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Oman Desert Marathon event launched
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Muscat: Oman’s own adventure racing brand, the Oman Desert Marathon today announced a series of races to take place in November in Sharqiya Sands.

Sabco Sports are pleased to announce the date for the Oman Desert Marathon, to take place on November 20, 2021. The event will feature a Kids Race, a 5km Run, a 10km run and a 21km Desert Half Marathon, as well as camping options for anyone wanting to spend a weekend in the region.

The race will take place in Al Jawhrat Bidiya resort in the Sharqiya Sands, 2 hours outside Muscat.

The Oman Desert Marathon was postponed in 2021 due to the pandemic and will not feature the longer distances normally associated with the event, due to ongoing concerns about the impact of Covid 19 on tourism travel into Oman.

Said al Hajri, the founder and owner of the Race was keen to get the date back into the diary as the world continues to re-open and get back to normality “Whilst we will not see the longer distances raced this year, we will put on a great weekend option for people who enjoy running and who enjoy the desert.

“The Oman Desert Marathon has grown in popularity over the years but had to be postponed whilst the pandemic was raging. But I look forward now to seeing many people coming to Bidiya to experience the beauty of the desert and to take part in what will be a challenging but really enjoyable race.”

Tickets for the event went on sale today – with race distances including the Half Marathon that will run through the desert. Tickets are available at

Nic Cartwright, Managing Director at Sabco Sports is pleased to be working with the team at ODM “This is an event that was conceived and created in Oman. It celebrates many of the things that are great about the country, and we wanted to work with Said to make the event as big as possible.

“We are partnering with a local hotel to provide great packages for people who want to come and enjoy the location for the weekend, and I know that the local population will be out in force to make it a fun weekend for runners of all abilities.”

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