Final chance for athletes to enter the Reebok Wadi Bih Run

Nick Watkins - Writer 20:50 18/01/2018
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Tough: Mountain track

Athletes have been given a bonus chance to compete in this year’s Reebok Wadi Bih Run with the registration deadline being extended until January 25.

The event, which is the oldest trail run in the region, consists of five relay races, along with a number of challenging solo categories.

Solo runners have three options – tackling either the gruelling 72km Mountain Route, with over 1,000km of ascent up to a high point with a view in Wadi Bih.

Team runners can take part in the Team 72km, the original classic relay race that has been running since 1993 or the Team 50km, a shortened relay race aimed at families and younger runners, which skips the steeper hills and is easier on the knees.

Teams of five will compete in the Team 72km and Relay 50km races, along routes which are divided into stages ranging from 1.5km to 4.2 km.

Individual runners must take turns to run each stage while their support vehicle transports the other team members along the course.

Four members of the team are required to run together in the first and last stages however.

All categories will start and finish at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Dibba where a race village at the hotel will provide amenities, food and a number of entertainment options for the whole family throughout both days.

Race Director Neil Young said: “The Reebok Wadi Bih Run continues to be a hugely popular highlight on the running calendar due to its dramatic off-road routes. The solo races have grown from a few extreme athletes attempting ‘something different’, to becoming the ultimate regional long-distance running challenge with stiff competition. We urge entrants to register soon to avoid disappointment for this fantastic weekend.”

All solo races and the Relay 50km will take place on Friday 2nd February with the original Relay 72km race will take place on Saturday 3rd February.

Runners must submit their passport and visa details online at register.wadibih.com before 25th January 2018 to register.

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