For the 2019/2020 sporting season the Wadi Bih Run will repeat the success of the inaugural 2018 Hatta event whilst keeping the original race in Dibba in January 2020. This will provide two runs over the sporting calendar in 2019/2020. The run will stay in line with its values of being an escape from the city to run over rugged terrain and in the mountains, giving the event its unique flavor as one of the most popular sporting and social events in the region.

The route will be similar to last year’s edition except that the support vehicles for the teams will follow the same track as the runners except between start to CP1 and CP8 to CP9. (Refer to course map). Please note that all of the distances are approximate and there may be some slight differences from the stated distances.

Hatta run categories

2019/2020 sporting season the Wadi Bih Run

Solo 10

Solo 10

From the start the route generally follows the main Hatta Wadi bed on gravel vehicle track or single track to CP 1 close to the UAE/on border where runners turn and retrace the same route to the finish.

Solo 20

Solo 20

From the start the route generally follows the main Hatta Wadi bed on gravel vehicle track or single track to CP 1 close to the UAE/on border and then follows the vehicle gravel track parallel to the border to CP 2 at the base of the hill and then climbs to CP 3at a high point where runners turn and retrace the same route to the finish.

Solo 35

Solo 35

From the start the route generally follows the main Hatta Wadi bed on gravel vehicle track or single track to CP 1 close to the UAE/on border and then follows the vehicle gravel track parallel to the border to CP 2 at the base of the hill and then climbs to CP 3 at a high point. The route continues on a vehicle gravel track through the mountains to CP 4, CP 5, CP 6 to CP 7A at the base of the Hatta down.


From here 4 team members run up the steep asphalt road along the crest of the dam and then down steps to dip a toe in the lake (CP 7B) and return and then return to CP 7A. The route then follows a gravel track/asphalt road to CP8 close to the Hatta Stadium then to CP9 and then to the finish.

Team 35

Team 35

Same route as the Solo 35 outlined above. Please note the cars follow the same route except as shown on the course map. The team relay event of 35Km is intended to introduce inexperienced runners, new corporate teams and families with children aged 9 to 17 years to take part.

Team 70

Team 70

The team 35 route is followed twice. Please note that all Team 70 participants must have completed the first loop of 35km before 10.30 AM to be allowed to continue.

DIBBA RUN

14th March 2020