Dune Marathon - Run in the desert

5 (7 Reviews)
Merzouga, Morocco
25 Feb, 2024 (Sun)

Running

10 km, 21.1 km

Trail running

42.195 km

About the event

Experience the thrill of running a marathon, half marathon or 10k in the exotic Merzouga dune! We offer a five-day program that includes the race and all its services, such as transfers from the airport, four-star hotels, one night in Haima tents, and a camel route. The course is mostly flat, but it includes two sectors with dunes, and all participants will be tracked with a geolocator. We also have support vehicles available. As part of the Wildmarathon Series Championship, this race will take you through Tanzania, Finland, Nepal, Morocco, and Mexico.

Races offered by this event

Marathon

25 Feb, 2024 (Sun)
Trail running
42.195 km
Solo
On site
Trail
Desert
Sand

Half Marathon

25 Feb, 2024 (Sun)
Running
21.1 km
Solo
On site
Road

10K

25 Feb, 2024 (Sun)
Running
10 km
Solo
On site
Road

Course details

Course highlights

Dune marathon is a race in 42k, 21k and 10k format organized by Geo-Planet Events with Makalu Adventure Travel & Tours and takes place in the spectacular setting of the Dune of Merzouga (Morocco) Features: 350m of positive slope and 350m negative in Marathon distance. 85% hammada 15% Dune The departure is from hotel Riad (Merzouga) at 42k, and common arrival at the three distances at hotel Riad

Start address

Merzouga 52202, Morocco

Finish address

Merzouga 52202, Morocco

Route map

route map

What’s included in entry

These are included in your entry
Finisher medal
Event T-shirts
Custom BIB number
Toilets
Goodie bag
Nutrition Stations
Video Service
Finisher’s T-shirts
Lockers
Drink Stations
Bag drop
Timing chip (single use)
Training program
Shower
Photo Service
Pre-race meal
Post-race meal
Dressing rooms
Medical Assistance

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Reviews

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Betty Holder
Country flag of US
Feb 2024
42.195 km

Wow! Had no idea that the Sahara Desert could be so amazing. It was exotic and wonderful with incredible attention to detail. The race director left nothing to chance in order to insure a phenomenal experience for everyone. The course was a challenge for me but worth the effort to be part of an experience that was far beyond my expectation.

Not being a trail runner, the rocky desert with engulfing sand dunes made the marathon distance a little grueling for me — but worth the experience.

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Larry Luke
Country flag of US
Nov 2022
42.195 km

Wow! What an amazing opportunity. This was! Extremely well organized, the course was marked extremely well, and the views were most beautiful. The accommodations were top notch as was the food. The extra included activities were a lot of fun, a great way to make new friends in incredible places. Look forward to other venues with this small company before they become well known and have to require qualifying times in order to participate. Just Do It….. you’re not getting any younger

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pedrotti paolo
Nov 2022
21.098 km

Bellissima esperienza di corsa nel deserto, con un' ottima organizzazione. Assistenza sempre presente, prima, durante e dopo. Molto bello dopo la corsa, potersi rilassare in piscina con un ottimo ristoro e davanti il meraviglioso panorama delle dune. Poi la passeggiata con i cammelli sulla duna di Merzouga ad ammirare il tramonto sul deserto. Ottima l'ospitalità e la sistemazione del resort. Per chi vuole provare l'esperienza della corsa nel deserto, questa è sicuramente un'ottima opportunità, perché trovi organizzazione, assistenza e tanta amicizia.

Il percorso della gara è molto sicuro e ben segnalato con punti di assistenza e ristoro. Abbastanza vario e piacevole perché si passa dallo sterrato, ben correvole, alle bellissime dune tipiche del deserto, passando anche vicino a dei piccoli gruppi di abitazioni del deserto. Bello e incredibilmente reale l'effetto "miraggio" dove sembra di vedere in lontananza una grande estensione di acqua!

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Jonathan Hanes
Country flag of US
Nov 2022
42.195 km

The Dune Marathon was an incredible experience! From the hotel, the camel ride, the challenging run in the desert, the food; everything was beyond expectations. I will remember this experience forever as well as the other runners and the race organizers.

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Mónica Sánchez García
Nov 2022
10 km

Great experience running in the desert finishing in swimmingpoo and combining with Camel trip, haima night

Great experience running in the desert finishing in swimmingpoo and combining with Camel trip, haima night

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Apolo Esperanza
Country flag of DZ
Nov 2022
42.195 km

Super experience running in the desert and combining with haimas night and camel trip.

Race around the dune of Merzouga. Finish line in a swimming pool. Camel trip and haimas night. It was all wonderful.

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María Esperanza
Mar 2022
10 km

Ha sido una experiencia inolvidable que no sirve con que te la cuenten, tienes q vivirla para saber realmente lo que llena hacer este tipo de eventos

una distancia apta para todo tipo de personas

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