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KAEM 2021
Provisional Dates 14 - 24 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.

Currently, predictions with regards to increased infections rates in the coming months are alarming. A peak in numbers is expected in September with a possible second wave thereafter. Together with this, travel restrictions and limitations in terms of organised sporting events will most likely remain in place.

However, with adventure in our veins and a never-dying passion for our beloved extreme marathon in the desert, we’re already looking ahead towards 2021!! The provisional dates for KAEM 2021 is 14 to 24 October. We’ll make a formal announcement with regards to KAEM 2021 entries soonest. Be sure and ready to enter.

Keep up with the training, and continue sharing your experiences with us on Social Media.

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!

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