5 MONTHS TO PREPARE THE HALF MDS FUERTEVENTURA
Registrations are now open!
It’s a first: the HALF MARATHON DES SABLES FUERTEVENTURA is set to take place in less than 5 months in the Canaries. From 25 to 30 September, you will be able to discover the island of Fuerteventura, running and walking (freestyle), carrying all your own food (like on MDS), for about 120 km (3 stages over a 4-day race). The HALF MDS FUERTEVENTURA is a chance to experience a unique moment, take time for yourself, try to push your limits further against other competitors, but also to test your capacities so that one day you can have a go at MDS MOROCCO.
Monday 25 September
• Pick-up from the airport or La Pared Hotel between 10.00 and 13.00
• Technical checks at La Pared Hotel
• Transfer to first bivouac
• Dinner and night on the bivouac
Tuesday 26 September
• Food self-sufficiency begins
• First acclimatisation stage of about 30 km*
Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September
• Second stage: the Long One, about 60 km*
• After the finish line, rest and initiation workshops for MDS MOROCCO and PERU
Friday 29 September
• Third stage, about 30 km*
• Finisher medals given out
• Food self-sufficiency ends
• In the evening, prize-giving ceremony
• Gala dinner
• Last night on the bivouac
Saturday 30 September
• Transfer to the airport
* Distances and maximum times will be indicated in the road book handed out when you arrive in Fuerteventura.
Like on MDS MOROCCO, stages are timed: undoubtedly, a break-neck competition will take place among the female and male frontrunners. If you have a competitive spirit, it’s time to try your luck!
But, just like on MDS MOROCCO, the time limits for completing the stages are very generous: you can finish the HALF MDS FUERTEVENTURA simply walking, without running even a single metre! We are particularly keen that a broad range of competitors can enjoy taking part in our exceptional races.
Below your feet and above your head, you should expect to find exactly the same conditions as on MDS MOROCCO: sand, stones, dunes, plateaus, hilly sections and other more technical sections, along with a specific feature on Fuerteventura: beaches and volcanoes that you will come across several times. And all of it under bright sunshine, probably with a slight wind reminiscent of Morocco.