The Wadi Ibex Ultra Trail Series returns this year, marking the first ultra trail race of the season in Egypt. The event is set for September 11, 2021, ready to welcome runners and hikers from all over the country.
The Biggest Ultra Trail Race in Egypt
Wadi Ibex Ultra Trail Series is one of the biggest sports events organized annually by Wadi Ibex. The event is the biggest ultra trail race of the season, but it’s a friendly competition that aims to bring together communities of runners and hikers in all parts of Egypt.
Regardless of its nature, the Wadi Ibex Ultra Trail Series encourages all participants to complete their goals under the assigned distance and category: 51 KM solo and relay for two runners. There will be aid stations every 12.5 kilometers.
The overall race will contain two loops. For loop 1, participants will take the North Ridge to the visitor center at the other end of the Wadi. Then, they have to go down the canyon and take the main Wadi trail to the main gate. For loop 2, participants will take the South Ridge to the visitor center at the other end of the Wadi. Then, they have to go down the canyon and take the main Wadi trail to the main gate.
Due to the structure of the Wadi trail, there will be no markings on the trail. Instead, the organizers will provide the participants with GPX files of the route. Participants can use GPS devices, such as smartphones and smart watches, to navigate the trail.
Timing and Location
The Wadi Ibex Ultra Trail Series takes place on the Wadi Degla Protectorate, a 12-km long canyon located southeast of Maadi, Cairo, in Egypt. The venue is a tourist attraction and is considered one of the most important valleys in the country because of its history and unique scenery. Participants are expected to go to the starting point outside the Degla Protectorate car gate from Zahraa El Maadi Entrance on race day.
The organizer will host the event on Saturday, September 11. The event will begin at 5:00 AM and will run for over 8 hours.
Registration for the event has opened and the provided information can be found in this PDF.
About the Organizer
Wadi Ibex promotes trail running by organizing events and raising awareness of the sport. For more information about Wadi Ibex and the Wadi Ibex Ultra Trail Series, visit the organizer’s social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.
Saturday, September 11, 2021