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Entry Details - Mapungubwe

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, with 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. 





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.

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Event date 09-13 May 2018
Entries open Entries for the 2018 event will open at 10am on 24 August 2017
Entry limit 80
Who can enter
Entries are open to runners over the age of 20 years only.
You do not need to be a member of any athletics club to take part in the Wildrun®.
Compulsory  1. A medical form must be submitted (this will be made available to you closer to the time) as part of your entry requirement. This is not negotiable - it must be signed by a doctor (and not on your own behalf, if you are a doctor) and dated within six months of the event date.
2. Personal insurance that will cover you in a dangerous game environment as well as for medical evacuation in the event that this is needed.


Accommodation Individual tented accommodation during the Wildrun® (four nights). This is a remote location with limited facilities. Each runner will have their own private tent with mattress, pitched and ready when they arrive in camp. Participants will need to bring a sleeping bag to the event, as well as pillow if required.
Full ablutions.
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Wildrun®, starting with dinner on the evening of registration and finishing with breakfast on the day of departure (morning after the last day of running). 
Daily checkpoint snacks
Guides Lead group leader per running group and assistant guide per every 10 runners thereafter
Kit Your very own Mapungubwe Transfrontier Wildrun® folio bag 
  Wildrun® technical running top
  Unique Mapungubwe Transfrontier Wildrun® multifunctional headwear
Transport Return transfer from OR Tambo to Mapungubwe National Park.
Transport logistics Transport from the Mapungubwe Cultural Centre to the Limpopo River and across the river to Maramani Camp, after event registration.
Transport from Maramani Camp across the river and back to the Mapungubwe Cultural Centre after the event.
Permits Mapungubwe Transfrontier Park, Shalimpo, Santhata & Sentinel Farm entry fees
Maramani community permit fees
Water Water provided in camp and at check points per day
Finish memorabilia Hand crafted finishers award 
Wildrun® images - low-res and downloadable from the website.
High quality photo book and a DVD of hi-res images.


Drinks Drinks will be available to purchase throughout the event and are for the participant's account.
Race food Race supplements and personal nutrition.



Entry Fee 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.

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


Cancellations     Cancellation is valid only if received in writing.
Any paid-in-full entry cancelled in writing on or before 01 February 2018 will be given an 85% refund.
Any entry not yet paid in full which is cancelled in writing on or before 01 February 2018 will be refunded, minus the deposit.

No entries can be carried over to the following year as the cancellation and substitution policy will apply if you're not able to participate in the current year's entry and are unable to find a substitute as per the policy.
Substitutions   Substitutions will be allowed from 01 February until 12 April 2018. Ultimately, it is the runner's responsibility to find a substitute, but we can assist with offering the entry to those runners on the waiting list (if a waiting list exists).  However, we can offer no guarantee that the entry will be taken by the waiting list.
Substitution deadline        No substitutions will be allowed after 12 April 2018. If no substitute is found, no refund will be made after 01 February 2018.
Substitution procedure A substitute must complete an entry form online - this can be accessed by logging into the original entrant's entry via their entry confirmation link. Once logged-in, runner must select 'Substitute this entry' and follow the step-by-step procedure.
Important additional information
The original entrant must notify us in writing on or before 12 April 2018 with the name and contact details of the person taking over the entry.
The substitute will also be required to submit a signed medical form, no exceptions.
No cancelled entry will be refunded except within the terms above.
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