On the 30th of June, Chantel Nienaber will takcle the 65km Fish River Ultra.  The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world, surpassed only by the famous Grand Canyon in Colorado, USA.  The Canyon is stark, rugged, magnificently desolate and harshly unforgiving.

The Fish River Challenge is a non-stop self-supporting race whereby runners will be expected to complete the course in 24 hours.

This will be an unsupported foot race whereby competitors will be expected to cover the distance in the designated cut-off time.

The race will commence at the top of the world famous Fish River Canyon from where competitors will follow animal tracks and paths heading cross-country until they reach the point where they will descend into the Canyon.

Once down in the Canyon, they will follow the river, with an occasional detour across wide meandering bends in the river, and will eventually finish at the wonderfully soothing hot springs resort of Ai-Ais.

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Photo Credit: Glenn Murray