Kruger Park Marathon Club in South Africa
...the organisers of the race amongst the lions.
Members of the Kruger Park Marathon Club have to be resident in the Kruger National Park - ie no outsiders may join the club. We have 20 members - a small club and hold our annual half marathon on the first Saturday of August for 1400 runners.
The next race will be on Saturday 5th August 2017. The closing date for entries is on 7 October 2016 (this is because runners have to get accommodation in the area and, in the Park especially, they have to book many months ahead otherwise they will not get in). We have a lucky draw system for the race as more than 1200 runners apply to run the race. The only way a runner can insure a place in the race is by raising money (a minimum of R750) for our selected nature conservation projects. If you are chosen in the lucky draw,(R50) you have until 30 January 2017 to pay the outstanding amount, if we do not get a proof of paymnet we will remove your name from the list and you will be out of the race. Please remember that all entries must belong to a running club.