Urban-Ultra Big Stinker 2022

29th January, 2022

CHANGE OF DATE!!

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

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 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 (3 waves with 2 minute interval)

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!

COVID-SAFETY – IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

For race pack collection and venue admission, kindly present the AL HOSN GREEN PASS status. Furthermore adherence to 2 meter social distancing rules and wearing a mask at all times (unless engaged in a sports activity).

• 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.

RACE PACK COLLECTION

Race number and race pack collection from Hopasports Office, Shop 1 & 2, (Weds 26 to 27between the hours of 10am and 7pm ), Dubai Autodrome Retail Plaza, Motor City ONLY.

Call +971 50 6549543. 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).

SANITISE, SOCIAL DISTANCE and STAY SAFE … HAVE FUN!

RACE WAIVER: Please note that although our races are fully covered by insurance and medical services are in place, these are in service for the duration of the race and for emergency treatment only and do not include post event treatment by your chosen medical facility. Nor do they include a choice of medical facility in an emergency situation. By agreeing to participate, you understand that Urban-Ultra, any of its staff, race partners or related companies are not liable for any injuries sustained during the race or any medical treatment after emergency care has been administered. By registering for the race you agree to these terms and conditions of entry. The FULL RACE WAIVER is at the end of this document. Thank you.

RACE DISTANCE ACCURACY: We try to make the distances as accurate as possible, however due to the nature of trail and also the differences between GPS watches, please understand that the full distance may vary plus or minus a couple of km, and will never be exact. This is the nature of trail running and more often your distance will exceed the distance advertised. If it’s a bit more, you just get to enjoy it a bit more!

 

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Urban-Ultra Mleiha Desert Dash + Fat Bike 2022

12th March, 2022

CHANGE OF DATE!!!

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 promptly at 6:00am and all other riders and run distances at 8:00am, 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 promptly at 6am. All other races start at 8:00am

TRAIL RUN CUT-OFFS:

Cut-off is 50k race is 8.5 hours. 25k race 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.

In partnership with Sharjah Sports Council and Shurooq.

COVID-SAFETY – IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

As per precautionary measures issued by the authorities; all athletes and spectators, over the age of 16, should have fully completed both COVID-19 vaccination doses 14 days before taking part in the event AND show a PCR negative test result not more than 48hrs before the race. Furthermore adherence to 2 meter social distancing rules and wearing a mask at all times (unless engaged in a sports activity). For race pack collection and venue admission, kindly present the ALHOSN app or vaccination card and test result.

• 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.

RACE PACK COLLECTION

Race number and race pack collection from Hopasports Office, Shop 1 & 2, (Wednesday 5 to 6 between the hours of 10am and 7pm ), Dubai Autodrome Retail Plaza, Motor City ONLY.

Call +971 50 4422934. 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).

SANITISE, SOCIAL DISTANCE and STAY SAFE … HAVE FUN!

RACE WAIVER: Please note that although our races are fully covered by insurance and medical services are in place, these are in service for the duration of the race and for emergency treatment only and do not include post event treatment by your chosen medical facility. Nor do they include a choice of medical facility in an emergency situation. By agreeing to participate, you understand that Urban-Ultra, any of its staff, race partners or related companies are not liable for any injuries sustained during the race or any medical treatment after emergency care has been administered. By registering for the race you agree to these terms and conditions of entry. The FULL RACE WAIVER is at the end of this document. Thank you.

RACE DISTANCE ACCURACY: We try to make the distances as accurate as possible, however due to the nature of trail and also the differences between GPS watches, please understand that the full distance may vary plus or minus a couple of km, and will never be exact. This is the nature of trail running and more often your distance will exceed the distance advertised. If it’s a bit more, you just get to enjoy it a bit more!

 

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Urban-Ultra Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge SPRING EDITION

19th March, 2022

A scenic route taking you from the west, to the east coast of the UAE – The new SPRING EDITION

Terms and conditions of entry please see new requirements:

COVID 19 SAFETY MEASURES

As per precautionary measures issued by the authorities; all athletes and spectators, over the age of 16, should have fully completed both COVID-19 vaccination doses 14 days and show a negative PCR test result no more than 48hrs before taking part in the event. Furthermore adherence to 2 meter social distancing rules and wearing a mask at all times (unless engaged in a sports activity). For venue admission, kindly present the ALHOSN app or vaccination card.

SPRING EDITION (March 2022):

WATCH THE VIDEO: CLICK HERE

The spring edition of the event still begins from the coastal Sharjah lagoons, through the stunning Hajar Mountains across to the east coast and north all the way to Fujairah to your final destination, Le Meridien Al Aqah – the route stretches 172km with approx 1160m of elevation along smooth tarmac roads, winding through dunes, over mountain climbs and along the beautiful east coast to the finish where you can enjoy the fine sandy beaches of Fujairah. There is no Abridged ride for this event. All riders ride from the start to the finish.

Your entry price includes a fully supported ride, goody bag, bandana, finisher’s medal, and a  celebration buffet with soft drinks on the private lawns of the hotel. (Covid safety measures necessitate the operation of a staff-served buffet). Alcoholic drinks are available but must be purchased separately and are not included in your entry fee. Should you wish to have friends or family join us at the BBQ (Don’t leave it too late, these sell out quickly!), please purchase additional BBQ Buffet tickets in the ‘Store’ on the registration site. To reiterate – as part of the entry fee, YOUR BBQ ticket is INCLUDED. If your family or friends want to join you, they must purchase ADDITIONAL tickets from the STORE. You also have the option to purchase a return bus trip with your bike, back to Sharjah. You will find this option upon Registration at an extra cost in the STORE.

 

WINTER EDITION (November – Date TBC):

This unique, non-competitive cycle challenge dating back to 2005, takes you east from the coastal Sharjah lagoons, through the stunning Hajar Mountains across to the east coast and north all the way to Fujairah and your final destination, Le Meridien Al Aqah – the route stretches 220km with approx 1300m of elevation along smooth tarmac roads, winding through dunes, over mountain climbs and along the beautiful east coast 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 220km? How about trying the abridged version first! Experience the full essence of the event, but ride just 172km instead. Your ride will finish at the same place but will not include the extra section included in the full distance ride.

ENTRY OPTIONS:
1. THE C2C RIDE ONLY: Your AED 550 entry fee includes a fully supported ride, a 5-star BBQ, Bandana and 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.
3. FRIENDS & FAMILY: Additional BBQ tickets for friends and family can be purchased only up to the registration closing date. They cost AED 225 pp (AED 100 for kids between 4 and 12 yrs). These tickets are NOT available on the day. Buy additional tickets along with your ride option from the registration site STORE.
** All participants/guests eligible for BBQ will be issued a wristband on entering the BBQ garden. BBQ access is not permitted without your wristband.
This ride will undoubtedly be a challenge and a wonderful day out on the roads of the UAE. Please note that you will need a certain level of fitness to take part due to the distance and the amount of climbing and bike handling skills for the steep descents.
Please ensure you have trained adequately so that you are able to participate safely and within your limits. There will be a number of rides, organised locally, which you will be expected to join (international participants must state rides they have completed recently in preparation), in order to prepare you for the long distance and of course the climbs.
As it is a real privilege to be able to use these roads, we ask all cyclists to adhere to traffic rules and to respect other road users. It is also important to emphasise again that this ride is a cycle challenge and not a race. By participating, you agree to ride within the parameters defined by the organisers and under the guidance of the ride captain assigned to your group.
To maintain the maximum level of safety, riders will be organised into pods before the event, each with their own Ride Captains and support vehicles. You are kindly requested to stay with this rider pod and remain together for the duration of the ride.
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Urban-Ultra Wadi Racer 2022

9th April, 2022

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) (Googlemaps link: https://goo.gl/maps/HYgNWdTXX9J2). Starting at 5.00am – in darkness!

Check-in CLOSES at 4.45am. Start gun 5.00am sharp

Here you will be racing against the sunrise … racing out into the darkness with a headlamp  (not supplied) – terrain is single track trail, 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 4hrs – you must reach 15km 07:00am).

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!

COVID-SAFETY – IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

As per precautionary measures issued by the authorities; all athletes and spectators, over the age of 16, should have fully completed both COVID-19 vaccination doses 14 days before taking part in the event AND show a PCR negative test result not more than 48hrs before the race. Furthermore adherence to 2 meter social distancing rules and wearing a mask at all times (unless engaged in a sports activity). For race pack collection and venue admission, kindly present the ALHOSN app or vaccination card and test result.

• 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.

RACE PACK COLLECTION

Race number and race pack collection from Hopasports Office, Shop 1 & 2, (Wednesday 6 to 7 between the hours of 10am and 7pm ), Dubai Autodrome Retail Plaza, Motor City ONLY.

Call +971 50 4422934. 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).

SANITISE, SOCIAL DISTANCE and STAY SAFE … HAVE FUN!

RACE WAIVER: Please note that although our races are fully covered by insurance and medical services are in place, these are in service for the duration of the race and for emergency treatment only and do not include post event treatment by your chosen medical facility. Nor do they include a choice of medical facility in an emergency situation. By agreeing to participate, you understand that Urban-Ultra, any of its staff, race partners or related companies are not liable for any injuries sustained during the race or any medical treatment after emergency care has been administered. By registering for the race you agree to these terms and conditions of entry. The FULL RACE WAIVER is at the end of this document. Thank you.

RACE DISTANCE ACCURACY: We try to make the distances as accurate as possible, however due to the nature of trail and also the differences between GPS watches, please understand that the full distance may vary plus or minus a couple of km, and will never be exact. This is the nature of trail running and more often your distance will exceed the distance advertised. If it’s a bit more, you just get to enjoy it a bit more!

 

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Urban-Ultra Hajar 30, 50 & 100 2023

18th February, 2023

POSTPONED!!

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’

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.

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

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

COVID-SAFETY – IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

As per precautionary measures issued by the authorities; all athletes and spectators, over the age of 16, should have fully completed both COVID-19 vaccination doses 14 days before taking part in the event AND show a PCR negative test result not more than 48hrs before the race. Furthermore adherence to 2 meter social distancing rules and wearing a mask at all times (unless engaged in a sports activity). For race pack collection and venue admission, kindly present the ALHOSN app or vaccination card and test result.

• 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.

RACE PACK COLLECTION

Race number and race pack collection from Hopasports Office, Shop 1 & 2, (Tuesday 15 to 17 between the hours of 10am and 7pm ), Dubai Autodrome Retail Plaza, Motor City ONLY.

Call +971 50 4422934. 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).

SANITISE, SOCIAL DISTANCE and STAY SAFE … HAVE FUN!

RACE WAIVER: Please note that although our races are fully covered by insurance and medical services are in place, these are in service for the duration of the race and for emergency treatment only and do not include post event treatment by your chosen medical facility. Nor do they include a choice of medical facility in an emergency situation. By agreeing to participate, you understand that Urban-Ultra, any of its staff, race partners or related companies are not liable for any injuries sustained during the race or any medical treatment after emergency care has been administered. By registering for the race you agree to these terms and conditions of entry. The FULL RACE WAIVER is at the end of this document. Thank you.

RACE DISTANCE ACCURACY: We try to make the distances as accurate as possible, however due to the nature of trail and also the differences between GPS watches, please understand that the full distance may vary plus or minus a couple of km, and will never be exact. This is the nature of trail running and more often your distance will exceed the distance advertised. If it’s a bit more, you just get to enjoy it a bit more!

 

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Urban-Ultra Kalba Kickr 2023

11th March, 2023

POSTPONED!!

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.

RACE START TIME: 07:00am

CUT-OFF TIMES: 55k (11 hours), 24k (7 hours), 12k (3.5hours)

COVID-SAFETY – IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

As per precautionary measures issued by the authorities; all athletes and spectators, over the age of 16, should have fully completed both COVID-19 vaccination doses 14 days before taking part in the event AND show a PCR negative test result not more than 48hrs before the race. Furthermore adherence to 2 meter social distancing rules and wearing a mask at all times (unless engaged in a sports activity). For race pack collection and venue admission, kindly present the ALHOSN app or vaccination card and test result.

• 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.

RACE PACK COLLECTION

Race number and race pack collection from Hopasports Office, Shop 1 & 2, (Tuesday 8 to 10 between the hours of 10am and 7pm ), Dubai Autodrome Retail Plaza, Motor City ONLY.

Call +971 50 4422934. 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).

SANITISE, SOCIAL DISTANCE and STAY SAFE … HAVE FUN!

RACE WAIVER: Please note that although our races are fully covered by insurance and medical services are in place, these are in service for the duration of the race and for emergency treatment only and do not include post event treatment by your chosen medical facility. Nor do they include a choice of medical facility in an emergency situation. By agreeing to participate, you understand that Urban-Ultra, any of its staff, race partners or related companies are not liable for any injuries sustained during the race or any medical treatment after emergency care has been administered. By registering for the race you agree to these terms and conditions of entry. The FULL RACE WAIVER is at the end of this document. Thank you.

RACE DISTANCE ACCURACY: We try to make the distances as accurate as possible, however due to the nature of trail and also the differences between GPS watches, please understand that the full distance may vary plus or minus a couple of km, and will never be exact. This is the nature of trail running and more often your distance will exceed the distance advertised. If it’s a bit more, you just get to enjoy it a bit more!

 

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Urban-Ultra Hajar 100