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Salt Pans Ultra Trail Marathon

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - October 5 @ 1:00 pm


The Salt Pans Ultra Marathon is a 3 Day/110 km Ultra Trail Run in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana. Although it’s not the longest race in Africa, it is nevertheless one of the toughest races.  This is due to the infinite miles of nothingness that plays endless tricks on your mind.  The mental challenge of this race is what most runners struggle with.

The first day night run will take you 23 km into the middle of Sua Pans. The sound of the cracking salt underfoot together with the bright light of the full moon will make you feel as if you are running on another planet. After a short night, the 56 km of the second day will see you arrive at Le Kubu. A famous island on the Western part of the Pans. Day 3 is a fast 30 km race around Kukonje Island to determine the winner for this year.

There is not other race like this in the World and you will find few races that look after you better.

The Salt Pans Ultra – Welcome Home


October 3 @ 6:30 pm
October 5 @ 1:00 pm
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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Mosu, Central District Botswana


Outdoor Adventures Botswana
+267 71 73 71 84

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