Half Marathon Des Sables HMDS Jordan

HMDS Jordan


November 4 to 10, 2023



After a very successful first edition, the HMDS Jordan is coming back in 2023

Direction the amazing desert of Wadi Rum, in Jordan, for a week out of time. Breathtaking landscapes that will transport you during an exceptional adventure.

On the program: a week of adventure during which you will live at the rhythm of the desert, through 3 stages, to be done at your own pace: walking or running. You will sleep 3 nights on the HMDS bivouac, in the heart of Wadi Rum, and discover the mythical city of Petra. For the end of your HMDS experience, you will enjoy during 3 nights, the comfort of a 4 stars hotel located on the shores of the Dead Sea (1 night before, 2 nights after).

Registration is currently full. To join the waiting list, please fill out the online form by clicking here.


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Program of the adventure

Jordan 2023 program



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 offers

What is included in the offer:

  • Transfers between the airport, the hotel and the desert
  • 3 nights in a double room hotel on the Dead Sea shore (1 before the race, 2 after)
  • Bib for the adventure
  • 3 nights at the HMDS bivouac, in individual tent
  • Medal and finisher t-shirt
  • Discovery of Petra
  • Gala dinner

It will be possible to book extra nights to arrive a day earlier, or stay 2 days longer. 

You will share your room at the hotel with one or two other participants. 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. For the rooms for 3, the 3rd bed is a comfortable sofa-bed. 

The rooms are not mixed, unless otherwise requested. 

The HMDS Jordan offer

Offer includes the bib for the HMDS adventure, the discovery of Petra and 3 nights in a double room hotel on the Dead Sea at the Crowne Plaza hotel.


2 450€/person


The companion offer

Offer including 3 nights in a double room on the Dead Sea + 3 nights in the desert and the discovery of Petra, for a companion, at the Crowne Plaza hotel

1 250€/person


The companion offer

The companion offer

The companion offer allows you to live the HMDS Jordan adventure with friends or family who do not participate in the race.

The companion will be with you the night before the start of the HMDS. They will be able to attend the start of the first stage, support you every day on different points of the race, and attend the finish of the last stage.

They will experience the desert from the inside with 3 nights in a camp in Wadi Rum, and discover the most beautiful places. At the end of the race, you will meet them to spend the end of the trip together: discovery of Petra and 2 nights in a hotel on the Dead Sea shores.


Join the adventure serenely

The organisation of the HMDS 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 June, 11, 2023.

Cancellation insurance

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

Details of cancellation and postponement conditions are available in the HMDS Jordan 2023 Rules and Conditions of Sale.



You have to book your flight tickets to arrive at Queen Alia airport in Amman, Jordan.

Transfers between the airport and the hotel will be organized on Saturday 4 and Friday 10 November 2023. The trip takes approximately 1 hour.

If you choose to book extra nights before or after the adventure, it will be necessary to go to the hotel by shuttle or cab.
Shuttle services from the airport to the hotel, for 6-7 people, cost about 120 USD in total.

The cab ride costs about 70 USD for 2-3 people.


Royal Jordanian is the official carrier of the HMDS Jordan. The airline offers international flights from major airports around the world, with the highest quality of service and safety.

If you are arriving on Saturday, November 4, it is preferable to arrive early enough in the day so you have time for the technical checks and to take some rest.

You can also choose to fly a day earlier, with an extra night.

It is recommended that you purchase airline tickets with cancellation and change insurance, due to the restrictions that may be applied by the countries

Find our flight recommendations in our Frequently Asked Questions.


Saturday: Arrival at the hotel, technical/medical checks.

Sunday: transfer by bus, first stage, night at the bivouac.

Monday: second stage, night at the bivouac.

Tuesday: rest day, night at the bivouac.

Wednesday: third stage, discovery of Petra, night at the hotel.

Thursday: day at the hotel on the Dead Sea, Gala dinner.

Friday: transfer to the airport, end of the HMDS adventure.


Depending on your wishes, you can extend your stay if you wish to continue discovering Jordan.


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

These distances are given as an indication and are likely to be reviewed downwards according to the type of terrain and the difference in altitude of the routes.


If it’s your first HMDS, you probably have a lot of questions. Once you register, we'll send you a full checklist of the material, but here is the principal to have per person:

  • Backpack plus 2 water bottles (type Ultrabag 20L)
  • T-shirt + running shorts
  • Trail shoes + anti-sand gaiters
  • Cap and sunglasses
  • Change: T-shirt + light shorts / leggings
  • Windbreaker jacket for the evening and morning
  • Sleeping bag + mattress for the night
  • Hygiene products (sun cream, soap, antiseptic...)
  • Toilet paper
  • Food and kitchen utensils (cooking utensils, lighter, fire pellets...)

You can bring a large suitcase with more clothes, which you will leave at the hotel and find after the HMDS adventure.

Find more details by clicking here.


A total of 10 meals will be required as follows:

  • Day 2: lunch, dinner.
  • Day 3 and 4: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Day 5: breakfast, lunch.

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


Prices for the HMDS Jordan 2022 are as follows:

  • HMDS Jordan offer: 2 450€/person
  • Companion offer: 1 250€/person

Possibility to add extra nights on November 3, 10 and 11, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Hotel.

Price per additional night: 85€/person, half board (breakfast & dinner included).

The rates are individual.


  • Transfers between the airport, the hotel and the desert
  • 3 nights in a double or triple room hotel on the Dead Sea shore (1 before the race, 2 after)
  • Bib for the adventure
  • 3 nights at the HMDS bivouac, in individual tent
  • Medal and finisher t-shirt
  • Discovery of the city of Petra
  • Gala dinner


Cancellation conditions:

  • Free cancellation until June 11, 2023.
  • From June 12, 2023 to July 31, 2023 inclusive, 25% of the total amount of the registration will be retained by the organization in case of cancellation.
  • From August 1st to September 11, 2023 inclusive, 50% of the total amount of the registration will be kept by the organization in case of cancellation. 
  • After September 11, 2023, no refund is possible, however it will still be possible to postpone according to the conditions detailed below.


Postponement conditions:

  • Up to September 11, 2023 included, postponement to the next edition free of charge.
  • From September 12, 2023 to September 30, 2023 included: 250€ fee for a postponement.
  • From October 1, 2023: no postponement possible.


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

The courses are marked with stakes every 50/100m, 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.

A medical tent is present at the bivouac where you can go at any time.


You can pay by:

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

The number of instalments may vary depending on the date of registration. The registration will be 100% validated once the total amount of the registration is paid.


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