The Gondwana Collection, which owns more than 20 lodges and camps in Namibia, has invited runners to participate in the inaugural Gondwana Moonraker Ridge Trail Run, taking place in the rugged Auas Mountains outside Windhoek on September 17.
The routes of the 20km, 10km and 5km runs wind through a 2 000-hectare nature reserve around the Moonraker Outdoor Adventure Rest Camp.
“The routes lead through riverbeds, valleys, and hills in the beautiful scenery of the African bush. The rugged terrain is challenging and includes jeep tracks, single tracks, and even raw terrain (i.e. no track). Routes will be clearly marked with directional signage, bunting, ribbons or ground markings, and route maps will be provided prior to the event,” Gondwana said in a press release.
Prizes in the form of accommodation vouchers, valued at up to N$10 000 (US$671), sponsored by Gondwana and partners, await the three best finishers in each running category.
For detailed information on the Gondwana Moonraker Ridge Trail Run, please click here.
Join the race
The event is open to all runners who would like to join a 20km, 10km or 5km race.
Registration starts on July 20 and the registration fee is payable via PayToday. Spectators will also need to secure a pass to ensure that the capacity of the property is not overreached. The registration closes on September 13. Please find detailed information here.
Where is the Moonraker Outdoor Adventure rest camp situated?
Moonraker is 20km east of Windhoek at the foot of the scenic Auas Mountain Range. Drive from Windhoek on the B6 towards the Hosea Kutako International Airport and turn right just in front of the roadblock. Cross the railway tracks and follow the signage that will lead you to Moonraker. You will need about half an hour for the journey.