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Itinerary

KALAHARI AUGRABIES EXTREME MARATHON

THURSDAY, 18 October 2018
Arrive approximately 14:30 at Augrabies Falls National Park.

Please note:

  • If you have arranged to meet the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon group at Upington Airport and travel together by Bus to Augrabies Falls National Park, you have to be at the Airport by 12:50 to load your luggage. The Bus will leave Upington Airport at 13:00.
  • 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 13:50. The Bus will arrive at 14:00 or shortly thereafter to load your luggage. The Bus will leave Kakamas as soon as all participants’ luggage are loaded.


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.)

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.
21:30 Transfer back to the Augrabies Falls National Park to your accommodation.

FRIDAY, 19 October 2018
Use your breakfast voucher at the Quiver Tree Restaurant at the Augrabies Falls National Park
At leisure until 10:30.
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.
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.
Transfer back to the Park.
Accommodation booked on a sharing basis at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

SATURDAY, 20 October 2018
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 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 19th Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon.

SATURDAY, 20 October 2018 to FRIDAY, 26 October 2018
Each day is detailed on the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon Roadbook.

FRIDAY, 26 October 2018
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.
17:00 Meet at the Parking Area, Augrabies Falls National Park, for transfer to the Augrabies Falls Lodge for a traditional South African braai.
17:30 Traditional South African braai at the Augrabies Falls Lodge.
Transfer back to the Augrabies Falls National Park.
Accommodation Augrabies Falls National Park.

SATURDAY, 27 October 2018
Use your breakfast and lunch vouchers at the Quiver Tree Restaurant at the Augrabies Falls National Park
Rest of the day 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, Simon and Gunther will entertain you. Do you know the words yet of “Sunset, Rivers, Rocks and Sand and Space…..”
21:30 Transfer back to the Augrabies Falls National Park. You can stay later, but please make ensure you have made arrangements for transport back to the Augrabies Falls National Park.
Accommodation Augrabies Falls National Park.

SUNDAY, 28 October 2018
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 Kakamas / Upington Airport.
10:00 Depart Augrabies Falls National Park.
10:30 Drop off at Kakamas.
11:30 Check in at Upington Airport for your flight SA 8768 to Johannesburg on Airlink.
12:50 Depart: Upington
14:25 Arrive: Johannesburg, Terminal B.

In case you would like to tailor your itinerary, please email Nadia at nadia@kaem.co.za