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FROM OCTOBER 7 TO 11

Logistics information

How many pieces of clothes should I bring?

It is highly recommended* to wear a long sleeve jersey and shorts for each stage.

We also advise you to wear warm clothing since the temperature on the race dates ranges between -5ºC and 10ºC.

It is mandatory for all participants to use a sleeping bag suitable for the p

You are strongly advised to bring a jersey and a pair of shorts for each stage. It is also a good idea to bring a light windbreaker.

You will be wearing comfortable clothes the rest of the day. As a result of the date change, you are advised to bring warm clothes for the camp. Based on the experience of previous years, you are advised to bring warm clothes for night-time too.

What luggage should you take and how do you transport it?

ALL participants traveling to the Titan Desert Saudi Arabia REQUIRE a visa to enter the country. The organization will manage the processing of said documentation. For this it is necessary that before 12/29/2019 the participant:

upload your scanned passport to your Time To profile. The organization will review the documentation and give its approval (in Time To it will appear as “Approved” or “Rejected” once reviewed).

send your passport photo to info@titandesertksa.com

RECOMMENDED MATERIAL

Each participant must have the material needed for the race. It is your responsibility to have everything you need. Here are a few tips:

  • A clean change of clothes (jersey, shorts, socks, etc.) for each day, packed in freezer bags or similar to keep it clean until use.
  • Bars, gels, salts and other energy and recovery products.
  • Tool kit and spare parts for the bicycle.
  • Maximum-protection sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses (including a spare pair).
  • Petroleum jelly or other lubricants to protect the skin in high-friction areas.
  • First-aid kit for personal use with ibuprofen, paracetamol, diarrhoea pills, oral rehydration solution, topical antiseptic, dressings and gauze.
  • Chargers for electronic devices (with adaptors if necessary). Power points at the camps will be limited to USB CONNECTIONS.
  • Headlight for nights at the camps.
  • Combination lock for luggage. Luggage should be locked whenever it is left unattended. Valuables should be kept with you, both during transfers and when leaving the haima.
  • Warm clothes for the nights.
  • Rain gear
  • Sleeping bag

MATERIAL NOT ALLOWED OR NOT RECOMMENDED:

LAPTOP: The personal material of each participant will travel with the luggage, i.e. in the luggage trucks where the suitcases are piled on top of each other and are exposed to the sun in the camps until the participant reaches the finish. As a result, we do not recommend travelling with a laptop.

DRONES: The organization of the ŠKODA Titan Series Almería will under no circumstances allow riders to use drones in the camps or during the stages.

How can I charge electronic device?

The camp will have an area for charging electronic devices. The area will be supervised by organization staff. Even so, the organization cannot guarantee the full charge of the devices because it is dependent on a power generator. We therefore continue to recommend the use of batteries for GPS devices, cameras and other devices.

IMPORTANT! The camp charging service will be based on USB connections.

The generator is shut down at night to prevent nuisances. Please remove all electronic devices before the service is closed and left unsupervised. Any remaining devices will be removed and can be retrieved from the Participant Service from 6 am next day.

REGULATIONS / PERMITTED DEVICES:

Devices must be marked with the race number (sticker provided during the checks) and will only be returned to the participant whose race number matches the device to avoid misunderstandings.

Each participant may charge one device at a time or use one charge point at a time.

The following order of priority will apply: GPS devices, telephones, watches, external batteries, cameras, tablets and laptops.

How do support services work?

The organization does not provide physiotherapy or technical support to participants. These services are provided by third-party professionals.

The website contains a list of the businesses that offer these services. Acces to the  information

Can I bring my own food?

The organization will take care of meals in the camps (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for all registered riders. However, you can also bring vacuum-packed foods (e.g. cheese and dried sausages) or specific foods for your diet.

Keep in mind that only drinks are handed out at Hydration Stations, so you should bring your own bars and gels.

Can I wash my clothes in the camps?

Yes, you can wash your clothes in the toilet areas of the camps. However, participants are advised to wear a clean set of clothes every day to help prevent sores and save water.

Keep in mind that water is a scarce resource and that it has to be brought in from wells several kilometres away.