Intro To UAE Trail Running: Wadi Showka
OutdoorUAE|May - August 2018

Urban Ultra hosts trail running events at Wadi Showka in Ras Al Khaimah twice a year, attracting hundreds of local trail runners from novices to elites.

David O’Hara

The Wadi Racer event consists of three distances: 10km, 20km, and 30km, covering rolling hills with some spectacular views of mountains and my favorite camels. Wadi Showka is the side of UAE which most people don’t understand exists: rural, rocky mountains – yet is only one hour drive from Dubai and Sharjah and a two hour drive from Abu Dhabi. If you are not familiar with Wadi Showka, then the best way to give it a try is to run in the next Urban Ultra event there.

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