The fourth edition of Hejaz Overload will take place over three days:
Before being a race it is an ADVENTURE…
The Hejaz Overload is an Ultra run, a Multi-day / Multi-Stage Ultra-Marathon. Athletes will cover a distance greater than the one of a Marathon (42.2km) 3 days in a row. Over sand dunes. It is a unique event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in the region.
It is NOT a self-sufficient event. You will be provided with:
As with our other events, we are offering different options as we try to cater to Athletes of all levels and not only to Elite participants. Still, participants are expected to be reasonably fit. We are providing an ETC (Estimate Time to Complete) and a DL (Difficulty Level) for each day
You can pick between:
The Course Profile is available on request. Registered participants will receive the final version.
The HejazOverload v4 is bringing a brand new D1 course to you. we wouldn’t want you to get bored: https://www.strava.com/activities/4301300209
D2 & D3 remain the same with a small exception. The short 8km bonus lap around camp at the end of D2 for the 43km runners will be our warm-up to be sure you slackers see the entire course this year and will not “forget” about it and head straight for Master Peachey’s Soup! Ha!
There will be a ranking per day. You will be allowed to switch category at any time ( up or down ) – even during the race – but would not be getting an overall race ranking.
As part of our Covid-19 protection measures, we will be offering individual tents.
If however, you have your own tent, you can use the COUPON discount: HOv4OWNTENT and get 300 SAR off the entry price at the time of checkout
In addition to your camelback/backpack, If you are not planning to come with a 4×4, you can take ONE suitcase with you, which we will shuttle to camp with you.
You must reach the Meeting Point at least 1h before the race start. for 43km runners, you may decide to reach Wednesday night.
We will run a Gear-Check for mandatory equipment when you handover your suitcase to the organizers. It must have your name on it + your race number.
You will keep the key with you while you run every day. You will find your suitcase at BaseCamp which will be fixed for the duration of the event.
You will be driven back to the original meeting point with your suitcase.
We will provide food for the duration of the race.
It will have the calories and nutritional requirements for the event.
If you plan to camp Wednesday night, please let us know in advance. The Catering team will not be available, you will need to bring your own, but we understand this could prove to be difficult for those traveling from outside Jeddah and we will be happy to help.
You will need to bring your own race snacks.
Due to the current condition of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are currently planning to limit the number of tickets to 50 only, following the regulation of the competent Saudi Authorities. ( updated 2020-06-25)
The fee is per person or per Family regardless of distance/category.
For that fixed fee for the event, you can decide to attend 1, 2 or 3 of the days.