EcoTrail AlUla, the multi-track running race through the picturesque nature of AlUla, was held on Feb. 8 and attracted more than 260 athletes from around the world. The top-ranked athletes were from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United States, and the Netherlands. The race was among the activities of the second season of the Winter at Tantora Festival. The Royal Commission for AlUla organized the festival to promote AlUla as an exceptional tourist destination for heritage, arts, culture, and sports.
The race took place on three different tracks with the longest being a 83-km track, followed by a 45-km and a 10 km-track with a group of international athletes taking part in each of the races.
EcoTrail AlUla attracted athletes from several countries around the world, most notably the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore, Jordan, Oman, Peru, Poland, and Indonesia.
The one-day trail gave the visitors the opportunity to become acquainted with AlUla and its distinctive natural, cultural, architectural, and historical monuments through timed jogging.
The trail also acts as a pleasant and attractive destination for running enthusiasts and jogging clubs, and it will be a catalyst that encourages people to visit AlUla and Saudi Arabia to participate in a global sporting event that promotes environmentally friendly principles and initiatives.