Marathon des Sables | Walking With The Wounded
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What is the Marathon des Sables?

The Marathon des Sables (MdS) is hailed by the Discovery Channel as the "toughest footrace on earth." Participants face the gruelling challenge of completing five and a half marathons over five to six days, all within the extreme conditions of the Sahara Desert.

Join our team to train and embark on this unforgettable journey in Morocco. Demand for MdS places is incredibly high, with places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't miss your chance—register your interest today and secure your place in this extraordinary adventure.

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Moroccan Sahara

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04 to 14 April 2025

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250 km over 6 stages

3 easy steps to join team WWTW and create your fundraising page

Step 1

Register to Marathon des Sables via their official website

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Step 2

Head back here to sign up to create your very own fundraising page

Step 3

Kickstart your fundraising journey and share your page with your friends and family

Rory Coleman – Ultra Runner and World Record Holder

Rory Coleman – Ultra Runner and World Record Holder

Why team Walking With The Wounded?

  • Walking With The Wounded has a strong reputation at the MdS with our teams having a higher success rate of finishers than others - the team works together to support each other through the tough six days in the desert.
  • Receive coaching, advice and support from ultra runner and world record holder Rory Coleman, who is working with our Marathon des Sables team on their physical and mental preparations for the race. Find out more here.
  • Advice from previous runners for Walking With The Wounded
  • Branded team kit
  • Several physical and virtual meet ups
  • Being part of one of the biggest teams at the event
  • Personal support from the Walking With The Wounded team

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"The Marathon des Sables has been one of the most challenging personal goals I have ever set. Completing it after 3 years of training & 2 attempts is an inexplicable feeling. I owe my success in part to the WWTW team, my WWTW tent mates from both years, the head office staff & all the other WWTW team members that sent me messages of encouragement throughout the event. I share this medal with them, thank you!"

Sean Clark

From our 2021 and 2022 teams said of the Marathon des Sables 2022.


Star Fundraisers

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Brett Macdonald
2nd Year

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