Things to do in Doha: Take part in a desert duathlon

The challenge includes 42km of cycling and a 10km run

Things to do in Doha: Take part in a desert duathlon

There are so many races taking place in Qatar this month and we’ve just found one that’s probably the most intense of all.

The region’s most challenging one-day off-road cycling and running competition Al Adaid Desert Challenge has just announced a duathlon taking place in Qatar this month.

You’ll get to cycle for 42km, followed by a 10km run on February 28.

The Al Adaid Desert Challenge was launched in 2016 as a mountain bike race and has grown to attract hundreds of local and international athletes.

Two years ago, with the rising popularity of desert running in Qatar, a 30km run was added to the programme, bringing the number of competitors to 530.

The cycling race is licenced by the UCI, the international governing body for sports cycling which oversees global competitive cycling events.

It covers more than 40km of desert while traversing one of Qatar’s most impressive natural wonders, the Inland Sea or Khor Al Adaid.

This year’s race will commence at Mawater sand dune adjacent to Sealine Beach Resort and finish at Al Majles Resort.

To reach the finish line, competitors will cover the desert highway, sand sections and eight dunes, amid an incredible backdrop with sea views.

If you’re a sport enthusiast in Doha, looking for a real challenge, this is it. Make sure you register on the website before February 26.
From QR250. Feb 28, 5.30am-onwards. Sealine Beach, www.aladaid.qa.

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