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BIG FIVE MARATHON TRAIL RUN
DATE 22 June 2019
TIME 09h00
ORGANISERS Albatross Travel
DISTANCE 42.2km, 21.1km
PROVINCE Limpopo
START VENUE Lakeside Lodge,Entabeni Game Reserve,
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Rune Nortoft
NUMBER
EMAIL marathon@albatros-adventure.com.
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 021-4243122
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EMAIL
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ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries: www.championchip.co.za. Pre-entries: www.big-five-marathon.com. This event is strictly pre-entry. Entries open in early January for South African entrants.




BIG FIVE MARATHON TRAIL RUN

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -24.18223571288602, 28.614113334333524 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

BIG FIVE MARATHON TRAIL RUN

THE RUN


The narrows on your way down the Yellow Wood Valley are steep, but this is the only connection between the escarpment above and the plateau below. Watch your footing, the ground is not firm but this is, after all, an adventure run. Once safely on the plateau, you are in lion land where there is a relatively flat eight kilometre circuit. Enjoy this run in the heart of the African bush for sooner than you can imagine the climb out of God’s Valley awaits. Once back on the escarpment the route winds its way through ‘The Loop’ with its dramatic rock faces. Onward you run to an isolated valley with rare and beautiful secrets to be kept close to your heart, for here are some of Africa’s ancient cycads. Pause and listen to your breathing and heartbeat.

The running surfaces are reasonable and should you come across a rhino, just keep quietly running by. You are the privileged guest. The finishing stages are fairly difficult but easily compensated for by the breathtaking views of the plateau’s lake below. The surfaces will prove tricky and you will need to keep your eyes on the ground and your wits about you, but soon enough the finish is in sight and you can relax. A run in the very heart of Africa is a wondrous thing to do.


BIG FIVE MARATHON TRAIL RUN

MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
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ORGANISER
NAME Albatross Travel
PROVINCE Limpopo
EMAIL marathon@albatros-travel.com
WEBSITE
ADDRESS

CONTACT PERSON
NAME Rune Nortoft
PROVINCE
EMAIL
NUMBER 021-4243122
ADDRESS

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TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
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EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

"Goodbye. I am going to the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River; all set about with fever trees...", wrote Kipling in his famous story ‘The Elephant's Child’. The Waterberg Biosphere Reserve combines high mountains with breathtaking ravines, forested savannah with rivers and lakes. Nature explodes in the impressive Waterberg, one of the planet's oldest massifs. Add to the mix the wild animals of old and you have a magical race setting. The weather is very dry, sunny and cool at this time of the year and you can expect average temperatures between 15-20°C. All proceeds from this race go to charity.



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