What is UMED?
The Ultra Mirage© El Djerid (UMED) is the first 100km Ultra Trail taking place in the stunning Tunisian Sahara desert.
A single stage race that takes runners across a wide diversity of terrains, ranging from soft sand, small dunes, rocks, dried river beds, oasis...
Runners will have 20 hours to finish the race with very specific deadlines to reach each of the five checkpoints which will be between 15-20km apart.
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, with a lot of training of course.
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.
We really want to thank our main sponsor and insurer, Assurances BIAT, and our historical partners and GO Sport (our sport equipment supplier) for their early and continuous support. The newcomer Daty will supply the runners with energy bars made with local dates, Cerealis will bring us snacking (chips...) and last but not least Palma will bring us fresh mineral water from the region ;-)
Each one in its domain : insurance, sport equipments, drinks, food, hosting... They did an amazing job with us - and first of all, for the runners.
The national tourism office ONTT, the European Union as well as the national airline company Tunisair, are actively on our side for the success of the race.