7 DAY STAGED SELF-SUFFICIENT 250KM
6 - 16 October
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!
A bit of history and what to expect at KAEM 2022
In this episode, Russell Nugent is introduced as the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon’s new Race Director, Estienne Arndt, KAEM founder, and previous Race Director gives a bit of KAEM history, and together with Dallas Barnardo, second in charge on the route, the guys chat about the upcoming KAEM 2022 (6 to 16 October 2022) and what to expect in terms of routes and terrain. Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon website · Where to enter KAEM 2022 · KAEM Facebook Page · Connect with Russell