Race info

DATE: 1st March 2019

Race Type / FORMAT

MTB Race – XCP, UCI Class 3 (point to point race) The race is will be run under UCI regulations. All participants ride on their own responsibility. Applicable Provisions – For all that is not regulated under this present regulation, the Commissaire Panel will apply the International Cycling Union regulations and the Qatar Cycling Federation regulations in compliance.
RUNNING – Desert Run

Categories MTB
UCI Class 3 categories: Elite Men, Elite Women
Other categories: Man MTB, Women MTB, Men FATBIKE, Women FATBIKE, QATARI

Categories RUNNING
Open Men, Open Woman, Veteran Men, Veteran Women


The start area is about 1km from Sealine Beach Resort as you enter the desert located next to the Mawater Sand dune.

From here cyclists / runners will cycle / run over the desert highway, across sandy patches and cross over 7 sand dunes to reach the finish line at Doha Bus Desert Camp.

MTB – 38,5 km
Running – 26,7 km


The start venue for all races is located at the Mawater sand dune

(1km from Sealine Beach Resort), marquees adjacent to event arena.

race office, rider sign-on, secretariat, accreditation, press

FINISH: The finish venue is located at Doha Bus Desert Camp

Water point zone

Water points on top of each sand dune.

Minimal age

All participants of the race need to be at least 18 years old on the day of the race.


Provided by Racebase®PRO, professional timing services,

use of electronic (chip) timing.

UCI Commissaire

Spook Johan Groenewald (RSA)


Institutional partners & sponsors