Adventure HQ Night Rebel 2018

21st September, 2018

The single stage 10k, 20k or 30k Adventure HQ Night Rebel trail run will start and finish at Wadi Showka/Helo (25° 5’51.68″ N  56° 1’49.78″ E) on September 21st 2018. Starting at 7.00pm sharp! (Race cut-off is 5hrs for the 30k distance).

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 18th September 10am to 10pm up to race day). If you live outside of Dubai, you may request race day collection by selecting the option upon registration. Race Packs will otherwise 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 Kalba Hills Cycle Challenge Oct 2018

26th October, 2018

NEW START TIME of 7am!

The perfect preparation both physically and mentally for the Urban-Ultra Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge!

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 26th October 2018. 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).

Distances 37k and 70k

RACE START TIME: 07:00am

CUT-OFF TIME for 37k: 1.5 hours / 70k: 3 hours

REGISTRATION CLOSES: 19th October 2018

RACE PACK COLLECTION: **  RACE BAGS/TIMING CHIPS WILL BE GIVEN ON THE DAY

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.

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Urban-Ultra Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2018

16th November, 2018

Urban-Ultra in collaboration with Dubai Roadsters, brings you this unique, non-competitive cycle challenge taking 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.

Urban-Ultra Coast to Coast ABRIDGED: Want to join the iconic ride but not sure you can manage 200km? How about trying the abridged version first! Experience the full essence of the event, but ride just 140km instead. Your ride will finish at the Kalba coast and we will transfer you and your bike to the Le Meridien Al Aqah, for your BBQ and finish celebrations!

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 16th November 2018.  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 Finisher 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 725. (This year, you and your precious cargo i.e. your bike, will travel together on the same vehicle)

3. FRIENDS & FAMILY: Additional BBQ tickets are AED 225 (Spaces are limited!)

** 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 45 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.

GOODY BAGS – Available from Wolfi’s Bike Shop 12-15th Nov 2018.

Log on to www.coasttocoastcyclechallenge

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Urban-Ultra UTX50 2018

30th November, 2018

This incredible ultra-trail adventure takes you into the wilderness of 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 recommended but not essential. (Sand section approx 4km long right at the very beginning)

START LOCATION: https://goo.gl/maps/t12sTbmybQq

(Note: The road is accessible to saloon car, however please park before the softer sand close to the start line, you are likely to get stuck).

Race Check-In
Race check-in will be from 4.00am to 5.00am on the 30th November. You will be required to open your bag and have one of our volunteers check that all of the mandatory items are included in your pack. Runners missing items WILL NOT be allowed to begin the race.

Race Start Time
Race briefing will be at 5.15am. The race will start promptly at 06:00am.

Race Cut-Off
You will be allowed a maximum of 10 hours to finish this relatively fast, non-technical 50k ultra distance trail run.

Your Race Pack will be available from Adventure HQ, Times Square, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai ONLY from November 27th up to race day anytime during their opening hours (10am to 10pm). Call +971 4 3466909/ 800 2383 6887
YOU MUST COLLECT YOUR RACE PACK prior to the event. NO PACKS will be taken to the start line. (If you are an overseas participant or resident of any emirate other than Dubai, you can indicate upon registration that you would like race day collection and your race pack can be given at the race check-in on the 30th November). Included in the pack will be your race bib, T-shirt and bandana along with other goodies. We would appreciate your cooperation in collecting your pack from the store in plenty of time.
Please join the facebook group Urban-Ultra Dubai so that you are kept up to date with all the latest information.

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Urban-Ultra Kalba Kickr 2018

15th December, 2018

Join us on a challenging technical trail, taking in the best of the UAE. A stunning run along jeep track with some cheeky little rope climbs, goat trails and scrambles up through valleys and into the mountains, through wadi beds and with a real kick you won’t forget! Distances 12k, 25k and a 45k ultra.

Proudly announcing this race (45k) is a UTMB qualifying race (ITRA 3pts)

RACE START TIME: 07:00am

CUT-OFF TIMES: 45k (9 hours), 25k (7 hours), 12k (3.5hours)

RACE PACK COLLECTION:

Please collect your race bag from Adventure HQ at Times Square on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, during their opening hours (10am-10pm) from Tuesday Dec 11th- Friday 14th 2018.
**  RACE BAGS WILL NOT BE GIVEN ON THE DAY unless you are an international participant or live in another emirate (other than Dubai) in which case please select Race Day collection upon registration.

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Urban-Ultra BIG Stinker 2019

18th January, 2019

Are you ready for a bit of a climb? Choose from a 15k, 30k or 45k ultra distance.

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

The Urban-Ultra BIG Stinker is run up and over a beautiful mountain (540m) ascent and descent per 15k loop in Ras Al Khaimah. The 45k run takes in an excess of 1500m for the ultra 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 (7 hours)

REGISTRATION CLOSES: 11th Jan 2019

Don’t underestimate this challenge … one of the toughest solo footraces in the UAE!

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

Email: reservations@goldentulipkhattsprings.com directly and quote Urban-Ultra BIG Stinker

RACE PACK COLLECTION:
Please collect your race bag from Adventure HQ at Times Square on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, during their opening hours (10am-10pm) from Jan 15th-17th 2019.
**  RACE BAGS WILL NOT BE GIVEN ON THE DAY unless you are an international participant or live in another emirate (other than Dubai) in which case please select Race Day collection upon registration.

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Urban-Ultra Hajar 30, 50 & 100 2019 – H30/UTH50/UTH100

15th February, 2019

Challenge yourself on the beautiful ultra-trail UTH50 or UTH100 or the **BRAND NEW H30 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, 12hrs for 50k, 5.5hrs for 30k) allow most physically fit, determined and well-prepared runners to get to the finish.

Proudly announcing this race (100k) is a UTMB qualifying race (ITRA 4pts)

Check out the 2015 race here

Check out the 2016 race here

Location: Ras Al Khaimah – Start hotel Golden Tulip Khatt Springs. 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)

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 own dehydrated food and we will have hot soup on the go. Commencing in 2019, no disposable plates or cutlery will be provided. As part of your mandatory kit you must pack a bowl and spoon in your CP bag(s). (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 3300m of elevation over the 100km distance. Checkpoint 5 will be located at approximately 52km.

Make sure you are part of the only single-stage 30k, 50km and 100km trail run in the UAE!

Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ, Dubai from Feb 12th 10am to 10pm daily up until race day. 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 or are an overseas participant, you can indicate upon registration your request to collect on race day so that we can arrange to take your race pack to Race Check-In for you.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD the documents below for full details and mandatory kit that you MUST have to participate.

The official race start hotel for the bus pick-up and drop-off is the Golden Tulip Khatt Springs. Your options are staying at the hotel, driving to and from the site for the event or camping. (No campsite is allocated but you are free to find yourself a place to pitch your tent, there are plenty of lovely areas close by and up the mountain).

SPECIAL RATES: Khatt Springs Golden Tulip Hotel and Spa is offering participants (first 25 rooms) a special rate TBA
Email: reservations@goldentulipkhattsprings.com directly and quote Urban-Ultra Hajar 30/50/100 (Before 31st Jan 2019)

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Urban-Ultra Mt. Sana 60 2019

22nd March, 2019

Welcome to the fully-supported wadi, track and trail 60km adventure that will start and finish at the same location – just 1.15hr from Dubai. Start Point: Wadi Koob village (25°29’43.61”N 56° 4’17.73”E).

A trail run along jeep tracks, goat trails, through boulder ravines and over spectacular mountain passes of the UAE with and elevation profile of approx 1000m in total! It is a tough challenge and requires training, but a generous cut-off time of 11 hrs to finish allows most physically fit, determined and well-prepared runners to get to the finish. The only hotel close to the start is Khatt Springs Hotel, so your choice is to camp with us the night before, or drive up early morning, or book the hotel, your choice.

The start and finish are at the same point, so you can leave your vehicle safely here for your return home.

Your Race Pack will be available from Adventure HQ, Times Square, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai ONLY from March 19th up to race day anytime during their opening hours (10am to 10pm). Call +971 4 3466909/ 800 2383 6887
YOU MUST COLLECT YOUR PACK prior to the event. NO PACKS will be taken to the start line. (If you are an overseas participant or resident of any emirate other than Dubai, you can indicate upon registration that you would like race day collection and your race pack can be given at the race check-in on the 22nd March). Included in the pack will be your race bib, T-shirt and bandana along with other goodies. We would appreciate your cooperation in collecting your pack from the store in plenty of time.
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Urban-Ultra Wadi Racer 2019

20th April, 2019

The single stage 10k, 20k or 30k trail running adventure will start and finish at the Emirates for Adventure and Mountain Tourism Camp at Wadi Showka (25° 6’3.18″N  56° 3’44.24″E) on April 20th 2019. Starting at 5.00am – in darkness! (Just 4km from the original start point – follow their signs from Showka Village).

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 single track trail, 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). (The 10k single track section will only feature signage and reflectors, and will not be spray painted due to the unspoiled nature of this area and confusion to other users).

There are no hotels nearby, so your options are driving to and from the site for the event or camping with us at the Emirates for Adventure and Mountain Tourism Camp. You can pitch your tent free of charge, or avail of one of the camp’s tents also free of charge, but you must bring along your own sleeping bag and mat. There are toilets and showers available which are also free of charge!
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 race pack collection from AdventureHQ, Times Square, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai ONLY. Call +971 4 3466909/ 800 2383 6887. Available from 16th April 2019 up to race day. 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).

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