30th Adventure HQ Wadi Bih Run - Hatta Edition

30th Adventure HQ Wadi Bih Run - Hatta Edition

  1. Jan, 29 Sun
  2. Hatta UAE

Start Time: from 06:15 am*

30th Adventure HQ Wadi Bih Run - Hatta Edition

Hatta UAE Start Time: from 06:15 am*
55 days left
This event scores highly!
Scoring an average of 8.4
in real reviews from actual participants this event is rated above average for most similar events.
Registration closes 21.01.2023 at 11:59 PM or sooner if places sell out.
Cancellations accepted up to 20.01.2023 at 11:59 PM or sooner if the event sells out.
Category Changes accepted up to 20.01.2023 11:59 PM or sooner if the event sells out.

The Wadi Bih Run was the brainchild of John Gregory & John Young and this edition marks 30 years since 1993 when a total of 80 hardy souls ran, in relay teams of 5, from RAK, adjacent the Arabian Gulf through the dramatic Wadi Al Biyh before climbing to over 1000m and descending to Dibba via the dramatic narrow gorge - Wadi Khabb Al Shamsi - with the stunning trajectory of the mountains adjacent the Gulf of Oman.
Wadi Bih Run returns back with its Hatta edition on the 29th January, 2023.
This edition of the Hatta run is similar to our previous Hatta run and starts from the Wadi Hub at Hatta by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E.
The run will stay in line with its values of being an escape from the city while still being over rugged terrain and in the mountain, which gives the event a unique flavor. The overall length of the course is 35Km and is split into 10 stages of different lengths and elevation levels, going through the Hatta border mountain (607m altitude), plantation, and kayak lake.
This event features two different categories -
Solo: Solo 10Km, Solo 20Km, Solo 35Km, and Solo 70Km (6:15 AM mass start)
Teams (5 participants): Team 35Km and Team 70Km (6:30 AM onwards)
Kindly note below few important points below:
1. Teams:
-> 4x4 vehicles must be used due to the nature of course, without it you wouldn't be allowed to participate.
-> Each team should comprise of 5 members, with at least 1 female runner in order to eligible for prizes.
It is possible to have even only 4 or 3 members in a team with no female runner, but you wouldn't be eligible for prizes and the entry fee is the same as for a team of 5.
-> Cars to be ahead of the runners and wait at the next checkpoint.
Runners to be swapped at every checkpoint.
2. Solo:
-> Support stations are available at various checkpoints for solo runners only.
3. Race:
-> Race pack bags can be collected from the Adventure HQ store or from the registration desk at the venue on 28th January, 2023.

Included: Goody Bag, Medal, Photo Service or Download, Refreshments, Timing, Race T-shirt and Post event lunch
Refund Policy: Premier Online guarantees your right to cancel and receive a refund (subject to applicable fees) for paid events within specified time limits.

* Some events have multiple start times and many events request attendees to arrive by a certain time; please check the Information and FAQs sections above for details or contact the organizer for clarification.

Individual Categories / Events Price (AED)
Solo 10Km
18 - 99 Years, Male
18 - 99 Years, Female
157.50
Solo 20Km
18 - 99 Years, Male
18 - 99 Years, Female
210.00
Solo 35Km
18 - 99 Years, Male
18 - 99 Years, Female
262.50
Solo 70KM
18 - 99 Years, Male
18 - 99 Years, Female
288.75
Team Categories / Events Price (AED)
Team 35Km
9 - 99 Years, Male/Female
1,050.00
(Team Price)
Team 70Km
9 - 99 Years, Male/Female
1,181.25
(Team Price)
Prices shown include VAT where applicable.
  • General Race Information:

    The run start point is from Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holding and will follow an exclusive route in Hatta to a high point in the mountains then to the Hatta Dam and by farms and beautiful tracks before returning to the start point.
    Venue : Hatta Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (check event location map on event page)
    Race Pack Collection: From Adventure HQ prior to the event or from the registration desk at Hatta Hub the evening before - 28th Jan
    Course Difficulty: Hard
    Start times: Solo 70Km, Solo 35KM, Solo 20KM, Solo 10KM - 6.15 AM - Team 70KM and Team 35KM - From 6:30 AM onwards
    Parking: At Hatta Hub.
    Support Stations: ONLY FOR SOLO RUNNERS at checkpoints.

  • Important points to know before the race:

    1. Teams MUST have a 4x4 vehicle due to the nature of course, without it you wouldn't be allowed to participate.
    2. Teams MUST comprise of 5 members, with at least 1 female runner in order to eligible for prizes. It is possible to have even only 4 or 3 members in a team with no female runner, but you wouldn't be eligible for prizes and the entry fee is the same as for 5.
    3. Support stations are available only for Solo runners. Teams must be self-sufficient.
    4. Race pack bags can be collected from Adventure HQ prior to the event or from the registration desk at the venue the evening before - 28th Jan.
    All downloadable files are available under the "downloads" section on event page

  • Is it possible to register a team with less than 5 members?

    You can register a team with 3, 4 or 5 members. However, teams of less than 5 would NOT be eligible for any prizes should you be placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd. The entry fee for teams of 4 or 3 is the same as for a team of 5.

  • Should every team have at least one female runner?

    In order to be eligible for prizes each team MUST have at-least one female runner.

  • What time do the races start?

    Solo categories start 6:15 AM Team categories start from 6:30 AM onwards.

  • Is a visa to Oman required for this Wadi Bih Race?

    No, this 'Hatta Edition' will take place solely within the UAE and not cross any borders.

  • What are the Safety information that I should know?

    We want you to have a great time at the event, but your safety is our top priority.
    Please take a moment to read these instructions and keep them in mind, and better yet at hand throughout the race.
    Support stations for Solo runners would be at Checkpoints 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.
    Precautions:
    Keep Hydrated
    Solo runners especially, the wadi and course are dry and hot. You would be running in an extreme environment.
    Drive safely
    The Wadi and some of the pathways on the route are narrow at times, stay alert and drive carefully
    Drive slowly
    The maximum vehicle speed of 30 KM/Hr in the wadi to avoid kicking up dust. It's not only unpleasant to run through,
    but it also reduces visibility in the wadi, which could lead to accidents.
    In case of emergency:
    Assess the situation
    If the injury is minor, use team support to transport to near marshal point or to the ambulance. Ensure the safety of the
    incident scene by warning other teams and drivers.

  • What is the course like? What are the course maps?

    The overall length of the course is 35Km and is split into 10 stages of different lengths and elevation levels.
    The route will be exactly the same to last years edition (Nov 2019), which saw people climb the dramatic rugged mountains on the UAE - Oman border, to an altitude of 607 meters, which is normally a restricted area.
    This event features two different categories -
    Solo: Solo 10Km, Solo 20Km, and Solo 35KM (6:15 AM mass start)
    Teams (5 participants): Team 35Km and Team 70Km (6:30 AM onwards)
    All downloadable files are available under the "downloads" section on event page. Please note that all the distances mentioned on the course map are approximate and there may be slight difference from the stated distances.

  • Are there any support stations?

    The organization will provide support at each of the checkpoints comprising of hydration, and a run marshal.
    Refreshments would be available at Checkpoints 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 for solo runners only. Please plan your run accordingly.

  • Instructions for solo runners:

    Between the checkpoints, each runner must be self-sufficient and have appropriate footwear, clothing, sunglasses, hat, suncream, etc.
    Every solo runner shall carry a mobile phone for emergency use if required. Solo runners can provide a drop bag, clearly marked with their race number and the checkpoint number, required for the drop. Please note that the drop bags will only be transported back to the event site at the end of the run.
    No valuables such as wallet, phone and the like are allowed in the bag drops. The Organizing Team will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred because of, or in connection with, your failure to follow these instructions.

  • Instructions for teams:

    In each relay team, there should be 5 runners with at least one female runner.
    Teams of all male runners are permitted but they will not be eligible for prizes. For school or family teams 2 adults to be present in each team.
    Only 4 x 4 vehicles permitted.
    The route is marked by numbered CP stage markers and while a runner is doing 1 stage, the teams own support vehicle will transport the other team members along the route.
    Each runner must complete at least two stages.
    Runners are only to change the team bib belt at designated check points, swapping of runners in the middle of stages is not allowed.
    After registration, teams will be started when they are ready by a marshal from 6:30 AM onwards.

  • More about the individual categories:

    Solo 10 - Wadi Explorer: Runners follow the meandering watercourse and lush reed beds down the wadi on gravel track and MTB single track past the newly formed lake and the dam to the UAE-Oman border fence and return on the same route.
    Solo 20 - Hatta Hill: Runners follow the solo 10 route to the UAE-Oman border and then start the initially gradual but increasing the steep ascent to the high point of the road at over 600 m altitude before returning on the same route.
    Solo 35 - Hatta loop: Runners follow the solo 20 route to the high point of the hill and continue on the well graded track adjacent the UAE-Oman border fence down into Wadi fay to Hatta village, the Hatta Dam and Lake, back through Hatta village and Wadi Hatta.
    Solo 70 - Hatta loop as per the solo 35 x 2. Please note that cut off time for the solo 70 is 10 hours. runners that have not completed the first 35 loop within 5 hours will not be permitted to continue.

  • More about team categories:

    Team 70 - The classic relay:
    This team relay category follows the original successful format followed since the first run in 1993 for a team of five runners with alternative individuals running sequential stages. The route follows the Hatta loop twice. Whether you're a group of friends, a family, school/college, company or other organization, please join us to experience a challenging, wonderful day out in the beautiful unique environment of Hatta. Each runner will cover approximately 15K.
    Team 35 - Social relay:
    This category follows the team 70 format but runners complete one circuit of the Hatta loop with each runner completing about 7K. This relay category has proved extremely popular for people new to running, families with children and corporate teams. The route stages between checkpoints are split into sections of varying difficulty to cater for all.

  • What are the onsite safety measures?

    The Super Sports marshals will be present at some of the checkpoints and are medically trained and have first aid kits. If a participant is injured or drops out of the run, the marshals present at the nearest check point will transport him/her back to the start but only at the end of the run, approx. 4-5 pm. Alternatively, he/she may be able to get a lift back in a team vehicle.

    The Organizing Team strongly recommend that participants pool resources with other solo supporters if they have a support crew and car to reduce congestion in the wadi and improve safety. This can be arranged via our Facebook page in advance, or at the event site before the race.

  • Any instructions for support cars?

    Support cars are not to follow runners at runners’ pace. Once the team bib belt is handed over the support car should proceed to the next check point.
    It is essential that each team limits themselves to one vehicle to avoid congestion problems. Excess vehicles can be left parked at the start point.
    Drivers are to keep speed to a minimum and always avoid raising dust while driving.
    Running in dust is not fun! and reduces visibility and we want you to avoid accidents with other runners or cars.
    Teams not following this rule will not be given an official time in the event or be eligible for prizes.


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