Race info

DATE: 26th February 2021

Race Type / FORMAT

1. MTB Race – XCM, UCI Class 2 (Cross Country Marathon) 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.

UCI Class 2 categories: Elite Men, Elite Women
Open categories: Man MTB, Women MTB, Men FATBIKE, Women FATBIKE, QATARI (each category will have senior 18-39 and veteran 40+ podium)

2. RUNNING – Desert Run

Senior Men, Senior Woman, Veteran Men, Veteran Women; (senior 18-39, veteran 40+)

3. MTB + RUN – Off road duathlon

Senior Men, Senior Woman, Veteran Men, Veteran Women; (senior 18-39, veteran 40+)



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 sand dunes to reach the finish line at Doha Bus Al Majles Resort.

UCI MTB: to be announced (min 60 km)
MTB: 40 km
Running: 28,5 km
MTB  + Run: 40 km bike + 7 km run


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 Al Majles resort

Water point zone

Water points on top of each sand dune.

Minimal age

All participants of the race need to be at least 16 years old on the day of the race. (participants who are under 18 years old have to submit the parental consent).


Provided by Racebase®PRO, professional timing services,

use of electronic (chip) timing.

UCI Commissaire



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