Imagine a race that defies convention, a gathering that transcends the ordinary – and an adventure that weaves together the tapestry of nature, athleticism and conservation. That’s the remarkable Skukuza Half-Marathon, drawing between 1,500 to 2,000 runners from across the globe and South Africa to take in the untamed beauty of Africa; all in celebration of healthy living and a pledge to protect the wild.
Perseverance Meets Conservation
More than just an athletic venture, every step you take contributes to the preservation of Africa’s iconic wildlife. Your race fee is not just a ticket to participate; it’s a commitment made to safeguard the habitat of the Kruger National Park’s magnificent creatures and precious biodiversity. By joining this race, you are providing vital resources that ensure the safety of the animals. This includes the awe-inspiring members of the Big Five – elephants, lions, rhinos, buffaloes and leopards – who share this expansive space.
Hydrate And Give Back
This trail run and half-marathon, set in the foothills of the wild, requires water – but there’s no need for a hydration pack. Oasis Water, the race’s hydration partner, ensures your needs are met, with a steadfast commitment to both quality and sustainability.
Oasis Water’s involvement goes beyond just providing hydration. As a sponsor of the Sabi Sand Mandela Day Project, which seeks to upgrade the dog kennels of the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve, Oasis Water is committed to supporting anti-poaching efforts. Oasis Water also serves as a hydration partner to various projects supported by SANParks.
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In addition, Oasis Water has a long-standing partnership with the Kruger National Park, supplying many of its shops with purified bottled water. This also includes bottling the still water range for the SANParks Honorary Rangers – a movement of volunteers ploughing back resources and time into conservation. Oasis Water’s presence throughout your journey guarantees that you remain hydrated and nourished with the purest water. Their dedication to well-being doesn’t stop there. As one of the biggest refill operations in the world, they actively contribute to the refill revolution, working to reduce plastic waste in the environment.
Heed the call of the wild, lace up your shoes, embrace the wilderness and conquer the Skukuza Half-Marathon!
For more information on how to enter, visit krugerparkmc.co.za. And for more details regarding Oasis Water’s dedication to sustainable and healthy living, visit oasiswater.co.za.