Xtreme Dodo Trail

5 July 2020
Ouest, Mauritius
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mountains race
50 KM
1 day
Runners
ALTERNATE DISTANCES: 25KM / 10KM / 4KM
Difficulty:    Advanced

The Dodo Trail is an international Trail Running event taking place in the beautiful Island of Mauritius. Since its 1st edition in 2011, the course has constantly been adapted to the high expectations of international and local trail runners, who throughout the years have discovered and enjoyed the adventurous tracks: a real treasure of the best of Mauritian nature and landscape.

The Dodo Trail is a mountain race that runs through the highest peaks of the South and Western part of the Island for amazing views, running through unique and exclusive private properties.

You would see beautiful colourful lagoons from the mountains and dense tropical forests in the National Park Black River Gorges, which hosts some of the rarest birds on the Island, such as the Pink Pigeon or the Eco Parakeet.

Runners love this trail: the Dodo Trail has such a brilliant reputation that not less than 1300 runners turned up this year!

The Dodo Trail offers four unique and challenging trails for experienced enthusiasts runners as well as novices and families:

  • Xtreme Dodo Trail: 50km 
  • Ti Dodo Trail: 25km 
  • Mini Dodo Trail: 10km 
  • Dodo Fun Run: 5km

 

More 2014 reviews:

Ricky Lightfoot here.

Landie Greyling here.

 

Event Organiser

Yan De maroussem

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

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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.

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

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

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