The world’s longest desert marathon is happening here in Dubai
One of the worlds biggest endurance tests is taking place right here in the beautiful Dubai deserts. This world-class marathon takes four days to complete. The grand prize for the winner of this marathon is AED 22,000 and the distance to cover in the shortest span of time order to win this prize is 270 Km. The worlds longest ultra-run marathon that happens to be taking place in a desert is being hosted by the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.
A marathon runner will need to have two things in plenty to finish this run – plenty of water and plenty of time. The marathon is to be held in December in between 11 and 14 and they will have prizes for three categories – male, female and team.
The first place winner will win a grand prize of USD 6,000 (AED 22,000) and it shall go to man and woman, along with trophies and cash for the second and third places as well. There are also cash prizes and medal to be won for those marathon runners who opt to take part in the 100 Km and the 50 Km run.
In order to participate in this run, you will have to make sure that you have yourselves registered before September 1st to avail a reduced early-bird entry fee. Go the site of ultramarathon.ae and grab your spot as soon as possible and for more information.
When opting to take part in the 270 Km run, the AED 5,800 fee that you are charged with includes complete bus transport, camp accommodation, a hefty main meal right before the start of the race including a medal and a t-shirt right after you finish the race. Marathon enthusiasts will have to be aged 18 and above in order to take part in this marathon and also produce a valid medical certificate stating their ability to be physically fit and healthy to take part in this race.
There will be several tents that shall be pitched throughout the course and also plenty of water rations on the route and in the camp. Medical professionals that include doctors, nurses and paramedics will be supervising the race in case of any injury or exhaustion.