bike hire is additional).

Places are limited … register today and don’t miss out on this first in the UAE!

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE (includes breakfast):

Accommodation situated at the beautiful finish area setting with natural stone and wooden buildings, fire pit and outdoor communal dining area for breakfast and evening BBQ.

AED 100 per person for dormitory-style 3/5 bunks per room – Male Only and Female Only (Shared but segregated bathroom/shower)

AED 375 per Twin Room with en suite (6 rooms available)

BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE at AED 75 per day Generic branded hardtail mountain bike

To make your booking http://www.adventure.ae/accommodation/kalba-camp/

Call 04 3926463 or email: info@adventure.ae (Subject: Urban-Ultra X-Tri)

BeSport are also hiring out a range of models at varying prices:

Abu Dhabi call: +971 2 4455838    Dubai call: +971 4 3213180

 

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The North Face NIGHT ROCK RUN

1st May, 2015

The North Face NIGHT ROCK RUN by Urban-Ultra. Join us and explore the trails of Wadi Helo and Wadi Showka on this exciting night trail run! Complete 5, 10 or 15km with your friends or family (kids under 16 must run with a parent or guardian. Please be aware we have no kids t-shirts available – just XS) through the peaceful goat trails and gravel tracks of this pristine wilderness, and enjoy a post race BBQ at our Bedouin tent area with music and soft drinks at this social gathering.

Your AED 200 entry fee includes a North Face T-Shirt, Urban-Ultra bandana, finisher medal, race refreshments, a headtorch, post-race BBQ with soft drinks, music and eco-toilet facilities. (AED 125 for kids aged 6 – 15 yrs for the 5k only with parent/guardian)

A timed but non-competitive race designed for beginners to trail running – we even provide your headtorch!

Race number and goody bag collection from The North Face, The Dubai Mall and Electra Sun & Sand Sports, Abu Dhabi. Available from 27th – 30th April. Goody bags will NOT be taken to the start line, so please ensure you collect prior to race day. Thank you.

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2XU Wadi Racer

24th April, 2015

The single stage 10k, 20k or 30k cross-country adventure will start and finish at Wadi Showka/Helo (25° 5’51.68″ N  56° 1’49.78″ E) on April 24th 2015. 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).
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!

Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ from 20th – 23rd April. Race packs WILL NOT be taken to the start point, PLEASE ensure you collect your pack before the event begins – it contains your shirt, race bib (race bib MUST be attached to your FRONT during the race please).

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Energizer Night Rebel

3rd April, 2015

The single stage 10k, 20k or 30k cross-country adventure will start and finish at Wadi Showka/Helo (25° 5’51.68″ N  56° 1’49.78″ E) on April 3rd 2015. Starting at 8.00pm sharp! (Race cut-off is 5hrs).

Check-in CLOSES at 7.30pm. Briefing at 7.45pm. Start gun 8pm sharp

Race number and goody bag collection from AdventureHQ, Ground Floor, Times Square Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road. Available from 30th March to 3rd April. Goody bags will NOT be taken to the start line, so please ensure you collect prior to race day. Thank you.

The course 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.
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!

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Urban-Ultra Hajar 100

13th March, 2015

Challenge yourself on this beautiful 100km trail run through the mountain passes, along jeep tracks, through boulder ravines and over spectacular sand dunes of Ras Al Khaimah. It is a tough challenge and requires training, but generous cut-off times (24hrs overall) allow most physically fit, determined and well-prepared runners to get to the finish.

Start time: 06:00am

Location: Ras Al Khaimah – Start hotel DoubleTree Hilton Marjan Island. You will be bussed to the start and back from the finish to the start hotel. (Buses will be every hour from approx. 8pm)

You will carry your food and water (fruit, water and Aqualyte available approx every 10km). CP5 will be your opportunity to eat a hot meal where we will provide hot water for your dehydrated food and we will have hot soup on the go. (Outside assistance is not permitted outside of the checkpoints, but supporters are welcome to assist you at any checkpoint, in particular CP5).

The course will take you on a multi-terrain adventure – the details of which will not be divulged until registration has closed. It will take in approx 2-2500m of elevation over the 100km distance. Checkpoint 5 will be located at approximately 50km.

Make sure you are part of the only single-stage 100km trail run in the UAE!

Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ. Race packs WILL NOT be taken to the start point, PLEASE ensure you collect your pack before the event begins – it contains your race bib, important information on start location and race course details.

For safety reasons: this race has been rescheduled to start at 6am and not the advertised 8am on the previously circulated information

PLEASE DOWNLOAD the documents below for full details

Click here for special rates from the DoubleTree Hilton, Marjan Island RAK

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Vantage BIG Stinker

27th February, 2015

Are you ready for a bit of a climb? Choose from a 12k, 24k or 36k distance. The Vantage BIG Stinker is run up and over a beautiful mountain (540m) ascent and descent per 12k loop. 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!

RACE START TIME: 07:00am

CUT-OFF TIME for 36k: 1:00pm

REGISTRATION CLOSES: 21st Feb 2015

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

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 February 23rd-26th.
**  RACE BAGS WILL NOT BE GIVEN ON THE DAY unless you live in another emirate in which case please advise us by email.

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Urban-Ultra Extreme3

8th January, 2015

The second year for this incredible adventure into the wilderness of the United Arab Emirates. Starting 8th to the 10th January 2015.

CLICK HERE for RACE BOOKLET 2015

Click here for the teaser …

The perfect introduction to multi-stage running, this 140km totally self-supported stage race will take you through rocky mountain terrain and over the spectacular sand dunes of the UAE. There will be plenty of experienced ultra-runners to offer advice and it is a great chance to test out your gear for the coming season of multi-stage races! But don’t be fooled, this is a serious challenge and not for the faint-hearted. It is tough and will test you to your very core.

Stage 1 – a 40km run into the spectacular golden sand dunes finishing at the desert camp – the afternoon start will have you arriving at the finish of Stage 1 in darkness.

Stage 2 – a 50km run out of the golden sand dunes through wadis, over mountain passes finishing at the wadi camp.

Stage 3 – a 50km run through the mountains along jeep tracks and goat trails with a bit of sand!

You will carry everything you need: food, water (available approx every 10km), sleeping bag and mat, first-aid. At camp, you will sleep dormitory style under one canvas and get hot water to make your own food. (Please download the Full Info sheet for all the details regarding gear and food).

Make sure you are part of the only self-supported multi-stage footrace in the UAE!

Places limited to first 150 people only!! Registration closes 27th December 2014

Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ from 1st January 2015. Race packs WILL NOT be taken to the start point (unless you are an international participant from overseas), PLEASE ensure you collect your pack before the event begins – it contains your race bib, important information on start location and race course details, your E3 tubular headband, E3 shirt, iron-on sleeve patch (which MUST be attached to your RIGHT before the race).

 

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Urban-Ultra 24hr Insomnia

12th December, 2014

Fancy running for 24 hours straight? For the first time in the UAE and now holding a Bronze Label sanctioned by the International Association of Ultra Runners (IAU) – you get to test how much stamina and speed you have. (Strategy will also play a big part in this unique event!). Within the same event starting at the same time, we are also holding a 6hr (Solo only) and 12hr run (Solo or team of 4) – not quite as daunting as the 24hr event but still a huge challenge.

You will run the short 500 m flat circuit for as long as you can. (45% concrete/55% hard sand). We will have rest stations, food and drinks, support stations so your friends and family can cheer you on or even run with you to keep you going. But remember, the more you rest the fewer laps you run …

We will start at 12 noon and finish 12 noon the following day – who will complete the most kilometres?

Open to individuals and teams of 4 (mixed: 2 male, 2 female) (6hr Solo Only)

TRIVIA: The current world record is held by Greek, Yiannis Kouros who ran 303.506km in 1997. The women’s record holder is held by Mami Kudo of Japan who ran 255.303km in 2011

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Half The Road Movie Screening

19th November, 2014

Urban-Ultra proudly presents film premiere – HALF THE ROAD

THE PASSION, PITFALLS & POWER OF WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL CYCLING

A documentary written & directed by Kathryn Bertine. Filmed & edited by Kevin Tokstad

Wednesday 19th November
VOX Cinema, Mirdif City Centre, Dubai
Introduction by pro-cyclist Kathryn Bertine in person at 7.00pm

Online purchases of wristbands will be honoured at the cinema on the evening itself. We will have a small desk at the VOX entrance and list of names for wristband collection.

We also have some fantastic cycling giveaways – don’t miss out!

ENTRY WRISTBANDS are AED 65 …
online – we must add a AED5 charge to pay for the banking fees.

HURRY … SEATS ARE LIMITED!! Entry by wristband only – No cash or ticket entry.

This is a non-profit event, your wristband price goes towards the cost of the cinema hire, the movie rental and Kathryn’s appearance in Dubai.

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Dial-A-Battery Desert Stinker

7th November, 2014

Take part in our second two-stage desert adventure run. Choose from a 10k or 20k distance. Friday night the horn will sound at 7:00pm and you will head off to run your selected distance in the dark with your headlamp on a flat but challenging course marked with light reflective tape, then return to camp for food and fun and to prepare for the morning’s 07:00am start gun to run your chosen distance over the dunes along a marked course!
Enjoy the winter weather and tranquility of the desert with your family and friends. Our title sponsor ‘Dial-A-Battery’ will be providing free battery testing over the course of the weekend.

And for the kids? Saturday morning brings wall climbing from Adventure HQ and Cheeky Little Events are on hand to bring some fun to camp with some good old family favourites like the tug-o-war, egg and spoon, sack racing and more!

PS. It’s no-frills camping = no shower = prepare to get a bit stinky!
A campsite area will be designated next to the start/finish, but all camping equipment like tent, sleeping bags, grill, BBQ food/water, firewood, comfort items etc. are your own responsibility. (We have a limited number of tents which are available on a first come first served basis – email to reserve your tent once you have registered).

GOODY BAG COLLECTION: Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ from 3rd November to Friday 7th November. Race packs WILL NOT be taken to the start point, PLEASE ensure you collect your pack before the event begins – it contains your shirt, race bib (race bib MUST be attached to your FRONT during the race please).

 

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Urban-Ultra Wadi Racer

18th April, 2014

The single stage cross-country adventure will start and finish at Wadi Showka/Helo (25° 5’51.68″ N  56° 1’49.78″ E) on April 18th 2014. 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  – 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.
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!

Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ from today, 13th April to Thursday 17th February. Race packs WILL NOT be taken to the start point, PLEASE ensure you collect your pack before the event begins – it contains your shirt, race bib (race bib MUST be attached to your FRONT during the race please).

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Energizer Night Rebel

4th April, 2014

The single stage cross-country adventure will start and finish at Wadi Showka/Helo (25° 5’51.68″ N  56° 1’49.78″ E) on April 4th 2014. Starting at 8.00pm sharp!

Check-in CLOSES at 7.30pm. Briefing at 7.45pm. Start gun 8pm sharp

Race number and goody bag collection from AdventureHQ, Ground Floor, Times Square Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road. Available from 30th March to 3rd April. Goody bags will NOT be taken to the start line, so please ensure you collect prior to race day. Thank you.

The course 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.
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!

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UU Extreme3 Movie Night

26th March, 2014

Join us at Adventure HQ on Wednesday 26th March at 7.30pm for a movie night!

FREE TO ATTEND!!
We will be previewing the full length (25 mins) movie where participants can re-live the joy and pain of the first ever self-supported, multi-stage ultra trail run in the UAE.
Friends, family and wannabee multi-stage racers can follow the runners on their 3-stage odyssey through spectacular wadi beds, golden dunes and rocky goat trails to discover what it was all about …
PLEASE let us know if you plan to attend – it’s not just for participants. If you are a runner, you will love this movie!

RSVP: events@urbanultra.com

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Urban-Ultra Extreme3

27th February, 2014

The perfect introduction to multi-stage running, this 140km totally self-supported stage race will take you through rocky mountain terrain and over the spectacular sand dunes of the UAE. There will be plenty of experienced ultra-runners to offer advice and it is a great chance to test out your gear for the coming season of multi-stage races! It might just get you hooked enough to sign up for longer one!

Stage 1 – a 50km run through rocky wadi bed, jeep tracks and goat trails – the afternoon start will have you arriving at the finish of Stage 1 in darkness. (Mountain camp)

Stage 2 – a 35km run out of the mountains and into the spectacular golden sand dunes finishing at the desert camp. (Dune camp)

Stage 2 – a 55km run through the mountains along jeep tracks and goat trails with a bit of sand!

You will carry everything you need: food, water (available approx every 10km), sleeping bag and mat, first-aid. At camp, you will sleep dormitory style under one canvas and get hot water to make your own food. (Please download the Full Info sheet for all the details regarding gear and food).

Make sure you are part of the only self-supported multi-stage footrace in the UAE!

Places limited to first 60 people only!!

Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ from Wednesday 19th February to 26th February. Race packs WILL NOT be taken to the start point, PLEASE ensure you collect your pack before the event begins – it contains your race bib, important information on start location and race course details, your E3 tubular headband, E3 shirt, iron-on sleeve patch (which MUST be attached to your RIGHT before the race).

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Urban-Ultra BIG Stinker

10th January, 2014

Are you ready for a bit of a climb? Choose from a 12k, 24k or 36k distance. THE BIG STINKER is run up and over a beautiful mountain (540m) ascent and descent per 12k loop. 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!

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

For anyone wanting a more luxurious night’s sleep, we have negotiated a very special rate with our new sponsor, The Golden Tulip Khatt Springs Resort & Spa: A Standard SGL at AED 350 per night and Standard DBL at AED 400 inc Breakfast. (Rates subject to 10% service charge). The rates include pool and gym access, Indoor hydro pool at the spa, steam, sauna, ice grotto, snail shower and natural hot springs! The hotel is also kindly offering a dinner buffet for AED 75 per person, Lunch buffet for AED 75 per person in the La Palmeraie Restaurant. On booking, please state that you are a participant in THE BIG STINKER event.

GOODY BAG COLLECTION:
Please collect your race bag from Adventure HQ at Times Square on Sheikh Zayed Road during their opening hours (10am-10pm) from January 7th-9th. (Up to 12 noon on 9th ONLY)
**  RACE BAGS WILL NOT BE GIVEN ON THE DAY unless you live in another emirate in which case please advise us by email.
** Race numbers will be given at race check-in for ALL participants.

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Urban-Ultra Desert Stinker

15th November, 2013

Take part in our second two-stage desert adventure run. Choose from a 10k or 20k distance. Friday night the horn will sound at 7.30pm and you will head off to run your selected distance in the dark on a flat but challenging course marked with light reflective tape, then return to camp for food and fun and to prepare for the morning’s start gun to run your chosen distance over the dunes along a marked course!
Enjoy the winter weather and tranquility of the desert with your family and friends.
PS. It’s no-frills camping = no shower = prepare to get a bit stinky!
A campsite area will be designated next to the start/finish, but all camping equipment like tent, sleeping bags, grill, BBQ food/water, firewood, comfort items etc. are your own responsibility. (We have a limited number of tents kindly provided by Adventure HQ which are available on a first come first served basis – email to reserve your tent once you have registered). There is obviously the option of booking yourself a room (with shower) at the Bab Al Shams Resort, but we would love to have everyone in one place for the social aspect of it too.

GOODY BAG COLLECTION: Please collect your race bag from Sport In Life in Ras Al Khor (T: 04 2896001) between 9am and 4.30pm (up to 7.30pm on Thursday 14th) from Nov 12th-14th. Race bags will not be given on the day. Race numbers will be given on race check-in on the day.

 

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Energizer Night Rebel

26th April, 2013

The single stage cross-country adventure will start and finish at Wadi Showka/Helo (25° 5’51.68″ N  56° 1’49.78″ E) on April 26th 2013. Starting at 8.30pm sharp!

(Check-in/race number/goody bag collection CLOSES at 7.45pm. Briefing at 8pm).

The course 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.
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!

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