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100km of Namib Desert

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Location:
Namibia
Event type:
Run Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
7 Dec 2020 - 7 day event
± 36 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Race Director:
Email:
info@zitoway.com

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100km of Namib Desert

The 15th 100km of Namib Desert (Namibia) is a is a 7-day, 4-Stage, fully-supported footrace located the Namib-Naukluft National Park, in the Namib Desert, a coastal desert in southern Africa.

The race 100 km of Namib Desert will take place in their summer season. In fact, below the equator, the seasons are reversed and this will be a perfect opportunity to leave the cold European winter and enjoy the dry heat that characterizes the area of the race, the Namib Desert.
A very demanding race, but with luxurious ‘Five Star’ accommodations that allow you to prepare and recover to face the 4 competing days, each one different from the other one. You will run many kilometres through the oldest desert in the world, you will face a marathon the 3rd day, and the grand finale with the climbing of the Crazy Dune, the highest dune in the world. A lot of atmosphere, natural beauty, fascination, but also relaxation and comforts, these are the race program ingredients, that will make a vacation of sport, nature and… Adventure..

The 100km of Namib Desert is also open to Walkers who have a reduced distance of 50km (32 miles)

The course takes competitors through a wide variety of landscapes: Sossusvlei salt and clay pan, Sesriem canyon, the 550-year-old dead trees in Dead Vlei, and the dunes Big Daddy and Dune 45. The terrain is mixed, with sandy, pebbly mainly compact ground, except for the last stage with the sand dunes.

The race route is fully way marked, and the event is fully supported, with medical and technical assistance. There are a number of aid stations with solids and liquids. Your base for the duration of the event will be the luxury Sossusvlei lodge, with air-conditioned rooms and en-suite bathrooms, outdoor pool, bar and free WiFi access. There is also a reading room with a fireplace and an adventure centre, which can organise nature drives, hot air balloon rides and more for non running companions.

Weather conditions

Very Hot

Season: Summer

Route Information

Distance:
104km
Ascent:
3280m

Terrain

Sandy, desert, dunes

Technical Rating:

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
15km
190m
Sossusvlei Lodge
2:
21km
Sesriem Canyon to Sossusvlei Lodge
3:
42km
500m
4:
26km
300m
Dune 45

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R27853 to 36951 / GBP1990

Cost of the trip reservation: € 60 Program flight included from Frankfurt: € 2.640 Program without flight Windhoek/Windhoek: € 1.990 Entrance fee for the race: € 290 • Official T-shirt, hat with veil, event flags, medals and finisher T-shirt • Bib number • Medical and race assistance • Transfer in 4x4 cars to the starter point . Park entrance for the 3 race days Entrance fee for walkers: € 140 Minumum number, 10 people Same services as the race pack Single Room supplement: € 250 save confermation The fee includes: • • Frankfurt/Windhoek and back in Economy Class with Air Namibia flight (only in the program with flight) • • Transfers to and from the Namib Desert by bus • • 4 overnight stays in the double bed bungalows with bathroom and a/c in the Sossusvlei Lodge • • full board from 1/12 lunch to 6/12 breakfast, water during meals included • • all race transfers on special 4x4 cars • • luggage insurance • • local assistance to all participants

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