Itinerary

KALAHARI AUGRABIES EXTREME MARATHON

THURSDAY, 10 October 2019

For those flying into Upington, on arrival  board the Coach for your 120km transfer to the Augrabies Falls National Park.

NB: If you have arranged to meet the KAEM group at Upington Airport and travel together by Coach to Augrabies Falls National Park, you must be at the Airport by 12:30. The Coach will leave Upington Airport at 13:00.

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.)

Nadia will be waiting for you at the Conference Centre where you will collect your chalets keys.  The accommodation is booked on a sharing basis in the chalets at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

Balance of afternoon at leisure.

19:00 Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for dinner.

19:30 Typical South African ‘potjie’ dinner at the Augrabies Falls Lodge. During the evening you will be called to collect your ‘goodies bag’ which will include your KAEM documentation, route / map booklet.

21:00 Transfer back to the Augrabies Falls National Park to your accommodation.

FRIDAY, 11 October 2019

Use your breakfast voucher at the Quiver Tree Restaurant at the Augrabies Falls National Park

At leisure until 10:15.

10:15      Meet at the parking area with your full running pack with all your equipment (as it will be packed during the event).  You will be transferred to the Lodge for registration, equipment and medical checks and lunch. 

10:30      Runners’ briefing.  All runners must attend with their full packs and equipment.

Once the briefing is finished, start the compulsory equipment and medical checks.

Once the compulsory equipment is checked, your list will be signed.  Take this list for your medical checks and have it signed off here too.

Hand in your signed list to the last table and you will be given your running bib 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     Bus leaves the Lodge to transfer you back to the Augrabies Falls National Park after lunch.

14:30     Scenic Game drive.  For those who have put their names on the list, make sure you are at the parking area at            the Augrabies Falls National Park.  This will only go if there is a minimum of 10 people and will cost R100. 

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

18:30      Early schnitzel dinner at the lodge.

20:00     Transfer back to the Park.

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

SATURDAY, 12 October 2019

Ensure that your running bottles are filled.

07:00      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 labeled 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 20th Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon.

Saturday, 12 October 2019 to Friday, 18 October 2019

Each day is detailed on the route booklet.

FRIDAY, 18 October 2019

Staggered start for the last leg.

10:00      Participants finish the race.  Platter ‘finger foods’ and refreshments will be available as you finish.  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.

Rest of day at leisure.

18:00      Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for a traditional South African braai.

18:30      Traditional South African braai at the Augrabies Falls Lodge.

20:00     Transfer back to the Augrabies Falls National Park.

Accommodation Augrabies Falls National Park.

SATURDAY, 19 October 2019

Use your breakfast and lunch vouchers at the Quiver Tree Restaurant at the Augrabies Falls National Park

Rest of the day at leisure.

17:00      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, Simon and Gunther will entertain you.  Do you know the words yet of “Sunset, Rivers, Rocks and Sand and Space…..”

21:00      Transfer back to the Augrabies Falls National Park. You are welcome to stay later, but please make ensure you have made arrangements for transport back to the Augrabies Falls National Park either with other runners or a crew member.

Accommodation Augrabies Falls National Park.

SUNDAY, 20 October 2019

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

09:30     Meet at the Car Park and board the Coach for your transfer to Upington Airport.

10:00     Depart Augrabies Falls National Park.

11:30     Check in at Upington Airport