DISTANCE

100 km of the Sahara, in 4 stages:
For Runners
the first, an evening / night prologue of 15 km on trail, the second a half marathon, the third the complete marathon and finally the last, the great 26 km adventure among the highest dunes in the world
For Walkers : 15 + 20 + 30 + 11 km.

HOTEL

A perfect balance between the luxury of the Namibian lodge and this extreme race in the oldest desert in the world.
Rooms doubles in Sossusvlei lodge with air conditioning, swimming pool, and a fantastic restaurant service.

ASSISTANCE

Track fully marked through high visibility arrows, bows and flags and is patrolled by the organization's medical and technical assistance.
In case of need it will be possible to be recovered and transported to the camp

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The Race

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No FLIGHT

Complete program without flight
2.640
00
+ 90,00 € agency tax
  • Transfert Windhoek-Sossusvlei

  • 5 nights at Sossusvlei Lodge
    Double room

  • Full board from dinner 9/12 to lunch Saturday 15/12

  • Race presentation cocktail

  • dinner and night in Hotel **** with 14/12 double room

  • All program transfert

  • Turistic assistance

  • Friday's Bush Dinner

  • Sunset Cocktail

Race registration

For members of the program
190
00
Bib number
  • Tecnical T-shirt

  • Cotton T-Shirt

  • Cap with veil

  • Tecnical assistance

  • Medical assistance during the race

  • Water points

  • Medal

  • Finisher T-Shirt

  • Entrances to the National Park

Only Bib

ONLY Residentes
250
00
Bib
  • Tecnical T-shirt

  • Cotton T-shirt

  • Cap with veil

  • Technical assistance

  • Medical assistance in race

  • Waterpoints

  • Medal

  • Finisher T-shirt

  • Entrances to the National Park

Here the

Sunday 8 December 2019

Arrivals

For participants with flight from Italy day dedicated to boarding from the respective airports destination Windhoek

Monday 9 December 2019

Thowards Sossusvlei

Arrival from early morning in Windhoek and transfer to the capital
  • 1pm in Windhoek, at the square of the very famous Lutheran Christuskirche church, in the city center, meeting with all the members of the group and departure transfer of 320 km (approx 5 hours) for the Sossusvlei Lodge
  • Arrival, assignment of bungalows, dinner at the Lodge restaurant and overnight stay. DISCOVER THE LODGE!

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Stage One

  • Wake up and free breakfast.
  • 10.00 am Opening of the event with presentation of the program, staff and welcome aperitif
  • 10.30 am technical checks and bib assignment, at the” conference room “to follow lunch
  • Hours 18.15 approx . departure from the Lodge of the 1st stage of about 15 km. Arrival in the sunset time. Then dinner on the Lodge’s terrace and overnight.

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Stage Two

Wake up and breakfast in the very early morning.
  • 6.00 am Short transfer of about 10 km to the start of the 2nd stage of the Sesriem Canyon of about 21 km. with arrival directly at the Lodge. Lunch and afternoon in relax.
  • 6.30 pm meeting at the conference room, technical briefing and photo screenings of the 1st and 2nd day, followed by dinner on the terrace and overnight stay

Thursday 12 December 2019

Stage three

Wake up and breakfast in the very early morning.
  • 6.00 am start of the 3rd stage, 42 km marathon, departure and arrival directly at the LodgeLunch and afternoon in relax.
  • 6.30 pm meeting at the meeting room, technical briefing and projections of the photos of the day.After dinner on the terrace and overnight

Friday 13 December 2019

Stage four

Wake up and breakfast in the very early morning
  • 5.00 am 45 km transfer with the lodges to the “Duna 45” for the departure of the 4th stage of 26 km approx. scheduled for 6.00 am with final arrival in the large dunes of the Sossusvlei. Prizes and lunch before returning to the lodge and afternoon in relaxation.
  • 18.00 pm meeting with images and brief dismissal of the organization
  • 6.30 pm departure of the vehicles in the designated area for an aperitif at sunset. 20.00 final dinner “bush dinner” in out door

Saturday 14 December 2019

Rest day and return to Windhoek

Wake up and breakfast, free morning and lunch at the lodge
  • 2.00 pm transfer to Windhoek by coach, arrival scheduled for about 7.00 pm, and accommodation at Hotel Avani 4 **** in Windhoek, dinner and overnight

Sunday 15 December 2019

Return

Alarm and breakfast. Leave of the organization and first transfers for those who have the return flight on the same day with arrival on December 16th

Following some

     

  1. What documents do I need to travel?
    To go to Namibia you don’t need a visa, only a passport.
  2. We need vaccinations?
    No vaccination is required.
  3. What is the currency in Namibia, will I need money during the race?
    Currency is namibian dollar and unless you don’t want to pay with a credit card, there is no need to have money
  4. Can I use the same SIM card in my telephone?
    You can certainly can, but Roaming costs are high. For a small amount you can buy a local SIM.

Where is Namibia, in Africa? It is located in southern Africa, on the border with South Africa, Bostwana, Angola and Zambia.

What is the official language? Afrikaaner and English.

In which area of Namibia is the race taking place?
In the area of the Namib Desert, partly within the Namib Naukluft Park.

What is the climate like? During the race, hot and dry.

How are the temperatures? Excellent (fresh) early in the morning, with rapid warming from 9:00 onwards. Can arrive up to 50ºC

What time zone is it? GMT 0.

What is the terrain like? Desert dirt and sand. You go from hard and bumpy slopes, to sandy tracks, to the actual dunes of the last stage.

Which animals can you see along the way? Orici, ostriches, zebras, wildebeest, antelope, springbok, various birds … no dangerous animals.

Are there insects? no

     

  1. What is the mandatory material? For the race there is a simple list of mandatory material
    at least 1 liter of water in the camel bag or in water bottles, salt tablets, survival cloth, whistle, lighter and a head lamp.
    A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen with high protective factor, knife and Compeed patches are highly recommended.
    The mandatory material can be checked at any time and the lack of any element may cause the immediate penalty as per regulation.
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  3. How is the route marked?
    Arrows, tapes and high visibility flags, some with the Zitoway logo.
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  5. Where do I put waste along the way?
    Zitoway Sport & amp; adventure takes great care to respect the natural environments where all its competitions are held for this and totally forbidden according to the regulation signed by all the participants, throwing waste along the race track. The waste must be kept with you, in your backpack or pocket up to the refreshment points or the campsite where there are the bags for differentiated waste that the organization takes care of throwing into the appropriate containers.
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  7. What will be in the water points?
    Water, tea, fruit, dates and biscuits.
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  9. Is GPS useful?
    Zitoway Sport & amp; Adventure does not provide the GPS track. It is not necessary to orient yourself in the race, as the stages are completely marked and monitored by our vehicles.
    It can be useful to adjust your pace or keep track of milestones. In the campsites, you’ll find charging points to keep your batteries fully charged every day.
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  11. Does the phone take in the route?
    The coverage of mobile phones is very random, there are areas where it takes and areas where it is impossible to connect.
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  13. To take part in the competition, do I need a medical certificate?
    The rules are based on the participant’s country of origin. This means that for Italians, a medical certificate of competitive fitness is required, but it is not necessary for other nationalities.
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  15. Should I sign up for a personal insurance?
    Supplementing the basic insurance provided is recommended.
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  17. Will be any Zitoway Staff along the way?
    Of course, the peculiarity of the Zitoway Sport & amp; Adventure as an organization is precisely that of giving the opportunity to enjoy a desert race in total safety and for this reason the course is patrolled by various 4×4 vehicles or quads, including the medical service.
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  19. Can I use the earphones and listen to music during the 100km of the Sahara?
    Yes.

Is there internet in the lodge? Yes.

Can I call from the lodge? Yes.

What plug (adapter) do I need to upload devices to the lodge?
There are both European and local outlets.

What can i eat in the meals? There is a large variety of food: with, meat of various kinds, including local game, many vegetables, pasta, rice, vegetable soups, various breads, cold cuts and cheeses. For breakfast cereals, various sweets, bread, jams, eggs, bacon, beans, cold cuts and cheeses, juices, coffee, tea, milk.

I have special food needs, what can I do? You should report to the Born2Run agency who will inform the lodge.

I want to bring a person with me who won’t run, are there activities he can do while I’m in the race? Friends and family can follow the race on the organization’s vehicles or even do some parts of the stages by walking. Also, the lodge then offers various paid activities: scenic flights in small airplanes or hot air balloons, guided 4×4 excursions, game drives.

I would like to extend the trip and stay a few days in Namibia, who can I contact?
It is possible to ask Born2Run for extensions.


     

  1. What are the best shoes for running on the sand?
    The terrain is quite varied. We recommend fairly structured trail running shoes.
    It is advisable to buy a larger size, as the foot tends to swell with high temperatures.
    Shoes and all equipement must be tested before the race.
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  3. And which socks are better?
    Any technical running sock will work. We do recommend the ones with separate fingers to prevent blistering.
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  5. Do we need gaiters?
    They are recommended to avoid the sand to enter the shoes and also serve on the other stages to avoid the entry of small stones – but it is a personal decision considering that using the gaiters increases the heat inside them for what is necessary evaluate the advantages and disadvantages.
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  7. How should I dress for the race?
    In the morning it can be quite cool, given the very early departures; so a long-sleeved technical shirt can be useful before leaving.
    At sunrise the temperatures rise very quickly and therefore short pants are good; watch out for sunburn though!
    Short sleeve technical shirt is better than tank tops and high protection cream for those with clear skin.
    Highly recommended hat with veil.
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  9. I will do the 100km as a RUNNER: Are the poles useful?
    If you are used to bringing them they can serve, but there are no long climbs.
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  11. Is the rubbing cream useful?
    Anti-rubbing cream might be fine as long as the weather holds – but if by chance the desert wind begins with a bit of sand, it may not be the best.
    If you’re used to using it it’s okay, if not, it’s almost better to find another solution.
     

  1. How do I prevent blisters?
    Blisters are produced by combining three simultaneous situations:
    hot + humidity + rubbing.
    If we avoid one of these three factors, we can reduce the possibility of blistering.
  2. For the heat – The ideal is to use appropriate socks and shoes that allow adequate ventilation – and a little bigger than the number we usually wear.

    For humidity – Change of socks (especially at the beginning of each stage) or talcum powder.

    For rubbing – Appropriate socks, those with separate fingers work very well. NOK cream (which, however, could be a problem in a sandstorm)

    Compeed type patches can be useful.

     

  3. In the evening, how is the best way to treat / clean feet?
    It is essential to wash and dry your feet perfectly to remove very fine sand that gets everywhere and may create friction.
    You need to treat any wounds. A protective cream can be very useful.
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  5. What can I carry in an emergency kit suitable for the area?
    There is a 24-hour medical assistance for the duration of the race but if you like self sufficiency: a broad-spectrum antibiotic, an anti-diarrheal, lactic ferments (in the fields the hygienic conditions are controlled, but the long journey and the different climatic conditions can sometimes cause some gastro-intestinal disorder), an anti-pyretic, and a painkiller.
    A small blister kit with antiseptic, bands and patches and maybe a small syringe is useful.
    As well as an elastic adhesive tape and maybe some artificial skin. (Compeed).
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  7. I wear contact lenses, are there any contraindications?
    Sand can cause discomfort to those who wear contact lenses. It is advisable to wear glasses or a frequent (or daily) wash/change of lenses.