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 25th 2020. (Race cut-off is 4.5hrs for the 30k distance).

Check out our new Covid-Safe Race Format below!



**NO Check-in … No Briefing … ARRIVE & RUN between 6:30pm and 7:00pm

• 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 6:30pm and 7:00pm. Runners can begin to run anytime during that slot. No runners will be permitted to run after 7:00pm (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

• 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.

Race pack collection at AdventureHQ from Tuesday 22nd September up to race day (Ground Floor, Times Square Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road during opening hours). 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 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) bearing in mind no gatherings larger than 5 so please make sure you are socially distanced.
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 no supporters attend, to minimise the number gathering in one place.