News - Richtersveld

Do you have what it takes?

Debunking the unknowns of the Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun® Fear of the unknown, more often than not, prevents most regular people from reaching their full potential. But what is it about the unknown that is so scary, and what if you could learn about it from people that have been there,... [Read more] 2015/11/05

African trail running makes history

The world's  first ‘transfrontier’ trail running event opened its doors for entry Wednesday, 21 October at midday, Central African Time.  The 200km, five day Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun® route spans the arid mountain wilderness of South Africa and Namibia, known as the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld... [Read more] 2015/10/22

Understanding the costs of the Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun®

Imagine preparing yourself for a week-long trip to a remote mountain desert wilderness area, far from any major centre and only accessible by 4x4 vehicle, that has no mobile communication available, no running water, no facilities and where you have to be self-sufficient in every way.  For good... [Read more] 2015/10/21

Wildrun™ goes transfrontier

©iancorless.com_RichtersveldRaceDay32015-0392.jpg Highlight:  After two years the Richtersveld Wildrun™ has become known as one of the toughest, most scenic and unique trail running stage race events on the South African trail running calendar. In 2016 however, this... [Read more] 2015/08/19

Another unforgettable Richtersveld Wildrun™

©iancorless.com_RichtersveldRaceDay32015-0498.jpg Highlight:  Truth is often stranger than fiction and the conditions at this year’s Richtersveld Wildrun™ were ample proof of this.  During the inaugural event in 2014 the weather in this desert took a turn for the... [Read more] 2015/06/10

Four days of epic desert adventure

It’s all over and the fat lady has sung!  Today 33 runners completed the final day of the Richtersveld Wildrun™ 2015 in picture perfect conditions and brought this epic event to a close.   Truth is often stranger than fiction and weather conditions this year were a point in case. Each day was... [Read more] 2015/06/05

A magical day in the Richtersveld

Day 3 is boulder day on the Richtersveld Wildrun™ and there were some excited, though anxious, faces this morning as we set off on the third day of this epic adventure across the Richtersveld desert.  This day, for many their favourite day of the run, lived up to all expectations and provided not... [Read more] 2015/06/04

Rain, wind and running in the Richtersveld

Day 2 of the Richtersveld Wildrun™ took place in freezing conditions as runners made their way across approximately 35km of mountainous desert terrain through driving rain and wind. It was no ordinary day in the desert and the double rainbow that greeted runners at the start of the day’s running... [Read more] 2015/06/03

Soggot and Madiba surge ahead at Richtersveld Wildrun™

The second Richtersveld Wildrun™ got underway at Sendelingsdrif this morning as almost 40 trail runners took off on the adventure of a lifetime. A few top athletes were amongst the excited faces and, as expected, the racing was hot at the front of the field, despite the cold weather and the absence... [Read more] 2015/06/02

12 Day countdown to a desert duel

DH_RWR_Day3 (27).jpg Highlight:  With less than two weeks before the second Richtersveld Wildrun™ kicks off, anticipation is building for what promises to be a tight race through one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Though beautiful, this four... [Read more] 2015/05/21


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