UMED / Covid-19

While the Covid-19 pandemic seems to slowly be coming under control globally, it is very early to call for victory and the threats of infection remain high. As the health of our runners, organisers, volunteers and partners is our upmost priority, we have decided to implement the following measures:


- UMED 50km and 100km races will be maintained for Saturday the 3rd of October 2020 (as per original schedule)

- The number of runners across the 2 races will be halved from 600 to only 300 for social distancing purposes

- Race registration, Bib and goodies collection will be done by appointment only throughout Friday 2nd of October in Tozeur to avoid overcrowding

- Mandatory race briefing will be done exclusively on Video, available 48h before race day -  minimum of 4 languages (English, French, Arabic, Italian)

- All questions will be answered and addressed online by the race director a full week ahead of race day

- GPX files of both UM50 and UM100 will be available online 48h ahead of the race

- Race departure will be done by groupes of 25 runners at the starting line in Ong Jmel with 2m distance between each athlete

- UM100 runners will start ahead of the UM50 runners and as early as 6am (instead of 7am), with a 20 runners group departing every 10minutes

- The time windows will not change with UM100 and UM50 deadlines maintained at 20h and 10h

- Checkpoints will only distribute water - served by volunteers into athletes’ water containers. Dry food will be provided to runners during race registration only and will have to be carried by each athlete on race day

- Checkpoints will be doubled in capacity to allow social distancing for athletes while they are resting

- Each athlete will have a specific time slot at checkpoint to allow everyone to rest while keeping social distancing

- Food packs will be available for runners on arrival at the finish line for both UM50 and UM100

- The closing ceremony will be exclusively done online to avoid overcrowding

- All athletes will be required to wear face masks (provided) before and after the race and in common areas

- Friends and family are of course encouraged to join the event!

- You can choose to allow Race director Amir Ben-Gacem to give you your medal (and maybe a hug) at the finish line or just collect it at arrival ūüėČ


God bless you all and see you in Tozeur in October.


Ultra Mirage El Djerid Organisation Team


UMED 100K Records

Fastest Man
Rachid El Morabity
2019 / 8h 21' 29''
Fastest Woman
Elisabeth Barnes
2018 / 10h 25' 19''
Youngest Finisher
Khalil Ben Gacem
2019 / 15y old
Oldest Finisher
Santo Pagano
2019 / 65y old

UMED 50K Records

Fastest Man
It could be YOU !
in 2020
Fastest Woman
It could be YOU !
in 2020
Youngest Finisher
It could be YOU !
in 2020
Oldest Finisher
It could be YOU !
in 2020






Thu 01 Oct

10.00am First Departs from Tunis-Carthage Airport to Tozeur

5.00pm Expected Arrival to Tozeur 4* Hotel

09.00pm Welcome Message from Race Organiser

Fri 02 Oct

06.00am Breakfast buffet opens

09.00am Race Registration opens for 6 hours

09.30am-10.30am Mandatory Race Briefing in French and Italian

10.30am-11.30am Mandatory Race Briefing in English

11.30am-12.30am Mandatory Race Briefing in Arabic

12.30am Buffet Lunch open

03.00pm Registration close

07.00pm Buffet Dinner opens

Sat 03 Oct

04.00am Buffet Breakfast opens

05.30am Buses Depart from Hotel to UMED Village

06.30am Arrival to UMED Village/ Start Line

07.00am UMED50 and UMED100 Races Starts

05.00pm UMED50 Race Finish

05.30pm UMED50 Closing Ceremony at UMED Village

07.00pm Bus Departs back to the Hotel

08.00pm Buffet Dinner Opens

Sun 04 Oct

03.00am UMED100 Race Finish/ Last Bus back to Hotel Departs

10.30am UMED100 Closing Ceremony at Hotel

12.00pm Last Bus departs from Tozeur to Tunis-Carthage Airport7.00pm Expected Arrival to Tunis-Carthage Airport

2020 Race Updates

The 100K and 50K tracks

There will be few changes in the 100K track compared to the previous edition. The UMED 50K and the UMED 100K will have a 35 km of common track, until the CP2.

Check Points/ Hydratation Points

Big Update in 2020 : There will be Hydratation Points (HP) with water supply only, in addition to the Check Points. For the UMED 100K : 5 CP & 3 HP and for the UMED 50K : 2 CP & 2 HP.



  • Back Pack (to carry a minimum of 2L of water)

  • Survival blanket

  • Whistle

  • Lighter

  • Torch (head torch or equivalent)

  • Passport / ID card

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