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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 10 - 12 May 2018 (Registration on the 09th, exit on the 13th) *These dates are provisional
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 
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 three groups - 'fast - Tsessebes', 'medium - Kudus' or 'slow - Impalas' and will be able to choose this during the entry process. 
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 transport from OR Tambo to the Event venue, permits, water, event memoribilia.
Entry fee excludes Personal race nutritition, drinks
Cost ZAR 21,500 - 2017 event fee. 2018 event fee to be confirmed
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.


*NB 2017 payment plan instalments quoted below 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 3,500  ZAR 6,000 ZAR 6,000 ZAR 6,000 ZAR 21,500
USD amount^ USD 248 USD 425 USD 425 USD 425 USD 1523
EUR amount^ EUR 220 EUR 377 EUR 377 EUR 377 EUR 1351 

* 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. 

 

Memoirs of a perfect day on an outstanding route! Results are up… https://t.co/8Xq5vxV729 - 6 days 11 hours ago
finishes on top for the woman in the 38km with 4:11:09, setting a new course record!… https://t.co/0551r70aO8 - 1 week 7 hours ago
annalaub_ comprehensively retains her 24km woman's title with 2:17:51, finishing 5th overall!!… https://t.co/7lu7W6WOFi - 1 week 8 hours ago
champion of the 38km with 3:28:55 🙌🏼 what a run 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/zYsYq8BHQy - 1 week 8 hours ago