Marathon Des Sables
Dreamchasers is the official representative of the Marathon Des Sables for individuals who are residents of Canada and the USA. If you are not a permanent resident of one of these countries, please contact the race organizers via their website: www.MarathonDesSables.com. There are no 'qualifying' requirements to enter the Marathon Des Sables.
We expect details regarding the 2015 MDS to be released by late April! Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis via the official race website (listed above).
2014 MARATHON DES SABLES APRIL 4 - 14, 2014
We accept applicantions from residents of Canada and the USA.
You can find the official MDS Facebook page (with pictures, information, etc.) here: MDS Facebook Page
ENTRY FEE UPDATE - NEW FOR THE 2014 MDS: The entry fee for the 2014 Marathon Des Sables will moved to an on-line platform, and was paid in Euros. If you do not reside in France, the entry fee does not include airfare. The total cost was 2,700 Euros, plus a security deposit of 200 Euros.We expect a similar procedure for the 2015 event
A $200 pre-registration deposit was paid to our office to secure your spot in the event, but subsequent payments will be made directly to the Head Office in France. We expect the the first installment will be due in September and will post the link to the payment system once it becomes available. The balance of the entry fee, will most likely be due in January 2014. We suggest that every competitor purchase a trip cancellation policy and thoroughly review the refund deadlines, keeping in mind that the last day to withdraw from the 2014 MDS and receive a partial refund is January 31st, 2014.
If you have received a confirmed place in the 2014 Marathon Des Sables, and have paid the pre-registration and first installment fees, you will need to complete the official registration documents. NEW FOR THE 2014 MDS: the race organizers plan on rolling out a new, on-line registration system, most likely in September. With that, subsequent payments will be made electronically, via that same platform. A link will be posted here when it becomes available. A hard copy of your passport and 2 passport sized photos will need to be mailed to the race organizers in France.
RACE REGULATIONS: For those participating in the 2014 MDS, please know that it is your responsibility to reveiw and understand the official race rules and regulations. You can download a copy here in the coming months.
The 2014 list of competitors can found HERE.
Dreamchasers Outdoor Adventure Club, LLC is the Official Marathon des Sables Representative for the US and Canada. The Marathon Des Sables usually takes place in late March or early April near the remote town of Ouarzazate, Morocco.
(If you are not a resident of the US or Canada please visit www.MarathonDesSables.com to find your official representative.)