01 Sep Questions and Answers to be ready for the 4th Oman Desert Marathon!
Cut offs are from 6, 8 or 14 hours, we adapt the cut offs according to the temperature and the average times of the runners on the previous stage. The cut offs are decided before the start of each stage in order to allow the maximum number possibile of runner to finish the stage in a reasonable time. Some participants decided to do some stages hiking, cut off times allow to hike. Nobody was excluded for missing a cut off.
A boiler will be available morning and evening. So the answer is YES, is provided. However we suggest you to be independent especially for lunch, after the race: the generator might not be online and you need to eat. The Oman desert is full of wood, you will not have problems to light a fire.
The best time to eat is when you need to eat, not when we will give you hot water.
There is no drinking water limit. During the race you will find water about every 10 km.
The answer is NO as we can’t guarantee the access to wells at each camp. However most times this is possibile. This means that we will work hard to provide you a fast shower every day, but this depends also on water availability, wells and conditions of the roads to transport the water. Last year the runners had the opportunity to shower avery day. Please don’t take as a guarantee: water can finish and many things can happen in the middle of the desert.
Sleeping bags are carried by runners
Yes, we will arrange 2 direct transfers at about 9 and 11, according to the incoming flights schedules.
All runners should update their personal record on our website adding the flight details in order to arrange the transfers.