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October 03 - 07, 2024

Ultra Trail Atlas Toubkal 105KM / 8000 M D+

Solo or Duo (F/F, M/M, F/M)

Tread the path of the Haut Atlas range and you will understand!

ULTRA TRAIL ATLAS TOUBKAL course is 105 kms long, with 8000 meters of elevation gain.

The race starts (and finishes) in Oukaïmeden, at an altitude of 2 620. The course runs between the altitudes of 1700 and 3700 meters.

The race requires a high level of autonomy, and the single tracks are technical. A stretch of the race, from km 40 to 80, runs through one of the most remote and isolated parts of the High Atlas, with no roads and no GSM coverage.

There are 19 medical checkpoints along the route, including 6 with refreshments.

Included: airport shuttle, accommodation, dinner, breakfast, and mineral water throughout the stay.

Standard Booking

Standard : Book until July 2024 31st

Shuttles: Turn/return ( Marrakech airport/Oukaïmeden) from Thursday October 2024 3rd – Return Monday October 2024 7th.

Race registration (bib & roadbook).

Accommodation in marabout tents (16m2 / 4 to 5 persons), bring clothes and sleeping bag for low temperatures (0° to – 5 ° C).  Optional with additional charge & according to availability : Dormitory at the CAF chalet. 4 nights 100€ /person (from October 3th to 6th ), Sanitary arrangements (showers, WC).

Dinner – Thursday, Friday, Saturday + Couscous Party Sunday

Breakfast – Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Mineral water for the duration of your stay

Race Logistics :

  • Medical assistance
  • Para-medical services (massage)
  • Race supplies : water & food (number & location of aid stations see Technical File)
  • Course markings
  • Base Camp facilities
  • Through Saturday night : Post-race snack (hot soup – sandwiches – hot drinks, etc.)
  • Prize giving: awards for all podium positions Male and Female.

Ancillary activities in Oukaïmeden (conferences, guided visits, etc.)

From 690€

per person

International Group Offer

Standard : Book until July 2024 31st

Shuttles: Turn/return ( Marrakech airport/Oukaïmeden) from Thursday October 2024 3rd – Return Monday October 2024 7th.

Race registration (bib & roadbook).

Accommodation in marabout tents (16m2 / 4 to 5 persons), bring clothes and sleeping bag for low temperatures (0° to – 5 ° C).  Optional with additional charge & according to availability : Dormitory at the CAF chalet. 4 nights 100€ /person (from October 3th to 6th ), Sanitary arrangements (showers, WC).

Dinner – Thursday, Friday, Saturday + Couscous Party Sunday

Breakfast – Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Mineral water for the duration of your stay

Race Logistics :

  • Medical assistance
  • Para-medical services (massage)
  • Race supplies : water & food (number & location of aid stations see Technical File)
  • Course markings
  • Base Camp facilities
  • Through Saturday night : Post-race snack (hot soup – sandwiches – hot drinks, etc.)
  • Prize giving: awards for all podium positions Male and Female.

Ancillary activities in Oukaïmeden (conferences, guided visits, etc.)

From 630€

per person

RESIDENT SOLO RUNNER

*Standard : Book until July 2024 31st
**Late registration : Book until September 2024, 15th

Shuttles: Turn/return (Marrakech airport/Oukaïmeden) from Thursday October 2024 3rd – Return Monday October 2024 7th

Race registration (bib & roadbook)

Accommodation in marabout tents (16m2 / 4 to 5 persons), bring clothes and sleeping bag for low temperatures (0° to – 5 ° C).  Optional with additional charge & according to availability : Dormitory at the CAF chalet. 4 nights Dhm /person (from October 3th to 6th ), Sanitary arrangements (showers, WC)

Dinner – Thursday, Friday, Saturday + Couscous Party Sunday

Breakfast – Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Mineral water for the duration of your stay

Race Logistics:

  • Medical assistance
  • Para-medical services (massage)
  • Race supplies : water & food (number & location of aid stations see Technical File)
  • Course markings
  • Base Camp facilities
  • Through Saturday night : Post-race snack (hot soup – sandwiches – hot drinks, etc.)
  • Prize giving: awards for all podium positions Male and Female.

Ancillary activities in Oukaïmeden (conferences, guided visits, etc.)

7000 dhs**

6000 dhs*

per person

RESIDENT GROUP OFFER

*Standard : Book until July 2024 31st
**Late registration : Book until September 2024, 15th

Shuttles: Turn/return (Marrakech airport/Oukaïmeden) from Thursday October 2024 3rd – Return Monday October 2024 7th

Race registration (bib & roadbook)

Accommodation in marabout tents (16m2 / 4 to 5 persons), bring clothes and sleeping bag for low temperatures (0° to – 5 ° C).  Optional with additional charge & according to availability : Dormitory at the CAF chalet. 4 nights Dhm /person (from October 3th to 6th ), Sanitary arrangements (showers, WC)

Dinner – Thursday, Friday, Saturday + Couscous Party Sunday

Breakfast – Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Mineral water for the duration of your stay

Race Logistics:

  • Medical assistance
  • Para-medical services (massage)
  • Race supplies : water & food (number & location of aid stations see Technical File)
  • Course markings
  • Base Camp facilities
  • Through Saturday night : Post-race snack (hot soup – sandwiches – hot drinks, etc.)
  • Prize giving: awards for all podium positions Male and Female.

Ancillary activities in Oukaïmeden (conferences, guided visits, etc.)

6300 dhs**

5400 dhs*

per person

ACCOMPANYING PERSON

Book before September 2024, 15th

Shuttles: Turn/return (Marrakech airport/Oukaïmeden) from Thursday October 2024 3rd – Return Monday October 2024 7th

Accommodation in marabout tents (16m2 / 4 to 5 persons), bring clothes and sleeping bag for low temperatures (0° to -5 ° C).  Optional with additional charge & according to availability : Dormitory at the CAF chalet. 4 nights 100€ /person (from October 3th to 6th), Sanitary arrangements (showers, WC)

Dinner – Thursday, Friday, Saturday + Couscous Party Sunday

Breakfast – Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Mineral water for the duration of your stay

Ancillary activities in Oukaïmeden (conferences, guided visits, etc.)

400€

per person

Race Details

START : The Oukaïmeden plateau

Type of terrain

Track : 10 KMS

Single Trail : 94 KMS

Road : 1 KM

Race time

Winner : circa 18h (RECORD 17:36:13 – 2022 GUILLAUME BEAUXIS)

Maximum time allowed: 40HRS

Time limit and time barriers

Takerkourte (km 34 Alt 1712m): Departure time + 8h

Boukchoud (km 46 Alt 2600m): Departure time + 13h<

Azib Likemt (km 65 Alt 2560m): Departure time + 22h

Imlil (km 88.5 Alt 1730m): Departure time + 34h

6 AID STATIONS

24 KM (TIMICHI Alt 1951m) : Food & Drinks, Walnuts, almonds, peanuts, salted biscuits, chocolate, cream cheese, cold turkey, soup, bananas, bread, green tea, coffee, mineral water (plain & sparkling), coca.

32 KM (TAKERKOURTE Alt 1712m) : Drinks, Mineral water (plain & sparkling), coca.

46 KM (BOUKCHOUD Alt 2600m) : Food & Drinks, Almonds cashew nuts, salted biscuits, chocolate, chips, dry apricots, raisins, cheese, vegetable broth, rice sticks, potatoes, sugar, green tea, coffee, mineral water (plain & sparkling), coca.

68 KM (AZIB LIKEMT Alt 2560m) : Food & Drinks, Walnuts, almonds, peanuts, chips, chocolate, dry apricots, raisins, cheese, cold turkey, vegetable broth, rice sticks, potatoes, sugar, green tea, coffee, mineral water (plain & sparkling), coca.

93 KM (IMLIL Alt 1730m) : Food & Drinks, Walnuts, cashew nuts, chips, chocolate, cream cheese, potatoes, soup, pasta, apples, tea, salt, mineral water (plain & sparkling).

98 KM (AMSKERE Alt 1861m): Drinks.

19 CHECK POINTS (PC) with medical staff

Tizi n’Addi (6 km Alt 2944m)

Tacheddirt (10 km Alt 2344m)

Tizi Tacheddirt (14 km Alt 3182m)

Timichi (24 km Alt 1951m)

Takerkourte (32 km 1712m)

Boukchoud (46 km Alt 2600m)

Tizi N’Oumchicka (50 km Alt 2992m)

Tougroudadene (60km Alt 3270m)

Azib Likemt (68 km Alt 2560m)

Tizi N’Tifourate (72 km Alt 3144m)

Azib Tifini (74 km Alt 2854m)

TIizi N’Terhaline (76,5 km Alt 3303m)

Tizi Tichki (79,3 km Alt 3685m)

Tizi N’Tarharate (80,3 km Alt 3300m)

Descente Tizi N’Tarharate “Le Rocher” (83,5 km Alt 2771m)

Cirque Aremd (88 km Alt 1938m)

Imlil (92,5 km Alt 1730m)

Amskere (98 km Alt 1861m)

Plateau Gliz (102,5 km Alt 2225m)

Option Toubkal

3 days from September 30th to October 2nd or from October 7th to 9th, 2024

Morocco’s, and North Africa’s, highest peak, the Djebel Toubkal is just a mere hike away from the ATLAS QUEST playground. A great opportunity to climb a peak culminating above 4000 meters and easily accessible.

Take advantage of your participation at the ATLAS QUEST to summit this mountain, either before to optimize your acclimatation before the race, or just for the pleasure of adding yet another summit to your mountain adventures.

Why acclimatize to the altitude ?

One of the characteristics of the ATLAS QUEST is itineraries at high altitude (average altitude is 2400 m). The start of all the races is at 2 620m and there are 6 cols above 3000m, one at 3690 – there are no other races with similar altitude profiles. It is quite possible to participate, and even perform, at the ATLAS QUEST without an acclimatization.

After listening to the feedback and requests from racers over the years, we decided to add the option to climb the Djebel Toubkal to our race package, offering an additional chance to finish the race in good conditions as well as a possibility to discover new territories.

An all-inclusive package - 330€ (group 290€ for 10 pax)

We will welcome you at the airport in Marrakech and transfer you to the village of Imlil, a Berber version of Chamonix, and you will stay in a charming inn. The following morning you will start hiking towards the Toubkal CAF mountain hut, accompanied by your mountain guide and mules to carry your bags. After an afternoon spent in altitude, a nice evening meal a good night’s sleep you will start very early in the morning, at the light of your headlamp. After summiting you will hike back down to Imlil. From there a shuttle will bring you to the ATLAS QUEST base camp at the end of the day.

The perfect travel kit for a trail race in the High Atlas

EQUIPMENT
Compulsory equipment*
Basic equipment for the 105 km, the Marathon de l’Atlas and the Virée d’Ikkiss :

  • A cup: min. 15 cl
  • A survival blanket: min. 1.40 m x 2 m
  • A whistle
  • Jacket & pants that breath and are waterproof* ( Gore-Tex or similar), to cover up in bad weather in the mountains (snow, fine hail, rain)   * minimum recommended 10,000 Schmerber
  • A warm base layer: light jacket or T-shirt with long sleeves, min. 180 g (cotton prohibited), adapted to the sex and the size of the participant.
  • Pants, long running tights or mid layer tights & composition of various elements that cover the entire leg (short johns + high socks)
  • Hat, cap or bandana
  • Warm and waterproof gloves
  • Race road book
  • ID

In addition, for the Ultra Trail Atlas Toubkal (105km / 8000D+)

  • A water supply of min. 2 liters
  • Two headlamps in good condition with energy supply for 2 nights
  • A lighter
  • Emergency kit : anti-diarrhea, paracetamol (2g), antiseptic, medical compresses, bandages for a wound or a strapping (min. 80 cm x 3
    cm), water purifying tablets (eg. (Micropur, Aquatabs, Hydroclonazone).
  • Food supply : min. 1500 kcal
  • A mobile phone, fully charged and operational in Morocco Register the organization’s emergency number in your phone and make
    sure your own number is not concealed.
  • A min. of 200 Dirhams in cash for any unexpected expenses

The racer must make sure his/her jacket meets the requirements in the regulations. In case of a gear check only the opinion of the race marshal will be retained.

Additional recommended equipment

  • Telescopic poles *
  • X-tra set of base layer
  • Compass
  • Knife
  • String
  • Sun cream and sunglasses
  • Vaseline or anti-heating cream
  • Blister plaster
  • Sewing kit

*Would you choose to take poles you must carry them for the duration of the event.

Many trail races offer amazing scenery and challenging ascents, others have views where the summits seem to blend with the sky.

At the UTAT you will experience all this and much more, it is a true adventure!

A STUNNING NATURAL SETTING : OUKAÏMEDEN – WHERE THE RACE STARTS

We are at an altitude of 2620m, on the plateau of Oukaïmeden, it’s almost midnight, under a starry sky the competitors, headlamps on, listen to the speakers last words of encouragement
The race is on !

1st Ascent
The first 5 kms of the race, partly on a track (30%) partly on paths (70%) and with 369 of D+ will get you to the first col – Tizi n’Addi at 2920 m (PC1).
1st Descent 5kms & 600 D-
The descent will cross the village of Tacheddirt(PC2).
Just aheaud you there is a col, with the same name, culminating at 3190 m. This is the first of the 6 cols above 3000 m you will climb. Not too technical or steep, a smooth ascent to PC3 Alt 3190 m, KM 16, 1360 D+.
From there a smooth descent will get you to your first Aid Station (Food & Drinks) at Timchi PC4 Alt 1960, KM 24 – at 1 960 m – 1440 D+ & 2120 D-.
Then you will cross a number of picturesque villages before arriving at Takerkourte Aid Station (Drinks) PC5 Alt 1750 m, KM 34,5, 1880m D+ & 2770 m D-
After this you ford the Orika wadi, the lowest point of the race at 1568m.
Here is where your journey into the most magical part of the race starts, 50kms of paths far from the beaten track, into an untouched nature. The ascent towards Tamatert, the next village, is steep and gets you to the 3rd pass on the race : Tizi Tamatert (PC6  Alt 2222 m, KM 41 , 2630m D+ & 3 060m D-)
After a short descent to Azib Assaka, you climb up to the Amenzel col, and onwards to the village with the same name. After a stretch in the bottom of the valley you will get to the foot of the Oumchichka col and

You will find the Supply Point/Refueling (Solid/Liquid) at Boukchoud (CP7 km49 – Alt 2,600m – Cumulative elevation gain 3,380m D+ and 3,350m D-). The ascent to the pass is through a trail drawn across a scree slope. The effort becomes intense, but at the summit, another valley appears with all four cols of this magical passage on the horizon. After the pass, the ascent continues slightly to CP Oumchichka (CP8 km51 – Alt 3,070m – Cumulative elevation gain 3,830m D+ and 3,350m D-).

The upcoming section is only downhill with some slight relaunches, passing through Azibs, a man-made water reservoir, until reaching the river bottom, marking the change of direction for a new valley and a new pass.

The ascent is along the flank of a rocky slope, quickly reaching a new valley with new shepherd shelters, a new tributary, a crossing, a change of bank, and a steady climb to the summit of Tougroudadene Pass (CP9 km60 – Alt 3,264m – Cumulative elevation gain 4,730m D+ and 4,060m D-).

A straightforward and long descent occurs in two stages. First, from the pass to the valley bottom, and second, descending the riverbed until reaching a small magical pass. This pass allows you to discover the famous Azib Likemt, a refueling point (Solid/Liquid), and an advanced medical station for a restorative break (CP10 km68 – Alt 2,564m – Cumulative elevation gain 4,780m D+ and 4,810m D-).

After a break, you must tackle the ascent of Tizi n’Tifourhate (CP11 km72 – Alt 3,144m – Cumulative elevation gain 5,390m D+ and 4,850m D-), followed by a short descent leading to the next CP: Azib Tifni (CP12 km74 – Alt 2,898m – Cumulative elevation gain 5,390m D+ and 5,140m D-): at the foot of a giant, the Adrar N’Tarharate, whose ascent is done in three parts. First you go to Tizi Terhaline PC13 Alt 3313 m, KM 76,6, 5850m D+ & 5140m D-.
After this you get to the highest point of the UTAT : Tichki  Alt 3670 m, KM 78,5, here starts on of the most impressive descents you’ll find on an international trail race, some 11,5 kms and a drop of 2000m. After crossing a col, you get to Tagharate  PC14 Alt 3495 m, KM 79,4, 6250m D+ & 5330m D-.
You are now in the steepest part of this mythical descent that takes you to the PC called “Le Rocher” PC15 Alt 2435 m, KM 84 , 6260m D+ & 6390m D-.
The last part of this long 1600 m descent gets you to the Aremd cirque. After crossing a dry riverbed, you will see the first dwellings, and then a track to PC16 Alt 1940 m, KM 87, 6270m D+ & 6930m D-.
A smooth climb on a track for about 1 km, followed by a set of descending single tracks, a path and you are in Imlil the next Aid Station (Food & Drinks) PC17 Alt 1675 m, KM 90, 6310m D+ & 7160.m D-.
If needed, here you will find medical staff and the possibility to take a short nap.
From here the path follow the river, before a climb up to the second last col at Aguersioual Alt 2044 m, KM95.
A new descent, another valley, a different village. A short climb amongst walnut trees and through the village of Amskere and you are at the second last PC, at the exit of the village PC18 Alt 1885 m, KM 96, 6900m D+ & 7 660m D-.
Then a first uphill on a track, ending on a path that leads you to the beginning of a flat section : the Gliz Plateau.
A complete change of environment : the red earth stands out against the green of the junipers, on a path almost flat. You can see the last PC, a steep climb and some hundreds meters away PC19 Alt 2245 m, KM 101, 7 510.m D+ & 7770m D-. You are almost there, and will soon see Tizi Oukaïmeden, and just behind the arrival and the Atlas Quest base camp!

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