TROPIC OF CANCER DESERT MARATHON
United Arab Emirates 29 October 2016
Tropic of Cancer Marathon Technical Info and Map
TOC Marathon LOCATION MAP
Meeting Point 25 km from Al Quaa Main Road 28 Oct 2016
TOCM car will wait for you starting from 2pm
Last 'shuttle' available from Meeting Point to Base Camp at 5pm
Tropic of Cancer Marathon - Routes
28 October 2016 - Base camp
We wait all of you at the meeting point 25km from Al Quaa main road starting from 2pm until 5pm.
Inform us if you need shuttle transfer from the main road to base camp
You can park your car at the meeting point and we'll transport you to the base camp.
On 29 October we'll bring you again to the meeting point after the conclusion of the TOCM
For those who are experienced desert drivers you can follow our car with your 4wheel until the base camp.
Shuttle from Dubai
A 'shuttle' is available from Dubai at 11am from the parking of Al Barsha Park.
Please inform us if you need this service.
Being a friendly run, you will share the fuel expenses with the driver.
Base Camp and overnight camping
Remember to come with sleeping bag or blanket .
During the night could be a little bit cold ( maybe 18 degrees) .
We'll have our camping tent but you can buy at Carrefour your own camping tent just with 60 dirhams for 3 person.
Food and beverage
Bring your own food and beverage.
We'll provide the water for the 29 October.
On 28 evening we'll have a BBQ . It's not free but being a friendly event we'll share the pure cost of the food. So please be so kind to inform us if you like to enjoy BBQ.
Bring your own beauty case, toilet paper, small towel, lip stick, socks, t-shirt. Bathroom available... in desert!!
Flashlight, comfortable long pants, t-shirt, jacket, backpack for carrying water and food, running shoes, sunglasses, hat or arabic gutra.
Remember that we'll start at sunshine but it will become warmer. We suggest to use long pants.
29 October 2016 - TOCMARATHON
Wake up for all partecipant at 5am.
Start at sunshine 06:30 for all distances
It's a round trip itinerary.
For the 10km are available water station and support every 2 km
For the half marathon, marathon and 50 km water station are available with logistic support every 5 km .
Two cars will always control the full itinerary and the partecipants running along the Tropic of Cancer Line.
BASIC SUGGESTED DESERT EQUIPMENT:
-running or gym shoes
-3 pairs of socks
-1 pairs of pants
-1jacket ( for the night)
-hat or arabic gutra
-sleeping bag or blanket
-1 head torch LEDs and spare batteries
-personal medicines usually used if necessary (required)
-salt supplements (recommended for those who already make use of it but not necessary)
-soap, small towel. / cocoa butter lip protection (recommended)
-toothpaste, toothbrush kit.
-backpack for the run where insert water and snacks
Let us remember that we are in an extreme environment.
Being a friendly event we will provide water and logistic support but remember to bring with you your food and anything could be useful for you.
Arrive by strictly personal items, luggage is not used during the run. You could leave it at the Starting point and you will collect at the Arrival of TOCM.
Temperature min 18 - max 32 ( expected )
For further info please write to:
- Phone number : +971 567145782