12 JANUARY 2019

Marrakech Atlas Sprint

Education For All (EFA) and Marrakech Atlas Etape (MAE) have joined forces with ABB FIA Formula E Championship to offer the first ever Marrakech Atlas Sprint.

The Sprint will give experienced cyclists the chance to compete in an exclusive cycling race that covers 6 km (2 laps) of the Marrakech E-Prix circuit.

The activity will take place in the morning before the public cycling activity, Marrakchis Sur La Piste, which takes place in the afternoon. These, activities, combined with the Formula-E Championship, will make for a fabulous day out. Why not combine this day with a weekend or longer in the exotic city of Marrakech?

As the activity is limited to 100 riders, current subscribers to MAE's newsletter and past riders will be offered a guaranteed place on a first-come, first-served basis.



Non-public cycling race over approx. 6 km (2 laps) on the Marrakech E-Prix race track.


Experienced cyclists and participants of the Marrakech Atlas Etape charity bike ride.


Privately-owned, human-powered, two-wheeled bicycles. If you want to bring your own bike and equipment, feel free. If not, both Argan Xtreme Sports and Atlas Sports can hire bikes and equipment for the event.


Saturday 12 January 2019


11:25 – 11:40


Circuit Moulay el Hassan, Route d'Ourika, Marrakech, Morocco

Entrance fee:



Maximum of 100 participants. PRE-REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL.

Activity procedure


Pre-registration is essential (see below). Details will be sent out nearer the time, but participants will register at the MAE desk. All participants will need to bring their own bikes.


All participants will be given a briefing 30 minutes before the start of the race. After the briefing, participants move to the race start.

Activity start

Once permission has been given by the race authorities, participants can cycle to the track start line.

Post activity

After the race has finished, cyclists return to the race E-Village.

Podium ceremony

Approximately 10 minutes after the end of the race, there will be a podium ceremony where prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places.

Race procedure in detail

10:50 All participants gather at the MAE activation area Allianz E-Village
11:00 All participants receive a concise briefing on the activity Allianz E-Village
11:20 All participants are guided to the track access point in T05 Track - T05
11:25 11:40 Marrakech Atlas Sprint Track
11:25 Participants are released on the track Track
11:28 Participants cross the start line to begin the 2-lap race Track
11:38 Participants finish the bike race and slowly finish the last half lap Track
11:40 Participants exit the track in T05 Track
11:50 Podium ceremony of the winners of the bike race Track

Health & Safety


All participants must be experienced cyclists and will need to sign a waiver confirming they will participate at their own risk.


All participants will be required to wear a helmet. This can be their own or one provided by a bike supplier (see details above for Marrakech-based bike rental companies).

Medical coverage

It is compulsory for participants if travelling from abroad to have adequate travel insurance. However, a sporting and medical service is provided and can reach all parts of the track if needed within moments.

Risk assessments

Safety procedure and risk assessments are available and available upon request.


To register for this activity and to find out more information, please send an email to:


What is the Marrakech Atlas Etape?

Marrakech Atlas Etape is an annual cyclosportive starting from the exotic city of Marrakech up to the ski-resort high in the Atlas Mountains and back down again. 2019 is the 6th edition of this event. It is an inclusive event with no aggressive broom wagon. The full ascent will challenge the serious amateur or professional, plus the determined and passionate, and there are several routes to suit all abilities: 140 km, 104 km and 60 km.

 Go to the Etape homepage to learn more