The North Challenge 2023

Against The Clock Race!

The North Challenge 

February 17, 2023


The first race against the clock in Qatar.

The North Challenge is a 2 hour running race against the clock.
Athletes run for 2h on a 2.6km loop with the goal of covering as much distance as possible.
Athletes can do the race either individually or within a team of 2 or 3 runners.

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Race Location

Heenat Salma is an Eco-Farm and Camp, located in Shahaniya, north-west of Doha.

Approximate driving time from Doha is 35  to 40 minutes.

Race Course

You will be racing on a breathtaking 2.6km loop that takes you through the beautiful Heenat Salma farm.

Kids course is 800m.
Kids 1 (7-9) will be doing 2 laps.
Kids 2 (10-13) and Juniors (14-15) will be doing 3 laps.  

Terrain varies between dirt and paved roads.


Athletes Information

The North Challenge 2023

Date: Friday Feb 17, 2023
Event Schedule:

Time: Event:
06:00 AM Registration Opens
07:00 AM Race start (Main event)
09:00 AM Race ends (Main event)
09:15 AM Kids 2 (10 - 13 years old) and Juniors (14 - 15 years old) start
09:35 AM Kids 1 (7 - 9 years old) start 
10:00 AM Prize ceremony
10:30 AM Event ends


Race Categories:

Relay Teams

2021 Race Statistics

Total Athletes
Male Athletes
Female Athletes
Team Relays

Family Activities

While the Race is Happening (7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Guests can purchase exclusive vouchers directly from the Heenat Salma Farm (websibe link below). The workshops are offered for the guests throughout the race duration.

Activities include:

  • Workshops for adults (12+): Aromatherapy, botanical art and palm weaving and an organic box of vegetable to take home.
  • Workshops for kids (3+): Aromatherapy, botanical art and palm weaving for kids
  • Snacks: Organic picnic box

Farm Guidelines 

- Entry to the farm is limited to the race participants and their registered guests (race participant + 1 visitor).
- For any additional guest accompanying the runner, please register him/her on Heenat Salma Farm website (link below).
- Please pre-order the organic picnic box, food from outside is not allowed inside the farm (link below).

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