Run Jbel Toubkal
7th - 11th October 2018

£575.00 per person (flights not included), deposit of £150.00 is payable when making your booking.

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Are you ready for a week of spectacular trail running in the High Atlas Mountains? Well our Mount Toubkal trip has stunning Mountain trails right from your front door step.

Toubkal is a mountain peak in southwestern Morocco, located in the Toubkal National Park. At 4,167 metres (13,671 ft), it is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, North Africa and the Arab World. It is an ultra-prominent peak, the highest for over 2000km, and located 63 km south of the city of Marrakesh…

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Running to the top of any mountain isn’t easy but we have made running to the top of this particular peak achievable. The mountain can be climbed (trekked) throughout the year (weather permitting), this event takes place in October and conditions will be dry and warm.

We are proposing a 4 1/2-day visit to the country, running for 3 days over 42km, ascending (cumulatively) 2500m.

This will be a real test of durability as you will be dealing with altitude for at least 1/3 of the run but this event is fully supported, and nothing will be left to chance to ensure your safety while running in the Atlas Mountains.

Itinerary

7th October – Arrive Marrakech, transfer to the village of Oukaimden in the High Atlas Mountains (Breakfast & Dinner). Kit taken to next accommodation in Aroumd – extra charge for single rooms

8th October – Run from Oukaimden to Aroumd over the high pass and arrive at your gite (approx. 14km around 700m of ascent) (Full board)

9th October – Aroumd to Neltner Base Camp (approx. 8km, around 1000m of ascent) bare essentials of kit taken to base camp by mules. (Full board)

10th October – Summit Day! High Altitude ascent from 3300m up to the summit 4165m then descend to Aroumd then Imlil to collect minibus for return journey to Marrakech (long day!) that evening, celebrate your success with an entertaining meal at a former Moroccan Palace, return to hotel and prepare for journey home.

11th October – Breakfast then transfer to the airport, Return Home!

What’s included

Accommodation and meals, twin or shared rooms

2 x Running guides

Transfer to and from High Atlas Mountains and transfer of luggage to Aroumd by bus and porter, transfer of overnight gear by mule to and from base camp

Transport to and from the airport

Celebratory evening meal on the last night. (Alcoholic beverages extra)

What’s not included?

International return flights

Meals not mentioned in the Itinerary

Personal running gear and daysacks/running vests

Tips

Bottled water

Any extra night’s accommodation

Any single supplement accommodation

Any entrance fees, extras or activities not mentioned in the Itinerary


Suggested Running Kit list for Run Toubkal

OPTIONAL

Poles – lightweight running ones – you will need a pack to be able to carry them

Calf compression supports, or longer socks are quite a good idea – they can stop some of the prickly vegetation irritating you on some of the runs

Arm warmers (cycling style)

Gilet style windproof

Emergency gels – although most people never use them they are a good backup and are easily packed away.

Drink tabs to add to your water or energy drink/powder

Camera

GPS/Garmin

All items on our suggested kit list can be purchased from Trek Hire UK.

Cost

£575.00 per person (flights not included), a £150.00 non-refundable deposit will be required, and full trip notes will be provided when booking your place.

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