Wadi Bani Awf Trail run is organized every year Muscat Road runners which is thrilling and challenging, trail run 2019 was organized on 26th October, 2019. The race included many relay teams and few solo runners.
Wadis in Oman
Oman is one of the most popular tourism destination in the world because of it’s natural beauty. There are many beautiful places in Oman. But when it comes to wadis, there are many wadis in Oman which you must visit before you die. Believe it or not, some of the most popular wadis in Oman can’t be ignored, even if you are local, expatriate living in Oman or a tourist, you must visit wadis in Oman.
- Wadi Al Shab (Shaab)
- Wadi Bani Khali
- Wadi Darbat
- Wadi Tiwi
- Wadi Arbaeen
- Wadi Hoqain
- Wadi Ghul
- Wadi Dayqah (Dam)
- Wadi Bani Awf
Wadi Bani Awf
This Post will mainly cover Wadi Bani Awf and Trail running event organized by Muscat Road Runners for its members.
Wadi Bani Awf” is one of largest wadis in Rustaq region, South Batinah Governorate of Oman; it covers a large area with several villages and including the most popular Snake George or Snake Canyon located in the middle of Wadi Bani Awf.
Snake George is very narrow and very thrilling adventure, where many tour operators arrange tour to climb the George.
There is an off road track that goes to “Wadi Bani Awf” passing through beautiful scenery and connects all the way through Hajar Mountains towards Balad Sayat in Al Dakhiliya region, though this is the best driving experience in 4 wheel with elevation gain of 1600 meters and total distance of 31km. But why not trying running in this beautiful wadi in Oman.
If you want to visit Oman and want to explore all these wadi, you can get various packages from Oman Air and Local tour operators.
Driving Direction to Wadi Bani Awf
Road to Wadi Bani Awf is located near Al Awabi Village. GPS coordinates for Starting points of wadi is here 23°17’45.9″N 57°28’03.0″E . This place is 150 km from Muscat (the capital of Oman) and connects via two main roads. Muscat Express Way from Muscat to Rustaq and then from Rustaq it is 10km. Another road is via Barka (Towards Nakhal), boring and excitment and distance vs speed will be the choice to chose between both roads.
Trail Run 2019
There are many trail run in 2019 across world, but Oman has many trail running tracks, and one who is not a trail runner has always a question how to trail run? Answer is simple, get your trail run shoes and start trail run you will always look for trail run series.
Trail Running Wadi Bani Awf by Muscat Road Runners
Muscat Road Runners also known as (MRR) is a multinational group which get together several time a week to run and organize many races in Oman since October 1983.
Like every year since 1983, MRR committee organized the Relay and Solo race to Wadi Bani Auf on tarmac road near Al Awabi Village. And starting point is mentioned above.
31KM Running with 1500m elevation gain.
Starting from Tarmac road at an altitude of 584m to the finish line at an altitutde of 2080, the road is very steep, even 4 wheels take about 2 hours to cross this wadi. The adventurous running challenge 31km story is here;
- 1 to 5km – Flat Road Surrounded by Mountains Once you start running, you feel excited about the run, the start of run is flat, easy and on tarmac road, both sides are mountains and running this distance is almost in shared.
- 5 to 14 km – Off road with one small hill total elevation gain is 100 meters to this place.
- 14 to 24 km Rollings hills, challenging but nor very hard, you will cross many beautiful villages and eye catching valleys.
- 24 to 28 km is the challenge, these 4 kilometers are the toughest that strong and professional runners face difficulty.
- 29 to 31 km, easy climb and flat part touching the end to the tarmac road near Shorfet Al Alameen.
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