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Ray Matthews
"I am passionate about my sport, with which the rest of the world has had a greater variety and access too for more years than the general UK athletes."


100km du Senegal

Distance: 100km race in four stages.
Location: Senegal
Concept: 6 nights + 2 flight.
Should only be carrying a backpack with safety equipment.
All meals included.
Dates: 28th October 2011 - 5th November 2011
Details: 3 nights in hotel accommodation,
1 bungalow and 1 camp.
Official Languages: Italian and English
Price: Programme Registration: €1,890.00 (Approximately £1,672.00*)
Airport taxes: €100.00 (Approximately £89.00*)
Race Registration: €190.00 (Approximately £169.00*)
Agency fee: €60.00 (Approximately £54.00*)
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Basic Information

A travelling programme that will allow us to visit the most charming areas of Senegal.

The Marathon d'Afrique renews and transforms into a 100km race in the wake of the other tests in the same organisation.

On the third day, the famous marathon will be run the same as previous editions, which may be an option for those not wanting to tackle the 100km but take the rest of the program.  

The Race

The Senegal is a 100km stage race with a proven formula in the Sahara 100km or 100km of Namibia.

They are 100km in four stages, of which the longest in a marathon.

The first stage is approximately a 13km run in the Lampoul sand dunes, including a section on the beach.

The second stage is approximately a 24km run on trails and tracks to Djoudj park, where you can observe thousands of migratory birds that arrive just in this season to winter in Africa.

The third stage is a marathon, approximately 42 km, which takes place in the African savannah surrounded by acacias and baobabs some 20 km from St-Louis, in the area of ​​Rauf.

The thrill of crossing some populations with straw and mud huts, and the people are always encouraging.

The last stage, approximately a 21km run on the banks of Lac Rose, a legacy of the legendary Paris-Dakar, which always ends the race in this area.

The Terrain

We have to find different types of terrain in this test.

The first stage, the dunes will loose sand, except the sea, where taking advantage of the shore, where it is more comfortable to run.

Some dirt roads to complete the stage.

The according phase are dirt roads and dirt tracks with different compaction, but easy to run.

The marathon is all quite compact dirt tracks. Some sections show accumulation of red sand, but runs well.

Plot slightly wavy, which slightly increases the difficulty.

The last stage is compact ground tracks and easy to run.


Three nights in a hotel, two nights in a bungalow, and one night at camp.

In St Louis, hotel La Residence and hotel La Poste. In Lampoul in a camp with tents for four people, and Lake Rosa, Bungalows that sleep two or three people. Hotels in St. Louis are very similar and close together.

Colonial architecture of the 52 buildings are located on an island, in the river, in the heart of the city. Despite its decadent look, they are maintained with care and attention, and services are good, plus French-influenced cuisine in our case slightly adapted to the needs of the corridor.


The fees include:

  • Return flight from Milan to Dakar
  • Coach travel
  • Accommodation in the hotel, bungalows and in camp
  • Full board with water included
  • Travel to Le Langue de Barbarie, with lunch
  • Guidebook

The fees do not include:

  • Airport taxes
  • Alcohol with meals
  • Tips, or anything that is not mentioned in the previous section

Registration for the race includes:

  • Dorsal pouch broker
  • T-shirt and participation medal
  • 4x4 organisation vehicles to provide support throughout the stages
  • Medical assistance
  • Mineral water and fruit refreshments
  • Possible travel to/from airport


European citizens require a valid passport and any vaccine documentation.

The statutorily requirements to participate in the race, as specified in the regulations, is the medical certificate issued in a sports medicine centre with exercise testing.

If not present, you can not deliver the cord.

Walking does not require any certificate.


It is difficult to make an accurate forecast.

This period should guarantee good conditions, with daytime temperatures above 35°c and night temperatures between 7°c and 10°c, but can be verified, conditions may be significantly hotter or colder.

Wind can be another unpredictable problem, although not normal in this area. 


For safety reasons, each runner in the race must carry a backpack containing:

  • A container with a capacity of at least one litre
  • Two energy bars
  • Minerals
  • A survival blanket
  • A whistle
  • A lighter


It is strongly recommended that the following materials should also be carried:

  • A cap
  • A pair of sunglasses
  • A high SPF factor sunscreen
  • A razor
  • Compeed patches

The binding material may be verified at any time and the lack of anything will cause a penalty and is considered a fault with the regulations.


A race of 100km in four days in different areas of Senegal, the perfect opportunity to learn about places and people of Africa.

The program offered is full of emotions and visits to the country's most attractive areas.

A land where fascinating and colourful nature provides us with unique moments, and we are invited to share the population's customs with ease and joy.

A jump in the heart of Africa, with its beauty and contrasts.

This, coupled with a passion for the race and sports makes this programme a very interesting trip to extend our horizons sports with a dash of adventure.
Six nights + Two in flight.

  • Friday, 28th October 2011
  • 8.30pm:   Meeting at the airport of Malpensa, Milan
    10.55pm: Departure from the flight to Dakar.

  • Saturday, 29th October 2011
  • 4am arrival in Dakar and coach transport Loumpoul's only desert dunes of Senegal (150 miles).

    Accommodation in tents for four people in camp with full beds and services.

    Lunch and rest until the afternoon when there are techniques verifications, and delivery of ridges.

    Dinner and overnight at camp. 

  • Sunday, 30th October 2011
  • Breakfast.

    Out on the first stage of approximately 13km in the sand dunes Lampoul, including a section on the beach.
    Food and transport about 120km to St Louis where we stay in two hotels, La Residence and La Poste. Small and charming colonial-style hotels of the 50 up and running.

    Dinner and overnight at hotel. 

  • Monday, 31st October 2011
  • 7:30am, an hour and a half journey to Djoudj Park area.

    Onto the second stage, approximately 24km on roads within the park among the thousands of migratory birds that inhabit it.

    Lunch at the park restaurant upon arrival of the race.

    Transportation back to St Louis.

    Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

  • Tuesday, 1st November 2011
  • 7am: Travel to the 20km marathon.

    8am: Departure of proof 42.195 m. that develops in the African savannah, surrounded by acacias and baobab about 20 km from St-Louis, in the
           area of ​​Rauf.

    Completion of the stage, meal in a structure next to the start / finish.
    Free afternoon.
    Dinner at the Flamingo restaurant terrace on the banks of the Senegal River.

    Night at your hotel.

  • Wednesday, 2nd November 2011
  • - Day of rest

    Short journey to the Park Le Langue de Barbarie, a sandbar that closes the mouth of the Senegal River and protects the sea.

    Cross the river with canoes, and rest in the park.

    Lunch at the Lodge restaurant and relax on the beach.

    Early in the afternoon, travel to the Pink Lake near Dakar.

    Dinner and overnight at Chez Salim, tourist facility with bungalows of two or three beds with restaurant and pool.

  • Thursday, 3rd November 2011
  • Breakfast

    Last stage Exit on Lake Rosa, half marathon, a legacy of the legendary Paris-Dakar, which always ends the race in this area.

    Arrival at the race, lunch, and afternoon break.

    Dinner and awards ceremony.

    Spend overnight in the Bungalows.

  • Friday, 4th November 2011
  • Breakfast.

    Travel approximately 30km to Dakar and embark for the island of Gorée (approximately 20 minutes by boat).

    Lunch and then visit to Gorée, the island of your slaves.

    After returning to Dakar. Late in Dakar and dinner restaurant.

    Travel to a Senegalese music venue before going to the airport.

  • Saturday, 5th November 2011
  • 2am:     Travel to airport for check-in.
    4.30am: Departure of the flight to Milan.

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