Run with Hejaz Ultra
Hejaz Ultra, a Jeddah based running group, focuses on endurance, trail running, and long-distance: Marathon and above. We also Trek, Hike, and Cycle. We are all Outdoors enthusiasts.
Our group includes Saudi Arabia citizens as well as expatriates from all around the world. We are a very inclusive group: You will be welcome with us.
Almost every weekend, you’ll find us training hard on rocky trails, sandy dunes, or hilly roads. You can attend our training for FREE by joining Hejaz Ultra Trail Running Academy. Everyone is welcome to run with us: beginners and more advanced athletes… We are looking forward to listening to your motivation and we will do our best to offer an appropriate training program to allow you to fulfill your targets.
We organize events throughout the year that cater to athletes of different fitness levels, so we have beginners, marathoners, ultra runners, ironmen, and everything in between. Come and race with us! We also offer a few Moutain Bike races.
In addition to the weekly training with Hejaz Ultra Trail Running Academy and to our events you can also join our family-oriented Full Moon Hike. Come and run or hike with us. Our Full Moon Hikes started in September 2018. We meet on a Friday evening, as close as possible to the night of the Full Moon in Jeddah. If you do not have a head-torch you can lease one out from us.
Race with Hejaz Ultra
Our events guarantee only two things:
- To push you past your limits.
- Have an incredibly great time doing it!
Despite our notoriety for encouraging you to pick the challenging categories, we’ve seen participant numbers spike up: What started as a small group of friends trying to stay fit, is now one of the major Sports Group of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are proud to be registered with the General Sports Authority.
Read about some of our events to find out why!
Hejaz Ultra encourages a healthy lifestyle: practicing regular physical activity and having appropriate nutrition.
Our playground goes from Mastourah 3hours North of Jeddah all the way to Al Baha in the South. We explore all the trails from the shore of the Red Sea and going as far as East as Al Oula or Wahbah Crater, or the rivers near Taif 90 minutes drive from Jeddah.
Most of our sessions are in the vicinity of Jeddah: Our training sessions are usually 45 minutes East of the city.
We run on all types of terrain: While we can enjoy a run on the new Jeddah Water Front, on the Corniche, we like to explore the beautiful trails in our region. We also organize many runs in the sand, including the Hejaz Overload race in the magnificent dunes of Mastourah.
Hejaz Ultra is the proud organizer of the International Jeddah Marathon. For the 3rd consecutive year, we are now organizing a 42.2km race allowing athletes from all around the world to come and compete with our local athletes. You will be able to select between the Full Marathon and the Half Marathon, but we will also be offering a 10km distance if the adrenaline of a fast race is what you prefer! First-Time marathoners who need a Marathon Training plan and seasoned athletes can train and then race with us! As mentioned above we are very inclusive…
Why join Hejaz Ultra?
Because all our training sessions are free is certainly a good reason… Did you know that running adds years to your life and life to your years? Running helps you lose weight. No excuses! Our group is friendly and will help you achieve your health goals. You will receive guidance for your training and your race if you need support from a Coach. Our weekly runs will also allow you to get out of the city and enjoy the outdoors. And Yes, we do train during the summer as well. It does get hots, so you will have to be mindful and stay hydrated. We will be happy to guide you in acquiring the right gear.
Please do get in touch through our social media and join us for our next run! You can contact us by phone: +966.50.1972.666 or WhatsApp Telegram, Twittery, our Instagram account @HejazUltra is also getting more and more popular by the hour, and so is our Twitter @hejazultra account.