Frequently Asked Questions

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Click here to select which distance you would like to enter. You will then be taken through to the entry portal. After filling in your details and making a payment, you will receive a confirmation email.

Firstly, check your junk e-mail folder as it is possible that your confirmation email may have landed there. If you still cannot find it, please email info@omanbyutmb.com and we will re-send it to you.

You do not need any qualifying points to take on the AHM: 50KM race.

In order to enter the JBA: 100KM you will need a minimum of 3 points, which must have been gained in one single race between 01/01/2017 and 31/10/2020 (i.e. you cannot enter if you have amassed 3 points over multiple races).

In order to enter the JBS: 150KM you will need a minimum of 4 points, which must have been gained in one single race between 01/01/2017 and 31/10/2020 (i.e. you cannot enter if you have amassed 4 points over multiple races).

You will be asked to confirm which races you have previously taken part in and the system will verify you meet the entry requirements before your place in the event is confirmed.

If you have any further queries about the required points to participate in OMAN by UTMB® please email: contact@itra.run

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GENERAL RACE INFORMATION

With the new qualification criteria for UTMB in Chamonix, runners completing the 100KM or 150KM distances in Oman (within the barrier time) will bypass the lottery and have a guaranteed entry for UTMB 2021. For further information about qualifying for UTMB 2021 in Chamonix please click here.

Runners will be contacted directly before the opening of UTMB Mont-Blanc registrations so they are aware of the process.

Click here to download and view the Official Race Rules for the 2019 OMAN by UTMB®.

The 2019 Runner’s Guide available here to download a minimum of one month prior to the event. You will receive an e-mail from Oman by UTMB® when the Runner’s Guide is ready to download.

Please view the Race Rules for a complete list of mandatory and recommended equipment the JBS / JBA / AHM.

The following mandatory equipment is required for both the JBS: 150KM and JBA: 100KM races:

  • 1 x pack for the carrying of the mandatory equipment.
  • A minimum water carrying capacity of 2 litres
  • Food reserve
    (Recommendation : 800kcal = 2 gels + 2 energy bars each of 65g each)
  • 1 x mobile / cellular smartphone:
    • international roaming allowing for its use in Oman or with a local sim card ;
    • Has the number visible and not masked ;
    • Has the event emergency number programmed into its memory ;
    • Keep the phone on at all times ;
    • Keep fully charged with a spare battery and/or charging pack ;
  • 1 x personal cup 15 cl (150ml) minimum ; (Bottles or flasks with lids will not be accepted)
  • 2 x torches in proper working order with spare cells/batteries for each torch ;
    (Recommendation : 200 lumens or more for the main torch)
  • 1 x survival blanket of 1.40m x 2m minimum ;
  • 1 x whistle ;
  • 1 x self adhesive elasticated bandage which can serve as a bandage or strapping ; (Minimum 100 cm x 6 cm)
  • 1 x warm second layer top with long sleeves (cotton excluded) of a weight of a minimum of 110g (Men’s size medium (M))
  • 1 x durable water repellant (DWR protection) windproof jacket ;
  • 1 x sunglasses
  • 1 x saharan cap / hat or any combination which completely protect the head and nape of the neck
  • High factor sun cream
  • Trail running shoes appropriate to abrasive terrain.
  • ID – passport/ID card
  • Proof of Personal Accident Insurance.
    (Insurance card or document with insurance details)

 

The following mandatory equipment is required for AHM race:

  • 1 x Pack for the carrying of the mandatory equipment.
  • A minimum water carrying capacity of 2 litres
  • Food reserve
    (Recommendation : 800kcal = 2 gels + 2 energy bars each of 65g each)
  • 1 x Mobile / cellular smartphone :
    • With international roaming allowing for its use in Oman or with a local sim card ;
    • Has the number visible and not masked ;
    • Has the event emergency number programmed into its memory ;
    • Keep the phone on at all times ;
    • Keep fully charged with a spare battery and/or charging pack ;
  • 1 x personal cup 15 cl (150ml) minimum ; (Bottles or flasks with lids will not be accepted)
  • A minimum water carrying capacity of 2 litres;
  • 2 x torches in proper working order with spare cells/batteries for each torch ;
    (Recommendation : 200 lumens or more for the main torch)
  • 1 x survival blanket of 1.40m x 2m minimum ;
  • 1 x whistle ;
  • 1 x self adhesive elasticated bandage which can serve as a bandage or strapping ; (Minimum 100 cm x 6 cm)
  • 1 x warm second layer top with long sleeves (cotton excluded) of a weight of a minimum of 110g (Men’s size medium (M))
  • 1 x durable water repellant (DWR protection) windproof jacket ;
  • 1 x sunglasses
  • 1 x saharan cap / hat or any combination which completely protect the head and nape of the neck
  • High factor sun cream
  • Trail running shoes appropriate to abrasive terrain.
  • ID – passport/ID card
  • Proof of Personal Accident Insurance.
    (Insurance card or document with insurance details)

Aid stations will be located along the route for each race. The Aid Stations will provide specific food and beverages, the exact content of which will depend on the location of the Aid Station on the route. Designated Aid Stations will also offer rest facilities for runners.

Food and beverages at the Aid Station will include:

  • Water, coke and energy drinks
  • Energy bars and gels, cereal bars
  • Soup
  • Salt biscuits and sweet biscuits
  • Cake, cookies and chocolates
  • Dried fruits, peanuts
  • Bananas and oranges
  • Bread

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CANCELLATION/TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION

A participant wishing to cancel a registration must do so in writing to info@omanbyutmb.com. No cancellation of a registration will be accepted by telephone.

The reimbursement of registration fees will be made by partial re-credit to the bank account associated to the credit card used at the time of registering, as follows:

Before 15 June 2019 60% Refund of registration fee
16 June 2019 – 15 July 2019 50% Refund of registration fee
16 July 2019 – 31 October 2019 40% Refund of registration fee
No reimbursement of registration fees will be made for any cancellations made after 31 October 2019.

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION GUARANTEE

A cancellation guarantee is available to any person at the time of registration for any of the races. Should a participant wish to take the cancellation guarantee this will be added to the cost of the registration at the time of registration.

JBS: 170KM and JBA: 130KM

Cost of Cancellation Guarantee :               15€ Per registration

AHM: 50KM

Cost of Cancellation Guarantee :               9€ Per registration

The objective of the guarantee is to completely refund the registration fee, in the case where a participant requests to cancel his registration because of one of the following reasons:

  • an accident, a serious illness or the death of the participant themselves;
  • a serious illness necessitating hospitalisation or the death of a spouse or common law partner, or close relative in the thirty days preceding the event;
  • The pregnancy of a registered participant, or the birth of a child in the 15 days before or after the race.

The request for reimbursement should be sent with all supporting documentation to info@omanbyutmb.com.

For full information and conditions of indemnity for the cancellation guarantee for OMAN by UTMB®, please click here

Registration may not be transferred to another UTMB event or to another person.

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EVENT MEDICAL AND INSURANCE

It is mandatory for each competitor to be in possession of personal accident insurance which covers the full cost of search, rescue, evacuation and medical treatment in Oman.

All participants are required to complete a medical certificate in order to participate in any of the races for the event. These certificates are available the during the registration process.

If you did not complete your medical certificate during registration, you can do so by downloading here:

Arabic Medical Certificate.
English Medical Certificate.

You must have your medical certificate completed and emailed to info@omanbyutmb.com.

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ELITE RUNNERS

In recognition of athletes of a high calibre, and for fair management of registration, the event reserves a small number of places for elite athletes.

An elite athlete must have a general ITRA performance index data greater than 800 (Male) or 700 (Female).

Please email info@omanbyutmb.com to apply for an elite entry

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