The single stage trail run adventure (5k, 10k, 15k with a 3 hour cut-off or 30k with a 4 hour 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 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 number and race pack collection from AdventureHQ (From Tues 27th Oct up to race day), 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).

Check out our new Covid-Safe Race Format below!


**NO Check-in … No Briefing … ARRIVE & RUN between 7:00am and 8:00am (30k runners will start at 7am sharp)

• To limit the possible spread of the virus we are trying out a new format where you will ‘ARRIVE & RUN’. This means that you must arrive between 7:00am and 8:00am.  (30k runners will start at 7am sharp). Runners can begin to run anytime during that slot. No runners will be permitted to run after 8:00am (no matter how much you plead or cry!) The new format gives an extra dimension to your competitors too – no one can see who is ahead or behind, so it is all out if you want to win!

• Please ensure you do not gather in any groups – socially distance yourself from any other runner at the start, checkpoints and in the car park

• You will be requested to wash your hands thoroughly at the start of the race – water and soap is provided

• Your temperature will be taken prior to the start

• There will be NO TOUCHING the water dispensers by runners, a member of staff will assist you to fill your bottle

• Sanitizer will be mandatory if you wish to take fruit from checkpoints – or you can kindly ask a staff member to assist – sanitizer is provided

• Runners will wear masks unless on the course running – masks are mandatory at all other times

• Runners not wearing a face mask when not running will be kindly ask to wear one or leave (no excuses, we provide a bandana in your race pack)

• There will be no pre-race briefing, so you need to read your Athlete Guide thoroughly

• Whilst on the course, please allow as much space as possible between runners or if passing someone

• Because of the staggered start we will not know who has won the race until everyone has finished, therefore we will award trophies at a later date without a gathering. We will notify winners by email or telephone the following day to arrange trophy presentation.

• There will be fruit on checkpoints BUT NOT at the start/finish point – only water will be available at the start/finish point

• Runners are asked,that once their race is completed, to immediately leave the area. This is not our usual friendly trail community style, (we all like to have a chat about PBs and how lost you got, or how there weren’t enough markers!), however we would like to keep bringing you these races for the entire season, so for the timebeing we would kindly ask that any post race nattering be done away from the finish line in groups no larger than 5 people.

• If you are experiencing ANY signs of the covid virus – PLEASE DO NOT attend the race. Please go straight to a testing centre and get yourself checked out.