September 24 – October 01, 2022

The concept

HMDS Fuerteventura concept combines racing and hotel accommodation for an even more complete week.

Indeed, in addition to the race, you will have a room at the Playitas Resort Hotel or La Pared Hotel.

You will sleep there the night before the start of the race, then spend 3 nights in the desert during the adventure, before going back to the hotel for the last 3 nights.


The programme of the adventure

Un zero risks event

Free Report

In case of doubt as the adventure approaches, you can postpone your participation free of charge to the next edition, up to 30 days before departure, without giving any justification.

We invite you if you are not a finisher

If, in spite of your training and preparation, you don't make it to the end, we invite you on the next edition, on the same offer (excluding plane ticket, material and other options).

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.

A COVID-safe adventure

The organisation of the HALF MARATHON DES SABLES has done its best to ensure that the event takes place in the best possible conditions, and that participants who sign up do not take any risk with adjusted cancellation and postponement conditions.


The concept of the HMDS Fuerteventura combines race and hotel accommodation. The offers are different by the hotel accommodation option. Otherwise, during the 4 days of the race, the adventure is the same for everyone.

With each offer, it is included:

  • Bib for the race
  • 4 nights at the hotel (1 before the race, 3 after) 
  • 3 noches en el vivac en el desierto
  • Traslado del aeropuerto al hotel
  • Gala Dinner
  • Medal and finisher t-shirt

Below is a list of the different offers/accommodation.

When registering, you will have the possibility to give the names of the people with whom you would like to share your accommodation. If you do not give a name, you will be assigned with other participants who speak the same language as you.


Playitas Resort

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

1 690€ / person*


Playitas Resort

Hotel accommodation for 2 people, to be shared with another participant, or a companion (see below).

1 990€ / person*


Playitas Resort

Accommodation in a villa for 4/5 people, with private swimming pool, to be shared with 4 other participants.

2 090€ / person*

Hotel + Companion

Playitas Resort

Join the adventure with a companion who will enjoy the facilities of the Playitas Resort Hotel while you are in the desert. Transfers will be arranged for the companion to attend the start and the finish of the HMDS.

Hotel accommodation for two.

2 590€ / person + companion*


La Pared

Accommodation "apart-hotel" style for 3 or 4 people, to be shared with 2 o 3 other participants.

1 690€ / person

Hotel for 4

La Pared

Hotel accommodation for 4 people, to be shared with 3 other participants.

1 790€ / person

Hotel for 2

La Pared

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

1 890€ / person




Simply book your plane ticket to arrive at Fuerteventura airport on Sunday, September 26.

Once there, shuttle buses will take you to the hotel, which is 45min far from the airport. However, if you prefer to take a taxi to get there faster, this is absolutely possible.

Once you arrive at the hotel, you will be picked up by the organization. 


Sunday: arrival at the hotel, material/medical checks, presentation of the guide with all the information for the week.

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 to Sunday: free nights and days at the hotel

Sunday: return transfers and end of the adventure


If it’s your first HMDS, 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 
  • T-shirt + running shorts 
  • Trail shoes + Anti-sand gaiters 
  • Cap and sunglasses 
  • Change: light T-shirt + light shorts / leggings 
  • Jacket for morning and evening 
  • Sleeping bag + mattress 
  • 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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The HALF MARATHON DES SABLES is an event that took place for the first time in 2017 in Fuerteventura. In 2021 the fourth edition will be held in Fuerteventura.

The destination Peru was born one year later, with already 2 editions held in 2018 and 2019.

The event is organized by WAA ULTRA


Here are the prices of the HMDS Fuerteventura 2021.


Accomodation offers at Playitas:

  • Apart-hotel offer: 1 690€ per person
  • Hotel offer: 1 990€ per person
  • Villa offer : 2 090€ per person
  • Hotel + companion: 2 590€


Accomodation offers at La Pared:

  • Apart-hotel offer: 1 690€ per person
  • Hotel for 4: 1 790€ per person
  • Hotel for 2: 1 890€ per person


Cancellation conditions:

  • No cancellation fees until 30th June 2021
  • From 1 July 2021 to 31 July 2021 included, 25% of the total registration fee will be retained by the organisation in case of cancellation
  • From 1 August 2021 to 26 August 2021 included, 50% of the total registration fee will be retained by the organisation in case of cancellation
  • After 26th August 2021, no refund is possible, however it will still be possible to postpone according to the conditions detailed below

Conditions for postponing: 

  • Up to 26 August 2021 included, free postponement to the next edition is possible 
  • From 26th August 2021 to 11th September 2021 included: 150€ fee for a report 
  • From 12 September 2021: no postponement possible


Included in the registration fee:

  • Bib for the race
  • Transfers from the airport to the hotel
  • 4 nights half-board: 1 night before the race + 3 nights after the race
  • Room in case of abandonment
  • Gala Dinner
  • Medal and finisher t-shirt
  • Full refund in case of cancellation of the event by the organization
  • Offer "If you are not a finisher, we invite you next year"
  • Free report offer


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 small 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
  • SEPA Credit Transfer in Europe
    • 1, 3 or 5 instalments

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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