5 Km Night Race Charity

ESO 5k Charity Night Race

Distance and Ascent
5 km
Date and Time
October 2023 / 06:00pm till 9:00 pm
Ghala Dunes
Water Stations:
Start & Finish Line
Registration Closes
September 2023
5 OMR (13$) / Benefit of Environment Society of Oman
Rules for participants
  • Only participants older than 15 years old can participate.
  • Participants younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • All participants must have headlamps
  • All participants must have reusable water bottles, you can refill at start / finish line.
The Race

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. The Oman Desert Marathon Classic – 165 Km race has a stage in the night, and the charity race is the opportunity to bring the magic of the desert night to those who wonder how it feels like.

Giving back to the community

We believe Oman Desert Marathon is an event that joins many people from the local community and that expresses the love of the people for Oman. Giving back to the community offers a sense of accomplishment and pride that are hard to achieve elsewhere. For that reason, contributing to the community is important to us and we decided to do so by supporting the Environment Society of Oman.

Our purposes with the night race, is to raise awareness and motivate participants to help protect and conserve our natural heritage.

Event Overview
  • 6:00pm: Arrive to location
  • 6:10pm: Bib Collection, Check Equipment and visit aid station to fill your reusable water bottle.
  • 6:30pm: Visit Race Village Tents
  • 6:45pm: Briefing
  • 6:50pm: Warm Up with ODM Coach
  • 7:00pm: Run or walk under the stars!
  • 8:00pm: Prizes
  • 9:00pm: Event close
About Event

The event will start from 200 meters from the entrance of the race location, where you can park your car. It is advisable to carpool with other runners as there is no a lot of space. From parking runners can walk to the start point.

The track will follow the trail path and will enter the sand dunes. The trail will be properly marked and we will have volunteers and first aid assistance to make sure it is a safe event. There will be and aid station at 2.5 KM, where you can refill water if needed.