Half Marathon Des Sables Fuerteventura


6th edition: September 28 – October 05, 2024 




MDS Fuerteventura 2024 - 6th edition: from September 28 to October 5 (Registration is currently full. To join the waiting list, please fill out the online form by clicking here).


The MDS Fuerteventura combines adventure and hotel accommodation for an exceptional week!

Explore the island of Fuerteventura and its breathtaking scenery.


On the program: 

During the MDS adventure, you'll experience the rhythm of Fuerteventura's desert through 3 stages to be completed at your own pace: walking or running. You'll spend 3 nights at the MDS bivouac and enjoy 4 nights at the Playitas Resort hotel, offering numerous facilities (two nights before, two nights after).

Discover the film of the MDS Fuerteventura 2021



You can choose between 3 different distances: 70, 100 or 120km, divided into 3 stages.

Here is the breakdown:

  • Stage 1: around 25 to 30km
  • Stage 2: around 20, 40 or 60km
  • Stage 3: around 25 to 30km

You will be able to walk or run these distances. More info on the distances and format here.


The program of the adventure



What is included in each offer:

  • Bib for the adventure
  • Transfers between the airport and the hotel
  • 4 nights at the hotel (2 before the race, 2 after) 
  • 3 nights at the MDS bivouac, in individual tent
  • Medal and finisher T-shirt
  • Gala dinner

Below is a list of the different offers/accommodation.

You will share your room at the hotel with one or several participants depending on the offer you chose. Once you have registered, you will have the opportunity to fill in the name of the person(s) you wish to share the hotel with.  

If you do not fill in anything, you will be randomly assigned with one or two other participants.  

The rooms are not mixed, unless otherwise requested. 

Appart Hotel

Playitas Resort

Accommodation type "appart-hotel" for 4/5 people, to be shared with up to 4 other participants.

2 050€ / person

Hotel for 2

Playitas Resort

Hotel accommodation for 2 people, to be shared with another participant.

2 250€ / person

Hotel for 3

Playitas Resort

Hotel accommodation for 3 people, to be shared with two other participants.

2 250€ / person


Join the adventure serenely

The organisation of the MDS does its best to ensure that the event takes place in the best conditions, and that participants who register don’t take any risk with adjusted cancellation and postponement conditions. 

Free postponement

In case of doubt as the adventure approaches, you can postpone your participation free of charge to the next edition, up to 60 days before departure.

Cancellation conditions

Our registration conditions allow you to cancel free of charge until 5 months before the event.

Cancellation insurance

In case of cancellation of the event by the organisation, you will be refunded 100% of the amount you paid within 60 days.



Simply book your plane ticket to arrive at Fuerteventura airport on Saturday, September 28.

Once there, you will be welcomed by the organization and transfers will be organized to the hotel, which is 45min far from the airport. However, if you prefer to take a taxi to get there faster, this is also possible.

Here is the address of the hotel:

- Playitas Hotel 

Las Playitas
City: Tuineje
Department: Las Palmas
Community: Canarias


Saturday: arrival at the hotel 

Sunday: technical and medical checks, day and night at the hotel

Monday: first stage, night at the bivouac

Tuesday: second stage, night at the bivouac

Wednesday: rest day, night at the bivouac

Thursday: third stage, night at the hotel

Friday: free day at the hotel, awards ceremony, gala dinner, night at the hotel

Saturday: return transfers and end of the adventure 


If it’s your first MDS, you probably have a lot of questions. Once you've registered, we'll send you a complete checklist of materials, but here's the most important things to have per person: 

  • Backpack + 2 water bottles (Ultrabag 20L type)
  • T-shirt + running shorts 
  • Trail shoes + Anti-sand gaiters 
  • Cap and sunglasses 
  • Change: light T-shirt + light shorts / leggings 
  • Windbreaker jacker for mornings and evenings
  • Sleeping bag + mattress for the night
  • Hygiene products (sunscreen, soap, antiseptic, etc.) 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Food and kitchen utensils (pots and pans, lighter, fire starter cube...) 

You can take a large suitcase with more clothes, which you will leave in your hotel room and return to the hotel after the adventure for the last few days. 

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A total of 10 meals will be required as follows:

  • Day 3: lunch, dinner. 
  • Day 4 and 5: breakfast, lunch, dinner. 
  • Day 6: breakfast, lunch. 

The equivalent to 2000KCAL per day is recommended by the organization.


The MARATHON DES SABLES are unforgettable races and adventures in timeless destinations.

A week-long adventure combining challenge, encounters and spectacular scenery. 

The MDS events are organized by WAA a French brand of innovative clothing and accessories dedicated to the outdoors, particularly desert environments. 


Here are the prices of the MDS Fuerteventura 2024:


Accommodation at Playitas Resort:

  • Appart-hotel offer: 2,050€ per person 
  • Hotel for 2 offer: 2,250€ per person 
  • Hotel for 3 offer: 2,250€ per person 


Cancellation conditions:

  • No cancellation fees until May 5, 2024.
  • From May 6, 2024 to June 9, 2024 included, 25% of the total registration fee will be retained by the organization in case of cancellation. 
  • From June 10, 2024 to July 7, 2024 included, 50% of the total registration fee will be retained by the organization in case of cancellation. 
  • From July 7, 2024, no refund is possible, however it will still be possible to postpone according to the conditions detailed below.


Postponement conditions: 

  • Up to July 7, 2024 included, free postponement to the next edition is possible.
  • From July 8, 2024 to August 18, 2024 included: 250€ fee for a report.
  • From August 18, 2024: no postponement possible.


  • Transfers from the airport to the hotel
  • Bib for the race
  • 3 nights at the MDS bivouac, in individual tent
  • 4 nights half-board: 2 nights before the race + 2 nights after the race
  • Gala Dinner
  • Medal and finisher t-shirt


During the race, you will be surrounded by the medical and organization teams from the beginning to the end of the stages.

The routes are marked out with stakes every 50/100 meters, so it is almost impossible to get lost.

You will all be equipped with a GPS beacon with an alarm button, allowing the organization to locate you at any time.

At any time, you can go to the medical tent present at the bivouac.


You can pay by:

  • Credit card
    • 1, 3 or 5 instalments


  • Bank transfer
    • 1 instalment

The number of instalments may vary depending on the date of registration. The registration will be 100% completed once the total amount of the registration fee has been paid.

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