Please note: this itinerary is froma previous Marathon des Sables.
Day 1 - Fly to Ouarzazate
On arrival at Ouarzazate, you will be met and taken to your hotel
Day 2 - the Sahara
All competitors are collected and driven to a location in the Saraha desert. When you arrive at the location, you will be given a place in a tent that you share with 7 other participants.
Day 3 - Registration and inspection
Your equipment will be checked. This includes clothing, food, shoes and other personal items. Your medical equipment will also be checked. You will be given a copy of the 'Road Book' which has essential information for the event.
Day 4 - Marathon des Sables - 24k (15 miles)
Day 5 - Marathon des Sables - 37k (23.1 miles)
Day 6 - Marathon des Sables - 36k (22.5 miles)
Day 7 - Marathon des Sables - 76k (47.5 miles)
Day 8 - Marathon des Sables - rest day!
This is for people who completed the fourth stage during the day or night.
Day 9 - Marathon des Sables marathon day - 42k (26.2 miles)
Day 10 - Marathon des Sables final stretch - around 14k (8.7 miles)
This is the end of the race. When you cross the finish line, you will be greeted by the race director, and presented with a finishers medal.
After some well earned refreshements, a coach will drive you back to Ouarzazate, where you will check into a hotel for 2 nights.
Day 11 - Ouarzazate
A free day to relax by the swimming pool, or explore the 17th century Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate, or look around the shops.
Day 12 - London
Early morning breakfast and transfer to the airport.
How to take part
To take part fill out the online application form. If you have secured your own place on the Marathon des Sables, or any other extreme race, we would be delighted to welcome you to our team. Find out about your next challenge.
If you would like more information about this event, please contact:
Mencap events team
Telephone: 020 7696 6946