Urban-Ultra Hajar 30/50/100
20 people have rated this event.
“Good with some improvements to be done - The course improved from last years. Some trails should be better maintained, some improvements to be done here. Aid stations to be better equipped, consider to have cola, salted food, sweet food, coffee, etc. ”
“Great event - I have participated in both 50k and 100k. My overall experience is great. The route is challenging and the organization is great. The only annoying thing is that coke is available at one aid station only and the selection of food is poor taking into account fees charged for the race. However, people at the aid stations are great. Also having a different t-shirt colour next year would be amazing...”
“Dreaming of Orange Dots - Extremely technical course not for the faint-hearted. Very well organised and supported. The 50 and 100 are probably not good for first-timers. Hats off to the poor soul who had to mark the route. Urban-Ultra continue to shine.”
“Great event with great crow - We need live tracking specially for 100K??”
“Great event with amazing landscape - The trail is really nice with fantastic scenery. Nice atmosphere and great organization. There are some nice Technical sections with a lot of rocks.”
“A whole new experience - I chose this event because I was seeking something new and unique. It was a wonderful choice.
Those two mountains were rewarding, and even the later half of 100km was not as simple as you may imagine. All the staffs and fellow runners were awesome and never made me feel alone.
It’s worth visiting UAE only to participate in this race, as Dubai is directly accessible from many countries. Even if you are not a residential in the middle east, you may think about reserving a Emirates flight!”
“Amazing Amazing Amazing!!!! - Extermaly one of the best racing in technical side especially the route designer. In addition, Excellent preparation of the events from the organizers, partners and volunteers.
Thanks to all”
“Unbelievably brilliant track. - Amazing track. Absolutely incredible scenery.
Loved that you went off the main car tracks and used the narrow donkey trails.
That's what its about!”
“Killer course and organisation - The 2am to 3am registration to only start at 5.30 am was a real killer. One hour extra sleep would help a lot.”
“Fabulous first 50km - Really great organization. Only minor things to think about;
1. Any chance of Coke at CP2, CP3, CP4?
2. The donkey trail after CP4 is a fantastic route. It would be even better if it was made runnable by clearing the route of all the loose stuff. They did this recently on the Oman by UTMB route and it made a huge difference.
Other than that a brilliant race!”
“Great race in a great location - Did the 50km. Excellent trail race in the mountains. Route very clearly marked with orange dots. Beautiful views and a rather nasty goat path for part of the final descent. ”
“Toughest and most rewarding event of my life - An incredible race but not one for the faint hearted. Grueling climb but among fantastic scenery. Great enthusiastic coordination. Well organized with a great group of competitors ”
“Tough but doable, great & friendly organization - I'd love to see another colour for the t-shirt, and a chunky metal medal would be a nice reward for the effort”
“Has to be done - A really great course, you will suffer in those first 50kms! The route takes in some great areas in Ras Al Khaimah, wonderful old villages and breathtaking views.
The atmosphere is wonderful and the organisers make everyone feel special. Truly a race that should be done at least once.
A word of caution though this is not an easy course, remember to train and just keep moving, you'll get there in the end.”
“Very challenging but so worth it. - Second time running this event (50km) and it was even better than last year's. Very well organised as UU usually are. It's a tough race so if you're up for a good challenge then I highly recommend giving it a crack. Will test your physical and mental capabilities. Will be back again next year for sure. ”
“This is a must! - This was my first 100k ultra trail. Exceptional feeling. Tough but it's worth of the given effort. Will definitely attend next year. Thanks to UU for such perfect event.”
“tough trail but amazing landscape views - Tough and difficult route but wonderful views around incredible mountains”
“Great event all round nice scenery friendly staf - Very professional staff and well organised race. One of the nicest sceneries in all of the races in the UAE.
Would be good to get some ITRA points for the 30 and 50km categories as well. Timing and result services, overall value for money, variety of food at support stations could be enhanced.”
“Awesome experience and very well organised. - Great event, highly recommended and one of the toughest races you will do. Really impressed with the set up and course marking which takes some of the stress away. If you haven’t done it do it, if you have done it do it again!!!”