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Frequently Asked Questions

1- How can I register?

You can register online from the website by visiting


2- Race registration price?

5km - 70 SAR

10km - 120 SAR

Half Marathon - 200 SAR

Marathon - 350

3- Can I register on-site or on the day of the race?

The last day for registration is 24/8/2024 until 7:30AM onsite at the Event Village. No registration will be accepted after that. Also, the capacity is limited, which means that the registration will be closed once the contest reaches full capacity. That's why we encourage people to register early before it's too late. 

4- From where can I collect my bib?

Bib collection will be at the Maraya at the Event breifing  according to the date and time below:

 Friday, August 23, 2024 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

5- Can I give away or sell my bib?

You can transfer your bib to another participant up until August 1st only.

After this date no name transfers are permitted.

6- Do I need to have completed a qualifying event to participate in the full marathon?

We do not have any mandatory qualifying event for the marathon.

However, we strongly recommend that you should have successfully completed at least one 40+km off road running event in preparation for this significantly challenging event.

7- What is the cutoff time for each distance?

Cutoff for 5km: 1h

Cutoffs for 10km: 1h 30

Cutoffs for Half marathon: 3h  

Cutoffs for Marathon: 6h  

8- When does the race starts?

All distances at  8:00 A.M. 

9- Will there be a drop bag area to leave our bags?

Yes, participants of all race categories can benefit from a drop-bag service at the latest 30 minutes before the start, runners bring their drop bag at the designated tent at the designated area.

10- What will I get for participating?

All the participants will get a t-shirt when collecting their bib and a finisher medal once they finish the race.


11- Is there going to be prizes for the winners?

Yes, there will be cash prize award and a trophy for the top 3 female and male of each category


12- What are the Visa requirements to enter Saudi?

E-visa is now available for nationals of eligible countries; you can start the Visa process by visiting:


13- What is the local currency? Can I exchange foreign currency here?

The local currency is Saudi Riyals. There are multiple locations for ATMs and currency exchange centers in AlUla. Just type in "Currency Exchange" in google map and you'll find the nearest one to you.

14- What are the weather conditions Like?

The expected weather of the AlUla by August is to be hot with low of 27°C and and high up to 43°C.

15- What type of running shoes are recommended for the race?

Road shoes are strongly recommended for all distances above 10 km in this race. For 5k participants, regular running shoes will be fine in dry conditions.

16- What is the minimum age allowed for participating in AlUla Desert Blaze?​

It depends on the contest as the following:

 5km - 10km:  +16

Half marathon - Marathon: +18 

17- Can I drive to the start line?

Yes, you can.  

18- I don't have a car, Is there going to be shuttle busses?


19- Can I get a refund if I wasn't able to make it to the race?

The race refund policy does not allow refund to be processed to any participant unless there's a medical emergency that caused the participant not to be part of the race. A medical report has to be provided to be reviewed by the race management for a decision to be made. 


You Have More Questions?

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