Registration extended until 20 January 2016

Registration extended until 20 January 2016

Registrations for 24th Salomon Wadi Bih Run
extended to 20 January 2016

• Race held on the 5th and 6th of February 2016 in Dibba, Oman
• Races for all abilities and ages: 50km and 72km relay, and 30km, 50km or 72km solo
• The oldest and most exciting trail run in the region, in the Musandam peninsula through the dramatic Wadi Khabb Shamsi to and altitude of over 1000m overlooking the spectacular Wadi Bih

13 January 2016, Dubai: Registration for the 24th Salomon Wadi Bih Run, a spectacular running race in the Musandam peninsula, has been extended until the 20th January 2016. The event takes place in Dibba on the 5th and 6th of February, with different running races available for all abilities and ages.

All solo races will take place on Friday 5th February, with a 72km, a 50km and 30km routes available. Relay teams can choose to run a 50km course on Friday 5th February or the original 72km route on Saturday 6th February.

All runners need to upload their passport copies online when registering, and residents in the UAE must upload a copy of their resident visa as well, so that they are able to cross the UAE-Oman border in Dibba. Teams are advised to register additional runners in advance, just in case original team members cannot make the race, as changes will not be permitted after 20 January 2016.

Both relays are for teams of five, with two female runner mandatory, on routes marked into stages ranging from 1.5km to 4.2 km in distance. Individual runners must take turns to run each stage while their support vehicle transports the other team members along the course, except for the first and last stage where four members of the team are required to run together.

All categories will start and finish at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Dibba, providing runners with the option to stay the night at the hotel or camp on the beach nearby. A race village at the hotel will provide food and a number of entertainment options for the whole family throughout both days.

Race Director Neil Young commented, “The Wadi Bih Run is the longest-running social run in the region, dating back to 1993 when just 16 teams completed the spectacular course through the dramatic winding Wadi Bih canyon. With over 1000m of ascent, it is a great physical challenge and a refreshing chance to escape from the city and into the mountains.”

“We urge entrants to register soon to avoid disappointment for this fantastic weekend away, and for teams to register additional runners in advance, just in case original team members cannot make the race, as changes will not be permitted after 20 January 2016.”

Kamyar Minachi, Managing Director at NIK Trading, official distributors of Salomon across the GCC says: “It is exciting to see how the fantastic Salomon Wadi Bih Run is growing year after year in size and popularity across such a diverse, passionate and committed participant and spectator demographic. Salomon shares this same diversity, passion and commitment towards the design and development of its footwear, apparel and accessories – premium products that allow people to challenge themselves to the highest level possible in their chosen adventure activity”.

Runners can register online at http://www.premieronline.com. Registration will close on the 20th January 2016 or when the maximum number of entrants has been reached. All entrants are required to register passports and visas ( for residents ) online in advance for border crossing.

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