Oman Desert Marathon

Sports in Sharqiya Sands

In 2013 the first Oman Desert Marathon attracted only 30 runners. By 2018, 100 international participants took part in the gruelling 165km challenge, run over six days. Runners must be self-sufficient and able to withstand the high temperatures that often prevail well into November. The marathon is hosted by the Arabian Oryx Camp near Bidayah, near the race's starting point.