7 DAY STAGED SELF-SUFFICIENT 250KM
15 - 23 October
It is with much regret that we have to let you know that KAEM 2020 is cancelled. The safety and well-being of KAEM participants and crew is of utmost importance to us, and given the escalating Covid-19 situation in South Africa, we were compelled to make this difficult decision.
However, with adventure in our veins and a never-dying passion for our beloved extreme marathon in the desert, plans are in place for KAEM 2021!!!
Get your entry now, and start dreaming about your adventure under African sky!!
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The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) is an iconic staged self-sufficient 250km desert foot race, well-known as the “Big Daddy” in trail and desert running circles across the world. Taking place in the Kalahari Desert with the route covering the Augrabies Falls National Park and private farmlands, participants get the opportunity to run in the footsteps of the ancient Bushmen, while enjoying sightings of wildlife. The varied terrain includes rocky outcrops, sandy riverbeds, boulder-strewn koppies and vast outstretched grasslands.
Each year this desert race attracts not only elite athletes, but also slow runners and adventure hikers. As much as this event is a challenge, both physically and mentally and demands proper preparation, it is THE DESERT FOOT RACE that gives back just as much in the form of soul-fulfilling adventure!