The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is the only 100% women’s rally in the world. It has gotten the personal support of His Majesty King Mohammed VI since its first editions 30 years ago. It is thanks to the royal support that this event has become a brand recognized throughout the world on all levels, sporting, environmental and human.
Thanks to Dominique Serra, its founder and organizer and its partners (Ministry of Youth and Sports, UNESCO, Prince Albert II Foundation in Monaco, etc.) and the Gazelle community in Morocco and abroad, this event was able to stand out in front of many international events and highlight the potential of women and their ability to meet even the most difficult challenges, and to carry the banner of solidarity, cooperation, loyalty and freedom.
It is an exceptional rally that tells the story of women who are passionate about challenges, adventurous women who have agreed to participate, to share their experiences with other women of different ages, nationalities, professions, social origins, talents, personal strength and values of commitment, and to take part in a unique adventure in the midst of the sand dunes and desert oases, particularly with a view to proving that they are no less assertive, determined, and bold than men.
The Rally Aïcha des gazelles, whose 30th edition will take place from 13 to 28 March 2020, is the first sporting event based on motor racing while respecting the environment, through the integration of electric and electronic vehicles. It is also the first Rally to have achieved the Iso standard and which, for the past 10 years, has been working, through its association “Cœur des gazelles”, to develop initiatives for the benefit of the inhabitants of the regions through which it passes.
The competition lasts eight days and extends over 1,300 kilometres. About 300 “gazelles” compete in the categories of 4/4 vehicles, standard motorcycles and four-wheeled motorcycles.
This competition is open to all women aged 18 to 70, whether professional or amateur, provided they have a driving license in the category in which they wish to compete.