The inaugural OMAN by UTMB® event will see an international field of 300 runners take on a non-stop rugged 137km – 85mile – course over the varied and mountainous terrain of Oman’s Jebel Akhdar. It will be hosted by Oman Sail, supported by UTMB® International and the organisers of UTMB® Mont-Blanc.
Through villages, palm plantations, deep wadis, narrow gorges and along mountain top ridges, the route travels from Birkat Al Mawz to the heights of Jebel Akhdar, the Green Mountain, peaking at over 2,200m. With a length of 137km and a vertical gain of over 7,800m this is a course packed with variety and challenge.
The climbs are long and at times very technical and temperatures will vary greatly from 25C during the day in the valleys to around 10C in the mountains, where most of the course is run. With the fastest competitors expected to finish in around 20 hours, OMAN by UTMB® is designed as a unique journey for runners that highlights Oman’s natural beauty. The course elevates from 600m at Birkat Al Mawz to the heights of Jebel Akhdar, the Green Mountain, peaking at over 2200m.
Nov 29 To Dec 1
Start, Birkat Al Mouz / Finish, Al Hamra