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THURSDAY, 6 October 2022

Arrive approximately 15:00 at Augrabies Falls National Park for Registration. Those participants that will arrive at Upington Airport at 17:15 will register after the welcome dinner at Augrabies Falls Lodge.

Please note:

  • If you have arranged to meet the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon group at Upington Airport to travel together by Bus to Augrabies Falls National Park, either early morning or late afternoon, you have to meet the bus at the Airport at 9:00 in the morning or 17:35 in the afternoon to load your luggage. The Bus will leave Upington Airport at both 09:00 and 17:35.
  • If you have arranged to meet the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon group at Kakamas and travel together by Bus to Augrabies Falls National Park, you have to be at the Kalahari Gateway Hotel in Voortrekker Street at 9:45 or 18:15 depending on which bus you can take. The Bus will leave Kakamas as soon as all participants’ luggage are loaded. If you will catch the bus at Kakamas Gateway Hotel, please inform Simoné at simone@kaem.co.za.

PLEASE NOTE:
On the entry form you will be asked to tick the Transfer (Upington International Airport to Augrabies Falls return) required boxes. The cost of Transfer one-way is R 350 and both ways R 700. In case you tick these boxes, the cost will be added onto the Entry Fee of R 29,000.

IMPORTANT!!
IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING WITH YOUR OWN TRANSPORT, GO TO THE AUGRABIES FALLS LODGE FIRST TO COLLECT YOUR CAR STICKER TO ALLOW YOU ENTRANCE INTO THE PARK. THE ROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 15:00.
(THE LODGE IS ONLY 4KM FROM THE PARK.)

KAEM Management will await you at the Park’s Conference Centre where you will collect your chalet keys. Accommodation is booked on a sharing basis in the chalets at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

18:30 – Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for the welcome dinner. A shuttle bus will run to and from the Park to the Lodge.

19:30 – Welcome dinner at the Augrabies Falls Lodge. During dinner you will be introduced and given your KAEM Goodie Bag.

If you will arrive on the late afternoon bus from Upington Airport, you will be dropped at Augrabies Falls Lodge in time for the Welcome dinner. After dinner, you will be registered and allocated a chalet. After all participants that arrived by bus are registered, you will be taken to Augrabies Falls National Park for your first night’s accommodation.

FRIDAY, 7 October 2022

Use your breakfast voucher at the Quiver Tree Restaurant at the Augrabies Falls National Park, anytime from 7:00am to 9:30.

10:00 – Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for Briefing, Bag and Medical Checks.

All participants must attend with their full packs and equipment. Once the briefing is finished, the compulsory bag, equipment and medical checks will commence. You will be given a printed list with items that need to be checked. After all checks are completed, your list will be signed. Hand in your signed list at the last table where you will be given your Bib with your race number, and a bottle of water which must be used to fill your running bottles for Day 1, Start to CP 1.

12:30 – Burger Lunch
14:00 – Transfer back to Augrabies Falls National Park
17:30 – Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to Augrabies Falls Lodge for dinner.
18:00 – Dinner at the Lodge
19:30 – Transfer back to the Park

Accommodation booked on a sharing basis at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

SATURDAY, 8 October 2022 – start of the desert foot race

Ensure that your running bottles are filled.

07:30 Take your luggage (which will be locked away for the duration of the event) to the Conference Center. Make sure that each item is clearly labelled with your name and Bib number. Do not hand in any loose items. Two baggage labels are included in your information wallet. Please ensure that you sign for your luggage.

Make your way to the start.

08:00 – Start of the 21st Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon.

SATURDAY, 8 October 2022 to FRIDAY, 14 October 2022

Event Race. Each day is detailed on the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon Roadbook.

FRIDAY, 14 October 2022

Staggered start for the last leg.

10:00 – 13:00 Participants finish the race.

Platter ‘finger snacks’ and refreshments will be available as you finish. Two refreshment drinks will be provided to each participant. Additional refreshments can be signed for and paid for that evening.

14:00 – Once everyone has finished the race, sign for and collect your luggage and your chalet keys. The chalets WILL NOT be available before 14:30.

18:00 – Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for dinner.

20:30 to 21:00 – Transfer back to Augrabies Falls National Park
Accommodation based on a shared basis at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

SATURDAY, 15 October 2022

Use your breakfast and lunch vouchers at the Quiver Tree Restaurant.
The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

16:30 – Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for the Prize Giving function and dinner.
After dinner party.

21:30 – Transfer back to Augrabies Falls National Park. You may stay later, provided that you have made arrangements for transport back to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Accommodation on shared basis at Augrabies Falls National Park.

SUNDAY, 16 October 2022

07:00 – Use your breakfast voucher at the Quiver Tree Restaurant at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

Please vacate your chalet by 10:00.

If you have arranged to travel with the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon group by Bus to Upington International Airport, we will have made arrangements for relaxation or sightseeing during the day. Your luggage will be stored safely during the day.

14:00 – Meet at the Car Park and board the Bus to Upington Airport
14:30 – Depart Augrabies Falls National Park.
16:00 – Participants travelling with Airlink back to Johannesburg or Cape Town will be dropped off at the Upington International Airport.

In case you need to catch the Intercape Bus at Kakamas during the day, please make arrangements for transfer to Kakamas with Simone at simone@kaem.co.za.

In case you would like to make your booking on the KAEM bus travelling from and to Upington International Airport to Augrabies Falls National Park, either early morning or late afternoon on 6 October as well as return on 16 October, please tick the applicable Transfer Boxes on your entry form and contact Simoné at simone@kaem.co.za to indicate the required bus transfer on 6 October.