Oman by UTMB® is a runner’s dream…
An ultra-trail along mountain top ridges, through ancient villages, palm plantations, deep wadis and scenic gorges. The journey leads runners off the tourist tracks, allowing them to explore the Sultanate’s hidden gems located deep within its atmospheric and untouched landscape.
In its second year, Oman by UTMB® offers three rugged and challenging courses through the mountainous terrain around Jebel Akhdar, the famous Green Mountain, that will appeal to a broad audience of regional and international ultra-trail enthusiasts.
The extraordinary 130km mountain course at the heart of the 2018 event – hailed by National Geographic as the ‘world’s toughest adventure race’ – will remain. For 2019, it is joined by a 50km entry level course and an extended 170km challenge.
Packed with variety, tough terrain and given the event’s remote and difficult to access sections, including exposed climbs, the three races require self-sufficiency and confidence at elevation.
The race categories are:
- 170km, the course includes the formidable Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest mountain.
- 130km, taking place on the slopes of Jebel Akhdar, the Green Mountain.
Both start on November 28 at Birkat Al Mouz and are only suitable for experienced ultra-trail runners.