The Wadi Rum Ultra is a multi-day ultra-marathon, run over 5 days in Southern Jordan in October each year. 

Competitors will arrive in Amman on October 7th, where they will be met and trans­por­ted by the race organ­isers to camp at stage 1. The course takes par­ti­cipants through his­tor­ic sites, into dra­mat­ic Wadis and over mag­ni­fi­cent sand dunes cov­er­ing a total dis­tance of 162.5 miles (260km) – that’s just over 6 mara­thons in 5 days. The WRU is one of the longest multi day footraces in the world. When com­bined with 90 degree heat and a back­pack, you have one of the world’s toughest footraces.

Wadi Rum’s nick­name is ‘the val­ley of the moon’ and you will see why. Its land­scape will truly blow you away, as will the chal­lenge. As loc­a­tions go, this place is unri­valled.


The stages are as follows:







The routes may change slightly each year depending on the weather and other varying factors. 

The organ­izers cre­ate each leg to take in the most beau­ti­ful and chal­len­ging aspects of the desert region.

The Wadi Rum Ultra is open to indi­vidu­als and teams, elite run­ners and those who are keen to embark on the adven­ture of a life­time. The chal­lenge is open to people from all around the world.

The liv­ing accom­mod­a­tion con­sists of a biv­ou­ac or tent shared by between 2–8 com­pet­it­ors. Once you have been alloc­ated your group, these people will become your close friends and sup­port. There is no doubt that one of the best things about the WRU are the lifelong friends you make.

Competitors will have to carry essen­tial safety equip­ment (such as water bottles, gels, basic med­ic­al kits, a whistle etc.) in their ruck­sacks but unlike oth­er races they will not have to carry their food and oth­er gear.

This is one of the toughest footraces on earth and whilst the pain will sub­side, the friends that you meet and sense of achieve­ment you feel, will stay forever.

The WRU is not for the faint­hearted.

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