Richtersveld

Five days, two African countries, one ancient mountain wilderness
 
A 200km, five-day foot race from South Africa to Namibia through the ancient arid landscape of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.  
From the crystal fields of Sendelingsdrif in South Africa to the infamous giant boulders of Tatasberg deep in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park; this unparalleled journey then crosses the Orange River into Namibia and the wild lands of the Fish River Canyon.  This is the running experience of a lifetime; this is the Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun®.
 

Where
/Ai/Ais- Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa and Namibia
When
11-15 June 2018
Route
Sendelingsdrif, South Africa to Ai-Ais Hot Springs Resort, Namibia
Total distance
200km
Daily distances
44km + 33km + 40km + 49km + 26km 
Terrain
Desert, rocky, climbing
Number of events
One per year 
Number of entries available
Restricted to 80 runners yearly
Entries open
Yes
Cost

ZAR 25 500 
This amount is payable once-off or on a payment plan. Under the payment plan, the first installment (deposit) can be paid via credit card or electronic fund transfer when entering the event and the remaining payments can only be paid via electronic fund transfer. The payment plan EFT payments are to be made directly the Wildrunner - details will be supplied on confirmation of your entry. 

 

  FIRST INSTALLMENT (deposit) SECOND INSTALLMENT THIRD INSTALLMENT FOURTH INSTALMENT FIFTH INSTALMENT (FINAL) TOTAL
Due date Within 24 hours of entering  31 October 2016 30 November 2016 31 January 2017 28 February 2017 28 February 2017
ZAR amount ZAR 5 500 * ZAR 5 000 ZAR 5 000 ZAR 5 000 ZAR 5 000 ZAR 25 500
USD amount ^ USD 400 USD 364 USD 364 USD 364 USD 364 USD 1 856
EUR amount EUR 360 EUR 326 EUR 326 EUR 326 EUR 326 EUR 1 665
* Your entry fee includes a 15% non-refundable deposit of the full entry fee. 
^ ZAR amounts are fixed. USD and EUR amounts are only indicative figures as they are subject to the exchange rate on day of payment.
 
Entries will be taken until 31 March 2017 - please contact Tamaryn@wildrunner.co.za to discuss the payment due dates if paying by payment plan.
 
Challenges
Sandy terrain, heat, climbing, remoteness
Records
Overall female record: 22:23:01 - Jo Williams (2016)
Overall male record: 22:42:00 - Tobias Mews (2016)
Overall male record: 13:30:36 - Bernard Rukadza (2014) Old route
Overall female record: 15:26:57 - Katya Soggot (2015) Old route
Cut-off times

 

 

30minutes to the start of race 1 of the in ! - 27 min 11 sec ago
Race 1 of the in kicks off this morning! Beautiful venue, beautiful winters morning! - 1 hour 10 min ago
The crew from will be able to advise you on a variety of technical packs and hydration options. Find t… https://t.co/ABHB5pmTs3 - 1 hour 29 min ago
All set up at ready for you at registration https://t.co/jyisIrjmnT - 2 hours 28 min ago