Ultra Mirage El Djerid 2021
Tozeur, Saturday 02 October 2021
Following the outstanding success of the previous 4 editions, including the exceptional 2020 race that went ahead despite the Covid-19 global pandemic, Ultra Mirage El Djerid Organisers are preparing an even bigger event for 2021! Next years’ UM50 and UM100 ultras will see the number of participants more than double while keeping a similar format than in 2020. Except a significant enhancement of the experience at the “Ultra Mirage Village” with further luxury stay options that will make this a unique experience in the Sahara-desert. Stay tuned for further details and registration openings.
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.