DUNE DESERT MARATHON. RUN IN THE DESERT. 25th february 2024. (5 days) Temperature 11ºC to 20ºC.
The Merzouga dune is a place full of exoticism, but with all the services and the best hotels to make it an unforgettable experience. Recognized events such as the Paris Dacar, the Titan Desert or Desert des sables have started from this enclave and we will have the logistics that support these competitions for the Dune marathon, half marathon and 10k.
The race is practically flat but we will enter two sectors with dunes to enjoy the experience. All participants will run with a geolocator and we will carry several support vehicles, although the circuit is easy to run and very visible.
We will be staying in 4 * hotels but we will live the experience of doing a camel route to spend a night in luxury haimas in the dunes with all the comforts. This edition the program extens 5 days, from friday to tuesday.
The trip also includes the marathon and all its services, transfers from the airport, 4 * hotels, one night in haimas transfers from the airport, 4 * hotels, one night in luxury tents, and a route on camels. Learn about the program, regulations, and everything that this exotic desert running experience includes.
DUNE MARATHON TECHNICAL INFORMATION
- PROGRAM AND WHAT'S INCLUDED
DAY PROGRAM 23/02/2024 Friday Transfer aerport Fez) to a 4* Xaluca hotel in Erfoud Dinner 24/02/2024 Saturday Breakfast Race review trip and visit to the Oasis. Lunch in the Oasis Stretching session. Camel trip and Haimas night in the desert Dinner 25/02/2024 Sunday Breakfast Full Maratón / Half marathon / 10 k and transfers to starting point in each distance. Lunch in Riad Hotel Dinner and trophy ceremony 26/02/2024 Monday Breakfast 4x4 activity. Lunch Transfer to Xaluca hotel in Erfoud Dinner 27/02/2024 Tuesday Breakfast Transfer to Errachidia Airport
REGISTRATION GIVES THE RIGHT TO:
.-Transfers from Airport Errachidia via Casablanca, including pick up and return at the airport by private vehicle
.-Accommodation in a 4 * hotel in Erfoud, in Merzouga and Haima the night previous to the marathon
.-Breakfasts / Meals / Dinners
.-Destination travel assistant for room distribution
.-Marathon permit from the local government in the dunes of Merzouga
.-Health support during MARATHON.
.-Excursion recognition race circuit and visit Oasis to eat
.-Hotel sports facilities; Gym, swimming pools, etc.
.-Camel trekking activity through the Dunes
DURING THE MARATHON / HALF MARATHON AND 10K
1. Free pre-MARATHON training plan*
2. Geolocator with SOS button and time control (if coverence)
3.-Volunteers at crosses. Circuit marking on high visibility signs
4.-Tracks, maps and race briefing
5.- 6 solid / liquid aid stations + finish line refreshment
6.-Bib number, thermal hooded jacket, / Finisher medal
7.-Transfer to the starting point of each distance (marathon, half marathon, 10k and support vehicle
7.-Dinner / trophy party
8.-Contribution to the local community with your registration to the marathon
9.-Graphic and audiovisual report
10.-PDF Runner's Guide
11.- Stretching session in the dunes
International airfares and airport taxes
Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, telephone, etc.
Personal travel and medical insurance
Dune marathon is a race in 42k, 21k and 10k format organized by Geo-Planet Eventos with Makalu Adventure Travel & Tours and takes place in the spectacular setting of the Dune of Merzouga (Morocco)
Features: 350m of positive slope and 350m negative in Marathon distance. 85% hammada 15% Dune
The departure is from hotel Riad (Merzouga) at 42k, and common arrival at the three distances at hotel Riad
The minimum age to participate is 18 years old on the same day of the race. Minors under 18 will need to bring authorization signed by their parents or guardians.
It is not mandatory for participants to be in possession of the federative athletics license.
.- It will be possible to compete individually or by teams / companies (couples or teams up to a maximum of 5 participants), counting the time of the first 3 to enter the finish line.
Participants must bring:
.-Bib number provided by the organization
.-Geolocator (provided by the organization), track downloaded to mobile or GPS watch and map.
The maximum time to complete the race will be 7 hours. After that time the closing vehicle would pick up the participant.
To qualify for the trophies, participants must go through all controls within the maximum time established. The organization establishes the following CATEGORIES
GENERAL MARATHON 42K 3 First classified MEN and WOMEN
GENERAL MEDIA MARATHON 21K 3 First classified MEN and WOMEN
GENERAL 10K 3 First classified MEN and WOMEN
TEAM / COMPANY CATEGORY 1st team MIXED
* The teams may be made up of a maximum of 4 people of the same or different sex, the times will be added and the time of the last team member to enter the finish line will be taken into account. The last component may not enter more than 30 'from the rest of the team.
The organization makes a marking marked with arrows, fabric ribbon and vertical signs and the tracks are provided to all runners so that they can follow the route. The organization will have support and protection vehicles for the participants, as well as QUAD/4X4 and opening and signaling cars, closure car, and medical service.
A diploma justifying the completion of the test will be delivered to all participants who finish and within the maximum time established.
The organization will have a clothing unloading point in case the weather conditions change
The race is out of asphalt road, but there is the possibility of encountering a vehicle or motorcycle, so prudence is requested, you may be responsible for the infractions that you may commit.
All participants have accident insurance. Likewise, the event has Civil Liability coverage. It is recommended that they carry private insurance.
The organization will assist the participants in the event of an accident but is not responsible for accidents in which the participants could be the cause or victim, nor for the expenses, debts or damages that they could incur, for that reason insurance is contracted.
If necessary for just cause or force majeure, the organization reserves the right to modify the itinerary, controls, schedules, provisioning and these regulations.
If the health workers decide to withdraw a participant because they consider it necessary, he or she would have to abide by that decision for their safety. In the same way, the sports director has the power to withdraw a participant for unsportsmanlike behavior or penalize him for breach of the regulations, skip part of the route, etc.
Any claim will be made at the end of the race, in writing, and discreetly. Wildmaraton offers an experience and the objective is that all participants enjoy and encourage fair play during the race. Any grievance, if any, should be dealt with directly with the organization and not publicly.
Registrations will be made in advance through the official pages: Marathon World, Runedia or Makalu Adventure. Paying 10% of the registration as a deposit and the rest in two payments on the official website Wildmarathon.com
A percentage of the registration deposit is directed by The Hope Path cause to local development aid and environmental conservation causes. The organization transfers directly to the organization but is not responsible for the use made of these donations, although it does ensure that they are reliable and that the contributions are directed to local help causes.
Participants must have an updated passport. It will be convenient to send a copy of the passport to the organization.
- TRACK AND MAP
The organization has looked for the best dates to have the mildest temperatures and avoid excessive heat-cold, so dry weather is assumed and without major alterations but this is not under control, even so, environmental conditions could vary.
A temperature is foreseen that could vary from 11ºC at the start to 24ºC at the finish line at the time of year of the celebration. The organization will put a clothing delivery point in case any participant wants to leave a cap, jacket, etc.
It is specified:
.-Gps or mobile with the downloaded track and map provided by the organization.
.-Trail or mixed shoes
.-Shoe covers for sand (recommended)
- PRICES AND REFUNDS POLICY
TYPE OF REGISTRATION
Participants can register individually, as a team / company (from 2 to 5 participants) or as companions. Prices are per person, not per team). Registered by team must fill in the name of the team on the form.
The types of registration are: 42k Marathon, 21k Half Marathon, 10k.
Accommodation is shared in a double / triple room in a 4 * hotel and one nigh in Haima. In the registration form you have to confirm with whom to share a room.
Whoever wants individual accommodation will have an additional € 150 supplement.
TYPE OF REGISTRATION INDIVIDUAL IN € TEAMS/COMPANIES IN € COMPANIONS IN € FULL MARATHON 1190 990 HALF MARATON 1190 990 10K OR WALKERS 1190 990
CANCELATION requested by the participant:
When the CANCELLATION is proposed by the participant, this is the applicable fee
Upon 3-months prior notice: 25 % Cancellation fee is applicable
Upon 2 months prior notice: 50 % Cancellation fee is applicable
Less than 30 days prior notice: 100 % Cancellation fee is applicable
NUMBER NAME COUNTRY TIME POSITION GENDER DISTANCE 110 ELHOUSSINE RHARHARY MOROCCO 4h.55´28´´ 1 MEN MARATHON 4 LARRY LUKE USA 5h.07'17'' 2 MEN MARATHON 1 JOHATHAN HANES USA 6h.10'48'' 3 MEN MARATHON 2 CHARLES SZPARA USA 6h.10'48'' 4 MEN MARATHON 3 TWILA LUKE USA 7h.21'52'' 5 WOMEN MARATHON HALF MARATHON 5 PAOLO PEDROTTI ITALIA 2h.29'25'' 1 MEN HALF MARATHON 120 SAMIR AZMIR MOROCCO 2h.58'45'' 2 MEN HALF MARATHON 10 K 8 MARIA ESPERANZA SPAIN 1h30'01'' 1 WOMEN 10K 100 MOHAMED FETHALI MOROCCO 1h30'01'' 2 MEN 10K 7 EDU ESPERANZA SPAIN 3 10K 6 MONICA SANCHEZ SPAIN 4 10K
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