roody 50x

Roody 50x

Roody 50X is one of the special series races organized by Ultra Ibex. It’s named after Raid Gamal-Eldin, the founder of Wadi Ibex and an avid ultra trail runner. The race is back for 2023, featuring 26KM and 53KM distances for beginners and advanced trail runners.
30 September
26 & 53KM
Elevation gain
450 & 700M
Wadi Degla Protectorate

Race distances

Roody 50X 2023 comes with two distances, 53KM and 26KM. This is an upgraded and more challenging course than the previous Roody 50X editions, which featured 25 KM and 50 KM distances.

roody 53km
The ultimate ultra trail running experience
roody 26km
Challenge yourself with a medium distance

Race details

Roody 50X is set for September 30, 2023.
Start Time
  • 53KM Race: 5:00 am
  • 26KM Race: 6:00 am
Cut-off Time

The 53KM race will begin first, starting at 5:00 AM and ending at 3:00 PM. Participants are required to complete the race within 10 hours. The 26KM will follow, starting at 6:00 AM and ending at 11:00 AM. Participants are required to complete the race within 5 hours.

  • 53KM: 10 hours
  • 26KM: 5 hours
Check Points

Checkpoints (CPs) will be available along each race route to support the runners and to provide water. The 53KM race has 7 checkpoints, while the 26KM has 3. All participants must enter each checkpoint. It’s at these checkpoints that Ultra Ibex will be made aware of any runner who needs help or assistance during the Wadi Delga Trail series.

  • 53KM Race: 7 CPs at 6KM, 12KM, 20KM, 26KM, 33KM, 39KM and 46KM
  • 26KM Race: 3 CPs at 6KM, 12KM and 20KM
Elevation Gain

The elevation gain for both races, 53KM and 25KM, are suitable for people of most ages who have a basic fitness level and are in a good health condition.

  • 53KM Race: + 700 m
  • 26KM Race: + 450 m

Roody 50X 2023 takes place at Wadi Degla Protectorate. Runners will access the race venue and race start through the main Wadi Degla Protectorate Gate in Zahraa El Maadi. This is the exact location of the main gate.



Complementing the difficulty of the elevation, Roody 50X’s terrain features 70% hard dirt trails and 30% sandy and rocky areas. The uneven terrain will present exciting challenges, making Roody 50X 2023 a versatile trail running competition for all.


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