July River Run

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July River Run

July 28, 2023 @ 06:30 10:00

July River Run

River Run: 90 minutes away from Jeddah following the flow of a river! from a 6km walk to a Half-Marathon run.

It is not required to REGISTER for this training. you can just show up ( on time … and with all the required gear and a 4×4! – 2WD SUVs not suitable as we will be driving on a sandy trail and there is a chance for 2wd vehicles to get stuck. hardcore 4×4 equipment not required.)

Free Entry. All levels are welcome to the River Run

River Run July 2023

Fill up your tank. by Thursday night. You will not have time on Friday morning. We will NOT stop on the way.

We will be crossing a Police CheckPoint.

  • Everyone should have the proper Identification document (Saudi ID / Iqama).
  • Drivers should have driving license + Istimarah + insurance + …
  • Everyone should obey the Law of the Land.

Transport: We do NOT provide Transport!

4×4 is required as there is a sandy track to reach the start of the run. SUV is ok provided it has an AWD/4×4 mode. the track is NOT going across dunes, but it will get a little bit tricky on some portions, especially before sunrise. Do not attempt to cross the sandy patch with a Sedan as you will get stuck. Stopping to get your vehicle unstuck before the run will not be possible as it would delay everyone who needs to start before it gets too hot. You’ve been warned.

Here is the schedule:

  • 04:30AM Meet https://goo.gl/maps/b3eqrzJegEt at Hardee’s near the Flag on Andalus street. Please park on the back street/empty land next to Hardees. not on the service road, as not to block traffic or attract attention.
  • 04:35AM Depart from Hardees
  • 06:10AM Start the off-road drive
  • 06:25AM Park, Bio-break. Get ready.
  • 06:30AM Safety Brief
  • 06:35AM Start running or hiking.
  • 09:30AM Return to 4×4’s. change. Dry up. Leave
  • 11:00AM Reach Jeddah

What to bring:

  • Hat/buff/sunglasses/sunscreen/
  • Water:
    • DRINKING WATER: Enough for a 2hours+ outing in February in Saudi Arabia. at least 1.5 liters in your backpack is recommended.
    • Some water to clean up: you’ll be covered with mud after the run.
  • snacks.
  • Shoes: one pair for running and one pair ( flip flops are ok ) for getting back to Jeddah. Bring a (plastic?) bag to put your dirty shoes/socks/clothes in.
  • a change of clothes for the return. you’ll be covered in sand/mud…
  • you should have a D-ring/shackle/o-ring for your vehicle in case you get stuck


It is a straightforward “Out and Back” . It is open for ALL LEVELS. Beginners are welcome. You can Hike or Run or Moutain Bike. It will be a Self-Timed event for those who want to do the Half-Marathon or 10km run. You can turn around at any point of time ( you will need to turn around after at MOST 70  minutes since the return back to the car will be more difficult and will take longer ).

Phone: There will be NO Phone SIGNAL.

We count on you not to LITTER. We must Leave No Trace !

Free Free to join


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Jeddah, Makkah 001 Saudi Arabia
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