Torch Run – Night (Trail) Run
Race 2 – 14th January 2023
When summer heat is scorching there is only one way of running – at night. With fading light the world looks different especially in the outdoors, colors are facing and turn into grey shapes only which brings a new challenge and excitement. Adding a dramatic environment like the mountains and an abandoned quarry promises to let you adrenaline pump.
We have set a course of approx. 5-6km at XQuarry in the beautiful Faya Mountains just 1hr drive from the cities of Dubai and Sharjah. The route will be on wide gravel tracks as well as short sections on single trail with climbs and drops and in some areas close to the cliffs (still far enough away to be safe). To help you navigate through the night we will put up fires as beacons along the way. It’s mandatory for each participant to bring a head torch or hand troch. We will have marshals along the way as well as Glow sticks every 50m.
Days until the event
Torch Run – Individual
incl. 5% VAT
Registration fee for one person and for the race 11 Jan. 2023. Choose the race and date in booking.
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Saturday 14th January 2023, after sunset
Gates open 5:00pm, Race start 7:00pm – cut of time 8:45pm
Be checked in at least 20 minutes before the start of your race. There is NO on-the-day registration.
Price giving 9:00pm
Venue closing 9:30pm > you need to leave the venue by that time or stay for the night for camping
Overnight camping and BBQ is permitted in designated areas and included in the race fees. All camping gear, BBQ and food you need to bring yourself and is not provided. Fires or BBQ on the ground is not permitted – please bring a suitable BBQ or fire bowl.
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.
Who can take part?
- Everyone can take part but you need to be in good physical condition
- no matter if participant or spectator all have to sign the XQuarry waiver from
- you need to have proper running shoes (no open shoes or sandals)
- you need to bring at least one torch light (head torch or hand flashlight)
- Minors (below 18 years) must be accompanied at all times by a guardian
AED 150 individual
- Trophies for winners
- AED 500 shopping voucher at Adventure HQ for winners
- Event T-Shirt for all runners
- One glow stick per runner
- online timing and ranking
- many photos opportunities
- free water at 2 water stations
- spectators can come for free
- overnight camping (for runners plus max 2 guests)
- Master 18-39 years (M/F)
- senior 40-99 (M/F)
Groups and teams finish line needs to be crossed together or timing of the slowest person will be taken
COVID Regulations – This is a COVID save event! We are following the latest government regulations and recommendations.
Bring your Torch
Make sure you bring your Torch – best is a head torch and a backup or extra hand torch.
Light functional clothing is the best to stay cool and in comfort
Make sure you drink enough. There are water stations but better to also bring your own bottle
The right shoes are comfortable shoes and socks – they should be closed with strong sole