The Saharan Challenge

Push yourself further and take on The Saharan Challenge! It’s 2 marathon distances over 2 days, with a fantastic route through the lush Draa Valley down to sun baked dunes on the desert edge, with rugged mountain scenery, and sleeping under the stars in our Bedouin style base camp.

Key Details

When: 13 – 17 October 2022
How: Walk, jog, or run it
Registration fee: £250 – £598 depending on option chosen 
Fundraising target: £755 – £1450 depending on option chosen  

The Challenge

The UNESCO World Heritage Draa Valley provides a dramatic backdrop for our double marathon distance challenge, across baked rocky trails, through red clay Berber villages, and palmeries, down to the sandy dunes of the mighty Sahara. After a tough day under the Moroccan sun, relax in our private Bedouin campsite with hot showers, dining tents, a bar with cold drinks, entertainment, and luscious local food.

Whether you’re a keen walker, or even a would-be ‘Marathon des Sables’ runner, you can join as an individual, with a friend, or as a group, and take the marathons on at your pace. It’s a great value ‘all inclusive’ package – for an unforgettable 2022 Moroccan adventure!


Charity sponsorship – pay a small registration fee and do lots of fundraising!

  • Land only – £250 deposit + £1450 in fundraising
  • Flights included – £723 deposit + £945 in fundraising

Mixed Funding – pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place and fundraise less

  • Land only – £598 deposit + £755 in fundraising
  • Flights included – £250 deposit + £1890 in fundraising

You will need to raise 50% of your fundraising target at least four weeks before the event in order to confirm your place on the day. Don’t worry, we’re on hand to help you reach your goal, with lots of fundraising materials at the ready! Please get in touch for a chat if you have any questions, we’re always happy to hear from you.

Covid-19 Security

All events are designed to be Covid-secure. The organisers ran the UK’s first Covid safe event in September 2020– the Chiltern 50 – with great success. Moving forwards they will continue to use bigger event sites so they can do social distancing, have covered seating areas, one-way systems, rolling single starts, hand-sanitising and clear signage around Covid.


For further information about the challenge, its inclusions and FAQs, please visit the official organiser’s website or email If you have any fundraising questions, you can get in touch with a member of Coach Core by emailing, or give us a call on 07904 341 656. We will be delighted to help.


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