Colnago Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge SPRING EDITION 2023

18th March, 2023

A scenic route taking you from the west, to the east coast of the UAE – The new SPRING EDITION (230km)

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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 230km with approx 1350m 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.

ENTRY OPTIONS:
1. THE C2C RIDE ONLY: Your entry fee includes a fully supported ride, a 5-star BBQ, Bandana and Medal. (Enter BOTH Winter and Spring editions and you will receive a limited edition Colnago Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge Cycle Jersey. You must commit to both editions before Winter edition registration closes).
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 – see registration site STORE.
3. FRIENDS & FAMILY: Additional BBQ tickets for friends and family can be purchased only up to the registration closing date. 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.
COVID 19 SAFETY MEASURES – These are as per the current regulations issued by the government, should anything change we will update this information, so please be aware that the situation and requirements may change depending upon the government restrictions in place at the time of the event.
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Sponsored by:
  • Colnago 180x100
  • OBS Wolfis 117x58

Urban-Ultra Wadi Racer 2023

29th April, 2023

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!

RACE PACK COLLECTION

Race number and race pack collection from Hopasports Office, Shop 1 & 2, Dubai Autodrome Retail Plaza, Motor City ONLY.Collection dates to be advised.

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!

COVID-SAFETY – These are as per the current regulations issued by the government, should anything change we will update this information, so please be aware that the situation and requirements may change depending upon the government restrictions in place at the time of the event.

• 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.

 

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Urban-Ultra Hajar 100