Part of the Rat Race Bucket List Series
A journey across the Namib Desert to the Skeleton Coast by foot and fat-bike to reach the most famous shipwreck on Earth…
Namibia means Vast Place. The sand dunes of the Namib Desert and the famous Skeleton Coast are perhaps two of the most photographed landscapes in the world – alluring, evocative, mysterious and foreboding. In the ancient expanse of the Namib Naukluft desert, endless skies merge with towering dunes for hundreds of miles. And then at the coast, the Atlantic breakers come crashing onto the shore amid colonies of thousands of seals, rolling in on the cold seas of the Benguela Current all the way from Antarctica.
Join us as we journey 300km on fat-bikes and foot from the source of the Kuiseb River and over the Sand Dune sea of the Namib Naukluft national park to reach the Eduard Bohlen shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast. Special permissions have been obtained to make the first-ever multi-sport crossing of this ancient landscape on a route that promises a quite extraordinary palette of terrains, vistas and an objective so eerie and unusual you will be quivering with delight for time eternal.
We will explore abandoned diamond mines and meet abundant wildlife such as seal, oryx and jackal, as well as spotting the litter of endless whale bones to which the coast gives its name.
The Children with Cancer UK Team will receive the following:
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DAYS: seven, including two logistics days, one briefing/admin/kit check day and four days on the route
DISTANCE: 300km (200km on fat bikes over two days and 100km on foot over two days)
Book your place through the Race to the Wreck: Namibia website by clicking the button below, then come back here to support us.
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Get advice on training by visiting the Race to the Wreck website and viewing the event specific training plan.
Raise at least £5,000 (excluding gift aid) for Children with Cancer UK by March 3 2019 and Rat Race will refund your total entry fee up to the value of £2,500.*
*Please note, $500 of your registration fee paid to Rat Race is non-refundable. Your refund will be made in US dollars, with the exchange rates dependent on the time of processing. Refunds will be made between 2-3 months after the event is completed.
Refunds are not mandatory; participants are welcome to opt out. Should participants opt out, their refund will instead be used by Children with Cancer UK to help fund vital specialist research into childhood cancer.