Prepared for the third edition of the HMDS Peru?

In December 2020

A unique race

3 stages (30km-65km-25km)

To discover the beautiful Ica Desert

Visit the Machu Picchu after the race













Between desert and ocean, come and experience an extraordinary adventure. Explore the Peruvian dunes in the unique Ica desert. Take advantage of 2 days after the race to explore the land of the Incas with our tourism packages. Without further delay, discover our offers.

€1 190 per person

HOTEL 3* Los Portales Hotel Cusco (or similar) : 650€
HOTEL 4* Novotel Cusco Hotel (or similar) : 750€



A special package only for companies.

It's a unique opportunity to share a good moment and to face a challenge with your team!


Organized in a cell of 6 tents, the HMDS bivouac will allow you to eat, rest and above all exchange with the other runners. All this in a supportive, friendly and warm atmosphere.

The organization will provide you with a large individual tent. Runners do not have to carry their tents during the adventure.

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Daily bivouac on a previously chosen site where the competitors benefit from a camp site under tent. Competitors will be able to spend their free time preparing for their overnight installation and medical care if necessary.

Competitors will keep the same tent throughout the adventure. It will be possible for competitors to choose with whom they wish to share the alveolus, before the race.

Every day the competitors will have to empty their tents before leaving for the stage and leave no belongings at the bivouac.

The bivouac is a resting place, exchange and sharing, phoning is prohibited.

Toilets will be available near the bivouac and for competitors. No shower available.

A shadow area will also be set up so that competitors can rest and exchange outside the stages and especially during the rest day.


The HMDS is an adventure in food self-sufficiency, so each competitor will have to bring back his provisions for the race days.

All competitors must bring their personal equipment to the race. The total obligatory equipment and personal belongings for each competitor (food, survival equipment and marathon kit, etc.) must weigh between 5 kg and 12 kg.

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This minimum/maximum weight does not include the daily water supply. All participants must present their obligatory equipment at the administrative and technical day. Any food outside its original packaging must clearly feature the nutrition label relating to the product concerned.

Each competitor must plan his food needs from December 2nd to December 5, as follows:

December 2nd: breakfast, lunch, dinner - FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY

December 3 and 4: breakfast, lunch, dinner - FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY

December 5: breakfast, lunch - FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Runners will have to select the foods that they considers most suitable for the efforts made, the climatic conditions, the transport and the weight. It is strongly recommended to have a minimum of 2,000 k/calories per day race day. Gas stoves are strictly prohibited. Competitors will not be able to purchase food and water on their own during the race, subject to penalty.


The organization takes care for water supply

Distributed in the evening, at each checkpoint and at the finish line

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The organization is responsible for the water supply for each competitor.

On each CP, competitors can recharge their cans or their water bag at the tanks provided. At the end of the stage, each competitor is given 5 litres of water. The next water supply will be on the first CP of the next day's stage.

Each competitor must manage his daily water needs according to the distribution of the water supply as indicated on the road-book and at no time will he be able to obtain supplies by his own means.

Do not leave without water: a water reserve is precious and even vital if the competitor deviates from the axis of the course for several hours.


November 30: Arrival of participants in Lima, transfer to the bivouac at night.


December 1st: Arrival of the participants to the camp in the morning.

Night at the bivouac


December 2nd: Stage 1 - start of food self-sufficiency.

Night at the bivouac


December 3rd: Stage 2 (long) - in food self-sufficiency

Night at the bivouac


December 4th: Stage 2 - continuation and end - in food self-sufficiency

Rest day

Night at the bivouac


December 5th: Stage 3 - Food self-sufficiency until lunch

Award Ceremony Gala Dinner

Night in hotel


December 6th: Departure to Lima - end of the HMDS adventure (classic package)





The HMDS is now open to hikers! New distances have been specially designed for this new category:


Day 1 (December 2): 30 km


Day 2 (December 3): 40 km


Day 3 (December 4): Rest day


Day 4 (December 5): 25 km