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Registration & Briefing


Friday 29 September 2023


Venue: Hôtel Ras El Ain - Zone Touristique Tozeur

08:30 - 11:30 Race Registration ALL runners

08:30-13:00 Drop Bag reception for UMED100

11:30 - 13:00 Nutritionist Briefing / Medical Update

13:00-14:00 Race Briefing in English

14:00 - 15:00 Race Briefing in French

15:00 - 16:00 Race Briefing in Arabic


All runners have to bring an ID (passport, Tunisian ID card, Tunisian Residency card) + ALL mandatory equipment in order to secure their race registration!NO EXCEPTIONS



Ultra Mirage El Djerid Race Day Schedule


Saturday 30 September 2023

04:00 Breakfast open (Hotel Ras El Ain + Ksar Rouge)

05:00 Bus departure to UMED Village (Ong Jmel)

06:00 START of UMED100 Runners

06:30 START of UMED50 Runners

17:00 First Bus departure from UMED Village back to Tozeur

02:30 Last Bus departure from UMED Village back to Tozeur

Sunday 01 October 2023

07:00 First Bus departure to Tunis (Hotel Ras El Ain)

10:00 Closing Ceremony Ultra Mirage 2023 (Hotel Ras El Ain)

11:00 Bus departure to Tunis (Hotel Ras El Ain)





Ultra Mirage El Djerid - Mandatory Items UMED2023


Passport / ID Card


Torch (Head torch or equivalent) UMED 100 only




Survival Blanket



Backpack (To carry min 2 L of Water)


Ultra Mirage El Djerid – Check Point CUT-OFF time



Check Point 1 – 10:30

Check Point 2 – 13:30

Check Point 3 – 16:30

Check Point 4 – 19:00

Check Point 5 – 22:00



  • UMED100 Arrivals CUT-OFF 02:00 (Sunday 01 October)


  • UMED50 Arrivals CUT-OFF 16:30

What is UMED?

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

The Event is organised in the Djerid region once a year. 

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 promotes:

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

- The Djerid Region: our event attracts more than 500 tourists from 27 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 

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