The Mapungubwe Transfrontier Wildrun® 2016 takes place from 13-15 May 2016 in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation area and is said to be “the world’s first trail running safari experience that traverses three African countries”.
The Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation area is where Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa intersect. There are certainly no other trails like this one that cross the wild landscapes of the Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana, the Maramani community lands and Sentinel Ranch in Zimbabwe and, of course, the Mapungubwe citadael in Limpopo, South Africa.
There’s no shortage of incredible scenery to inspire runners, including baobab trees, mighty rivers (Limpopo and Shashe), riverine forests and an incredible variety of landscapes rich in biodiversity.
The daily distances over the three days are: 30km, 34km and 28km, respectively. Groups of runners will be led by an experienced rangers (and support guides) ensuring the safety of all runners, while still allowing the space to enjoy the wildlife and rugged terrain.
Entries for the The Mapungubwe Transfrontier Wildrun® 2016 closed at the end of March, which means you have plenty of time to plan and train for the next one.