18 – 27 May 2022
520 km in the Namib desert
The Namib Desert
THE TRACK Namibia takes place in southern Namibia, between the Swakop River in the Erongo region and the Sossusvlei dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. The itinerary will first introduce you to the Valley of the Moon and its multiple canyons shaped by erosion for hundreds of millions of years, to give it this aspect of the lunar surface.
The route will then continue through Namib-Naukluft Park. Runners will enjoy crossing the Gaub pass and the Kuiseb pass. Folded shale geological formation through which the Kuiseb river has carved an impressive canyon. This river marks the boundary between the huge northern rocky plains and the southern sea of sand.
After having crossed the tropic of Capricorn between the two passes, we will continue the route towards the south and the lands of Solitaire, a small town in central Namibia. The last part of the race will take us to Sesriem and the Sossusvlei dunes, one of the most spectacular places in southern Africa.
520 km in Namibia
THE TRACK Namibia is a foot race of 520 km in 9 stages (10 days of competition) and in food self-sufficiency. Each competitor must carry a backpack containing the compulsory equipment, food and personal equipment. The event takes place in Southern Namibia.
The participants must follow the route as marked by the organizers and indications of the map given before the race. There are check points located at regular intervals. Every night a bivouac is organized by our teams. A technical support and a medical team are present during the event.
Competitors who cannot respect the limit time (10 hours) can stay in the race. They will be classified according to the kilometers they ran during the event.
THE TRACK Namibia photos
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