Four stages of 42 km, 55 km, 47 km, 21 km and four different perspectives of one of the most beautiful deserts of the world. A unique journey to discover the most remote, untouched sands and the highest dunes of the Omani Desert.
Starting from the Oasis of Al Wasil, Al Sharqyah Marathon marathon is the previous step if you are thinking of running an ultra marathon on sand. Explore the desert with runners of The Oman Desert Marathon Classic – 165 Km race, experience the first stage of this ultra with runners from all around the world, many of them elite world desert champions that come to challenge themselves in the beautiful but also challenging Omani desert.
Starting from the Oasis of Al Wasil, the half marathon is the next step after having previous ran in the desert, getting deeper in the desert in the company of the 42 km runners and runners of The Oman Desert Marathon Classic – 165 Km race, to get the feel of ultra running with participants from all around the world, many of them elite world desert champions that come to challenge themselves in the beautiful but also challenging Omani desert.
The 10K distance is long enough to represent a challenge but short enough to remain accessible for a less experienced runner. A taste of the desert, a good experience.
Whether you are walking or running, enjoy a fun day out with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors, meet like-minded people and remember it is a race for all abilities.
Kids love to run, why not harness that energy in the desert? Fresh air, exercise, and exploration are just a few of the benefits children can experience when they spend time outdoors.
The charity race in Ghala is a 5 KM night race, an opportunity to enjoy to run/ walk under the stars and imagine how to run in the desert at night is.
18th November 2022
The OMD, changed my perspective on ultra-marathon running for the better. The desert is magical and beautiful, but will test you mentally and physically to your limit, but you will be a better person from it. The OMD event should be on every runner’s calendar.
ODM meant for us as a father and son much more than a race, it was an adventure, a journey through a spectacular landscape in the endless Omani dunes. It allowed us to know each other even more, to help each other in the hard moments of running a race of such magnitude, to enjoy a week in which all that mattered was the companionship and the motivation to enjoy one of the toughest trail running races of the world. Thanks to ODM for allowing us to run for a spectacular race in the desert while enjoying its landscape, it´s people and it’s amazing culture.
ODM made me realise that you can really achieve anything you put your mind to. That running is actually a team sport and that I would not have been able to do it without my team mates TENT 7. ODM brings people together, you share the same pain and the same joy. Definitely the most challenging yet most rewarding thing I have ever done.