NEW TO TRAIL RUNNING? THIS RACE IS FOR YOU
50km Al Hamra (AHM)
The 2020 edition of Oman by UTMB® sees the return of the popular 50km challenge, which last year welcomed 487 runners to the competition. Requiring no ITRA points to enter (and awarding its finishers with 3!) this race category is perfect for those competitors who are newer to the sport of trail running and want to test longer distances, whilst allowing them to experience all the thrills of the original UTMB® adventure.
Starting and finishing in Al Hamra, 50km competitors will take on a great combination of trail, track and road, climbing to a height of 2,400m to access panoramic views of Oman’s stunning Hajar mountain range. Reaching the trail’s highest point just beyond Qiyut, a euphoric run along the top of the plateau will reach the checkpoint at the summit of Jebel Hatt, from which the mountainous descent begins. With the course passing by the ancient town of Misfat Al Abriyeen, runners will journey through lush plantations, agricultural terraces and stunning wadis before heading towards the finish line.
Qualifying points to enter: 0
Qualifying points on finishing: 3
Qualifying Points For OMAN by UTMB®
The ITRA (International Trail-Running Association) evaluates the points awarded by a race according to its distance, height gain and autonomy (aid stations vs runners being self-sufficient). According to the ITRA points awarded, the race can apply to become a UTMB qualifying race. UTMB must accept the request in order for a race to award a certain number of points, equivalent to the ITRA points.
Each runner will need to have the required qualifying points in order to enter and compete in their chosen Oman by UTMB 2020 race category. These will have been collected by finishing applicable races hosted from 1st January 2017 – 31st October 2020. A list of qualifying races can be found on the UTMB website.
If you have any enquires regarding the status of your current ITRA points, please contact ITRA directly.
Qualifying Points for UTMB® 2020
All finishers of the 150km, 100km and 50km will gain UTMB® running stones (18 awarded for completing the 150 km, 15 for the 100 km and 9 for the 50 km), which can be used towards gaining entry to UTMB® 2021 in Chamonix. For further information about qualifying for UTMB 2021 in Chamonix, please take a look here.