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Entry Details - Richtersveld

A note on cost: This is a boutique holiday-on-the-run experience which includes six nights fully-catered, individual tented accommodation (Hotel accomodation on the final night), luxury bus transport from Cape Town to the reception venue and return, exquisite cuisine prepared in camp and a fully-stocked, remote camp setup. This also includes all cross-border fees

Event date 11-15 June 2018
Entries open End of October 2018
Entry limit Entry for 2018 is limited to 80 solo runners
Entry fee

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.
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 forms 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.

PLEASE NOTE: This a tough outdoor running event that takes you deep into remote environments. By its very nature you will need to be self-sufficient and carry the compulsory equipment listed. Please consider your experience before entering and feel free to contact us for any more information.

Accommodation Individual tented accommodation during the Wildrun® (six nights). The Richtersveld is a remote reserve with limited facilities. Each runner will have their own private tent with mattress and stretcher, pitched and ready when they arrive in camp each day. 
Hot showers African style and full ablutions.
'Chill-zone' and kitchen tent. Cold drinks, tea and coffee available in camp.
Shared hotel accommodation on the final night at the Ai-Ais Hot Springs Resort.
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 finish). 
Daily checkpoint snacks
Kit Your very own Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun® bag (your runner bag for the duration of the Wildrun®)
  Wildrun® technical running top
  Wildrun® Headsweats cap
  Unique Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun® multifunctional headwear
  Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun® beanie
Transport logistics Transport of your runner bag from start to finish each day.
Transfer from start to finish or finish to start (to be determined when you complete your entry).
Transfer from Cape Town to Start and from the Finish back to Cape Town.
Permits /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park entry fee 
SANParks conservation fee
Namibia Wildlife Resorts conservation fee
Water 3l of bottled water per day minimum
Finish memorabilia
*Only runners that complete the entire event (run the full distance, each day) will receive the finisher's memorabilia. 
Finishers softshell jacket and medal.                  
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.


Cancellations     Cancellation is valid only if received in writing.
Any paid-in-full entry cancelled in writing on or before 28 February 2018 will be given an 85% refund.
Any entry not yet paid in full which is cancelled in writing on or before 28 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   From 28 February 2018 until 06 May 2018, substitutions will be allowed. 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 06 May 2018. If no substitute is found, no refund will be made after 28 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 06 May 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 substitutions will be taken within two weeks prior to the event start.
No cancelled entry will be refunded except within the terms above.
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