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Ultra Mirage El Djerid 100K

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THE RACE : ABOUT Ultra Mirage El Djerid - UMED100


The Ultra Mirage El Djerid is a single stage 100km trail race taking place every year across the )in the south of Tunisia between the towns of Tozeur and Douz. The 100km distance shall be covered in less than 20hours. Participants will start the race on Saturday 7th October at sun rise in Tozeur and will run through the day (and possibly into the night) to reach the historic town of Douz. There will be 5 checkpoints situated every 15-20km offering water, medical assistance and guidance. The terrain is very flat throughout the full length of the competition with elevations of +50m to -15m, promising a very fast race! The landscape, color and surroundings are exceptional.

Race Prices (Race only)

  • The price to run the race is EUR 150.00

  • This is reduced to EUR 130 for a team of 3 or more

  • Please only proceed with the payment once your space is confirmed by the organizers

Winning Prize

#1 EUR 3,000

#2 EUR 1,500

#3 EUR 500

Amir Ben Gacem, race director, training for #Umed100k


  • Ultra Mirage El Djerid - UMED100

  • 100km race across the largest salt pan of the Sahara Desert - Chott El Jerid

  • When: 7th October

  • Where: Tozeur, Tunisia, North Africa

  • Distance: 100km single stage

  • Category: trail run

  • Runners: all runners welcome (16 minimum age)

  • Timing: 20h max time to finish the race

  • Check Points: 20k, 15k, 15k, 20k, 15k, finish

  • Terrain: 10km road , 20km sand, 70km salt pan (approximate)

  • Weather: expect a dry hot weather with temperature between 22-32C

  • Essentials: runners expect to carry a limited amount of safety equipments as well as nutrition. Water will be provided at checkpoints

  • Race backed by : International Association of Ultra Runners, Tunisian Athletics Federation , Association Tunisienne d'Ultra Marathon


With a surface area of some 7,000km2 (2,700 sq miles) Chott El Djerid in the largest salt lake (Endorheic basin) in the Sahara desert, and one of the largest in the world.

The name Chott El Djerid comes from the Arabic for the "lagoon of the land of palms". Studies have shown that the Now completely dry lake used to be connected to the Mediterranean Sea thousands of years ago. Legends state that it was the birth place of Greek Godess Athena.

The area offers some spectacular sights due to the unique nature of the crust and the surface of the lake. According to a team of European scientists, Chott el Djerid is considered to be one of the closest environment to planet Mars!

The location is a major attraction site for tourists and other visitors. It has been used as the background of numerous movies including Star Wars.


Friday 06th October

Runners expected to be at Tunis Carthage Airport on Friday 06th October at 11.00am

Board internal TunisAir Flight TUN / TOZ at 13.10

Land at Tozeur International Airport at 14.15

Ground Transport to Hotel - Check in for 2 nights on half board

Dinner & Race Briefing by organizers starts at 6pm

Saturday 07th October

Breakfast served from 5:30am-6:30am

Walk to Start line in Tozeur from 6:30am

7:00am Race starts

Sunday 08th October

Ground transport from Finish line to Hotel

Lunch & Prize giving at 12.00pm

13.30 departure to Tozeur Airport

Board Internal TunisAir Flight TOZ / TUN at 15.10

Land at Tunis-Carthage Airport at 17.15

  • Important Notice

Please check if you require a Visa to enter Tunisia.

Our Travel Agent will be happy to assist you.

Tunisia is Visa Free for most European countries.

You are encouraged to take your own travel insurance at your country of origin for the event of a medical emergency.

Medical staff will be happy to assist you at Check Points.

Runners wishing to spend more time in Tunisia before or after the race are very welcome to do so and have our Exclusive Travel Agent cater you full Tunisia experience (please refer to the contact list)

The Organizers are able to change the course and distance of the race in case of extreme cases including (but not limited to) sever weather conditions.

WARNING: The Ultra Mirage El Djerid 100km is a very high intensity race which will put a sever strains to your body.

All runners need to be fit and well prepared for such an event.


Tatooine Running !

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Race Organiser Ultra Mirage Sports International Ltd, Beaumont House, Kingswood Warren Park, Woodland Way, Surrey KT20 6AD. United Kingdom,

Contact Mr Amir Ben-Gacem

+44 77 4 89 62 89 4

How can I contact the Tunisian Team with any questions?

Agence Hapax, 2 rue Abdelwahab Allouche 2083, El Ghazela, Ariana, Tunisia

Contact Raya Ben Guiza Verniers +21623405069

Contact Gérald Verniers

Contact Adel Beznine, local race coordinator +216 20 250 000


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