The Saharan Challenge is a unique challenge, taking the Ultra Challenge formula into the heart of the Saharan Desert.
Run, jog or walk two marathon distances over two days through the lush Draa Valley to the sun baked dunes of the desert edge.
Although a tough challenge, you will be treated to stunning scenery and luxury camping, and will be supported throughout the challenge. You will also receive free entry to a UK-based 50 km challenge for preparation.
All Ultra Challenge events are being held with COVID measures will be in place for all of the challenges to ensure you safety throughout. If the event has to be postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 you are guaranteed to be able to transfer to another event or receive a full refund.
- Join as Individual or Team
- Rest stops – free food & drink
- ALL meals/ food included!
- Medics, massage, and pace walkers
- Medal, T shirt, glass of bubbly!
- Walk, Run or Jog – set a New Goal!
- It’s Your Challenge – Your Way!
Saharan Challenge Itinerary
Day 1 – Fly from the UK to Marrakech before transfer to a Bedouin Camp near Taizguine.
Day 2 – Transfer to the start in Afra, near Mount Kissane, before the first marathon through lunar landscapes, mud brick villages and date plantations.
Day 3 – From camp, pass through a number of small villages and palm plantations towards the fortress of Beni Zoli and the finish line in the Nakhla sand dunes.
Day 4 – Transfer back to hotel in Marrakech for a three-course meal and a good night’s sleep.
Day 5 – Return to the UK.
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You can also raise funds for Against Breast Cancer by taking part in one of the many other Ultra Challenge events that are available.