A desert race, but in southern Africa, far from the geo-political problems affecting the north Africa countries: a totally safe race. Running in the desert doesn't necessarily means sleeping on the ground, eating ugly food, carrying heavy packs; there's another way to experience the desert with its fascinating features: the 100 km of Namib Desert.
It's the only 5 stars race, both for the environment of Namib Desert, the most beautiful and ancient desert in the world and for the accommodations in a fantastic 5 stars lodge.
A very demanding race, but with luxurious ‘Five Star’ accommodations that allow you to prepare and recover to face the 4 competing days, each one different from the other one.
You will run many kilometres through the oldest desert in the world, you will face a marathon the 3rd day, and the grand finale with the climb of the Crazy Dune, the highest dune in the world. A great atmosphere, natural beauty, fascination, but also relaxation and comforts: these are the race program ingredients, that will make a vacation of sport, nature and... Adventure..
Important - 2023 edition
this short message is to inform you with regret that we had to cancel the 2023 edition of our 100km of Namib Desert, due to take place next march. Despite a positive 2022, generally for tourism and also for our races, the situation still hold some uncertainty that affect sport lovers’ planning, expecially when it comes to programs as our Namibian one, that involves a strong personal and financial commitment.
During the last part of 2022, while we had some new registrations, we suffered a series of cancellations that brought the number of registered runners below the minimum number required for confirming the event. Born 2 Run will manage as usual all the cancellation and refund process.
We are very sorry and perfectly aware of the nuisance, but we can only accept a situation that goes beyond our control, moving the event to next year, hoping we’ll face a better scenario.
All our remaining events - Formentera To Run, Formentera Trail, Creta To Run and 100km del Sahara are confirmed so far.
Enjoy your running !
Documents and vaccinations: Foreign participants are requested to check mandatory travel documents (passport and expiry, Visa and vaccins) through the relevant Authorities in their own country of origin. The anti-malaria prophylaxis is important only during summer and for people travelling in the north of the country: in the Namib Desert zone it is not necessary. All information and suggestions can be obtained by own competent sanitary inspector’s office. It is compulsory for all participants to show a medical certificate issued by a sports medical centre with a cardiac stress test, stating the athlete is physically fit for this race.
Medical Assistance and Insurance Only italian competitors will be insured for repatriation due to health reasons. This policy will be undersigned by the organisation. A personal health and repatriation insurance is required to the non-italian runners/walker There will be medical assistance throughout the race.
The competitors participate under their own responsibility and the organisation cannot in any way be held responsible for accidents, falls or illness during the run. Competitors cannot prevail over third-party even in case of contact or accident caused by a third-party.
The organisation is not required to provide insurance for any civil risk and is relieved of any responsibility for accidents, death or damage faced by the athletes during the race
Website : www.100kmofnamibdesert.com
IDEA AND GENERAL ORGANIZATION: ZITOWAY Sport & Adventure – Modena firstname.lastname@example.org +39 059 359813
TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION and DISTRIBUTION : Melville Agency – Born 2 Run Reggio Emilia email@example.com +39 0522 272266
December, which is in their summer season, In fact, below the equator, the seasons are reversed and this will be a perfect opportunity to leave the cold European winter and enjoy the dry heat that characterizes the area of the race, the Namib Desert.
A very demanding race, but with luxurious ‘Five Star’ accommodations that allow you to prepare and recover to face the 4 competing days, each one different from the other one. You will run many kilometres through the oldest desert in the world, you will face a marathon the 3rd day, and the grand finale with the climbing of the Crazy Dune, the highest dune in the world. A lot of atmosphere, natural beauty, fascination, but also relaxation and comforts, these are the race program ingredients, that will make a vacation of sport, nature and... Adventure.