Oman Desert Marathon Classic 165 KM & Hike 100 KM

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City Bidiya
Date 18 January 2025, Saturday
Time 07:30 am*
Registration closes on 18.12.2024 at 11:59 PM or sooner if places sell out.
Cancellations accepted up to 18.12.2024 at 11:59 PM or sooner if the event sells out.
Category changes accepted up to 18.11.2024 11:59 PM or sooner if the event sells out.

165 km Race or 100 Km?

Oman Desert Marathon provides participants with a true experience of living in the desert, this vast expanse of stunning beauty and breathtaking imagination to implement a unique physical, emotional, and spiritual experience of a lifetime.

You can decide if you want to run or hike, both events require each runner to be prepared and self-sufficient in food and personal needs. It is a sport to learn patience and challenge, a sport of excitement and suspense, a sport of adventure and strength. The race and hike both start in front of the historical forts and castle in the village of Al-Wasil in the Wilayat of Bidiyah and end at the Al Jawharat Resort.

The five stages will take the contestants through different miles of attractive charm and aesthetic diversity in the topography and terrain, starting with history and civilization with historical forts and castles, passing through green palm oases and lush shades and then dunes where the stages of the race pass through the dwellings of the nomads who still follow the grazing roads, in the desert of Oman.

The difference between both events is in the kilometers to cover per day, the 165 km race will cover 42 km, 32 km, 40 km, 30 km, and 21 km in five stages, while the 100 km hike will cover approximately 20 km each day during the five stages.

As for the night stage, it has a special magic runners will enjoy the desert its splendor, beauty, and charm, which captivates the hearts to take you little by little to darkness, isolation, calmness, silence, and the fragrance of the winds, with the radiance of millions of twinkling stars that captivate you with their beauty.

Program for both events

17 January (Arrival And Admin Day)
18th January – 42 Km / 20 Km – 1st Stage
19th January – 32 Km /20 Km – 2nd Stage
20th January – 40 Km /20 Km – 3rd Stage
21st January – 30 Km / 19 Km – 4th Stage
22nd January – 21 Km / 21 Km – 5th Stage
23 January (Departure to Muscat Airport)

Individual Categories / Events Price ($)
Classic Marathon 165 KM - Early Bird
18 - 99 Years, Male
18 - 99 Years, Female
1,575.00
Hike 100 KM - Early Bird
18 - 99 Years, Male
18 - 99 Years, Female
1,575.00
Team Categories / Events Price ($)
Team Name - Early Bird
18 - 99 Years, Male/Female
1,575.00
Prices shown include VAT where applicable.
  • By what time should I arrive at the event venue?

    You should arrive the 17th January in the morning to be able to catch the Shuttle Bus Service that departs at 11:00 am to the desert

    EVENT PROGRAM 2025
    January 17th (Arrival)
    9.00-11.00 Welcome at the arrivals area of Muscat Airport.
    Shuttle Bus Service departs from the airport : 11.00.
    13.00 Lunch at Al Jawharat Resort in Bidiyah
    16.00 Bib distribution
    18.30 Briefing
    19.30 Dinner

  • What are the start time(s) of the event?

    It EVENT PROGRAM 2025
    January 17th (Arrival)
    9.00-11.00 Welcome at the arrivals area of Muscat Airport.
    Shuttle Bus Service departs from airport at 11:00 am

    January 18th (Stage 1) 42 Km 07.30 Race starts
    January 19th (Stage 2) 32 Km 6.00 Race starts
    January 20th (Stage 3) 40 Km 6.00 Race starts
    January 21st (Stage 4) 30 Km (Night Stage)
    15.00 Race starts for 1st group
    16.00 Race starts for 2nd group
    17.00 Race starts for 3rd group
    January 22nd (Stage 5) 21 Km 08.00 Race starts

  • Where do I go for the event?

    Runners will be transported from the hotel to the star line by Al Wasil Fort

  • Race Pack / Number collection details?

    EVENT PROGRAM 2025
    January 17th (Arrival)
    9.00-11.00 Welcome at the arrivals area of Muscat Airport.
    Shuttle Bus Service departs from the airport : 11.00.
    13.00 Lunch at Al Jawharat Resort in Bidiyah
    16.00 Bib distribution
    18.30 Briefing
    19.30 Dinner

  • Are there bag drop facilities?

    Yes, you can leave all you are not taking with you in the desert run at your room, the hotel will number it and storage safely, it will be in your room as you come back from the desert.

  • Will there be support stations? If yes, how many, where, providing what support?

    Bottled mineral water will be provided at each checkpoint, they will be placed at approximately 10 km intervals. These are mandatory passages where each runner’s arrival will be recorded. Medical support will be present near the checkpoint in case advice or treatment is required.

  • Where can I find the results to the event?

    The results will be posted in our website and social media daily

  • What equipment do I need?

    Art.12 :COMPULSORY EQUIPMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS

    FOOD
    Each competitor must have enough food for 5 days, with a minimum of 2000 calories per day or 10.000 calories in total.

    SURVIVAL GEAR

    Sand Gaiters
    Backpack
    Sleeping bag
    Anti-venom pump
    Metal Knife
    Antiseptic
    Signaling mirror
    Salt tablets or equivalent
    Whistle
    Space blanket
    1 fully charged headlamp with spare batteries
    First aid kit with plasters, bandage, scissors, ointment
    Euro 200 in cash (100 OMR)

  • What do I eat during the race?

    In the desert every single planned caloric intake is crucial. If you don’t underestimate those aspects and you plan carefully your meals you will not have any problem in finishing the race, and you will be in the best conditions to enjoy the beauty and magic of the desert.

    Follow these 7 steps guide to choose your food:

    Follow the race rules. The rules are stating that you need food for 4 days and a minimum of 12.000 kcal. This means an average of 2.000 kcal per day. This amount is the minimum required to participate in the race, however, your calorie needs might be much more. The fatigue and the heat will reduce your appetite and there is a risk of not eating enough food. Before the race, try to keep a diary of what you eat and of your weekly calorie intake. On the web there are many apps for that, do it for a week of intense training. This will give you a fairly precise idea of how many calories you need and how you feel with that amount of food.
    Eat all the time. Don’t plan a sing

Included: Medal, Photo Service or Download, Timing, Accommodation in Al Jawharat Resort before and after the race. Lunch, dinners and breakfast before to the race. Lunch, dinners and breakfast after the race. Bus transfers: – from airport to Bidiyah (Desert) – from Bidiyah to Airport or to traditional Arab Market (Mattrah Souq) or Sultan Qaboos Mosque and then airport. Accommodation during the race. Bottled Mineral water. Technical and medical support. Race medal & T-shirt. Link to Low Resolution Pictures
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* Some events have multiple start times and many events request attendees to arrive by a certain time; Please check the Event Information section above for details or contact the organizer for clarification.

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Oman Desert Marathon

Location: Bidiya

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Rules and conditions 2025 ODM classic and hike.pdf

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Medical-Certificate-EN-ODM2024.pdf

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