Marathon Des Sables 2020

5:00pm 18 Sep - 8:00pm 28 Sep, 2020
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Southern Moroccan Sahara, Morocco

Marathon des Sables 2020 postponed to September: The Ultimate Desert Race

The Marathon des Sables (MDS) is perhaps one of the most gruelling ultramarathons of all time. Runners have to endure the extreme weather conditions of the Sahara Desert on a six-day 250-km run while going through sand dunes and elevations

The 35th Marathon Des Sables 2020 was due to be held from April 3-13 2020 in Morocco. The event will be postponed and will take place from 18 to 28 September 2020.

The MdS will start at the Merzouga Desert in Morocco.

Things to do In Merzouga

– Experience being buried in the Merzouga Sand dunes neck deep in what locals believe to have healing and medicinal properties.
– Ride a camel in the Merzouga Desert.
– Visit the Gallery Laoun.
– Go camping and hiking in the desert.
– See the beauty of Marruecos in a 4×4 off-road ride.

Where to stay 

Some of the exotic hotels in the Merzouga village include Riad Nezha, Auberge Les Roches, Ksar Bicha, Auber Takojt, Kasbah Le, The Doors of the Desert, and Kasbah Ksar Merzouga.

How to get to Merzouga

The best way to get around is to board a bus from Marrakech to Merzouga. There is also car hire available in Marrakech which most tourists prefer because it is more convenient and comfortable in the heat.

Marathon des Sables is for those who love extreme running. It will certainly test your speed, endurance, heat tolerance and thirst tolerance.

For more information head to the Ultimate Guide to Marathon Des Sables.

Do you want to know more about running ultras?

Edward Chapman, the Trailrunningman has completed over 200 marathons and ultra-marathons including the Marathon des Sables. His biggest achievement is completing the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon, a 250km desert race 12 times! Rad Season Founder Oli Russell-Cowan chats to him about some of his best stories and his love for trail running, his training and nutrition.

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Morocco Travel Tips:

Plan ahead: Book your perfect trip with our Morocco travel guide and destination information. Does Morocco require a visa? Check the visa requirements before you get caught up during your travel.

Stay safe: Even the best-laid plans can head south. battleface can help you stay safe in dangerous or hostile situations as well as that epic road trip or catching a few waves. How to stay safe during Marathon Des Sables 2020? If you’re not covered for your trip yet, get your quote here.

Spend money wisely: Take public transport and dine in from time to time are common saving tips during traveling. How to spend money wisely in Morocco? Make use of technology. There’s an app for everything.

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