30+ Obstacles, Medal, T-Shirt & snack for everyone


Gladiators – Obstacle Course Race

Saturday 18th November 2023 – The Desert Challenge

Gladiators season 3 – you are about to experience the roughest Obstacle Course Race (OCR) in the region – an almighty battle is about to take place at XQuarry. There will be 2 race with different courses and challenges with the most obstacles within the quarry on the 6k loop.

The November race will venture out into the desert with steep dune climbs and the season final The Mountain challenge will lead up to the top of the plateau for the 12k races (actual distance is approx 10km), the 6k race will remain inside the quarry.

The winners will receive trophies and amazing prizes from Mizuno.

You and your fellow Gladiators will face more than 30 challenges that test your strength, endurance, agility, physical skills and mental stamina – including challenges that were built to test the toughest 4×4 off road vehicles that frequent the XQuarry park.

Throughout the 6km course you will navigate rocky terrain and challenging climbs, move rocks, scale boulders, trudge your way through our mud pit, and use your wit and agility to move swiftly through the gauntlet of obstacles that await you.

For our top Gladiators, the challenge is twice as hard as you will venture into the desert or climb Faya mountain. There will be stations with free drinking water and shade along the trail. All essential way points and obstacles will be marshalled to ensure route finding.

Runners and registered spectators will be able to watch and support the Gladiators in our Athlete Village from our viewing area/s with F&B available, music and activities. We will also have an area to wash the dirt away.

PARKING will be available by the Athlete Village directly to the start and finish of the race.

We look forward to welcoming you and friends in true Gladiator spirit to share what is on offer throughout the course and in the Gladiator Village.

Access and use of the park is at your own risk!

Please read our terms and conditions.

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This event is organized and supported by:

Gladiators 6k OCR 2nd March 2024

150.00د.إ incl. 5% VAT

Registration fee for Distance 6k for one person and the selected race date


Gladiators 12k OCR 2nd March 2024

199.00د.إ incl. 5% VAT

Registration fee for Distance 12k for the selected race date

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Sat. 18 Nov. 2023 – Desert Challenge
Be checked in at least 20 minutes before the start of your race.

*There is NO on-the-day registration.

06:30am – Race Check-In and gates open
07:00am – Race Check-In Closes for all distances
07:15am – 12km+ race Starts
07:30am – 6km+ race Starts
08:00am – Junior 3km race starts
9:30am – Cut off time all races
10:00am – Prize Giving all categories


XQuarry Off-Road and Adventure Park, Mleiha – link
There is ample parking on site and the venue can be reach with any vehicle. There enough WC but there are no shower facilities for this event.


What’s included:

  • 1st place trophies and  AED 600 product voucher from Mizuno
  • 2nd place AED 300 product voucher from Mizuno
  • Medals for Finishers
  • Event T-Shirt for all participants
  • Give aways worth AED 20.000 from Mizuno (first come first serve basis)
  • Online Timing and Ranking
  • Plenty of Photo Opportunities
  • Free water and Breakfast (1 porata sandwich and 1 coffee or chai tea)


    • Masters Male/Female 18-99 years (6k)
    • Masters Male/Female 18-99 years (12k) actual distance 10 km
    • Junior 3km 10-17 years

COVID Regulations – This is a COVID save event! We are following the latest government regulations and recommendations.