As all extreme runners know, there are many places to explore and run on this planet.  The number of extreme events runs high with many spectacular events around the globe.  Trans Atlas Marathon however, one which should not be missed.

NEXT RACE DATES   12 – 22 May 2017

In order to make the race and experience accessible to a wider range of runner ability we have added an option for less extreme runners to enjoy the same race with less kilometers.

With the added option of running the TAM CHALLENGE (lite version of the TAM) for people who want to partake but do not feel able to complete the gruelling 285 km in six days this option means you run the first half of each stage and are collected by 4×4 at one of the check points and driven to the end of the stage.  Those who completed the CHALLENGE in 2016 have raved about this wonderful set up enabling them to experience the same excitement and beauty of the TAM without requiring them to have the extreme fitness required for the full stages.

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    TAM 2017 – 280 km Runner

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    • 280 km - 6 stages -  12,000 m+/- 
    • All transfers mentioned in the program
    • 2 nights in Marrakech 5* hotel with BB
    • 7 Nights in bivouac / tented camp with HB
    • 1 night in 4* hotel Ben al Widane with HB
    • Technical and medical assistance
    • The medal, finisher tee-shirt and race number
    • Electricity, showers & WC at camp
    • Civil liability insurance
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    TAM 2017 – 120 km Runner

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    • 120 km - 6 stages - 6,000 m+/-
    • All transfers mentioned in the program PLUS extra 4x4 to end of stages
    • 2 nights in Marrakech 5* hotel 5* BB
    • 7 Nights in bivouac / tented camp HB
    • 1 night in 4* hotel Ben al Widane with HB
    • Technical and medical assistance
    • The medal, finisher tee-shirt and race number
    • Electricity, showers & wc at camp
    • Civil liability insurance
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    TAM 2017 Accompanying Adult Spectator

    tam-spectator 1,750
    • Travel along the TAM route as part fo the team.
    • Stay with your runner each night at camps / hotels (full board)
    • All transfers mentioned in the program
    • 2 nights in Marrakech 5* hotel with BB
    • 7 Nights in bivouac / tented camp with HB
    • 1 night in 4* hotel Ben al Widane with HB
    • Electricity, showers & wc at camp
    • Civil liability insurance
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What is so very different about Trans Atlas Marathon is the scale of it.  The absolutely immeasurable level of intimacy and contact with the people who live in the spectacular scenery through which you will run.

The High Atlas mountains are an area of extreme natural beauty, untouched and undeveloped, retaining the full authenticity of a world of another time.

By becoming part of the tribe of Trans Atlas Marathon runners, you will not only be put through some of the toughest running on the planet but you will be part of a group that is small enough to enjoy what is rare these days in extreme events; true camaraderie and contact on a human scale.

The organisers of this epic 6 stage race are the world famous Ahansal brothers (Mohamad and Lahcen), who made their names by coming first and second place in 15 editions of the Marathon des Sables race in the Moroccan Sahara.  These two men have run and in some cases won some of the toughest races on the planet and finally decided in 2012 to start their own extreme foot race across the High Atlas mountains in terrain that will keep you gasping for breath not only physically but also metaphorically through the diverse beauty of the landscape they want you to experience.

Now in its 5th edition / 2013 was the first race, Trans Atlas Marathon is becoming something of a legend in terms of both the physical challenge and the humanistic and atmosphere that runners report after the end of the experience.  Read runners testimonials here to understand the level of appreciation they feel for the time spent on this experience of a lifetime.

In terms of organisation, the race runs each year with brilliant logistics and planning.  Mohamad, Lahcen and their team are truly deserving of the praise they receive and 2017 is going to be a big year for Trans Atlas Marathon with numbers having trippled from year 3 to 4, we are now expecting to have 100 runners for 2017.

Program TAM 2017

12 May 2017: Arrive Marrakech, Transfer, night at hotel 5* on BB.
13 May 2017: 08:00 hrs – transfer to AGOUTI 1800m (245 km away). Visit Cascades d’Ouzoud sur la route.
14 May 2017: Technical control at start point, 16:00 hrs – Briefing, night in bivouac on HB.
15 May 2017: Stage 1, 30 – 60 km with Pass of 2900m, Bivouac on HB (same location as previous night)
16 May 2017: Stage 2, 30 – 60 km with Pass of 3400m, Bivouac on HB (same location as previous night)
17 May 2017: Stage 3, 30 – 60 km, 1000-3000 m+/- Bivouac at Tallest on HB
18 May 2017: Stage 4, 30 – 60 km, 1000-3000 m+/- Bivouac on HB
19 May 2017: Stage 5, 30 – 60 km, 1000-3000 m+/- Bivouac at Cathedrale Mstefran on HB
20 May 2017: Stage 6, 30 – 60 km, 1000-3000 m+/- arrive Bin al Widane lake, 20:00 hrs – prize giving, night at Hotel Chems 4* on HB with afterparty!
21 May 2017: Depart for Marrakech (190 km – 3 hr 30 mins), night at 5* hotel including breakfast
22 May 2017: Airport transfers for flights home