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Xtreme Dodo Trail

08-Jul-2018 Ouest, Mauritius

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50KM / 31Miles
1 Day

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

The Dodo Trail is an international Trail Running event taking place in the beautiful Island of Mauritius. Since its 1st edition in 2011, the course has constantly been adapted to the high expectations of international and local trail runners, who throughout the years have discovered and enjoyed the adventurous tracks: a real treasure of the best of Mauritian nature and landscape.

The Dodo Trail is a mountain race that runs through the highest peaks of the South and Western part of the Island for amazing views, running through unique and exclusive private properties.

You would see beautiful colourful lagoons from the mountains and dense tropical forests in the National Park Black River Gorges, which hosts some of the rarest birds on the Island, such as the Pink Pigeon or the Eco Parakeet.

Runners love this trail: the Dodo Trail has such a brilliant reputation that not less than 1300 runners turned up this year!

The Dodo Trail offers four unique and challenging trails for experienced enthusiasts runners as well as novices and families:

  • Xtreme Dodo Trail: 50km 
  • Ti Dodo Trail: 25km 
  • Mini Dodo Trail: 10km 
  • Dodo Fun Run: 5km

 

More 2014 reviews:

Ricky Lightfoot here.

Landie Greyling here.

 

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Yan De maroussem

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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