Come and race in the second series of our one-day XCM Marathons in Arabia

Register early to avail of discounts and ensure a place on the start lines. We will host 3 one-day XCM marathons in season 2, at dates between October 2019 to April 2020. 

XCM1: Dubai (Hatta)

An example of what to expect!

The opening race of the 2019/20 season will be hosted in the grounds of the 5* JA Hatta Fort Hotel in the centre of the UAE's MTB heaven. This race is full of single-track, jeep track, very tough climbs and amazing downhill sections. Then you can rest those tired legs in a 5* pool afterwards and enjoy world-class food and beverage in this beautiful setting. With 3 different race distances to choose from, there's a competition for everyone. From professional riders to MTB leisure enthusiasts...we welcome you all to celebrate the season opener with us.

registration will open soon for season 2!

XCM2: Fujairah (Pain)

Another example of what to expect when you race with us!

This is the awesome and now infamous 'Jebel Pain' race. With huge climbs, extremely fast descents, plantation-lined wadis and beautiful old country roads and villages....this is truly an event where the finisher's medal means everything. This is the big 'inspiration' race. Complete this, and you'll inspire many to take up the challenge! Do yourself proud - register for this cracker!


80km - 100km, 1,200m + climbing, less than 20% road, more than 5% single track


The Full Marathon (XCM 1.0) 

A demanding form of long-distance mountain bike racing, covering at least 80 kms in mountainous terrain. The races can be run over a single or multi-lap course, a significant test of endurance.

40km - 50km, 600m + climbing, less than 20% road, more than 5% single track


The Half Marathon (XCM 0.5) 

A demanding form of middle-distance mountain bike racing, covering between 40 - 50 kms in mountainous terrain. 

The races can be run over a single or multi-lap course, again testing endurance and providing a stepping stone to the full  marathon distance.

15km - 25km distance, some short climbs and relatively non-technical route


The Quarter Marathon (XCM 0.25) 

A less demanding form of short-distance mountain bike racing, covering between 15 - 25 kms in mountainous terrain. 

The races are generally over a single  lap course, introducing new riders to the sport and allowing juniors to develop the necessary race skills they'll soon need!




On-the spot repair and bike washing. 

Bikes can also be left with the mechanics at end of race if a full repair or scheduled service is required, and bike can be dropped off to owner at a pre-agreed date and time.

Nutrition & Hydration


Feedstations provided at strategically appointed locations, stocked with gels, bars, fruit and liquids and of course plenty of people to assist you.

Timing & Results


State of the art timing systems to record your performance and track your whereabouts.