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The fourth Urban-Ultra Big Stinker took place on the 19th February and saw 156 competitors in Ras Al Khaimah.

Renowned for being one of the toughest races in the UAE, the fourth Urban-Ultra Big Stinker took place on the 19th February and saw 156 competitors of all levels, rise to the challenge in Ras Al Khaimah.
Sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and Sharbatly Fruit, the race started and finished near Golden Tulip Khatt Springs Resort & Spa, guiding racers around Ras Al Khaimah’s scenic mountain range. Offering 45k, 12k, and 5k route options, the competitors spanned from children and beginners to advanced, competitive runners. 
Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said: “We are proud to host yet another edition of the Urban-Ultra Big Stinker, offering the opportunity for local and visiting runners to take advantage of the scenic terrain the emirate boasts. The running event kicks off a busy year in Ras Al Khaimah as we will see a number of sporting, family and entertaining events available to visitors of all ages.”
Participants of the event also took the time to congratulate the organisers following a successful event. 24k participant, Andrew Jones said: “Absolutely brilliant event. The course was so hard, but so much fun and beautiful scenery. Really well organised and the course was well signposted so you couldn\'t get lost.”
The event proved to be very successful for both individuals and families alike, turning into a weekend occasion as many participants camped on top of the Hajjar Mountains or stayed at Golden Tulip Khatt Springs Resort & Spa. 
Ras Al Khaimah is set to host even more challenging events in the coming months offering competitors the chance to race through its sand dunes, mountains and rocky terrain. Upcoming events include Hajar 100 (4th March) and the North Face Rock Run (1st April) – to register, please visit www.urbanultra.com 

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