ARCHIVED RACE: Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2012 @ Augrabies (120km west of Upington), Augrabies, Northern Cape, South Africa on 25 October 2012

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2012
  • Distance (KMs): 250
  • Date: 25 October 2012
  • Start Time: 07.00
  • Venue: Augrabies (120km west of Upington)
  • Organised By: Nadia Arndt
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? No
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes

Race Description

The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM)is a 250km, 7-day, self-sufficiency event held annually in October in the Green Kalahari Desert in South Africa. Participants cover the 250km in 6 legs over 7 days, shortest being approximately 25km, the longest leg approximately 78km and one rest day. Check points are situated every 8 – 10km apart and at each check point the participants get 1.5litres of water. At the end of every stage, the participants get a 5liter water bottle, the overnight camp is set up and a controlled fire is lit to cook their daily meal. It is the 2nd oldest event of it’s kind, and now in it’s 13th year.

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