The Al Marmoom Ultramarathon.
PHOTO BY DUBAI SPORTS COUNCIL
DUBAI – Preparations for next month’s 50km Al Marmoom Ultramarathon have picked up pace, with registration still open.
Participants can register through https://www.ultramarathon.ae. Organisers have promised a safe and unforgettable race on March 5 in Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.
The 50km ultramarathon is organised under the umbrella of Dubai Sports Council, in association with Dubai Municipality and FittGROUP.
The event also offers two shorter races of 10km and 5km, and all three races will take runners into the desert, across some fascinating landscape.
All participants will receive finisher medals and the top three rankings in each category, male and female, will be awarded trophies.
“The 50km Al Marmoom Ultramarathon will be a challenging race, that will test participants’ endurance, both mental and physical stamina, as well as strength and courage,” said Danil Bornventure, Race Director of FittGROUP.
The Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve is the largest project of its kind in the world, spread acros more than 40 hectares of land that is home to 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds and many other endangered species, as well as Arabian Oryx, Arabian gazelles, sand Gazelles, foxes, and wild cats.
The 3,000 years old Saruq Al Hadid archaeological site – one of the oldest sites in the country dating back to the Iron Age – is also located within the reserve.
What: 50km Al Marmoom Ultramarathon
Where: Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve
When: March 5, 2021
Registration still open for Al Marmoom Ultramarathon
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