AlUla Desert Blaze

Aug 2024

Even with AlUla’s relatively temperate summer temperatures, this sweltering running challenge is sure to be the hottest race in the Kingdom.

Difficulty level: Extremely High
Duration: Dependent on race length
Distance: 5km, 10km, 21km, 42km
Minimum age: Dependent on race length

AlUla Desert Blaze
The first of its kind in Saudi Arabia, AlUla Desert Blaze tests the endurance of the very toughest of runners. Taking place in the heat of the summer, this road race pushes the limits of participants from all over the world. Distances include 5km, 10km, half marathon (21km) and an epic full marathon (42km).

The inaugural edition of AlUla Desert Blaze passed through AlUla’s most iconic sites, taking runners on a journey through time linking the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra with the modern wonder of Maraya. Medical and water support stations are set up at numerous points along the routes to help ensure the safety of participants.

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Know before you go
• Pre-registration is required.
• Please read the terms and conditions before purchase and note that you will be required to complete a waiver form before the race.
• Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience.
• Recommended attire is lightweight and breathable fabric clothing (shirt, shorts, running tights).
• Out of respect for the local KSA culture, female runners are advised to please wear three-quarter length running tights and a run top that covers most of your upper body except your arms or any similar items of clothing.
Getting To & Getting Around AlUla
Saudia Airlines, flydubai and flynas all operate direct flights in and out of AlUla International Airport (ULH) from regional and international destinations. For the most up-to-date flight information, please refer to the airlines directly.

For helpful pre-trip planning tips as well as valuable logistical information for once you’ve arrived in AlUla, check out our Getting To & Getting Around AlUla page.
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