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Extreme Energy Desert Running Package

Organised by XNRG

8th Nov 2019 - 10th Apr 2020

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 two UK events in fantastic countryside locations included in the package.

The package consists of two of our flagship events at a combined discount rate
 You will benefit from savings of up to 15% on the price of these individual events.

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

Around 100 of the competitors from MDS 2019 trained at XNRG events!

GET DESERT READY WITH XNRG 
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. 


XNRG DESERT PREPARATION PACKAGE
The package offers special discounted combined entry for two of our most popular events, the Druids Challenge and the Pilgrim Challenge.


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. 

Druids Challenge
8th - 10th November 2019
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
1st - 2nd February 2020
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!


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: 8th November, 2019
  • Event Format
  • Multi-stage event
  • Distance: 150M
  • Qualification Awarded
  • UTMB Points
  • ITRA Points
  • Race Features
  • Chip Timing
  • Solo Event
  • Race Route
  • Point-to-Point Route
  • Fully Waymarked
  • Services
  • Baggage Store
  • Showers
  • Changing Facilities