Ultra Mirage El Djerid 2021

5th Edition 

Tozeur, Saturday 02 October 2021

UMED / Covid19

The health of our runners, organisers, volunteers and partners is our upmost priority. We have already tested and implemented very strict heath protocols during the 2020 Ultra Mirage race series (on the 3rd of October 2020). Those measures have allowed us to go ahead with the event despite the global pandemic. All of our processes are approved by the local authorities and follow the recommendations of: the WHO, ITRA and the Tunisian Health Ministry. We have worked very closely with local authorities to make sure that our event is safe for all. It is with that in mind that we are excited to organise our 5th Edition of the Ultra Mirage El Djerid on the 2nd of October 2021.

2021 Event at a glance

* 2 Desert Ultras: 50km and 100km (time limit of 10h and 20h respectively)

* Pick-up from Tunis Airport Thursday 30th Sep 2021 to drive to Tozeur

* Friday 1st Oct 2021 will be race registration and mandatory race briefing day

* Race Starts 6:30am Saturday 02 Oct 2021 from Ong Jmel (Mos Espa)

* Sunday 03 Oct 2021 departure from Tozeur at 11:30am to Tunis (airport) 

* Race packs prices and details listed in the UMED2021 page

* Race registrations will be open from the 2nd of January until the 2nd of August

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Assurances BIAT

What is UMED?

The Ultra Mirage© El Djerid (UMED) Race series is the first desert Ultra taking place in the stunning Tunisian Sahara desert.

The Event is organised in the Djerid region every first weekend of the month of October. 

Both 100km and 50km single stage races take runners across a wide diversity of terrains, ranging from soft sand, small dunes, rocks, dried river beds, oasis...

Both medical and technical help as well as water supply will be available at each checkpoint.

This race is open to all types of athletes, from professional ultra runners to anyone passionate about ultra trails.

Welcome to Tozeur

Tozeur is the main city of the Djerid, a region situated in South West of Tunisia. It is very well known for its stunning surroundings with a mixture of Rocky Mountains, valleys, salt lakes and desert dunes and most of all for the generosity of its people. The area of the Djerid has been the background of famous movies including Star Wars, the English Patient just to name a few. The diversity and the beauty of the Djerid makes it a major attraction for tourists from all around the world.


Our Values

The UMED Race Series are organised by "Association Ultra Marathon Tunisie", a non-profit organisation who's only motive is to help promote the sport and the Djerid region. Our values and principles stand at the heart of our organisation. UMED is much more than just a common desert race. Our event supports:

- Gender equality: first athletic event in the country to apply gender equality on all prize money

- The Djerid Region: our event attracts more than 400 tourists from 25 different countries every year 

- Sustainability: one of the first signatories of the Courmayeur convention for "clean sporting events" 

- Inclusivity: we rely on local artisans, food producers and manpower, be it to supply the tasty Djerid dates, to race mashals and other helpers

- Plastic-free goodies: we aim to deliver the most eco-friendly experience to all and are very careful in selecting suppliers who embrace our principals 

International Trailrunning Association
Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc
International Association of Ultramarathon
Fédération Tunisienne d'Athlétisme
Agence Nationale Anti Dopage

Sponsors & Partners

Presenting Sponsor

Official Suppliers

Inspiring Tunisia
Dar Ben Gacem
Daty, Energy bars from the Djerid


Hôtel Ras El Aïn
Le Manager
Assurances BIAT