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Oman Desert Marathon Half Marathon

Half Marathon 21 km Info

Oman Desert Half Marathon

Bidiyah, November 15th

PROGRAM

COST

0 OMR (Free)

 

PARTICIPANTS

Distance : 21 Km Starts at  06:30 am

Get a taste of the desert before joining us next year at  Oman Desert marathon 2020! Join runners for all around the world in a challenging 21 km on sand. The first stage is 21 km and the acclamation to the race, so even if is not particularly hard, it is very challenging for most runners. If you signed up for Oman Desert half Marathon, you do not need a backpack like the participants of the Oman Desert half Classic, but you will definitely need certain equipment, such as:

 

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • T-Shirt
  • Shorts/ Skort
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Sand Gaiters*
  • Salt Tablets
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Water (supplied)

 

*Since you will be running 21 KM gaiters are not mandatory but it is advisable, if you want to know more about gaiter, check here

 

REGISTRATION

Registration should be done online before the race. Participants must be informed of  his/her medical contraindications that may affect their participation in the Desert Run. Race organizers (including medical and technical staff) have no responsibility for medical problems or injuries that they may incur during the event. By signing up in the race, each participant confirms that they are aware of this and agrees explicitly not to hold the organizer liable nor to claim compensation in any way.

 

 

THE ROUTE

The first 10 kilometers of this stage are on flat and compact sand, but then the runners have to enter deep into desert and face high dunes and a big climb, this section of 8 kilometers it had very challenging ground. After this part they descended the dunes and reach the finish line. Checkpoints are placed approximately each 5 kilometers. These checkpoints are mandatory and water is provided. Medical support is present at every checkpoint if advice or treatment is required. The medical team may decide to withdraw a competitor if there is a serious risk for his/her health and safety.

 

REFRESHMENT STATIONS

A refreshment station will be located every 5 km and at the finishing area. You are welcome to bring your own reusable water bottle to minimize de use of plastic and help us care for the environment. Lunch will be server after the race.

Kids 3 km Info

Oman Desert Kids 3 km Marathon

Bidiyah, November 15th

PROGRAM

Cost:0 OMR (Free)

 

PARTICIPANTS

Distance : 3 Km Starts at  06:30 am

The 3 km fun run is open for all age groups, but it is specially for kids ages 7 to  14. Children under 14 y/o will need to be accompanied by their own parent.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration should be done online before the race. Parents are responsible of  his/her children medical contraindications that may affect their participation in the Desert Run. Race organizers (including medical and technical staff) have no responsibility for medical problems or injuries that they may incur during the event. By signing up in the race, each participant confirms that they are aware of this and agrees explicitly not to hold the organizer liable nor to claim compensation in any way.

 

THE ROUTE

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REFRESHMENT STATIONS

A refreshment station will be located at the finishing area. You are welcome to bring your own reusable water bottle to minimize de use of plastic and help us care for the environment. Lunch will be server after the race.

 

 

 

 

 

Enviorment

Oman Desert Marathon  is a unique adventure in the breathtaking wilderness of the Oman Desert,  from the Alwasil Oasis of Bidiyah and finish on the shore of the Arabian Sea. We are committed to protect the environment and protect wildlife and vegetation. We are working hard on improving our policies to keep the desert untouched. Helps us by being a responsible runner. Carry all your litter to the closest checkpoint for disposal in the bins provided. If there are unique rock formations, do not remove them from their location. If you encounter wildlife of any kind, respect it. Keep your distance. This is their habitat, allow wildlife its space.

 

WATER BOTTLES

We encourage runners to use reusable waters. In the case you use disposable ones, they should not be discarded in the desert. Plastic waste is one of many types of wastes that take too long to decompose. Competitors will incur penalties, and may be asked to leave the race. All, runners and organizers alike, are requested to comply with these environmental rules.

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