The 100km of Namib Desert (Namibia) is a is a 7-day, 4-Stage, fully-supported footrace located the Namib-Naukluft National Park, in the Namib Desert, a coastal desert in southern Africa. The 15th edition of the 100km of Namib Desert will take place from 7th to 12th of December 2020.
The course of the 100km of Namib Desert is 104-kilometer (64 miles) long with approximately 1000 meters (3,280 feet) of ascents/descents and takes place over 4 stages: S1: 15km 190mD+ S2: 21km S3: 42km 500m D+ S4: 26km 300mD+ The 100km of Namib Desert is also open to Walkers who have a reduced distance of 50km (32 miles)
The course takes competitors through a wide variety of landscapes: Sossusvlei salt and clay pan, Sesriem canyon, the 550-year-old dead trees in Dead Vlei, and the dunes Big Daddy and Dune 45. The terrain is mixed, with sandy, pebbly mainly compact ground, except for the last stage with the sand dunes.
The race route is fully way marked, and the event is fully supported, with medical and technical assistance. There are a number of aid stations with solids and liquids.
Your base for the duration of the event will be the luxury Sossusvlei lodge, with air-conditioned rooms and en-suite bathrooms, outdoor pool, bar and free WiFi access. There is also a reading room with a fireplace and an adventure centre, which can organise nature drives, hot air balloon rides and more for non running companions.