WHAT IS THE 20° SOUTH RUN ALL ABOUT?
The 20° South Run is an expedition that will start on the West coast of Africa, travel across 5,000 km of often uncharted terrain, following rivers, elephant migration routes, and cultural and natural heritage sites, and end on the East coast of Africa.
The Goodsport Trust (Goodsport) team of Darren Clarke and Jon O’Hanlon are undertaking this event. Jon conceived the idea of the run more than six years ago (Appendix A) and now with Darren’s association, as the CEO of Goodsport, it has become a reality and is being done as a Goodsport event.
The run will start in the Skeleton Coast region on the west coast of Namibia adjacent to the Namib Desert, and will follow the 20° South latitude. It will take approximately five months to complete, running 45km every day with a rest day every seventh day, traversing 5 countries and ending on the east coast of Mozambique near the mouth of the Limpopo river.