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Ultra Mirage El Djerid 100KM

05-Oct-2019 Chott El Djerid, Tozeur, Tunisia

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Desert Race Race Terrain
100KM / 62Miles
1 Day - 300 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

Entry From €395 EUR


100km single stage extreme Desert race on the largest salt pan of the Sahara - Chott El Djerid

Where: Tozeur, Tunisia, North Africa

Time: 7:00am race starts


Timing: 20h max time (3am Sunday) with specific deadlines for each Check Point

Current Record: 08h48m50s by Morocco’s Rachid El Morabity in 2017

Category: ultra, trail run, desert foot race, salt lake, 100km

Distance: 100km single stage (5 check points)

Check Points: Every 15-20km. Basic food (local dates, fruits, bread), water and medical assistance provided

Terrain: small sand dunes; sand; salt lake; dried river beds; rocks; very little elevation overall

Temperature: expect a dry hot weather with temperature in mid 30C during day time and low 20C at night (historical average)

Essentials: runners expect to carry a limited amount of safety equipments

Runners: all runners welcome (18 minimum age on race day)

Maximum race participants:  300

Winners Prize Money: EUR 3,000 for first female and EUR 3,000 for first male - other prizes to be announced for top 3 for both female and male categories

ITRA Points: 4 (subject to course validation)

Qualifying Race: UTMB (R) and others (subject to course validation)

Price: EUR 395 per Runner (includes domestic flights from Tunis Carthage airport, ground transport, accommodation in 4* hotel in half board for 2 nights -sharing room, insurance, race entry, Exclusive UMED cap, shirt and bag, medal and certificate for finishers)

Early Bird option: Yes, first 2 months of registration at EUR 300 (subject to availability)
Options: family and friends are very welcome to join to watch the race and the beautiful surroundings. Packages to be announced soon. Stay can be extended at reasonable prices. Single hotel rooms available subject to price and availability

Logistics: Runners expected to fly into Tunis Carthage Airport (connected to all major European cities). Departure will be on Friday 28th September from Tunis to Tozeur international airport. Return on Sunday 30th September I late afternoon.

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Amir BEN-GACEM

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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