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third of five
Join us at TranSahariana - Jordan at the third of five incredible races in five countries with pristine dune deserts and incredible terrain and cultural highlights.
The third location is Jordan where you begin your adventure on the banks of the Dead Sea.
You will traverse mountains, canyons and red sand deserts. Highlights include Wadi Rum, Petra, and Castle Chowbak before reaching the incredible canyon lands and monuments of Wadi Rum, where the race will finish.
Apply for a race spot today. Space is limited to 70 racers.
- 300 km non-stop or by 6 Stages
- 163 km non-stop
- 100 km non-stop
- 140 km of mountains
- 80 km of canyons, wadis and sand valleys
- 74 km of sand dunes and mixed desert terrain (sandy tracks)
Starts in Petra
Starts at Dead Sea
in Wadi Rum
FOR 300kM - 5 bivouacs/camps will be set up for you – at departure point and on the marked route for you to refill your supplies or have a rest:
Control point and Departure point (0 km) at the Dead Sea – one day for acclimatization and a day to check and confirm your obligatory equipment and calories carried for the race
(First station/bivouac 1) is at km 82
(station/bivouac 2) in Petra Camp at km 124
(station/bivouac 3)in WadiRum area at km 200
Arrival to final Wadi Rum Camp km 300
(Final station/bivouac 5)
The water CP's will be about 20 to 30 kms apart. At each it will be mandatory to leave with 3 liters of water. There will be approximately 13 CP's for the full route and CP 14 will be the finish in Wadi Rum and near Aqaba.
images - scout/route
They have been described as "a perfect specimen of sand sea”
This is the desert as you’ve always imagined it: a huge, virtually uninhabited swathe of sand, with towering dunes, reaching almost 100m in places, sculpted by the wind into delicately moulded crests and hollows. There are no permanent settlements in the sands, although some local Bedu still live here. The further into the sands you penetrate, the more dramatic and untouched the landscape becomes.
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meeting point - Dead Sea
The first meeting will be the 5 star Movenpick Resort on the Dead Sea.
If you want to go directly to the departure point/start you must advise organization. It is also possible to book an extra night at Movenpick or at the Desert camp at Wadi Rum. Contact us to arrange this.
race briefing/gear check
A briefing will be done before the start of the race. This will be followed a medical check and mandatory gear check
It is a require part of race registration
and is mandatory.
No racer may start without a physician's signed medical certificate.
Bedouin (Bedu) culture
Preparation and tips
Shoes: broken in shoes, not new! It's just good advice...
At a minimum, 1 size and a half (can be 2 sizes + ) above your standard shoe size, as your feet may swell
Care of feet, front Betadine bath, thread, needles, eosin dressings, Moleskin, Elasto 2 cm scissors, compresses...
Take your shoes or anything essential for the race into your carry on.
Friction: be prepared with anti chafing products, all parts: (thighs, crotch, shoulders, Back , toes...)
Visa - on site
Very easy – visas can be obtained at the airport upon arrival in Amman. Cost is about $20-30.
IMPORTANT: Each runner must have a minimum of 6000K calories in total. This must be verified at the at the gear check/control point before race Start.
Every 300k non-stop runner has the option to send a Drop Bag forward with 2,000 additional calories, 4000 at departure + 2000 calories. No drop bag for the 163km or 100km.
Stage race participants can forward their
kit/bag to next camp each day.
- A warm jacket for the cold
- A mattress
- hydration system or bag, 3 liters minimum.
- Survival blanket.
- Signaling mirror
- A whistle.
- 2 headlamps. 2 sets of spare batteries
- A lighter.
- A first aid kit complete
- A roll of elasto 1 m minimum
- a compass
- a Pocket Knife
- At least one glow stick
- 2 rolls toilet paper
- 1 food reserve of 6000 kcal
- 1 reserve food relief of 1000 Kcal
Our amazing organizing team is made up of veteran runners and race organizers from all over the world. They are experts in multi-day races and have organized 9+ races in Oman alone. They know how to prepare you and keep you safe while in some of the most beautiful, rugged and challenging terrains you can possibly imagine.
300km 2350 Euro
163km 2250 Euro
100km 1950 Euro
300k non-stop or stage race
200k non-stop option
100k non-stop option