FAQ

Do you have any questions regarding the Trophée?
Here are our answers!

Participation and administrative formalities

How old should I be to participate?

You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driving license.

What does the registration fee include?

You can find all the information in our website Participate > Registration.

How can I pre-register?

You can pre-register directly online by downloading the pre-registration document. Once you have filled the document, print it and send it along with the 400€ down payment (cheque, card, money transfer). You can cancel or postpone the pre-registration in case of cancelation (terms and conditions available).

Will I be able to face this challenge and get to the finish line?

Our rallies are accessible to all the women and do not require any specific physical training. You only need a strong motivation and to believe in yourself! You and your teammate participate in this adventure and you can motivate and push each other!

I would like to participate, but I do not have a teammate. What can I do?

Many potential candidates face the same situation. Do not hesitate to use the social media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter to make your call! You can also contact the organization members who will be able to help you.

Should I have a special insurance?

A repatriation insurance is mandatory, contact the organization; you can also take out an optional cancelation insurance policy. The staff members will give you all the information you need.

Should I carry cash money?

Yes. You will need cash to buy water, lunches and little extras. You will be able to change your Euros or Dollars in Morocco.

Do I need an international driver's license?

It is not mandatory; you will be able to make all the formalities with your regular license.

Financing

What should I do to gather the necessary budget?

If you need solutions, the Trophée Roses des Sables team can give you documents to help you find financing solutions as well as many goods that you can sell (cheichs, t-shirts, scarves, tote bags, pens, etc.). One of the many solutions is to organize bingos, yard sales, and theme parties.

You can also contact the companies around you and find sponsors. If your company wishes to cover all the costs for you, you belong to the « club entreprises » and will benefit from a dedicated area and coverage for you and your company.

Accommodation and catering during the event

Where will we sleep?

You will sleep in a bivouac (private tents) during the stages of the rally and in 4 or 5 stars hotels during the other nights.

Should we bring a tent and a sleeping bag for the bivouacs?

Yes, you must bring a tent and a sleeping bag for the marathon stage.

Is accommodation included in the registration fee?

Yes. Accommodation is included in the registration fees.

Are all the meals included in the rally fee?

Breakfasts and dinners are included in the fees. Concerning the lunches, you should buy whatever you will need in the departure village.

Physical and athletic preparation

Should I follow any special training before departure?

We only recommend you to arrive in good shape and in good health conditions. Good energy and strong motivation will be your strongest allies in order to complete this adventure in the best conditions possible.

Technical and sanitary equipment

What kind of luggage should I carry?

A backpack or soft bag will be easier to carry than a trolley. Bring also a small backpack for your daily snacks and personal belongings.

What type of clothes should we bring?

Bring comfortable clothes to wear during the stages, warm clothes for the night (pants, tee-shirt, polar jacket) as well as clothes to be kept clean for your stay in Marrakesh. A pair of comfortable shoes for the rally.

What king of equipment is mandatory during the stages?

You must bring a compass per team, a first aid kit, a pocket torch or headlamp, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.

Telecommunication

Is there an internet connexion during the event?

Yes.

Can I contact my family and friends during the rally?

As soon as you register, you will have access to a personal blog through which you will be able to contact your families on a daily basis. You can also contact your phone operator and activate the "international" option.

Can I use my phone during the rally?

Yes, we ask you to carry your Smartphone. Contact your phone company to make sure you have international network or buy a Moroccan SIM card.

General organization of the event

When will I see the itinerary?

The route will be kept secret until the day before departure, it will be announced during the general briefing.

How many kilometres will we cover every day?

The average covered distance is around 200 km.

Is it a speed race?

No, speed is not a criterion.

Medical

Is there a medical assistance?

Yes, a medical team will be present 24hours a day.

Should I bring a first aid kit?

You must bring a small first aid kit containing what seems important to you: band-aid, aspirin, antiseptic, anti diarrhoeal, etc. You will receive a list before departure.

Should I get any vaccines before departure?

No vaccines are mandatory.

Security

Can I contact the organization if I get lost?

Each vehicle is equipped with a high technology geolocation device thanks to which you will be able ton contact the organization staff at any time.

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Solidarity

What are the causes we support during this edition?

For 15 years now, we collaborate with the Enfants du Désert association. Their goal is to improve the living conditions of the children of the region, more specifically the girls. You can find the solidarity report in > A solidarity adventure.

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