Trail

10 km, 26km, 47km

Date

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Location

Zagora - Morocco

 
 

ZAGORA SAHARA TRAIL : Sunday, 12 November 2017

The 14th edition of the Sahara Trail Zagora will take place on Sunday, 12 November 2017, with three levels of difficulty (52 km, 26 km and 10 km), under the technical direction of the champion of the famous marathon of sand, Lahcen AHANSAL, a native of the region of Zagora.

Organized by the Association of Morocco of the big races, chaired by the same Ahansal, with the support of the province, the municipality, local authorities and local associations, the Sahara Trail Zagora will host this year, for lovers of races in the middle of panoramic landscapes of the desert.
According to a press release, the organisers hope that the competition will make Office of showcase of presentation of the region of Zagora, since the runners will occupy the land very diverse: paths and tracks in the Palmeraie, sand dunes, rocky plateaus, regs, dried wadis and mountains.

A desert, an oasis, a history … all of which have made the city of Zagora a sought-after tourist destination, attracting desert fans from all walks of life and all seasons.

Zagora is a special destination, unique of its kind, coveted by international personalities, who choose to get away from it, for its calm and fullness.

For more than 10 years, Zagora has developed its own sporting event, which has contributed to its economic and tourist development.

A caravan city dominated by Jebel Zagora, an outpost on the road leading to the great Saharan erg “Chegaga” Zagora extends along a vast palm grove, offering numerous excursions to the surroundings, The discovery in the region, Ksours and Kasbahs, …

In the framework of the Sahara trail ZAGORA it will be proposed the distribution of trees.

This opportunity is very special and allows you to contribute to beautify our region and to participate collectively to preserve a quality environment.

It is also a particular moment of rapprochement with the local population where we can discuss the importance of reforestation.

The provision of these trees ( selected for their ability to adapt to the climate ) to the participants is possible thanks to the collaboration of the Directorate of Forests and water.

The field where will be planted these trees is provided by the local authorities of the region of Zagora.

12ème édition

1200 Arbres ont été plantés par les coureurs.
  • To promote sport in the Zagora region, with the support of the province, the municipality, local authorities and associations.
  • Detect young athletes who can be accompanied to their future sports career, while helping them to improve their social conditions.
  • To accompany the local cooperatives for the exhibition of the products of the soil in order to profit from the commercial manna generated by the SAHARA TRAIL of Zagora.
  • Contribute to the tourist, sports, economic and cultural development of the Zagora region.Encourage social solidarity in the region through the construction and development of rural schools, wells, irrigation basins, etc.

ORGANIZATION

Morocco Association of Grandes Courses
Technical Director of the Trail:
Lahcen AHANSAL, 10 times champion of the Marathon des Sables

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PROGRAM

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

08:30 a.m. Transfer from Marrakech to Ouarzazate
Lunch in Ouarzazate
Continue to Zagora. Registration bib number
Dinner and hotel accommodation

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

8:00 a.m. departure from the trail 52 km
9:00 a.m. departure from the trails 27 km and 10 km
4:30 p.m. award ceremony
8:00 p.m. dinner gala and accommodation

Monday, November 13th, 2017

08:30 a.m. Transfer from Marrakech to Ouarzazate
Lunch in Ouarzazate
Continue to Zagora. Registration bib number
Dinner and hotel accommodation

3000 Dhs per person in a double room
400 Dhs Supplement single room 

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