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January 20, 2023

Sahara Marathon - Get Involved!

The Sahara Marathon is an inspiring international running event to demonstrate solidarity with the Saharawi people and raise funds for the refugee children of Western Sahara.

Watch this inspiring video below to learn more about this unique and life-changing event, and what a difference it makes from a humanitarian point of view too.


The Sahara Marathon is organized by the Secretary of State for Sport, Government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic with the help of international volunteers. Over the years the race has continuously attracted growing numbers of participants from around the globe. Due to Sandblast's promotional efforts, 10 to 25 runners from the UK runners have joined the race each year, along with hundreds of other runners from up to 20 countries around the world.

There is an option to run for a charity, so why not run for Sandblast and raise life-changing funds in aid of our Desert Voicebox project. Email us at info@sandblast-arts.org to join our running team.

The race offers an incredible opportunity to visit the camps, make a real connection with the Saharawis and raise sponsorship money to improve lives. Runners stay with Saharawi host families and spend a week in the camps experiencing their unforgettable desert hospitality and culture.

We do recognise that it might not be possible for everyone to travel to the camps this year to participate in the race, due to increasing costs of travel. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been finding more creative ways of engaging with this solidarity event without having to get on a plane. Do get in touch if you would like to engage in a challenge in support of Sahara Marathon and Desert Voicebox. Have a look at a few great examples of challenges below. The registration deadline is February 10, 2023, so register now to avoid disappointment!


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