Event description
The Wadi Bih Run was the brainchild of John Gregory & John Young and this edition marks 30 years since 1993 when a total of 80 hardy souls ran, in relay teams of 5, from RAK, adjacent the Arabian Gulf through the dramatic Wadi Al Biyh before climbing to over 1000m and descending to Dibba via the dramatic narrow gorge - Wadi Khabb Al Shamsi - with the stunning trajectory of the mountains adjacent the Gulf of Oman.

Wadi Bih Run returns back with its Hatta edition on the 29th January, 2023.

This edition of the Hatta run is similar to our previous Hatta run and starts from the Wadi Hub at Hatta by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E.
The run will stay in line with its values of being an escape from the city while still being over rugged terrain and in the mountain, which gives the event a unique flavor. The overall length of the course is 35Km and is split into 10 stages of different lengths and elevation levels, going through the Hatta border mountain (607m altitude), plantation, and kayak lake.

This event features two different categories -
Solo: Solo 10Km, Solo 20Km, Solo 35Km, and Solo 70Km (6:15 AM mass start)
Teams (5 participants): Team 35Km and Team 70Km (6:30 AM onwards)

Kindly note below few important points below:
1. Teams:
-> 4x4 vehicles must be used due to the nature of course, without it you wouldn't be allowed to participate.
-> Each team should comprise of 5 members, with at least 1 female runner in order to eligible for prizes.
It is possible to have even only 4 or 3 members in a team with no female runner, but you wouldn't be eligible for prizes and the entry fee is the same as for a team of 5.
-> Cars to be ahead of the runners and wait at the next checkpoint.
Runners to be swapped at every checkpoint.
2. Solo:
-> Support stations are available at various checkpoints for solo runners only.
3. Race:
-> Race pack bags can be collected from the Adventure HQ store or from the registration desk at the venue on 28th January, 2023.
Sponsors
Location
Venue
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E
City
Hatta
Country
United Arab Emirates
Races
Solo 10 KM
Sun. 29 Jan. 2023
06:15
10 km
AED 150.00
Register
Solo 20 KM
Sun. 29 Jan. 2023
06:15
20 km
AED 200.00
Register
Solo 35 KM
Sun. 29 Jan. 2023
06:15
35 km
AED 250.00
Register
Solo 70KM
Sun. 29 Jan. 2023
06:15
70 km
AED 275.00
Register
Team 35 KM
Sun. 29 Jan. 2023
06:30
35 km
AED 1,000.00
Register
Team 70 KM
Sun. 29 Jan. 2023
06:30
70 km
AED 1,125.00
Register
Registration
Registration open
Wed. 19 Oct. 2022
Registration close
Sun. 22 Jan. 2023 or sooner if the event is fully-booked.
Participation
Individual athletes and teams
Refund policy
Fees are non-refundable.
If the athlete is unable to participate on race day due to any reason:
- the athlete can get a refund of the race entry up to 7 days before the event (subject to a 10% administration fee); or
- the athlete can transfer the race entry to a fellow athlete before the registration closing date (subject to terms of service and subject to the prevailing registration fee on the day of transfer)

Furthermore, this event is subject to refunds as follows:
- for refunds related to cancelled events, we will contact you and issue a refund automatically.
- for refunds related to rescheduled events, we will contact you with the new date and time ASAP. In case you can't make the event, refunds will be done upon request.
- store purchases are excluded from refunds.
- all refunds are subject to a 10% administration fee.
Practical info
Race pack collection
Race packs to be collected from Adventure HQ.
Course / track / circuit
Difficulty
Moderate
Support stations
Support stations to be available at checkpoints for Solo runners only
Facilities & services
Medical
Registered Nurse and / or Emergency Medical services present.
Parking
Available
Toilets
Available
Changing rooms
Available
Showers
Available
Other
No complimentary camping spaces.
Timing & certification
Timing
Automated timing
Certificate
Paper certificates
Medals
Finisher medals
Trophies
For 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners
Races

Solo 10 KM

Distance
  • 10 km
Start date
Sun. 29 Jan. 2023
Start time
06:15
Start location
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E, Hatta (AE)
Finish location
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E, Hatta (AE)
Age categories
/ 18-99

Solo 20 KM

Distance
  • 20 km
Start date
Sun. 29 Jan. 2023
Start time
06:15
Start location
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E, Hatta (AE)
Finish location
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E, Hatta (AE)
Age categories
/ 18-99
Note(s)
Solo 20Km participants would be running upto Checkpoint 4 (halfway point 10Km) and then turning back towards the starting point.
Checkpoint 4 would be at the top of the Hatta border mountain (607m altitude).

Support stations would be available at various checkpoints.

Solo 35 KM

Distance
  • 35 km
Start date
Sun. 29 Jan. 2023
Start time
06:15
Start location
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E, Hatta (AE)
Finish location
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E, Hatta (AE)
Age categories
/ 18-99
Note(s)
Solo 35Km participants would be running the entire length of the course i.e. 35Km, which would be split over 10 checkpoints.

Support stations would be available at various checkpoints.

Solo 70KM

Distance
  • 70 km
Start date
Sun. 29 Jan. 2023
Start time
06:15
Start location
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E, Hatta (AE)
Finish location
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E, Hatta (AE)
Cut-off
11h
Age categories
/ 18-99
Note(s)
Solo 70Km participants would be running the entire length of the course twice as the course is only 35Km with being split into 10 different check points.

Support stations would be available at various checkpoints.

Team 35 KM

Distance
  • 35 km
Start date
Sun. 29 Jan. 2023
Start time
06:30
Start location
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E, Hatta (AE)
Finish location
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E, Hatta (AE)
Age categories
none
Team categories
/ 9-99
Note(s)
1. Teams MUST have a 4x4 vehicle due to the nature of course, without it you wouldn't be allowed to participate. The 4x4 vehicles must be 7 seaters (in order to have 4 pax at the same time with accordance to COVID regulations).
2. In order to be eligible for prizes, each team must comprise of 5 runners with at least 1 female runner.
3. It is possible to form a team with 3/4 participants as well, but you would not be eligible for prizes.
4. Teams must be self-sufficient. Support stations are only for Solo runners.
5. Team vehicles must drive carefully and ensure safety of runners.
6. Runners to be changed at every checkpoint.
Cars to go ahead of runners and wait at checkpoint to switch.

Team 70 KM

Distance
  • 70 km
Start date
Sun. 29 Jan. 2023
Start time
06:30
Start location
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E, Hatta (AE)
Finish location
Wadi Hub at Hatta Resorts by Dubai Holdings, Hatta, U.A.E, Hatta (AE)
Age categories
none
Team categories
/ 9-99
Note(s)
1. Teams MUST have a 4x4 vehicle due to the nature of course, without it you wouldn't be allowed to participate. The 4x4 vehicles must be 7 seaters (in order to have 4 pax at the same time with accordance to COVID regulations).
2. In order to be eligible for prizes, each team must comprise of 5 runners with at least 1 female runner.
3. It is possible to form a team with 3/4 participants as well, but you would not be eligible for prizes.
4. Teams must be self-sufficient. Support stations are only for Solo runners.
5. Team vehicles must drive carefully and ensure safety of runners.
6. Runners to change at every checkpoint.
Cars to go ahead and wait at the checkpoint to swap runners.
Map & accomodation
Organisation
Company
Wadi Bih
Phone
+971521279579