Gladiators – Obstacle Course Race

Gladiators OCR I Saturday 22 October 2022  – The Quarry Challenge 
Gladiators OCR II Saturday 10 December 2022  – The Desert Challenge 
Gladiators OCR III Saturday 11 March 2023  – The Mountain Challenge 


Gladiators season 2 – you are about to experience the roughest Obstacle Course Race (OCR) in the region – an almighty battle is about to take place at XQuarry. This season there will be 3 race with different courses and challenges but the main challenges will still be within the quarry with the short 6k loop. The season opening race The Quarry Challenge follows the proofed route of season one with updates obstacles and double loop for the 12k. The second race will venture out into the desert with steep dunce climbs and the season final The Mountain challenge will lead up to the top of the plateau for the 12k races, the 6k race will remain inside the quarry.   

The winners will receive trophies and amazing prizes.

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 aim to complete two full loops in the 12km+ category, venuture 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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Gladiators 6k OCR

250.00د.إ incl. 5% VAT

Please choose your race date or the bundle ticket of all 3 races for AED500 instead of AED 750

Gladiators 12k OCR

300.00د.إ incl. 5% VAT

Please choose your race date or the bundle ticket of all 3 races for AED600 instead of AED 900

Gladiators OCR I Saturday 22 October 2022  – The Quarry Challenge
Gladiators OCR II Saturday 10 December 2022  – The Desert Challenge
Gladiators OCR III Saturday 11 March 2023  – The Mountain Challenge
There is NO on-the-day registration.

06:00am – Race Check-In Opens
06:30am – Race Check-In Closes for all distances
06:45am – 12km+ Race Starts
07:00am – 6km+ Race Starts
9:00am – Cut off time all races
9:30am – Prize Giving all categories

What’s included:

  • 1st place Trophies  and AED 1000 shopping voucher at Adventure HQ
    (6k Masters Male / Female | 12k Masters Male/Female )
  • 2nd + 3rd Male/Female product prizes / vouchers
  • Medals for Finishers
  • Event T-Shirt for all participants
  • Timing Certificate (digital)
  • Online Timing and Ranking
  • Plenty of Photo Opportunities
  • Free full day admission to XQuarry Park for participants plus 4 guests
  • Free water and Breakfast (1 porata sandwich and 1 coffee or chai tea)

Race Entry:

  • 6km – Standard AED250
  • 6km – 3 Race Bundle AED500 / one race for free*
  • 12km –Standard AED300
  • 12km – 3 Race Bundle AED600 / one race for free*

* the bundle tickets for 3 races cannot be refunded in case you cannot attend all 3 races but you can transfer the race registration to a different person in case you are not able to join one of the races.


  • Masters Male/Female 18-99 years (6k)
  • Masters Male/Female 18-99 years (12k)

You will automatically be put in one of the categories based on your age.


COVID Regulations – This is a COVID save event!

We are following the latest government regulations and recommendations. As of now you will need to have Al Hosn App with green status or an negative PCR test no older than 96hrs. This applies to all participants and visitors. Unless racing you will have to wear a mask.


Unique Venue

XQuarry is the perfect venue with 1 million square metres of adventures to be had.

32+ Obstacles

There are more than 32 obstacles on challenging terrain on the 5km+ loop.

Mud & Water

We guarantee you will get wet and dirty.

Race Village

You get a full day in the race village with F&B and free park access.

Race Results – Gladiators Season 1

Friday 22nd October 2021
Race Results – click here

Friday 10th December 2021
Race Results – click here

Saturday 12th February 2022
Race Results – click here

Saturday 26th March 2022
Race Results – click here