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AlUla Desert Blaze is Back For its Second Edition

AlUla Desert Blaze is Back For its Second Edition

The excitement is building in AlUla as the city prepares to host the second edition of AlUla Desert Blaze on August 24. This historic Saudi Arabian destination invites runners from around the world to compete in this challenging endurance race, with a total prize pool of SAR 176,000 (US$ 46,900).


 

This event welcomes athletes of all levels to experience one of the most daring and picturesque races on the planet. Participants will navigate the stunning desert landscape of AlUla, running through rolling dunes, majestic canyons, lush oases, and past ancient monuments, all while testing their stamina to the fullest.

AlUla Desert Blaze is Back For its Second Edition

Rami Almoallim, Vice President of Destination Management and Marketing at the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) said: “AlUla Desert Blaze is a one-of-its-kind transformative experience and we are delighted to be able to bring this marquee event back for a second time. Last year’s inaugural race exemplified AlUla’s adventurous spirit and commitment to sporting excellence, while also showcasing the diversity and beauty of the county’s landscapes.

AlUla Desert Blaze is Back For its Second Edition

“This year, we hope to take participants once again on a daring journey through time and terrain, offering a unique opportunity to connect deeply with the environment, seek out a sense of revitalisation and renewal, and contribute to the legacy of one of the world’s most ancient and fascinating destinations. AlUla Desert Blaze calls on challengers worldwide to prove their mettle as they combat the tough conditions and vie for the title of champion.”

AlUla Desert Blaze is Back For its Second Edition

Runners of all fitness levels are gearing up for AlUla Desert Blaze, with race distances of 5km, 10km, 21km, and 42km. The iconic Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO Heritage Site, will be the starting point for the 5km, 10km, and 21km races. Meanwhile, those brave enough to tackle the challenging 42km trail will begin their journey from the stunning Ashar Valley at Maraya, the world’s largest mirrored concert hall.

AlUla Desert Blaze is Back For its Second Edition

AlUla Desert Blaze is a highlight in the year-round AlUla Moments calendar, celebrating the city’s unique landscape, from sandstone cliffs to lush oases. This event is part of a broader initiative to promote sustainable sports and adventure tourism in AlUla, which also hosts events like the AlUla Camel Cup, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup, the AlUla Tour cycling event, and the winter AlUla Trail Race. AlUla is steadily gaining recognition as a premier destination for unforgettable experiences and sporting events.

AlUla Desert Blaze is Back For its Second Edition

For more information and to know the tickets release date, visit experiencealula.com


 


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