100km of Namib Desert

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What is the 100km of Namib?
A race in the desert, in southern Africa, in an area of ​​absolute beauty and safety.

Running in the desert doesn’t necessarily mean sleeping on the ground, eating freeze-dried foods and carrying heavy backpacks on your shoulders. There is also another way to experience the desert by running with all the other prerogatives, the 100 km of Namib Desert .

This is the only 5-star desert race, both for the environment of the Namib desert, the most beautiful and ancient in the world, and for the logistical accommodation in a fantastic 5-star lodge.

It remains a demanding test, but the 5-star logistical arrangement helps in the recovery necessary to face the 4 days of competitions, all different from each other.

A warm week to break the cold European winter, lots of atmosphere, charm and emotion, but also lots of relaxation and comfort, these are the ingredients of the program, an unforgettable holiday of sport, nature and… adventure.

The 100km of Namib Desert is part of the Zitoway Sport & Adventure stage races in a desert environment, together with the 100km of the Sahara.

The 100km of Namib Desert is also open to Walkers who have a reduced distance of 76km.

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.

Event Information

Country: Namibia Event type: Run Stage Distance: 100 km Ascent: 3280 m Event date: 2 December, 2024 Duration: 6 day(s)

Organiser Information

Race Organiser: Zitoway Sports and Adventure Email: info@zitoway.com Website: www.100kmofnamibdesert.com
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