Oman by UTMB is a difficult and challenging ultra endurance trail event which takes participants into remote areas. The event is based on the principal of semi autonomy as defined in these regulations. The courses for each of the races within this event include long climbs and exposed sections which require participants to be confident running at altitude and in remote areas. Temperatures along the route could vary greatly over the day with daytime temperatures reaching over 25ºC in the valleys and dropping to around 10ºC in the mountains. Night time temperatures could drop below freezing so participants will need to equip accordingly. The majority of the trails are in the mountains and given the trail’s remote, and difficult to access sections, participants are expected to be self-sufficient in all aspects relating to their safety and ability to complete the race without outside support.
Oman by UTMB returns this year with 3 distances for runners to choose from.
• JBS : Around 170KMwith 10000+ metres of height gain, starts from Birkat al Mouz, in semiautonomy.
• JBA : Around 130KMfor 7000+ metres of height gain, starts from Birkat al Mouz, in semi-autonomy.
• AHM: Around 50KMfor 2300+ metres of height gain, starts from Al Hamra, in semi-autonomy.