Oman Desert Half Marathon
0 OMR (Free)
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:
- Shorts/ Skort
- 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 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 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.
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.