Muscat – The annual Himam Trail Run Race will offer runners the chance to push their limits and test their endurance on some of the most breathtaking trails in Oman and across the Middle East. The sports tourism event aims to attract professionals from all over the world to experience Oman’s unique terrain, passing through heritage monuments and tourist sites.
Building on the success of last year’s race, organizers have announced three distances that suit all levels of ability, including the classic and challenging Al Hajar Ultra 110 kilometers. This race kicks off on 23 November, starting in the picturesque town of Al Hamra. Runners will embark on a journey through the rugged beauty of Jabal Akhdar before descending into Birkat Al Mouz. Along the way, they will navigate rocky paths, climb steep inclines, and take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape, ultimately gaining a total of 5700 meters of elevation.
Trail runners can also take on the technical and scenic 55-kilometer or 20-kilometer races, both of which will happen on November 24 in Birkat Al Mouz. The 20 kilometer distance is a completely new trail designed to give runners scenic views of authentic Omani landscapes.
As per the information stated on the organisers website, the three races have been included in the acclaimed UTMB Index, which means that runners finishing any of the races will have a recognized ranking in the UTMB Index, allowing them to see their global stance. Finishers will also get points from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA), an added benefit that helps runners apply for ITRA qualifying races.
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