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Mapungubwe Transfrontier Wildrun®
May 11, 2017 - May 13, 2017
Three days, three African countries, one primal running experience!
A 92km, 3 day trail running safari experience through the culturally significant & wildlife rich bushveld of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation area.
From the ancient Mapungubwe citadel in South Africa, to the rolling savannah of Botswana’s Tuli block; this journey of discovery takes us across the mighty Limpopo River to the banks of the gigantic Shashe River, through the rural villages of Maramani, past huge Baobabs & along ancient elephant trails etched into stone in Zimbabwe; this is the ultimate safari-on-the-run experience in one of Africa’s most sought-after big-game areas.
Where Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation area, South Africa / Botswana / Zimbabwe
When 11 – 13 May 2017 (Registration on the 10th, exit on the 14th)
Route Clover leaf from base camp in Maramani, Zimbabwe. Day 1 includes a route into Sentinel Ranch in Zimbabwe, day two takes runners across the confluence into the Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana and day 3 crosses into South Africa for a run through the Mapungubwe National Park, including a hilltop tour of the Mapungubwe Hill.
Total distance 92km
Daily distances 30km + 34km + 28km
Terrain African bushveld, riverine forest, sandstone hills, elephant trails
Number of events One per year
Number of entries available 2017 is limited to 90 runners
Challenges Wilderness bushveld and wildlife, rugged terrain, heat, remoteness
Specific notes This is a guided running experience through the african bush. Participants will join one of three groups – ‘fast’, ‘medium pace’ or ‘slow’ and will be able to choose this during the entry process.
A note on cost: A note on cost: This is a boutique safari-on-the-run experience which includes four nights fully-catered, individual tented accommodation, luxury bus transport from Johannesburg to the reception venue and return, exquisite African cuisine prepared in camp and a fully-stocked, remote camp setup. This also includes all cross-border fees and associated area traversing fees for three countries in big-five bush area with guides. Finally, your daily run will be punctuated with a minimum of three ‘tea stations’ a day with delicious treats, informative tours of culturally and historically significant areas on the run and a hilltop guided tour of the Mapungubwe Citadel.
Entry fee includes Accommodation, meals, guides, kit, return transport from the Sandton Gautrain to the Event venue, permits, water (3 litres of bottled water a day), finish memorabilia.
Entry fee excludes Personal race nutrition, drinks
Cost ZAR 21,500
This amount is payable once-off or on a pre-determined payment plan.
If you choose the payment plans the first installment can be paid via credit card or electronic fund transfer but the second and third installments can only be paid via electronic fund transfer directly to Wildrunner.