AlUla Trail Race 2023

Feb 23, 2023 - Feb 24, 2023

The AlUla Trail Race returns to challenge international athletes, amateur runners, and children alike. From a 100km ultramarathon, a 50km marathon, a 25km half marathon, a 10km fun run, and a 1.4km kids' race, there is something for everyone!

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AlUla Trail Race 2023
Race through beautiful landscapes, with breathtaking designated trails that pass by the most famous landmarks of AlUla. See the award-winning Maraya, the naturally carved wonder of Elephant Rock or the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra as you challenge yourself in a race unlike any other.

No matter your age, the AlUla Trail Race offers a unique way to explore AlUla. A fantastic weekend is planned, from a welcome party and sunset race to a full day of exciting marathons and races, all ending at the AlUla Old Town Amphitheatre.

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AlUla Old Town Amphitheatre

In the heart of AlUla Old Town is the ancient amphitheatre, the central meeting point for the AlUla Trail Race. On Thursday, collect your race bib, get briefed on the trails and meet other runners. On Friday, celebrate at the finish line with live entertainment, F&B, prizes, trophies and more.

Thursday, 23 February

Thursday, 23 February

Arabian Leopard Kids Run

To kick off this weekend of running, the AlUla Trail Race is hosting a kids' run for ages 5 to 11. Young cubs will enjoy a fun Arabian Leopard theme 1.4 km run through AlUla Old Town.
Start time: 5:15 pm
Finish time: 5:45 pm
Distance: 1.4km
Ages: 5-11 years

Thursday, 23 February

Sunset Run

Shake out your legs and enjoy a community, non-competitive, 2.8 km fun run around AlUla for runners ages 12 and older. Meet your fellow trail runners and enjoy a breathtaking sunset before the big day.
Start time: 6:00 pm
Finish time: 6:30 pm
Distance: 2.8km
Age: 12+ years

Friday, 24 February

Friday, 24 February

AlUla Oasis Trail

Begin and end your run in the heart of AlUla Old Town and take your journey through the farms of AlUla Oasis, leting the stunning palm trees be your guide through this lush haven.
Start time: 8:30 am
Finish time: 11:30 am
Distance: 10km
Age: 12+ years

Friday, 24 February

Elephant Rock Trail

Start your morning off right with a running adventure from AlUla's most iconic natural rock formation, past farms, and through desert and mountain trails. This running course has a bit of everything.
Start time: 8:00 am
Finish time: 12:00 pm
Distance: 20km
Age: 16+ years

Friday, 24 February

Ashar Valley Trail

Run through an open-air museum with breathtaking landscapes within the canyons of Ashar Valley in this ultra-running adventure unlike any other.
Start time: 7:00 am
Finish time: 4:00 pm
Distance: 50km
Age: 18+ years

Friday, 24 February

Sharaan Trail

Be among the first to run through Sharaan Nature Reserve and its treasure trove of natural wonders and into the heart of AlUla in this pinnacle ultra-running adventure.
Start time: 6:00 pm
Finish time: 11:00 pm
Distance: 100km
Age: 18+ years

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AlUla’s diverse landscapes and challenging terrain make it a unique place to host a range of sporting events. From the world’s first sandy-pitch Polo arena to trail running through a UNESCO World Heritage Site, see what incredible sporting events are coming to AlUla below.

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