14 November 2014
Location: Brandberg region Namib Desert, Namibia
Terrain: Sand, Stone, Rock, Grasslands and Ancient River Beds
Payments: In full or via monthly instalments.
Red Jersey Stage: King / Queen of the Dunes, The Long One
Sand Dunes: Over 20km on the The Long One
Wildlife: Springbok, Giraffe, Antelope & Zebra
Daytime temperature: 35°C
Evening Temperature: 15°C
Nights Included in Okahandja: 1
With a 250km course set in the dry heat of the Namib Desert, the Desert Ultra provides a phenomenal challenge to those who are willing to take it. Beginning close to the magnificent Spitskoppe Mountains, you will experience the hostile nature of the Desert as yu travel 98km during the first two stages alone. As the race progresses you will travel through stretching grasslands, push your leg muscles as you face relentless rolling sand dunes and cross the Ugab River, an underground river flowing above the surface only a few days a year, all to the majestic background of a volcano and mountain ranges. With temperatures reaching 35°C it isn't just the distance and sand dunes that you will have to compete with to finish the Desert Ultra!
As a self-sufficient race you will be responsible for carrying all of your kit and equipment for the entire race, which includes a sleeping bag, food, safety equipment and a minimum of 2.5 litres, available to re-fill at various checkpoints and water stations along the route. Carrying equipment in the heat of the desert is tough and will require a high standard of mental and physical endurance if you are to succeed in this race!
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