The answer is yes..and no, it all depends on which race you choose.
The UTAT 105 km is not a good choice for everybody, it is only open for those who have already finished an ultra-trail. Furthermore, the race takes place in a rough and not easily accessible mountain environment. Thus, the participants must be able to manage several hours of effort at high altitude without endangering themselves. The organization must ensure that all those taking part in this 105 km race is capable not only of going the distance, but also manage all parameters of the race (high altitude, isolation, semi self-sufficiency…).
However, the other races are more accessible. The Marathon de l’Atlas (42 kms) and the Virée d’Ikkiss (26 kms) do not require any specific previous experience. There is also the Amazigh Trail (12 kms), perfect for supporters and open to hikers as well.
If you take part in the Challenge de l’Atlas (42 kms one day, and 26 the following), you are welcome to enter the 105 km the year after.