A Desert Ultra Marathon

A Desert Ultra Like No Other

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!

What's included?

What's included with your race entry fee?

  • Limited Edition Technical Race T-Shirt
  • Custom designed finishers medal
  • Adventure photographer Martin Paldan to take great action shots of your race
  • Complete digital copies of every photo from your race included
  • Transfer from airport to Base Camp
  • Transfer of luggage and storage of luggage during the race
  • Shared accommodation at Base Camp (tents)
  • Water before, during and after your race
  • Food after you have crossed the finish line
  • Experienced race director
  • Dedicated support team
  • Medical staff to support your race
  • Helicopter evacuation arrangement (insurance required)
  • Local multi-lingual support staff
  • After-party and overnight hotel stay before departure for onward journey home



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