Oct 16 2021
October 16, 2021

Polaris Challenge Morocco

  • 13:00 PM
  • M’hamid - Morocco
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Offroad is our common passion. Whatever our culture, our language, we are all looking for new challenges and discoveries. We offer you a new experience in the Moroccan desert. The 1st edition of the Polaris Challenge Morocco is open to all Polaris SSV owners in Europe, in the Middle-East and Africa. The Challenge takes place in English, German, French, thanks to a European organisation. Briefings in Flemish, Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, are possible.

The Polaris Challenge Morocco is…

>   A unique concept of GPS navigation on desert tracks and off-road.

>   Between racing and raid, the Challenge requires both strategy and off-road driving skills.

>   The points (geographical coordinates) given by the organisation are entered by the participants in their GPS.

>   Navigation from “virtual” points to points (located on tracks and off-road), according to the navigation strategy chosen by the participants.

The Challenge is not easy! It takes strategy and intuition to find the best route.

>   The Challenge is to reach the end of the course each day in a given number of hours, while trying to cover a minimum of kms. Participants will have to alternate driving “tracks” and “offroad” to find the right balance between speed and distance travelled (approximately 150 to 200 km per day).

>   Daily ranking.

>   For novices, we offer theoretical and practical GPS training organized by our partners. (not included).

1

Saturday October 16

Arrival of participants

Hôtel Chez le Pacha

2

Sunday October 17

Technical and administrative checks – M’hamid

Hôtel Chez le Pacha

3

Monday October 18

M’hamid – M’hamid

Hôtel Chez le Pacha

4

Tuesday October 19

M’hamid – M’hamid + night stage

Hotel Chez le Pacha

5

Wednesday October 20

M’hamid – Chegaga

Bivouac Chez le Pacha

6

Thursday October 21

Chegaga – M’hamid

Hôtel Chez le Pacha

7

Friday October 22

M’hamid – M’hamid

Award ceremony party

Hotel Chez le Pacha

8

Saturday October 23

Departure for Zagora, Ouarzazate or Marrakech

Registration fees

Driver2490

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Co-Driver1490

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What’s included:

  • 7 nights accommodation (6 nights at the hotel Chez Le Pacha and 1 night at the Bivouac Chez le Pacha)
  • All meals, from the evening of the arrival of
    the participants until breakfast on the day
    of the departure of the participants
  • Petrol during the Challenge for competitors
  • Organiser’s Public Liability Insurance
  • Trackers
  • Medical teams during the Challenge
  • Maintenance by Polaris Maroc (parts not included)
  • Gift (event t-shirt, cap)

What is not included:

  • GPS
  • Flights to and from Morocco
  • SSV transport
  • Drinks
  • Transfers from and to hotels
  • Spare parts (Polaris Morocco will provide them
    at the same price as in the EU)

Logistics:

Collection of SSVs in Europe
To make participation at the Challenge easier, we will organise transport solutions for SSV’s and equipment.

There will be different collection points in Europe.
The transporters will collect the SSV’s, deliver them to the start, stay at the event and then bring the SSV’s back to Europe.

Participants
We will organize transfers from the airport to the hotel for all participants. We can also organize accommodation in Ouarzazate or Marrakech before and after the event via our partner travel agency.

Health and security:

Covid pandemic

  • Covid tests will be organised on arrival at the hotel at
    the start of the event and 24 hours before the end of
    the event if necessary
  • Strict health protocol in accordance with Moroccan government guidelines
  • Additional health guidelines and procedures from
    the organisers

 

Safety and medical plan

  • GPS tracker in each vehicle
  • Team of European and Moroccan emergency doctors
  • Two 4×4 ambulances
  • A Polaris Ranger ambulance
  • A road ambulance
  • Recovery team (return to the bivouac)
  • Collaboration with the Moroccan authorities for all security aspects

 

Registrations are now open! For more information and registration forms contact:
Chris Armelin
+447966207715
[email protected]

 

Registrations close on 17th September 2021


Polaris Challenge 1st edition