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Wahba Crater Half
August 13, 2021 @ 06:00 – 09:00
In August 2016, Hejaz Ultra organized the first run around Wahba Crater. It was a lovely fun run. 10km. Time to get serious and organize the first-ever Wahba Crater Half Marathon. You may still join for 1 loop ( 10km ).
We will start running at 06:00 AM from the bottom of the crater shortly after sunrise (05:50 AM) on Friday 13th of August 2021. This means you will need to either camp at the crater Thursday night ( leaving after work) or leave Jeddah very early ( probably no later than 2 AM).
Meeting place 05:40 AM: https://goo.gl/maps/iNNpQyKASJAQ8xr4A . You may camp at your convenience wherever you see fit, should you decide to come Thursday night. It will take 15 mins to go down ( not part of the race ).
The race will start 06:00 AM sharp. you will run up and do one loop ( 10km ) or 2 loops ( 21.1km)
We will start by tackling the climb up ( 1.1km ) for which there is a Segment ( https://www.strava.com/segments/27291374 ). Gents, Will you be faster than Mickael Gasc (10min 28s)? Ladies, will you steal the crown from Ewelina (18:54)?
We will then do one or two loops, counter-clock-wise around the Crater.
It is possible to Run / Hike / or MTB ( though we don’t recommend you take the MTB to the bottom of the crater ).
It will be HOT. You will need a hat/sunglasses/camelback/proper footwear.