Frequently Asked Questions
1- How can I register?
You can register online from the website by visiting
2- Can I register for both days?
Yes you can! But make sure you register for each day separately.
It's going to be a two days' special event:
Day 1: Thursday 23rd - a 2.8 Sunset shake off run that will leave you with lasting memories, and a 1.4km Arabian Leopard themed kids run.
Day2: Friday 24th - The main race that will bring together sport, heritage and nature for over 600 participants in four categories: 10km, 23km, 48km and 93km.
3- Can I register on site or on the day of the race?
Last day for registration is 09/02/2023. No registration will be accepted after that.
4- Can I give away or sell my bib?
You can transfer your bib to another competitor up until February 13th only.
After this date no name transfers are permitted.
5- Do I need to have completed a qualifying event to participate in the 48km and 93km?
We do not have any mandatory qualifying event for the 50km and 100km course.
However, we strongly recommend that you should have successfully completed at least one 50+km off road running event in preparation for this significantly challenging event.
6- What is the cutoff time for each distance?
Cut Offs for 93km Trail: 17 hours
Cut Offs for 48km Trail: 9 hours
Cut Offs for 25km Trail: 4h45 hours
Cut Offs for 10km Trail: 3 hours
7- 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 event area.
8- What will I get for participating?
All the participants that finishes the race will get a finisher medal and t-shirt.
9- Is there going to be prizes for the winners?
Yes, there will be cash prize award for the top 3 female and male of each category
10- 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:
11- What is the local currency? Can I exchange foreign currency here?
The local currency is Saudi Riyals. There are ATMs in AlUla, but no currency exchange, so you should plan to exchange money in the Riyadh or Jeddah airports. Travelers with Union Pay cards need to be aware that some banks in AlUla do not accept Union Pay
12- What are the weather conditions in AlUla?
Winter is the best time to visit AlUla, with temperatures ranging from 10-25 degrees Celsius (45-70 degrees Fahrenheit). It does get colder at night, so it is important to pack some warm clothing. Mid-March is the end of the winter season, so it could potentially get already warmer around noon. Be aware that rainfall is rare but cannot be excluded
13- Can you recommend a hotel or do you have hotel discounts?
Go to the "Accommodation" page on the website to find our recommended accommodation options.
14- Can you recommend flights to book?
Go to the "Flights" page on the website to find our recommendation on how to get to AlUla.
15- What type of running shoes are recommended for the race?
Trail shoes are strongly recommended for all distances above 10 km in AlUla Trail Race event.
Regular road running shoes are not suitable for the mix of trail surfaces that are included in the long race categories, including significant sections of gravel, rocks, roots, sand and possibly mud in case of rainfall. For 10k participants, regular running shoes will be fine in dry conditions.