Sign up for the Urban-Ultra Mount Sana and blaze your own trail

David Cooper - Writer 10:20 03/03/2019
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Picture courtesy of Urban-Ultra.

One of the toughest and most enjoyable races in the region, the Urban-Ultra Mount Sana, is set to return for a second year and will take place in the stunning mountains of the UAE on March 22.

The fully supported single-stage race, which features a choice of 21km and 60km distances to entrants, will see you navigate through rocky terrain – with an elevation profile of approximately 1000 metres in total – and over the spectacular mount passes of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

This is a race not to be missed and based on the positive response from last year is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year.

Running over difficult terrain and in soaring temperatures is a challenge and not for those who haven’t done much training leading up to the race. But a generous cut-off time of 11 hours to finish allows most physically fit, determined and well-prepared runners to get to the finish.

With event season at its peak in the UAE, the Urban-Ultra Mount Sana is perfect for gutsy and positive individuals. If you think you fit the bill, hurry as you only have until March 14 to sign up.

The only hotel close to the start is Khatt Springs Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah, so your choice is to camp at the Wadi Koob village venue the night before, book the hotel close by or take the 75 minute journey from Dubai on the morning of the race.

As part of the registration, which you will make via Premier Online, each participant will receive a t-shirt.

Picture courtesy of Urban-Ultra.

Picture courtesy of Urban-Ultra.

Checkpoints, water, fruit and electrolytes are all provided by the event organisers throughout the race – but runners have to carry their mandatory kit, with full details found in the athlete guide when you sign up.

Back packs, hats, water pouch, headtorch and sun cream are some of the things you will need to carry among your belongings.

At the finish line, every runner will pick up a medal and be able to share their race experiences with fellow competitors in the race village, where refreshments will be served.

WHAT: Urban-Ultra Mount Sana

WHERE: Wadi Koob village

WHEN: Friday, March 22

CONTACT: For more information or to register, visit urbanultra.com or www.premieronline.com

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