THE MILKY WAY MARATHON
Our world has changed forever in the last year and so has events. We have seen the need for intimate experiences and the Milky Way Marathon will offer just that.
Come enjoy a Karoo braai, while sitting on the stoep and enjoying endless views. This event is limited to only a small number of runners.
There is a Private Amateur Observatory with a 30cm refractor telescope on the farm and your stargazing experience will be taken to the next level, with the local stargazing guide on the Friday evening.
There will be a slow start to your Saturday morning with breakfast on the stoep, followed with some interaction with the alpacas on the farm.
The run will have a scattered start during the Saturday afternoon, after the sun warmed up the crisp Karoo air. Different groups will be set off, depending on your estimated marathon pace. The aim would be for all to see the sun setting in the west as it paints the Cederberg mountains in red, seen in the distance. Approximately 10km would be run in the dark, as the Milky Way lights up above. A 200m stretch will be marked with glowsticks, where you will be able to switch of your headlamp and take in the magnificent stars above. You will be welcomed back at the finish line with a cosy fire, a hearty meal and a glass of wine (or hot chocolate). This is a very runnable 42km trail marathon with less than 500m elevation gained during the run. The terrain is rocky but not too technical. There will also be a 16km option, for those not keen to do the full marathon but still be part of this amazing experience.
You will be able to visit the planetarium in Sutherland during the weekend, to expand your knowledge of the galaxies.
Included in the price:
*Accommodation for 2 nights
*All meals included (Friday eve to Sunday Morning)
*Ticket to the planetarium in Sutherland
*42km marked route
* 15% off Black Diamond trail running products
Blesfontein Guest Farm, Karoo Hoogland Municipality
Come experience karoo hospitality at it's best at Blesfontein Guest Farm, 30km from Sutherland.
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