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 […]Marathon Des Sables 2020 Morocco Southern Moroccan Sahara Morocco
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.
– 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.
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.
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.
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.
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