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The BE MOVED Safari Marathon

27 MAY 2023 & 13-18 MAY 2024

THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

Combine your passion for running with an unforgettable safari experience in the  African bush.

The Be Moved Safari Marathon was born out of a desire to share the dream of free-roaming wildlife and biodiversity restoration with a worldwide running community seeking to experience adventure as a conscious traveller.  You will be fully immersed in the sights and sounds of the African bush.

THE RUNS

The Be Moved Marathon includes two seperate trail’ runs among the wildlife in a malaria free region in Southern Africa. The first you can race 10, 21 or 42km among zebra, giraffe, kudu, ostrich, wildebeest and waterbuck, the second is all about the experience of being on foot among the Big 5 on Amakhala Game Reserve! Terrain is mostly jeep track so both road runners and trail runners will enjoy the full experience.

Final routes and distances for the Amakhala run will only be decided on the morning – expect 5 and 25km options.

Expect adventure! The 2022 Be Moved Marathon necessitated a last minute route change and delayed start because of lions  – and elephants and buffalo movements dictated a mid-run route adjustment.  All potentially part of your experience running on a big 5 reserve.

So you can race the first wild run, but don’t plan to run your personal best on Amakhala.  There will be plenty of distractions, and our aid stations are run by the lodges who provide 5-star refreshments on the route.

RHINO & RESTORATION

The safari is so much more than a Marathon. Be a part of the the future of conservation. Be inspired by the conservation dream that the Be Moved Safari Marathon embodies.

Meet rhino warrior Dr William Fowlds;  Anti-poaching pilot and drone operator Siseko Mayinje; and wildlife photographer and ranger instructor Peter Chadwick – central figures in the fight to protect rhino populations from poachers in the region.  Listen to their stories and hear their vision.

Community and collaboration is critical to the realization of this dream and the future of our planet. This is your opportunity to become a part of this dream, and to see the impact of your participation in this amazing event.

ADDO2FISH RHINO & RESTORATION DAY

THE SAFARI

Your trip includes an all-inclusive odyssey into the African wilderness. Spend your nights in our stylish game lodges, and by day enjoy game drives among the Big 5, sundowners overlooking the plains, and end your day around a blazing fire sharing your experiences under the African stars.

But you will be more than just a passive spectator. We will take you behind the scenes of the Conservation Landscapes Project, an ambitious dream to develop a modern conservation economy where both humans and animals thrive and bring back the great beasts that once covered these plains and mountains.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

The safety and security of our runners, our team and thre animals is always our top priority. We are supported by dedicated conservationists and rangers with generations of experience and knowledge of the environment. The following support protocols will be in place:

  • The final routes will only be determined on the day, and may be amended mid-run if necessary.
  • The reserve manager will be in full control of the day’s proceedings, and will pause or halt the runs if there is a threat to either runners or wildlife.
  • A helicopter will be on hand to support the teams on the ground.
  • Strategically placed game viewers will monitor game movement.
  • Every aid station will have at least 1 first aid qualified game ranger, and two first aid crews will be on hand at all times.
  • Food, water and sports drinks will be available at every aid station

THE LODGES

Fall asleep to the sound of lion roaring or the lonesome call of the hyena. Relax by the pool and enjoy a drink after an early morning adventure in an open game-viewing vehicle. Take in the views from the deck, enjoy a private candlelit dinner under the stars, or gather around the fire as your senses absorb the sights and sounds of the African bush.

The Be Moved Safari Marathon is perfectly suited to families or groups of friends – the lodges are intimate with some catering for groups as small as six or eight people. Each game viewer seats eight people, and there are properties where slightly bigger groups can be accommodated.