Urban-Ultra BIG Stinker 2020

11th January, 2020

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!

The Khatt Springs Hotel is CLOSED. SO the only options are to 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!

The Ain Khatt Touristic Resort is a possibility, however, we have no partnership or connection with this guest house, but we do know that rooms are in short supply if you wish to try them out. (https://www.facebook.com/Ain-Khatt-Touristic-Resort-649293225104375/)

RACE START TIME: 07:00am

CUT-OFF TIME for 45k: 2:00pm (7 hours)

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

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 7th-10th 2020.
**  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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Suunto Hajar 30, 50 & 100 2020 – H30/UTH50/UTH100

14th February, 2020

Challenge yourself on the beautiful ultra-trail SUUNTO UTH50 or UTH100 or the shorter but still challenging 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.

Please don’t forget … you must bring your own cups/bowl/fork if you want to consume the food and drinks we provide at checkpoints and race finish. You can buy them from the supermarket or bring them from home and leave in your drop bag! We aim to be a ‘No Waste Race’

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

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Check out the 2016 race here

Location: Ras Al Khaimah – Start hotel TBC. 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 11th 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 TBC. Your options are staying at the hotel TBC, 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).

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Adventure HQ Kalba Kickr 2020

6th March, 2020

DATE CHANGE!!!

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 2pts)

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 10th- Friday 13th 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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Adventure HQ Wadi Racer 2020

21st March, 2020

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)

START LOCATION: (Googlemaps link: https://goo.gl/maps/HYgNWdTXX9J2) on  March 21st 2020. 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 point by 07:30am). (The 10k single track section will only feature minimal spray painted dots and yellow signs).

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. There are toilets and showers available which are also free of charge!
Water and electrolyte drinks will be provided during the race at the checkpoints but please make sure that your obligatory hydration pack (1.5ltr minimum) is fully filled from your own supplies before the start. All runners for all distances must carry the specified water minimum.
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 17th March 2020 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).

AED 285 Adult

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Trail Running Camp & Coaching in Provence

1st June, 2020

Run the stunning trails of the spectacular Gorges du Verdon in the Grand Canyon of Europe. A unique site located in Haute Provence – just two hours away from the Côte d’Azur, Nice, France. Scattered with vineyards and fragrant lavender fields, trail runs are packed with stunning scenery and breathtaking panoramas, and an opportunity to work on your technique and strength with a specific programme designed and instructed by our specialist running coach.
A region blessed with a thousand colours and perfumes, you are close to the emerald lake of Sainte-Croix where water activities are endless, and a nice break from the trails, with lots of opportunity to take a break and sample some of the local flavours of the region in the historic and quaint villages dotted along the way.
Join us at our mountain home away from home for a week of home made nutritious food, good company and some fantastic trail runs through the mountains.

AVAILABLE DATES TBA for 2020 – 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS (AED 3500 pp pw sharing basis)
(inc. Group airport transfer from Nice. Breakfast, Full Board, gait analysis and run support)

PAY IN INSTALLMENTS … BOOK NOW and pay monthly to ease the pain of paying all at once!

Dates to be confirmed

For more details visit: www.lpsvexperience.com

or call +971 50 4422934 or use the Contact Form

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Women’s Wellness Experience in Provence

1st July, 2020

Join us in the spectacular Gorges du Verdon in the Grand Canyon of Europe. A unique site located in Haute Provence – just two hours away from the Côte d’Azur, Nice, France. Scattered with vineyards and fragrant lavender fields, activities are centred around enjoying stunning scenery and breathtaking panoramas, cold water therapy and an opportunity to work on your fitness, mobility and nutrition in a supportive environment. You can expect yoga every day with our dedicated yoga instructor as well as to hike, kayak, swim and work on core strength and flexibility, as well as learn the basics of trail running if you are keen.
A region blessed with a thousand colours and perfumes, you are close to the emerald lake of Sainte-Croix where water activities are endless, with lots of opportunity to take a break and sample some of the local flavours of the region in the historic and quaint villages dotted along the way.
Join us at our mountain home away from home for a female-only week of well-balanced and nutritious food and drinks, good company and a variety of activities in the mountains.

AVAILABLE DATES TBA for 2020 – 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS (AED 3500 pp pw sharing basis)
(inc. Group airport transfer from Nice. Full Board, guide and activities)

Dates to be confirmed

PAY IN INSTALLMENTS … BOOK NOW and pay monthly to ease the pain of paying all at once!

Dates to be confirmed

For more details visit: www.lpsvexperience.com

or call +971 50 4422934 or use the Contact Form

Facebook Page: @LPSVExperience

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Urban-Ultra Hajar 100