Force for Good

Join the out of this world experience making a difference to millions.

The Laureus Challenge 2022 bringing together 100 inspirational
people from around the world, including Global Sporting Legends,
Media, CEOs, Investors & Entrepreneurs (and a NASA astronaut!) on a
once in a lifetime 100km trek through the United Arab Emirates to
raise money for Laureus Sport for Good & the Special Olympics, UAE.

100

KILOMETERS

100

PARTICIPANTS

7

EMIRATES

4

PRIVATE
CAMPS

4

GLOBAL
SPORT STARS

Millions

OF CHILDREN & YOUNG
PEOPLE IMPACTED

Breath-taking terrain, remote campsites, desert yoga, astrology, falconry, campfires, camel-riding, branded kit, photographer, videographer, challenge documentary crew, global media, iconic global sports stars, NASA astronauts, global media & a lot of money raised for 2 incredible charities.

Challenge Ambassadors

Sir Chris Hoy

Sir Chris Hoy

British Olympic Cycling Champion & Laureus Academy Member

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Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh

Australian Cricket Legend & Laureus Academy Member

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Bryan Habana

Bryan Habana

South African Rugby Legend & Laureus Academy Member

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Annabelle Bond

Annabelle Bond

International Adventurer & Laureus Academy Member

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Nawal El Moutawakel

Nawal El Moutawakel

Moroccan Olympic Champion & Laureus Academy Member

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14 Nov

Arrival into Dubai International Airport and transfer to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve where you’ll spend your first night in camp meeting other participants and preparing for the 100km challenge ahead. Opening remarks from Sierra Space Leadership, on their upcoming manned journeys into orbit and future space station.

15 Nov

The first day of our 100km challenge takes us through both the emirates of Abu Dhabi & Dubai. Trekking approximately 25km’s today through sand dunes and the desert, we’ll walk into our desert camp in the evening, with an evening yoga session, desert activities and a campfire.

16 Nov

Today begins with an early morning transfer into the Hatta Mountains, hiking through wadis (Arabian valleys) across tough terrain. Today’s route is more technical with elevation and we will see the team cover approximately 21.5km. Tonight we hear from Sierra Space’s Steve Lindsey, a former NASA astronaut with over 30 years experience.

17 Nov

An early start today to trek through the wadis of the emirate Sharjah, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Today’s trek ends in Ras Al Khaimah and is a challenging day at over 31km, with an Ambassador, Astronaut & Athlete Fireside Q&A.

18 Nov

Final day of trekking! We will be up ahead of sunrise and today’s trek will take us through the Al Wadi Desert and our final push covers approximately 22.5km.

On crossing the 100km finish line, you’ll be transferred to our 5* partner hotel for a well deserved shower.

Sierra Space will then host the Final Night VIP After Party at the spectacular Sonara Camp in Ras Al Khaimah, where we will celebrate our achievements as a team and the collective fundraising for Laureus Sport for Good.

19 Nov

After breakfast at the hotel, you are free from trekking boots, tents and sand! Transfers will be running from the hotel to Dubai International Airport or alternatively, you can make your own departure arrangements if heading on to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Arrival into Dubai International Airport and transfer to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve where you’ll spend your first night in camp meeting other participants and preparing for the 100km challenge ahead. Opening remarks from Sierra Space Leadership, on their upcoming manned journeys into orbit and future space station.

The first day of our 100km challenge takes us through both the emirates of Abu Dhabi & Dubai. Trekking approximately 25km’s today through sand dunes and the desert, we’ll walk into our desert camp in the evening, with an evening yoga session, desert activities and a campfire.

Today begins with an early morning transfer into the Hatta Mountains, hiking through wadis (Arabian valleys) across tough terrain. Today’s route is more technical with elevation and we will see the team cover approximately 21.5km. Tonight we hear from Sierra Space’s Steve Lindsey, a former NASA astronaut with over 30 years experience.

An early start today to trek through the wadis of the emirate Sharjah, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Today’s trek ends in Ras Al Khaimah and is a challenging day at over 31km, with an Ambassador, Astronaut & Athlete Fireside Q&A.

Final day of trekking! We will be up ahead of sunrise and today’s trek will take us through the Al Wadi Desert and our final push covers approximately 22.5km.

On crossing the 100km finish line, you’ll be transferred to our 5* partner hotel for a well deserved shower.

Sierra Space will then host the Final Night VIP After Party at the spectacular Sonara Camp in Ras Al Khaimah, where we will celebrate our achievements as a team and the collective fundraising for Laureus Sport for Good.

After breakfast at the hotel, you are free from trekking boots, tents and sand! Transfers will be running from the hotel to Dubai International Airport or alternatively, you can make your own departure arrangements if heading on to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Entry Fee: US$4,850

Deposit (due upon accepted application): US$2,000

Balance Payment (due September 2022): US$2,850

  • All accommodation, including four private camps and a 5* hotel on the final night
  • Full support and trekking team, including Int’l Leaders, Drivers, Cooks and Expedition Medics
  • Meals from dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6
  • Snacks on trekking days to supplement main meals
  • Full medical support onsite
  • Branded kit
  • VIP After Party at Sonara Camp

  • International flights
  • Vaccinations (if required)
  • Covid related requirements (ie. testing)
  • Visa (if required)
  • Single supplement for accommodation (subject to availability)
  • Travel Insurance (mandatory)
  • Cash tips for crew

Each participant will be tasked with raising money for Laureus Sport for Good & the Special Olympics, UAE.

Laureus Sport for Good uses sport to improve the lives of millions of vulnerable and disadvantaged people all over the world. Working with local community groups using sport to change lives, Laureus tackles violence, conflict and discrimination to change lives: inspiring healthy behaviour and to increase educational achievements and employability skills for those that need them the most.

For participants fundraising within the United Arab Emirates, the Special Olympics UAE, provides year-round opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to develop physical fitness, social skills, and participation in sports.

Sierra Space

Our proud title sponsor, Sierra Space, is a leading commercial space company that is building platforms in space to benefit life on Earth. With more than 30 years and 500 missions of space flight heritage, Sierra Space is enabling the future of space transportation with Dream Chaser®, the world’s only winged commercial spaceplane. Expected to launch in 2023 on a series of NASA missions, Dream Chaser can safely carry cargo – and eventually crew – to on-orbit destinations, returning to land on compatible commercial airport runways worldwide. Sierra Space is also building the LIFE™ habitat, a three-story commercial habitation and science platform designed for low Earth orbit (LEO).

Both Dream Chaser and LIFE are central components to Orbital Reef, a mixed-use business park in LEO being developed by principal partners Sierra Space and Blue Origin, which is expected to be operational by 2027.

Laureus Sport for Good & Force for Good

Laureus Sport for Good & Force for Good (formerly Just Challenge) have worked together since 2017 in delivering challenges around the world that have raised millions for charity.

Together, as partners, both Laureus Sport for Good and Force for Good are incredibly excited about the delivery of an epic experience that raises a significant amount of money for charity.

Join the experience of a lifetime making a difference to millions.

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