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Mapungubwe

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 09 - 13 May 2018 (Registration on the 09th, exit on the 13th) 
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 2018 is limited to 80 runners
Entries open Entries open at 10h00 on 24 August 2017
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 five groups and will be able to choose which group during the entry process. The groups are - FAST: Tsessebes, MEDIUM-FAST: Red Hartebeest, MEDIUM: Kudus, MEDIUM-SLOW: Wildebeest or  SLOW: Impala
A note on cost: A note on cost: This is a 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, as well as 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 Accomodation, meals, guides, return bus transfers from OR Tambo to the Event venue, permits, water, event memoribilia.
Entry fee excludes Personal race nutritition, drinks
Cost ZAR 23,500
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.


  FIRST INSTALLMENT  SECOND INSTALLMENT THIRD INSTALLMENT FINAL INSTALLMENT TOTAL
Due date 24 hours after entering 30 Sep 2017 30 Nov 2017 31 Jan 2018 31 Jan 2018
ZAR amount* ZAR 4,000  ZAR 6,500 ZAR 6,500 ZAR 6,500 ZAR 23,500
USD amount^ USD 303 USD 493 USD 493 USD 493 USD 1783
EUR amount^ EUR 258 EUR 420 EUR 420 EUR 420 EUR 1520 

* Your entry fee includes a 15% non-refundable deposit of the full entry fee.
^ ZAR amount is fixed. USD and EUR amounts are only indicative figures as they are subject to the exchange rate on day of payment. 

RUNNING GROUPS

Tsessebe

Fast

These are not per/km speed references but references to general pace. Pick your group according to your average running pace based on your experience and finishing positions in races. For example: if you finish half way through the field of a half marathon then you would be best placed in the medium group. You wiil be able to change groups provided the group is not already at capacity.

Red Hartbeest

Medium-fast

Kudu

Medium

Wildebeest

Medium-slow

Impala

Slow

 

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