03 Apr 2024

Date Set for 2024 KafueWild Trail Run in Zambia


Organisers have announced that the annual KafueWild Trail Run will take place on Saturday, 21 September 2024 in Kafue National Park. The event is a joint effort between Zambia's government wildlife authorities, African Parks, and the Wildlife Ranger Challenge.

The race offers 10km and 21km routes open to the public. But the highlight is the gruelling 21km "Ranger Challenge" where rangers must run while carrying a 22kg backpack, demonstrating their extraordinary fitness over challenging terrain.

In last year's event, Zambian runners dominated the podium. Isaac Waya won the 10km men's race in 45 minutes, while Janine Schutte of the Netherlands took the women's 10km title in 57 minutes. Gift Sacheka claimed the 21km men's race in 1 hour 23 minutes, and Philis Makina was the fastest woman over 21km in 1 hour 36 minutes.

Race organisers encourage participants to book accommodation inside Kafue National Park well in advance, as September is part of the busy high season for safari tourism in Zambia.

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Source: Zambia Tourism

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