Sat. 21 - Tue. 24 Jan. 2023
Muscat, OM
Event description
‘’The 8th edition of the Oman Desert Marathon is here! It is a 165km race divided into four stages following the tracks of ancient caravans through Oasis Bediyah to Al Jawharat Resort.

Challenge yourself and contemplate the beautiful scenario that the Sultanate of Oman has to offer.

This race will take your breath away, literally, with stage one starting at 47 km, stage two 55 km, stage three 42 km and stage four 21 km.

Get ready to pack your bag and follow your instincts, this will be an adventure nothing like you have seen before.’’
Sponsors
Oman Athletic Association
Ministry of Sports
Ministry of Tourism
Location
Venue
Al- Wasil in the Wilayat of Bidiyah and ends at the Al Jawharat Resort
City
Muscat
Country
Oman
Races
Oman Desert Marathon Classic
Sat. 21 Jan. 2023
05:30
165 km
10k Cross Country Run
Sat. 21 Jan. 2023
07:30
10 km
Oman 5k Family Run
Sat. 21 Jan. 2023
07:45
5 km
Oman 2k Kids Run
Sat. 21 Jan. 2023
08:00
2 km
Registration
Registration open
Sun. 21 Aug. 2022
Late fees apply from
Fri. 30 Sep. 2022
Registration close
Sun. 1 Jan. 2023 or sooner if the event is fully-booked.
Participation
Individual athletes
Included
Organizers will prove transportation from and to Muscat and the race camp. Water will be provided at checkpoints every 10km. Sleep arrangements are large tent accommodation at night. Hot water will be provided for runners to prepare their meals as this is a self-sufficient race.
Refund policy
Fees are non-refundable.
All entry fees are non-refundable and at the discretion of the event organiser.

- All refunds are subject to a 10% administration fee.

Cancellations, requests for refunds and withdrawal from the race must be made in writing in order to avoid any misunderstandings. If notice of cancellation is received 60 days or more before the event, you will receive a refund of the total fees you have paid minus the bank fees. Any withdrawal after midnight on November 21st will not be considered and the payment will not be refunded. We suggest all competitors take out insurance covering cancellation.
Practical info
Transport to start
Transportation will be provided from Muscat airport to the starting point.
Transport from finish
Transportation will be provided from the finish line to the airport.
Course / track / circuit
Difficulty
Advanced
Support stations
Water every 10 km
Highlights
It is a self sufficient 165 km race with four stages, including a night stage, across the spectacular Omani landscape and its varieties, from the Oasis Al Wasil, crossing the desert to Al Jawharat Resort
Spectators area(s)
Event closing dinner at Al Jawharat Resort and activities available for guests and relatives
Facilities & services
Medical
Registered Nurse and / or Emergency Medical services present.
Parking
Toilets
Changing rooms
Showers
Other
Self sufficient race with sleeping tents during the event and hotel accomodation in the last night

Kindly download, complete and submit the Medical Certificate Declaration
Timing & certification
Timing
Automated timing
Certificate
Electronic certificates
Medals
Finisher medals
Trophies
Trophies and financial awards to top finishers in relevant categories
Races

Oman Desert Marathon Classic

Distance
  • 165 km
Start date
Sat. 21 Jan. 2023
Start time
05:30
Start location
Al- Wasil in the Wilayat of Bidiyah and ends at the Al Jawharat Resort, Muscat (OM)
Finish location
Al- Wasil in the Wilayat of Bidiyah and ends at the Al Jawharat Resort, Muscat (OM)
Age categories
/ 18-99
Note(s)
It is a self sufficient 165 km race with four stages, including a night stage, across the spectacular Omani landscape and its varieties, from the Oasis Al Wasil, crossing the desert to Al Jawharat Resort

Kindly download, complete and submit the Medical Certificate Declaration

An ECG and a standard medical certificate must be carried out less than 30 days prior to the race. Original document must be presented during the administrative and technical check, and sent to [email protected]

10k Cross Country Run

Distance
  • 10 km
Start date
Sat. 21 Jan. 2023
Start time
07:30
Start location
Al- Wasil in the Wilayat of Bidiyah and ends at the Al Jawharat Resort, Muscat (OM)
Finish location
Al- Wasil in the Wilayat of Bidiyah and ends at the Al Jawharat Resort, Muscat (OM)
Age categories
/ 15-99
Note(s)
https://marathonoman.com/cross-country-registration/

Oman 5k Family Run

Distance
  • 5 km
Start date
Sat. 21 Jan. 2023
Start time
07:45
Start location
Al- Wasil in the Wilayat of Bidiyah and ends at the Al Jawharat Resort, Muscat (OM)
Finish location
Al- Wasil in the Wilayat of Bidiyah and ends at the Al Jawharat Resort, Muscat (OM)
Age categories
/ 12-99
Note(s)
https://marathonoman.com/family-fun-run-registration/

Oman 2k Kids Run

Distance
  • 2 km
Start date
Sat. 21 Jan. 2023
Start time
08:00
Start location
Al- Wasil in the Wilayat of Bidiyah and ends at the Al Jawharat Resort, Muscat (OM)
Finish location
Al- Wasil in the Wilayat of Bidiyah and ends at the Al Jawharat Resort, Muscat (OM)
Age categories
/ 9-99
Note(s)
https://marathonoman.com/kids-run-registration/
Map & accomodation
Organisation