Half Marathon Des Sables HMDS Jordan

HMDS Jordan


November 12 - November 18 2022



After the desert of Fuerteventura and the desert of Ica in Peru, a new HMDS is coming in November 2022.

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).


This first edition is limited to a maximum of 300 participants.


Registration for the HMDS Jordan 2022 is currently full. To join the waiting list, please fill out the online form by clicking here.

Discover what to expect


The program of the adventure

HMDS Jordan Program



HMDS Jordan: 2 450€

Special price for 2022 - 1st edition: 2 150€

Special HMDS finisher price: 1 950€


We want to develop this new HMDS destination with you. That's why, to thank you for your trust, we have set up a special price first edition. You become the pioneers of the HMDS Jordan.

Only 300 peoples will be able to participate, including:

  • 150 former HMDS finishers
  • 150 new participants

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

The HMDS finisher offer

Limited to 150 former finishers

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

2 450€/person


The 1st edition offer

150 places - new participants

Offer including the bib for the HMDS adventure, the discovery of Petra, and 3 nights in a double room on the Dead Sea.

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.

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, 12, 2022.

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 2022 Rules and Conditions of Sale.

Discover what to expect



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 12 and Friday 18 November. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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.


If you are arriving on Saturday, November 12, 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.


The HALF MARATHON DES SABLES is an event that took place for the first time in 2017 in Fuerteventura. In 2022 will be held the fifth edition in Fuerteventura and the third in Peru.

The event is organized by WAA.


Prices for the HMDS Jordan 2022 are as follows:

  • Former HMDS finisher offer: 1 950€/person
  • 1st edition offer: 2 150€/person
  • Companion offer: 1 250€/person

Additional nights: 85€ per night

The prices are individual.


  • 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 the city of Petra
  • Gala dinner


Cancellation conditions:

  • Free cancellation until June 12, 2022.
  • From June 13, 2022 to July 31, 2022 inclusive, 25% of the total amount of the registration will be retained by the organization in case of cancellation.
  • From August 1st to September 12, 2022 inclusive, 50% of the total amount of the registration will be kept by the organization in case of cancellation. 
  • After September 12, 2022, no refund is possible, however it will still be possible to postpone according to the conditions detailed below.


Postponement conditions:

  • Up to September 12, 2022 included, postponement to the next edition free of charge.
  • From September 13, 2022 to October 12, 2022 included: 250€ fee for a postponement.
  • From September 13, 2022: 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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