Trail Rules and Regulations


The Ait Ben Haddou Road Race and Marathon Association is organizing the 6th edition of the Morocco Trail Ait Ben Haddou, which will take place on April 21, 2024.
The route of the Morocco Trail Ait Ben Haddou takes participants through various types of terrain, including palm groves, village crossings, dried riverbeds, rocky plateaus, and mountains. It is essential for participants of the Morocco Trail Ait Ben Haddou to strictly follow the course markings provided by the organizers.

The organizers commit to removing these signs after the runners have passed. The distance to be covered is either 10km, 30km, or 50km.
Moroccotrail Aït-Ben-Haddou est ouvert à toute personnes licenciée et non âgée de plus 18ans .Chaque participant doit être porteur du dossard fourni par l’organisation.



Definition of the Event:

The Morocco Trail Ait Ben Haddou is a sports and cultural event organized by the Ait Ben Haddou Road Race and Marathon Association. The 6th edition is scheduled to take place on April 21, 2024. The chosen route winds through the iconic structure of the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Five main objectives:

  • To enhance the historical monument of the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou.
  • To culminate the association's activities with a sports, cultural, and social event.
  • To create a space for socialization benefiting amateur and professional athletes of all ages and from different social backgrounds, promoting total social integration.
  • To introduce the youth of Ait Ben Haddou to the benefits of sports activities in individual life and to encourage those who may be hesitant or resistant to participate, helping them overcome any barriers or reservations.
  • To strengthen the role of sports as a means of human development.


Two categories are planned: Women and Men.

Start :

Departure: 08:00 in front of the Ksar Ait Ben Haddou (UNESCO World Heritage site) in the Ouarzazate region, southern Morocco.
Competitors are required to present a medical certificate of "no contraindication to competitive running" dated within 3 months prior to the race departure date. This requirement is mandatory for participants of the 50km, 30km, 10km races, as well as for walkers during the registration process.

Technical Direction/Jury:

The technical services are provided by the organizing committee, which reserves the right to make decisions in case of disputes.

Medical Assistance:

Medical assistance is provided during the event. The medical team has the authority to request a participant to withdraw from the race in case of physical distress.

Refreshments and Sponging:

Refreshments and sponging are provided by the organizing committee in accordance with the applicable regulations. Failure to comply with this article may result in disqualification of the participant.

Registration Fees:

The registration fees include accommodation in a double room at a 3-star hotel, two nights on a half-board basis, the race bib, the T-shirt, and the edition's medal (155Euro). For participants who opt for only the race bib, T-shirt, and medal, the fees are 70Euro for the 50km race, 40Euro for the 30km race, and30Eurofor the 10km race.

Right to Image:

The organizer reserves the exclusive rights regarding the photo and video coverage of the Morocco Trail Ait Ben Haddou. By participating in the Morocco Trail Ait Ben Haddou, the participant agrees that the organizer may use their image (for promotional, advertising purposes, etc.) worldwide.

Mandatory Equipment for Participants

  • A camelback
  • An eco-cup for refreshments
  • Whistle
  • Headlamp
  • Passport or, for Moroccan residents, an identity card (photocopy accepted).

Obligations of Participants:
Every participant acknowledges having read and understood the present regulations, declares themselves physically fit to participate, and accepts all clauses therein. They solemnly commit not to anticipate the start and to complete the entire distance before crossing the finish line.

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