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Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM)

October 26, 2017 - November 5, 2017

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The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) is an adventurous and extreme, multi-stage marathon. It takes place in the breath-taking landscape of South Africa’s “Green Kalahari”, annually in October. Founded in the year 2000, KAEM is now in its 18th year.

This extreme multi-stage marathon and sports event is a 7 day, 6 stage, self-sufficient foot race. It covers an approximate total distance of 250km. Known as the ‘Big Daddy’ in the South African running fraternity, KAEM is one of the most prominent extreme marathons on the International Trail Running calendar. Furthermore, it is a unique desert multi-stage marathon in that the route runs across a variety of terrain and landscapes. Most noteworthy KAEM starts and finishes in the Augrabies National Park and stretches also runs through this beautiful nature with wildlife and game.


October 26, 2017
November 5, 2017




Augrabies, Kalahari
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