Ultramarathon will take place on March 5 inside Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve and offers three different distances for participants – 50km, 10km, and 5km.
Organized under the umbrella of Dubai Sports Council, in association with Dubai Municipality and FittGROUP, the 50km Al Marmoom Ultramarathon will take place on Friday, March 5 in Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.
The event will also offer two shorter races of 10km and 5km, and all three races will take runners into the desert on hard and soft sand, including across and over sand dunes. Participants will receive finisher medals and the top three rankings in each category, male and female, will be awarded trophies.
Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve is the largest project of its kind in the world, spread across more than 40 hectares of pristine shrubland that is home to 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds, and many other endangered species, as well as Arabian Oryx, Arabian gazelles, sand Gazelles, foxes, and wild cats.
The 3,000 years old Saruq Al Hadid archaeological site – one of the oldest sites in the country dating back to the Iron Age – is also located within the reserve.
Organizing sports events inside Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, as well as places like Hatta and Jumeirah, has been one of Dubai Sports Council’s principal focuses in recent times, as the Council promotes these areas among both the domestic and international tourists as a premier destination.
The health and safety of participants, spectators, visitors, organizers, and crew is our highest priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will follow the guidelines and protocols of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention and Dubai Health Authority to ensure that every precautionary measure is implemented and adhered to in line with the guidelines issued by the UAE Government. We will act vigilantly to safeguard the wellbeing of everyone involved and attending the event.
There will be temperature checks for all participants and event crew on arrival at the event registration area.
RUN CATEGORIES: Elite & Open (male & female), 18 years plus for 50KM and 15 years plus for 10KM & 5KM.