Urban-Ultra Night Rebel 2020

25th September, 2020

The single stage 10k, 20k or 30k trail run will start and finish at Wadi Showka (25° 5’51.68″ N  56° 1’49.78″ E) (Google Maps Click Here) on September 20th 2019. Starting at 7.00pm sharp! (Race cut-off is 4.5hrs 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. 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 – road or trail shoes are suitable. The course will be marked with light reflective material for navigation so you will need your own torch or headlamp to see them.
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).
Fruit, water and electrolyte 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. This applies to ALL distances.
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 Rockrunner 2020

30th October, 2020

The single stage trail run adventure (5k, 10k, 15k with a 3 hour cut-off starting at 8am, or 30k with a 4 hour cut-off starting at 7am) at the beautiful Wadi Showka  – https://goo.gl/maps/r2rKiaXun3MHe78C9. 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 perfect for beginners to trail running but also equally so for experienced trail runners with challenging undulating sections and a maximum 30k distance. 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 do not produce a kid’s specific t-shirts available – just XS Adult size).

RACE PACK COLLECTION: Your Race Pack which contains your race bib, will be available for collection from Adventure HQ during opening hours at Times Square on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.

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Urban-Ultra Vertical Burn 2020

14th November, 2020

This unique vertical race will have you race up and down a sand dune – sounds easy right? Technically, yes, and distance? Yeah, it’s not an ultra, but physically, it’s super demanding and will have your muscles burning and legs screaming in pain! Who will be crowned king of the dune?

Keep your eyes open for further details!

Your Race Pack will be available from Adventure HQ, Times Square, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai ONLY 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 race day. 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 Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2020

20th November, 2020

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 (Last year’s diversions were enjoyed so much by riders that the route this year will include the same back roads of Kalba and stretch to 215km for the full challenge) 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.

WATCH THE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/htkmoY5f8Ro

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 20th November 2020.  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

Log on to www.coasttocoastcyclechallenge

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Urban-Ultra Mt.Sana 60 & 10k, 21k 2020

11th December, 2020

INTRODUCING THE Half Marathon 21K DISTANCE and 10k MINI MT. SANA!

Welcome to the fully-supported 10k, 21k and 60km ultra trail run 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).

10k start at 8am

21k and 60k start at 5am

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 bag or car! We aim to be a ‘No Waste Race’

Bananas, oranges, water, Aqualyte, nuts and dates available approx every 10km. We will provide hot water for your own dehydrated food and we will have hot soup on the go for finishers of the 60k ultra. 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 car/bag(s).

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. There are no hotels close by, 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 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 race day). 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 Mleiha Desert Dash + Fatbike 2021

8th January, 2021

Take part in this amazing Mleiha desert adventure run and fat bike race. Choose from a 5k family fun run, 10k, 25k or 50k ultra trail run or a 10k and 25k fat bike race – all with trophy and prizes for first place winners. Camp with us in our designated campsite next to the start/finish with on site toilets. All camping equipment like tent, sleeping bags, grill, BBQ food/water, firewood, comfort items etc. are your own responsibility. (This is an open camp, there is no illumination and no security. Camping is at your own risk and not part of the race organisation).

LOCATION: GOOGLE MAP LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/xZgn8mQWJRP2

50k race will start at 6:00am and all other riders and run distances at 8:30am, when you will head off to run or ride your selected distance on a flat but challenging well marked course. Enjoy the winter weather and tranquility of the desert with your family and friends. We have something for everyone from 5k fun runners to serious 50k ultra runners, from fat bikers to star gazers and outdoor lovers!

TIMINGS: 50k starts at 6am. All other races start at 8.30am

TRAIL RUN CUT-OFFS:

Cut-off is 50k – 8.5 hours – 25k is 5 hours. 50k runners MUST complete their first loop in maximum of 4 hours, as we will assume you will slow on your second loop.

RACE PACK COLLECTION

Your race pack will be available from AdventureHQ, Sheikh Zayed Road, Times Square, Dubai only. Race packs WILL NOT be taken to the start point, PLEASE ensure you collect your pack before the event begins – it contains your technical shirt, race bib (race bib MUST be attached to your FRONT during the race please), and other goodies. ONLY international participants can request race day pick-up if they have selected to do so upon registration.

In partnership with Sharjah Sports Council and Shurooq.

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Urban-Ultra BIG Stinker 2020

29th January, 2021

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 Friday 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)

GOOGLE MAPS LOCATION: https://goo.gl/maps/9zxPMKn6QzTJYJuP8

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).
**  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 2020

19th February, 2021

Challenge yourself on the beautiful ultra-trail 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)

Check out the 2015 race here

Check out the 2016 race here

START HOTEL Location: TBA. 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. 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 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 TBA

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Urban-Ultra Kalba Kickr 2021

12th March, 2021

Join us on a challenging technical trail, taking in the best of the UAE. A stunning run along jeep track with some wonderful 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 55k ultra.

Proudly announcing this race (55k) is a UTMB qualifying race (ITRA 2pts)

RACE START TIME: 07:00am

CUT-OFF TIMES: 55k (11 hours), 24k (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)
**  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 Wadi Racer 2021

10th April, 2021

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). 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. 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) 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. 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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Trail Running & Coaching Experience in Provence

1st June, 2021

Please note that due to the Covid 19 Virus, this experience was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, however, it will now take place in 2021.

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

Facebook Page: @LPSVExperience

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Women’s Wellness Experience in Provence

10th July, 2021

Please note that due to the Covid 19 Virus, this experience was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, however, it will now take place in 2021.

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 10-15 July 2020 – 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS (US$1800 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