37th Edition of Marathon des Sables returns in 2023 for the Ultimate Desert Race This desert race is perhaps one of the most grueling 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 MDS starts […]Marathon Des Sables 2023 Morocco Southern Moroccan Sahara Morocco
This desert race is perhaps one of the most grueling 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 MDS starts 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.
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.
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.
This race 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 this race. 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.
The 36th MDS takes place from April 21 – May 1, 2023.
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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