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Marathon des Sables 2021

We are currently recruiting for Walking With The Wounded's team

Update: we are no longer accepting runners for the 2021 MDS, however, you can still apply for future years by contacting

Walking With The Wounded we will be returning to the infamous Marathon des Sables in 2021 with a team full of men and women willing to take on the challenge to support our beneficiaries. Have you got what it takes to join them?

The Marathon des Sables, or 'MdS, is ranked by the Discovery Channel as the 'toughest footrace on earth'. Competitors have to take on five and a half marathons in five or six days across the Sahara desert. 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.

Register your interest today to train and run with our team and be part of this memorable adventure in Morocco - which will start counting down in earnest with warm up events from April 2020.  Places for the MdS every year are highly sort over and go on a first come, first served basis so flag your interest early and register with the UK registration company for the event, UK Run Ultra here:

The dates for the 2021 event are 1st-11th October 2021 (postponed from April).

Event Details

Distance: 150 miles
Location: Morocco
Entry Fee: Self-funded (c. £4-5k)
Fundraising Target: £5000

Reasons to join our team?

  • Walking With The Wounded has a strong reputation at the MdS with our teams having a higher success rate of finishers than others - working together to support each other through the tough six days in the desert. 
  • Inspiration from the first double-leg amputee to complete the race - Duncan Slater, RAF SGT injured in Afghanistan (2016, 2017 & 2020 WWTW team runner)
  • Advice from the highest-ever British finisher - Ex Welsh Guards Captain Tom Evans who finished 3rd (2017 WWTW team runner)

How to join our 2021 MdS team:

To tick the bucket list and get involved in this extraordinary event as part of a committed and supportive team please call Tom Grimshaw at Walking With The Wounded on 01263 863 902 or email today. We look forward to hearing from you. 

In the meantime you can see our 2020 team here: Virgin Money Giving team hub page