Runners take part in The Marathon des Sables, the toughest footrace on earth.

Support MSIF and take part in The Marathon des Sables this multi-stage adventure takes place through the Sahara desert.

You’ll be put to the test alongside 1,000 other participants – 150 miles of running, walking and trekking over 6 days.

That’s the same as five and a half marathons! You’ll experience extreme conditions in 120 degrees Fahrenheit while carrying everything you need to be self-sufficient including food, clothing and medical supplies. It really will be an unforgettable experience.

  • 250+ km’s (156+ miles)
  • 6 stages over 7 days
  • A long stage of 80+ km’s (52+miles)
  • Self-sufficient but with water rations and tent supplied
  • Temperatures of 50+ degrees centigrade

We can’t be there with you on the day but we will get you over the line with one of the best support packages around, including:

• Training advice and support
• An amazing fundraising pack full of great ideas
• Fundraising resources to help you reach your target
• Regular emails and calls to keep you motivated
• An MS International Federation vest or t-shirt to wear with pride on your big day

Applying for a place

If you would like to take part and support MSIF, please contact Shona Swan on

Registration fee: £4475 per person
Sponsorship target: Suggested minimum £2000

Additional information on this years event can be found here (this link opens to a third party website)

21st Apr 2023 - 1st May 2023
Sahara Desert, Morocco
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