Bahrain’s new endurance season will start officially on October 16.
The opening day will feature the first international endurance qualifiers, covering a distance of 100km and a local 40-80km qualifying race.
His Majesty’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs, National Security Adviser and Supreme Council for Youth and Sport chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa endorsed the 2020-2021 programme.
The calendar was submitted by Bahrain Royal Endurance Federation (BREEF) president Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa for approval.
The second event will be held on November 7, featuring the second international qualifiers which will see participants competing on a 120km racecourse. On the same day, the second local qualifiers will take place, covering 40-80km.
Meanwhile, the National Day Endurance Championship will be organised on December 12, and will include an international race covering a distance of 100km, 120km and 160km as well as 40-80km local qualifiers.
Next on the calendar is Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Championship on January 9, 2021, featuring two international races (100km and 120km) and a local qualifying one.
The main event on the calendar is the race for the Cup of His Majesty King Hamad on February 20.
The event will feature various competitions for juniors and seniors and will see studs from around the GCC take part, including a 120km local race for GCC-based studs, a 120km international race (juniors and seniors), a 120km race, a 120km international race, a 160km international race and a 100km contest.
The season will conclude on March 20 with Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Championship, during which a 100km international race will take place besides a 120km local/international race, a 160km international race and a 40-80km local qualifying race.