Event Program

EVENT PROGRAM 2023

January 20th (Arrival)

9.00-11.00 Welcome desk with flags and signs at the arrivals area of Muscat Airport.
Shuttle Bus Service departs from the airport : 9.00 & 11.00.
13.00 Lunch at Al Jawharat Resort in Bidiyah
17.00 Bib distribution
19.00 Briefing
20.00 Dinner

January 21st (Stage 1) 47 km

05.30 Breakfast at the Resort.
06.30 Transportation to Race StartLine at Al Wasil

Start of the self-sufficiency period

07.30 Race starts: stage 1
19.00 Results are printed and posted on the camp board
20.00 Evening briefing. Stage recap and results posted at the camp board
17.30 – 22.00 hot water is provided by the organization
21.00 Last runner arrives

*Local short races (Free of cost)
07:30 – 10 Km
07:45 – 5 Km
08:00 – 2 Km

January 22nd (Stage 2) 55 km

Camp Daily routine:

4.45 – 6.15 hot water is provided by the organization
6.00 Race starts
18.00 Results are printed and posted on the camp board
19.00 EEvening briefing. Stage recap and results posted at the camp board
19.00 – 01.00 hot water is provided by the organization

00.00 Last runner arrives.

January 23rd (Stage 3) 42 km

06.15 hot water is provided by the organization
Morning rest before night stage
10.00 hot water is provided by the organization
12.00 Race starts
14.00 Race starts
16.00 Race starts
00.30 Last runner arrives.
Energy drinks / water

Hot water is provided by the organization

January 24th (Stage 4) 21 km

06.15 hot water is provided by the organization.

08.00 Race starts

13.00 Last runner arrives.
As the runner crosses the finish line at Al Jawharat Resort in Bidiyah and they well be welcomed with:

  • Medal
  • Finisher T shirt
  • Snacks and drink
  • Lunch
  • Room to shower and rest

19.30 will be prizing ceremony and dinner

January 25th (Departure)

05.00 Breakfast at the Resort.

06.30 Transfer to the airport / Transfer to the Souq (traditional market)
08.30 Shuttle bus arrives at the airport

08.30 Shuttle bus arrives at the Souq (traditional market)

12.00 Shuttle bus arrives at the airport from Souq

Optional Muscat tour (requested in advance at extra cost)

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RUNNER´S RELATIVES – AFTER RACE GUEST ACCOMODATION

The Oman Desert Marathon also has a program for guests who wish to follow the marathon closely from relatives and friends of the runners. Guests will be staying separately from the runners for the duration of the marathon and any communication or support will be prohibited, any violation of this will result in a severe penalty or expulsion of the runner from the race.

Runner’s Relatives Transportation

  • 100 OMR (2 Ways) Airport to start line and back to airport
  • 100 OMR (2 Ways) Airport to finish line and back to airport
  • Accommodation = 40 OMR per night, including breakfast + (10 OMR Lunch & Dinner)
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