Marathon des Sables 2019

An extraordinary race for extraordinary people in an extraordinary place.

A Marathon des Sables participant smiling in the desert
Information about the event with date, location and distance of an event
Date Friday 5 April - Monday 15 April 2019
Location Morocco
Distance Ultra Marathon

Marathon des Sables (MdS) is a truly unique, multi-day ultra-marathon through one of the world’s most inhospitable environments – the Sahara Desert.

Alongside a thousand other runners you’ll cover 156 miles of dunes, rocky jebels and salt plains, in six gruelling days of running and trekking. Temperatures will hit 50 degrees celsius, and you'll be carrying everything you need to be self-sufficient, including food, clothing and equipment.

It's the toughest footrace on Earth. Have you got what it takes?

Apply for your place

As part of the Scope team, you'll receive a specialist heat acclimation session, an exclusive Scope running vest, a dedicated member of the events team who will help you create a bespoke fundraising plan and inside advice and support from MdS Alumni. To be considered for a place on the team, complete the online application form giving as much information as you can about your fundraising plans. If accepted onto 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

Sign up with your own place
If you've already got your own place with the event organisers and want to raise money for Scope, please sign up here.
Information about event fees
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
@ScopeEvents on Twitter

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