Distances in this event
- Run 250km
- Finisher’s medal
- 1300 participants
From the organizerOrganizer's website
Considered by many to be the most challenging run on earth, the Marathon des Sables is a truly exhausting feat for all who attempt it. In less than a week, competitors will traverse 156 miles of one of the planets most gruelling environments, over dunes, rocks and scorching salt flats. If that isn't enough, temperatures frequently exceed 50 in the baking sunlight, while competitors must also battle past clouds of sand, hindering visibility and chafing them in all the wrong places. Setting out in the morning, many don't reach the finish line until well into the next day.