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Marathon des Sables 2016

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Marathon des Sables 2016

In April this year a team of 20 are braving the Marathon des Sables to raise funds for Walking With The Wounded and support vulnerable veterans regain their independence.



The Marathon des Sables, or MdS, is said to be the as the toughest footrace on earth by the Discovery Channel. Competitors have to take six marathons in  six days across the Sahara desert, covering over 250km, in temperatures rising to 50⁰C. Day 4 is the feared ‘Double Day’ when competitors run non-stop for two marathons across the dunes. The rules require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive. You are given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but any other equipment and food must be carried. Luxuries are few and far between. Last year the WWTW team was filmed in Run The Sahara, a one hour documentary about their journey through the Sahara. You can watch this at:

All funds raised by the endeavours of the MdS team will be allocated to our Head Start programme. Head Start is Walking With The Wounded’s programme providing ex-servicemen and women who experience mental heath difficulties with a military front door to access effective and  evidence based therapeutic support. The programme works in collaboration with the NHS and other charities to complement the existing provision. Our aim is to raise at least £175,000 (click here to see how much we’ve raised so far). Please do support our intrepid and brave runners.

Find out all about our team and the wounded servicemen who are taking part.  Follow their progress on our Facebook page and the Marathon des Sables site

Many thanks to MySports & More which is generously lending the 2016 MDS team 4 GO Pro’s for the duration of the race in the Sahara, enabling our team to get some great footage of their notorious multi stage ultra marathon in the Sahara

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