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RACE INFO

RACE INFO

ITINERARY FOR THE NAMIB RACE (NAMIBIA) 2019

Host Town

SWAKOPMUND, NAMIBIA

The best way to get to the host town is:

STEP 1: Fly into Johannesburg (or Cape Town) in South Africa

STEP 2: Fly from Johannesburg (or Cape Town) to Walvis Bay in Namibia. Walvis Bay is about 50kms / 31 miles from Swakopmund and will take about 40 minutes by car. 

Thursday, 25 April

Volunteers arrive (any time) to the host town

Volunteers stay overnight in the host town

Friday, 26 April

Volunteer training (all day)

Competitors arrive (any time) to the host town and stay overnight

Priority Check-In for the 4 Deserts Club members (time to be confirmed)

Saturday, 27 April

Competitor Briefing (compulsory for ALL competitors)

Competitor Check-In: administrative, medical and equipment review.

Departure for Camp 1

Sunday, 28 April

Start / Stage 1 – Entering the Skeleton Coast

Monday, 29 April

Stage 2 – Diamond Trail over Scotts Bridge

Tuesday, 30 April

Stage 3 – Skeleton Beach Run

Wednesday, 1 May

Stage 4 – The Long March through the Oldest Desert in the World

Thursday, 2 May

Stage 4 – The Long March through the Oldest Desert in the World (continued) / Rest Day

Friday, 3 May

Stage 5 – Dune Day

Saturday, 4 May

Stage 6 - The Final Footsteps in the Namib Desert

Conclusion of the race / Food and drinks at finish line

Bus transfer to the host town

Awards Banquet

Competitors and volunteers overnight in the host town of Swakopmund

Sunday, 5 May

Departure

*Note that all times are approximate and may change.