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Your Challenge...

..Your Way

WALK, JOG, or RUN it

11-15th October 2018

The UNESCO World Heritage Draa Valley provides a dramatic backdrop for our iconic Saharan Challenge - 2 marathon distances in 2 days across endless sand dunes and rocky trails. After a tough day under the Moroccan Sun, relax in our private Bedouin Campsite with luxurious showers & sleep under the stars! We all need adventures to invigorate & energise - join us and do something amazing!

  • 5 day Adventure 
  • 2 Marathons in 2 days
  • Walk, Jog or Run
  • Packages from £750
  • Across the Saharan Desert
  • Sand dunes, rocky & dirt trails
  • Palm trees & mountain views
  • 3 nights in our luxury Bedouin Camp
  • Showers, dining tents, private camps
  • Final night in hotel, Marrakech
  • Meals, snacks & drinks
  • Traditional & western cuisine
  • Rest stops en route
  • Signed route & local guides
  • Guides, medics & Moroccan hospitality
  • Medal, T shirt, glass of fizz! 
  • Baggage transfer service
  • Transfers to/from camp
  • Training & Kit guides
  • Saharan Challenge WEBSITE & APP
  • Optional Training Walks/Runs
  • +FREE 50km UK Ultra Challenge place!

Challenge Itinerary

Day 1: Thur 11 Oct - Arrive Morocco

  • Depart London for Marrakech
  • Transfer to Akhelouf 8hr in private minibus incl. stops
  • Optional transfers from Ouarzazate & Zagora
  • Overnight in our Bedouin Camp in Tizguine
  • Luxury camp with mess tents, toilets & showers
  • Welcome meal, brief & kit check

Day 2: Fri 12 Oct - 42km

  • Early breakfast
  • 1hr transfer to Afra near Mt Kissane
  • Warm up & start challenge!
  • Rest stops & lunch en-route
  • Finish at camp in Tizguine
  • Dinner & brief

Day 3: Sat 13 Oct - 42km

  • Early breakfast
  • Early start from our camp
  • Rest stops & lunch en-route
  • Finish line medals & glass of fizz!
  • Celebratory dinner & party @ camp!

Day 4: Sun 14 Oct - Marrakech

  • Transfer to Marrakech 8hrs
  • Lunch en-route
  • Optional transfers to Ouarzazate & Zagora
  • Group meal & free evening in Marrakech
  • Hotel overnight

Day 5: Mon 15 Oct - Return to UK

  • Early breakfast & check-out
  • Transfer to airport
  • Depart Marrakech for London

Flights and schedule are subject to change.

 

What's included

  • Return international flights (not land only)
  • Transfers
  • 3 nights in luxury camp
  • Camping equipment (excl. sleeping bag)
  • 1 night in hotel
  • 2 days tough trekking
  • All meals, snacks & drinks
  • Celebratory dinner & party at Camp
  • Final night in Marrakech
  • Glass of fizz, t shirt & medal at the finish
  • Full support team
  • Expert marathon runner guide
  • Regular rest stops
  • Guided & mapped route
  • Medics & Podiatrist
  • All meals, snacks & drinks
  • Baggage transfer
  • Pre-challenge support:
  • Participant Area 
  • Challenge App
  • Pre-event briefing in London
  • Kit List & Training Plans
  • FREE place on a 50km Ultra Challenge

What's not included

  • Visa and vaccinations - if applicable
  • Personal kit and equipment
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips (we recommend US$15 per participant)

Optional Extras

Transfers - Land Only Packages

If you are booking your own flights to Morocco, you can book onto one of our return group transfers to Camp near Tizguine on Thursday 11th October.

 

Ouarzazate to Camp return Sunday 14th £25 
Zagora to Camp return Sunday 14th £35
Marrakesh to and from Camp £35

 

If you are returning to Ouarzazate or Zagora afterwards your challenge will end at Camp on Sunday 14th October. Those departing from Marrakesh will return with the group and your challenge ends on Monday 15th October.

 

We will confirm the meeting time closer to the Challenge.

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