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Fully supported..

...From the moment you sign up

Whether you're a first timer, regular long distance walker or ultra runner we offer you the best support possible for your Challenge.

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The real Morocco!

...Magical sights you'll never forget

From bustling Marrakech to mountains dotted with ancient forts, lush valleys, rocky plateaus, and magnificent dunes on the edge of the Sahara.

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Great hospitality...

...Start to finish

Authentic hotels, Bedouin style camping, rest stops, plenty of food & drink, guides, and lots of encouragement all the way!

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The Route...

...from mountains to desert

A start in the shadow of Mount Kissane with Draa Valley providing a dramatic backdrop for The Saharan Challenge.

The Challenge....

2 MARATHONS IN 2 DAYS 

WALK, JOG, or RUN...

11-15 October 2018 

The UNESCO World Heritage Draa Valley provides a dramatic backdrop for The Saharan Challenge - a new 5 day adventure with 2 days of tough marathon distance trekking a night of camping under the stars.  Just like our UK Ultra Challenges - you'll be fully supported with great hospitality & first class logistics.  We all need adventures to invigorate & energise - join us and do something amazing!

Challenge Itinerary

Day 1: Thur 11 Oct - Arrive Morocco

  • Depart London for Marrakech (if all inclusive)
  • Arrive in Marrakech & transfer to start
  • Optional transfers from Marrakech, Ouarzazate & Zagora (land only)
  • Overnight in our exclusive Bedouin Camp - your home from home!
  • Welcome meal, briefing and kit check

Day 2: Fri 12 Oct - 42km of trekking

  • Early breakfast & transfer to Mt Kissane start
  • A warm up & final briefing - and we're off!
  • 2 rest stops & lunch en-route
  • Finish at camp for group meal & briefing

Day 3: Sat 13 Oct - 42km of trekking

  • Breakfast & early start direct from camp
  • 2 rest stops & lunch en-route
  • Official finish line photos, medals and glass of fizz!
  • Celebratory dinner & party @ camp!

Day 4: Sun 14 Oct - Marrakech

  • Transfer to Marrakech (for all inclusive)
  • Lunch en-route
  • Optional transfers to Marrakech, Ouarzazate & Zagora (for land only)
  • Group meal and free evening in Marrakech
  • Hotel overnight

Day 5: Mon 15 Oct - Return to UK

  • Early breakfast & check-out
  • Transfer to airport & return flight to UK (for all inclusive)

NOTE - Runners set off after Trekkers 

Additional Information

What's included?

All Inclusive Package

  • Participant area on website- kit lists/training plans 
  • Return Flights - London to Marrakech 
  • All accommodation
  • All camping equipment (excl. sleeping bag)
  • All meals - including breakfast on final day 
  • Full support team - rest stops, snacks, meals
  • Mapped & guided route, medics 
  • Glass of Saharan fizz & medal at the finish line
  • Pre-event briefing in London - get to know your team!
  • Celebration dinner and party in Marrakech
  • FREE place on one of our 50km Ultra Challenges

Land Only Package

  • Participant area on website- kit lists/training plans 
  • All accommodation  
  • All camping equipment (excl. sleeping bag)
  • All meals - including breakfast on final day 
  • Full support team - rest stops, snacks, meals
  • Mapped & guided route, medics 
  • Glass of Saharan fizz & medal at the finish line
  • Pre-event briefing in London - get to know your team!
  • Celebration dinner and party in Marrakech
  • FREE place on one of our 50km Ultra Challenges

What's not included?

  • Fuel surcharges
  • Visa and vaccinations - if applicable
  • Personal kit and equipment
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips

Optional Extras

Transfers to/from Airport

  • Ouarzazate to & from camp £30 each way
  • Zagora to camp £25 each way

More Coming Soon!

What's new since the 2017 Ultra?

Following feedback from our incredible 2017 Challengers, most of whom we expect to see on our other Ultra Adventures this year, we have added multiple collection points for arrival & departure to Morocco so you can be sure to find flights suited to you. We have also developed our exclusive Bedouin Camp this year which will be our base and your home from home whilst in Morocco!

 

 

Contact us on 0207 609 6695 or info@thesaharanchallenge.com

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