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It’s an 80km endurance race. Participants will set out to run 15km, 30km, 50km, and 80km routes in the harsh desert terrain.

History and experience of running distances above Experience of trail and track running.

Ability in basic navigation using GPS and or natural features.

Experience in self-support races even where support is provided you will need to carry your water and supplies.

No history of incapacitation due to high temperatures.

We’ll also require you to fill out this form.

The terrain of the Chalbi Desert is varied, but it is generally characterized by flat, sandy plains. The desert floor is also covered in a layer of white salt, which is a legacy of the ancient lake that once occupied this area. The weather in Chalbi has been unpredictable in the last 5 years due to global warming. Traditionally November is the short rain season but these rains have failed in the last 5 years. Temperatures range with Lows of 17 °C to Highs of 20 °C to 27 °C.

The race will have support points at least every 10kms for water, fruits and hydration refill. The Aid stations will also coordinate bailout options for participants.

The Race will be supported by Ground 4X4 Crews and Ambulance.

  • Trail Running Shoes.
  • Comfortable pair of socks(Extra pair recommended)
  • GPS Sports Watch
  • Proper hot weather attire(Nights can be cold)
  • Personal Effects (Wash kit, Slippers, Soap, Tissue paper, Toothbrush + paste)
  • Hoodie/Warm Shuka / Shawl for evenings
  • Refillable Water Bottles
  • Hydration/camel bag for your run
  • Headlamp /Torch
  • Sunhat and Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent and Anti Histamine
  • Preferred drinks, re-hydration tablets& Refreshments.
  • Snacks
  • Any personal medication / Personal first aid items

History and experience of running distances above Experience of trail and track running.

Ability in basic navigation using GPS and or natural features.

Experience in self-support races. Even where support is provided you will need to carry your water and supplies.

No history of incapacitation due to high temperatures.

This will be done manually. Runners will track their performance through their sports watch and app and share their data at the end of the race.

Winners will be awarded custom medals while participants will get a participation medal.

Yes. We have different packages suitable for all attending. From self-drive, full package or transport only.

The Ultra Run festival will be happening in Kalacha town located in Marbasit. Kalacha is accessible by road and take approximately 10-12 hours from Nairobi.

Group Joining Road Transport:

We will have a group joining Land-cruiser and Overland truck travel packages departing from Nairobi. The travel packages as outlined at the end of the documents and more will be shared as partners go live.

Self-Drive

For those seeking to self-drive, A 4x4 vehicle with good clearance is recommended. Kindly note that a section of the road is rough terrain with limited services along the way. It is there crucial to have spare tires, tools, and provisions. From Nairobi, Drive to Isiolo to Marsabit and on wards to Kalacha.

Air

We are working closely with a charter company to provide a flight on Friday with a Sunday return. Details will be shared in due course.

PS: It is recommended that you plan for 2 extra hours when traveling with Overland trucks and large vehicles.

Yes they can. The race will have support points at least every 10kms for water, fruits and hydration refill. The Aid stations will also coordinate bailout options for participants. The Race will be supported by Ground 4X4 Crews and Ambulance

The QR code provided through the ticketing system will give participants access to the photos and race results after the event. We’ll also share more on email and the website.

The Chalbi Ultra will happen on the 11th of November, while the Festival runs from 10th - 12th November. We have provided travel and accommodation packages for both events. See more details on our shop.

  • Trail Running Shoes.
  • Breathable sports t-shirt/vest and shorts/leggings.
  • Comfortable pair of socks(Extra pair recommended)
  • GPS Sports Watch.