The month of April is traditionally the month of the MARATHON DES SABLES... except in 2020 and 2021! So in order not to lose shape or motivation, we are offering you a little challenge! The goal is simple: complete one or more of the following 5 challenges during the month of April.
• MDS 250: walk or run 250 km;
• LONG STAGE: take a 77 km outing;
• SPEED CHARITY: perform a 10 km outing as quickly as possible;
• BIVOUAC TIME: sleep in bivouac conditions (groundsheet, sleeping bag, etc.);
• TEA TIME: prepare and eat a meal under MDS conditions (campfire, meals, etc.).
Anyone can take part in these challenges, whether or not they register for the next MARATHON DES SABLES. And in addition there are some great gifts to be won by random draw (pairs of RYWAN socks, an MDS luggage pack and many other prizes).
The goal of this challenge is of course to have a little fun, but also to test oneself with a view, why not, to participate one day in the MARATHON DES SABLES. Running 250 km, which is the distance of the MDS, sounds like a lot, but in a month, why not? Going out for 77 km sounds like a lot, but if you get organized a bit, why not?
Of course, we are counting on everyone to try these challenges while respecting the conditions in force in each country (confinement, curfew, etc.), and by operating in complete safety (water reserve, fatigue and roads with heavy traffic or the environment of Mountain…). The idea is not to hurt yourself, but to take advantage of collective emulation to test yourself and have fun.
To participate, simply join the Strava MDS 2021 group and the MDS AT HOME Facebook group. Your sessions will be recorded on the Strava group, and you will be able to share your photos of the bivouac challenges and your outings on the Facebook group.
See you soon !