Kevin West is putting together what sounds like a fantastic and inovative adventure race
Information taken from the UAE Adventure Racing Facebook Page
Event Overview: 18km (4 checkpoints) or 37km (6 checkpoints) over red dunes on 3/4 moonlit night. Start between 7 and 9pm. Teams of 2 (experienced) or 3.
Social-so just come and camp.
Mandatory Equipment list
1. GPS per team (Running GPS okay)
2. Camelpac/backpack/per person
3. Headtorch per person
4. Mobile per team
5. Energy food and hydration per person
6. 1st Aid Kit per team
7. Whistle per team
Start Times: 07:00 am Cut Off Time: 08:00 am Start
Location: Nazwa off Dubai/Hatta Road (approx 60 min from most locations in Dubai.
Finish Location: Same as start location Course
Highlights: Red Dunes, Moonlight, Manned Checkpoints, Challenging though attainable course.
Support Stations: Each Checkpoint will have water, other drinks.
Timing: Manual Timing Registration Fee Includes:
Event T Shirt – available in Med or Large only.
Adventure HQ discounts on equipment on Event’s Equipment List GPS and course overview sessions at Adventure HQ from 7:30pm on May 1st and May 8th.
Refund Policy: None, but you can transfer the registration – up to 24 hours before event starts. Please contact the event director for this.
Race Pack Collection: From Adventure HQ between May 1st and May 9th. Please try to combine this with the information sessions on May 1st or May 8th at 7:30pm if at all possible.
Thanks Ian – only a small error that I made (new at this Premiermarathons stuff) is that the start – it’s between 7 and 9 pm on the Thursday. There is camping there as well and people are welcome just to come along for the camping/social aspect as well (there will be event activity there as well. The start is leave once you arrive, checked in, and ready. It’s not a race per se, but it is timed and of course some people will like that competitive element. Others will enjoy the 3/4 moonlit course, red dunes and the challenge of following the curves of the dunes and the undulations. I am looking for a marshal or two – recompensed by bribes and goodies.
Please ask any questions you may need.
Here is the Premiermarathons entry and more info.