Marathon des Sables 2019

Marathon des Sables, race across the Sahara desert for Scope

A Marathon des Sables participant smiling in the desert
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Date Friday 5 April - Monday 15 April 2019
Location Morocco
Distance Ultra Marathon

Could you take on the toughest footrace on earth?

Apply today for the chance to be there in 2019! The Marathon des Sables is a multi-stage adventure through the Sahara desert. You’ll be put to the test alongside 1,000 other participants - 150 miles of running, walking and trekking over six days. That’s the same as five and a half marathons!

You’ll experience extreme conditions in 120 degrees fahrenheit while carrying everything you need to be self-sufficient including food, clothing and medical supplies. It really will be an unforgettable experience.

Apply for your place

As part of the Scope team, you'll receive an expert heat chamber session and dedicated support with your fundraising to help you reach the minimum target of £8,000. To be considered for a place on the team, you will need to complete the online application form, please give as much information as you can about your fundraising plans. If accepted in to the team you will need to pay a £500 registration fee to secure your place. 

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I would like a place

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Information about event fees
Entry fee £500
Minimum pledge £8,000

I already have a place

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Entry fee You’ve paid already
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The package

  • Return flights to Morocco
  • Transfers (airport, hotel, race start)
  • Hotel stay
  • Race entry
  • Race essentials (water, medical team, ground assistance, minimal insurance, email facilities during the race, medal, t-shirt and film)


What you'll need to arrange

  • Own food during the race
  • Any equipment beyond the minimum survival kit provided
  • Comprehensive insurance including cancellation
  • Extra training
  • Doctor’s costs

If you would like more information on the event please email the team or give us a call on 020 7619 7270.


Contact the events team

If you need anything please get in touch.

0207 619 7270
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