The Namibia Crossing, Wildrun®

16 June 2024 - 22 June 2024
Sendelingsdrif, south-africa
/Ai/Ais- Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, Namibia
YOUR RATING:
0.0/5
mixed race
mixed
200 KM
1718496000
80 Runners
Difficulty:    advanced
ENTRY FEE:    2950 usd

The Namiba Crossing, Wildrun®, developed from the Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun®, has become known as one of the toughest, most stunningly scenic and unique trail running stage race events in Southern Africa.

This iconic event is the first cross-border trail running event in the world; extending to nearly 200km, it is a five day crossing from South Africa to Namibia through the heart of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

This race is supported, allowing runners to be unencumbered by kit and enjoy some of the most stunning scenery they are ever likely to experience.

For the first three days, the route traverses some of the most spectacular areas of the Richtersvevld National Park. On day 4, the route will cross the Orange River at De Hoop into Namibia and the untouched southern section of the Fish River Canyon.

This 50km day will take runners into a wilderness that is completely inaccessible by vehicle and rich in wildlife such as Hartmann’s mountain zebra, kudu, gemsbok, springbok, Namibian wild horses and giraffe.

After a long, tough day, runners will spend the evening in the canyon at a natural hot spring, before taking on the final day of roughly 26km to finish at the /Ai-/Ais Hot Springs Resort and wrap up a powerful and truly unique experience.

Sign up for this magnificent, unrivalled experience here.  

 

Read the Ian Corless review of the 2015 edition HERE.

Read the Ian Corless review of the 2016 edition HERE.

Event Organiser

Tamaryn Middleton

Event Organiser

Wildrunner

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Global - Virtual

Elevation

A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for

For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Elevation

An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for

Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Brutal

Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

Suitable for

Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Expert

Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

Suitable for

Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Advanced

Elevation

Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for

Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Intermediate

Elevation

Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for

Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Beginner

Elevation

Very little change < 500 metres

Suitable for

First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.