Five days, two African countries, one ancient mountain wilderness
An eager response to the 200km, 5 day Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun® has opened up an opportunity for Wildrunner to announce a new bi-annual split in the Wildrun® Africa experiences through this ancient, mountain desert wilderness area.

Launching anew in June 2018 will be a 3-day, 110km version that will continue the legacy of the original Richtersveld Wildrun® and will run every two years. Alternating every other year beginning in June 2019,  will be the former 5 day, 200km ‘Transfrontier’ edition,  renamed as ‘The Namibia Crossing’.  

We will announce full event information here, and through the Wildrunner social media channels soon. Entries for both will open at the end of November 2017. As always, adventure awaits.

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®.

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

ZAR 25 500 
The cost and payment plan below was for 2017 and is not the correct cost for 2018. This is an indication of the cost and payment plan that will be updated with the 2018 cost in due course. 


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.
Sandy terrain, heat, climbing, remoteness
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
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