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Extreme Energy Desert Running Package 2019

Organised by XNRG

1st Aug 2018 - 3rd Feb 2019

Desert running training package

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XNRG Desert Running Training Package

A great way to prepare for events in the desert such as Marathon Des Sables. 

You'll enjoy, endure and get the experience you need of racing in a multi-day environment across three UK events in fantastic countryside locations included in the package, PLUS we include a 1-day FREE kit run in December 2018. 

The package consists of several of our flagship events at a combined discount rate
You can book any two of the events if you choose the smaller package, or compete in all three with the full package. You will benefit from savings of up to 15% on the price of these individual events.
In addition, all formats include an additional free 1-day kit run event. 

Accommodation, food and being looked after from start to finish is all included! Find out more below.

Around 100 of the competitors from MDS 2018 trained at XNRG events!

When you’re training for desert marathons, we know how important it is to have the opportunity to race in a way that helps you prepare physically and mentally. Whilst we can’t guarantee Moroccan sunshine, we will provide a challenging yet beautiful course and multi-day environment, with all your needs completely taken care of, so you can focus on the experience. 

You’ll get to test out your kit, meet others preparing for the MDS, make friends and form tent groups. You’ll even meet people who’ve done the race — a great way to find out what works and what doesn’t. 

The Extreme Energy MDS Package really is the perfect way to train for your six Sahara days of endurance. 

Three great races to choose from and a free event are included in our package deal. The package offers special discounted combined entry for two or three of our most popular events, the Pony Express, Druids Challenge and Pilgrim Challenge, and free entry to a 20 mile kit run.

What’s included

As with all XNRG events, you can expect to be totally looked after; great food, overnight accommodation, checkpoint food and water, t-shirt, finisher’s medal, prizes for the winners and free photos (Phew!). We’re also really pleased to welcome inspiring talkers for the overnights. 

Pony Express
13th - 14th October 2018 
60 miles
2 days 
The New Forest

What's in store at the Pony Express
Stunning ancient woodland, pine forests, ponies and grassy expanses – the Pony Express is diverse countryside at its best, making this race a star in the XNRG calendar. 

Druids Challenge
9th - 11th November 2018
84 miles
3 days 
The Ridgeway

What’s in store at the Druids 
A three-day ultra along the oldest road in the UK, The Ridgeway. Feed stations, overnight accommodation, meals and a guest speaker is on offer at this ever-popular event!

Pilgrim Challenge
2rd - 3th February 2019
66 miles
2 days 
North Downs

What’s in store at the Pilgrim 
One of our best-loved events, the Pilgrim Challenge follows the North Downs trail. ‘Downs’ is, in fact, an ancient word for ‘hill’, appropriate, with over 1000 metres of climbing in store!

Kit Run
3rd March 2018
20 miles along the North Downs Way

FREE MDS PREPARATION GUIDE! XNRG founder and MDS runner Neil has shared his top tips for preparing for the Marathon Des Sables. To read and keep the guide, simply click here. Happy reading!

  • Essential Information
  • Date: 1st August, 2018
  • Event Format
  • Desert training package
  • Services
  • Baggage Store
  • Showers
  • Changing Facilities