So what is the Kalahari Augrabies?
The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) is an iconic desert race, well-known as the “Big Daddy” of extreme marathons around the world. It is a 7-day, multi-stage, self-sufficient foot race held annually in October in the Kalahari Desert.
KAEM is a self-sufficient desert race, multi-stage extreme foot race covering a distance of approximately 250km, held in 6 stages over 7 days. Each participant must carry all his/her supplies for the duration of the race. Supplies can be checked by a race official at any stage during the race.
The route of this adventure trail race is mainly on jeep tracks and dust roads. The overall distance is measured on these tracks which often wind their way between the hills.