JBS: 170KM


170 KM Jebel Shams (JBS): 28/11/19

The JBS is an incredibly tough and technical challenge only recommended for extremely experienced adventurers. Participants must be confident in their ability to cover very challenging terrain whilst being completely self-sufficient for a minimum of 10 hours as there are significant distances between the Aid Stations on the Jebel Shams section of the route.

Athletes taking on this epic challenge will follow the 130KM route up Jebel Al Akhdar, including the vertical climb out of Balad Sayt, before carrying on along the top of the plateau and following the trail around Jebel Shams, where they will climb to an altitude of almost 3,000m.

Runners arriving at the Aid Station at Col Trail Split within the barrier time, the point at which the Jebel Shams section starts, will be evaluated before being allowed to continue with the JBS. Those runners found not to be in a condition to take on the additional section will be re-directed onto the JBA route and will be reclassified into the JBA race. This also applies to runners arriving after the barrier time.

With the new qualification criteria for UTMB in Chamonix, runners completing the 130KM or 170KM distances will bypass the lottery and have a guaranteed entry for UTMB 2020.

Technical Data

Runners Guide



Race Pack Collection Time

Date Start Closing Location
26/11/2019 4:00 PM 9:00 PM Birkat Al Mouz
27/11/2019 9:00 AM 9:00 PM Birkat Al Mouz
28/11/2019 8:00 AM 12:00 PM Birkat Al Mouz


Please note:

  • These tracks are subject to change or updating by the Event Organisers.
  • Track may present differently depending on which device they are downloaded onto.
  • Work is currently underway on all of the 2019 tracks and therefore routes are not yet clearly marked.
  • The Event Organisers take no responsibility for runners making use of these tracks outside of the official Event period.


Qualifying points to enter: 5
Qualifying points on finishing: 6