Beyond the Ultimate Desert Ultra

Namib Desert

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Challenge yourself with the Ultimate Desert Ultra

Take on the ultimate challenge with a 250km ultramarathon in the heart of the Namib Desert.

Starting close to the striking Spitskoppe Mountains and passing through the rugged desert grasslands and sand dunes, this race will take you through some of the most challenging terrain on the planet.  With temperatures reaching 35°C, this is not an event for the faint-hearted!

As a self-sufficient race you will be responsible for carrying all of your kit and equipment for the entire race, which includes a sleeping bag, food, safety equipment and a minimum of 2.5 litres, available to re-fill at various checkpoints and water stations along the route.  Carrying equipment in the heat of the desert is tough and will require a high standard of mental and physical endurance if you are to succeed in this race!

If you smash your fundraising and raise £2000, you'll get an amazing 25% off your race cost - saving £500!

For more information about the event, please visit the Beyond the Ultimate Website

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Any questions? Click here to read our most frequently asked questions, which should provide you with all the information you need. Or, you can contact the Sports Team on 0300 123 5461.

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Our pack includes a banner, clapper boards, cheering sticks, balloons, tattoos and running sacks. To get yours, email or call 0300 123 5461.

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