ARCHIVED RACE: Sahara Race (Egypt) 2014 @ Cairo, Egypt on 16 February 2014

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Sahara Race (Egypt) 2014
  • Distance (KMs): 250
  • Distance (Miles): 155
  • Date: 16 February 2014
  • Start Time: 07:00 AM
  • Venue: Cairo
  • Organised By: RacingThePlanet
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

The Sahara Race (Egypt) 2014 takes place in the Valley of the Whales, known by locals as Wadi El-Hitan and by scientists as the Zeuglodon Valley.

Sahara Race competitors can expect a land of contrasts: mountains of rocks give way to gold, red and white sand dunes sometimes scaling more than 122 meters / 400 feet. There are also stony expanses and the occasional palm-filled oasis as well as dried-up river beds where oleanders grow. They will run through the open air museum of Wadi El-Rayan right past the fossils which are more than 40 million years old. The Sahara Race will end at the Pyramids of Giza.

RacingThePlanet is a unique category of rough country footraces that take place over seven days and some 250 kilometers in remote and culturally rich locations around the world. Competitors must carry all their own equipment and food, are only provided with water and a place in a tent each day but are supported by professional medical and operations teams. RacingThePlanet is international; the events typically involve competitors from over 20 different countries who are able to mingle around the campfires and in their geographically mixed tents. Currently the events consist of the 4 Deserts, a series which encompasses the Gobi Desert in China, the Atacama Desert of Chile, the Sahara Desert in Egypt and Antarctica, and a fifth event which roves to a new location each year.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>